ALL ABOUT US - what we do. We are Arts Activists.

Groundbreaking Theatre Productions Our mission is to use theatre to empower, inform, entertain new audiences inspire change. Its what gets us out of bed in the morning. We are arts activists and use theatre to help create a fairer, more equal society as well as creating excellent theatre and a good night out.

While we  are in between productions why don't you....
Book us to come to your school to deliver a Shakespeare Workshop OR a Political Workshop. OR BOTH!!

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

We are continuing to take bookings for our school workshops for our school workshops for primary and secondary students inspired by our production of Romeo and Juliet. 

Omidaze will come to your school and deliver a workshop on power, politics and/or Shakespeare. The Shakespeare workshops will explore the story of Romeo and Juliet and give students an active introduction to Shakespeare. Our political workshops take students on an empowering interactive whistle stop tour of our UK and Welsh parliamentary and electoral system. 

Choose Shakespeare or Politics. Or both!

Book Now. Email y.murphy1@ntlworld.com Cost starts from £150


Romeo & Juliet 'The Tour' 2017 has now ended. We did 32 shows to 2275 people and 1000 young people participated in our open rehearsals and workshops.

This is where we went: 

TOUR DATES 2017

Mold Theatr Clwyd 5 - 8 April 

Llanelli The Ffwrnes 12 April 

Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog 23 April 

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre 27 April - 14 May 


Gone but not forgotten -
All-Female Henry VI February 2016
Our sell out co-production with Wales Millennium Centre

BBC/British Council Shakespeare Lives. Documentary behind All-Female Henry VI http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3Tf1h4rlM2qlQsnSSfm11sm/equality-access-power

WATCH THE TRAILER 

All-Female Richard III February 2015
In association with Wales Millennium Centre


Latest News:
Omidaze Productions is delighted to be a BBC Get Creative Champion & offer full scholarship places to young people for whom cost is a barrier to access, on every Summer Schools. 
Click here for details OMIDAZE SUMMER SCHOOLS 

http://www.asiw.co.uk/my-own-words/henry-vi-yvonne-murphy

www.walesonline.co.uk › What's On › Theatre › Entertainment
20 Jan 2016 - 25 of the most powerful and influential women in Welsh theatre ... 
Omidaze's Director & Producer talks to BBC Wales News about the future forrts in Wales, Crowdfunding and Richard III


Where it all began...Our first production Things Beginning with M began at Chapter, Cardiff back in 2008 and following pilot performances in Cardiff and Penarth and further R&D, we toured across Wales in Autumn 2012 to sell-out venues and great reviews, finishing at the Arcola in London. 


An experimental exploration and collaboration between new writing, movement, visual art and comedy. From an original idea by Yvonne Murphy TBWM looked at how women speak to each other and tell each other their stories which help us to map our way through womanhood. 











Using real women's stories & testimonies and written by Emily Steel TBWM played to sell-out audiences in June 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and The Windsor Pub, Penarth and then on tour in 2012. 

From this we developed our exciting project The All-Female Shakespeare Project which culminated in our critically acclaimed and sell-out All-Female Richard III in association with Wales Millennium Centre in their previously unused Roof Void space in February 2015.




#bbcgetcreative
The campaign aims to highlight the central role that creativity plays in people’s lives, to celebrate the millions of people who are already doing something creative and encourage others to take part.Get Creative will also have its digital home on BBC Arts online and through the use of #bbcgetcreative on social media sites. We will be part of a Wales Wide celebration in April 2016

What Next?
What Next? is a movement bringing together arts and cultural organisations from across the UK, to articulate and strengthen the role of culture in our society. The aim is to engage the public in new and different conversations about how and why the arts are important, and become a catalyst for fresh thinking and new policy ideas. Join the conversation.




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Creative Work with Young People

Oh My Days! -A colloquial expression of amazement and disbelief originating in schools in Inner London at the turn of the Century

click here for OMIDAZE SUMMER SCHOOL

We ran our first Shakespeare Summer School in 2008 held in Penarth, South Wales and received outstanding feedback and have gone on to produce eight successful consecutive summer schools now running in Penarth and Cardiff. In 2015 we produced our first Young Actors Summer School in association with Stanwell School Click here to find out more...  OMIDAZE SUMMER SCHOOL

Yvonne Murphy and Dick Johns have over 24 years experience of working in Educational Theatre with Britain's leading Educational Theatre Departments including The Royal National Theatre, the RSC, the English Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare Schools Festival. In Wales we have worked with RCT and Vale of Glamorgan schools to produce and deliver educational projects and one-off drama sessions across the curriculum. 

Our work includes INSET/CPD, Bespoke Workshops, Literacy Projects; Teacher Packs, Schemes of work, consultation & Writer’s Squads.

Yvonne is a Creative Agent for the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Scheme.

Omidaze = Improving attainment through creativity and reducing the impact of disadvantage.

           


Omidaze is Project Funded by the Arts Council of Wales

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