Wales Arts Review Podcast McPake Mabinogion

Hannah McPake, Gagglebabble, Mabinogion: Untold Stories | Podcast

Wales Arts Review Podcast: 22nd November, 2020: In this week’s episode we interview Hannah McPake, actor and co-director of Gagglebabble, about her upcoming audio play ‘Rodney and the Shrieking Sisterhood’—part of the Sherman Theatre’s Heart of Cardiff series. McPake tells us about her career journey, Victorian Cardiff’s first police dog, and future projects. We also talk about Esyllt Sear’s piece ‘Is representation of miscarriage getting better?’, which examines representations of miscarriage on screen, and an interview with The Mab editors Mark Brown and Eloise Williams. The Mab is an updated retelling of the stories from the Mabinogion for children.

Finally, we will be letting you know about events across Wales that you’ll definitely want to check out our What’s on, Wales? Segment.

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Links to the articles discussed:

Esyllt Sears, ‘Is representation of miscarriage getting better?’…tting-better/

Darren Chetty, ‘Interview: The Makers of The Mab’…akers-of-mab/

What’s On, Wales?
Theatre Clywd’s series ‘In Conversation’:…i%C3%A2n-gibson

MOSTYN Gallery in Llandudno…-hastings-my-room

Tinshed Theatre Company, Newport
Creative Call Out:…t_0blPJQ/viewform

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff – Advent Calendar…nt-calendar/

‘Vienna Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions
From the Free Music Archive (

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Gary Raymond reviews an episode of BBC Four‘s The Secret Life of Books, which focuses on The Mabinogion and questions its unusual choice of presenter.

Taylor Edmonds is at Wales Millennium Centre’s Festival of Voice Cardiff to review a performance of Double Vision by Cardiff based theatre company Gagglebabble.