Dr Margaret Ames

BA (Llundain) MA (Cymru) Graduate Diploma (Surrey) PhD (Aberystwyth)

Dr Margaret Ames

Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance

Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies

Contact Details

Please note: The Welsh version of this profile contains additional or more detailed information.


Artistic Director of Dawns Dyfed community dance project for the west of Wales 1987 - 2007. Performer with Brith Gof 1988 - 2000


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Attendance Dept Admin
Blackboard Dept Admin
Additional Lecturer


Margaret's area of research is Performance and Disability with a particular interest in work made by and with people with learning disabilities. Aberystwyth based dance-theatre company Cyrff Ystwyth form the focus of this enquiry and they produce new work every year at Aberystwyth University.

Devising Theatre, particularly in a Welsh cultural context. Disability and performance. Director/producer for Cyrff Ystwyth Dance Company, who participate in long term practice based research project.

Co-Investigator with Central School of Speech and Drama University of London on AHRC funded project. 'Challenging 'Liquid' Place'.

Member of International Federation of Theatre Research Working Group: Performance and Disability.

Presented at inaugural meeting of Performance and Disability Working Group at the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro 2014.

Guest Contributor to NO LIMITS Berlin, festival symposium 2013 and 2015 with members of Cyrff Ystwyth

Research Groups


Ames, M & Jones, A, 'John', 2019, Performance.
Ames, M 2019, 'Learning disability, thought and theatre', Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 29, no. 3, 4, pp. 290-304.
Ames, M, Calvert, D, Glorstad, V, Maguire-Rosier, K, McCaffrey, T & Schmidt, Y 2019, 'Responding to Per.Art's Dis_Sylphide: Six Voices from IFTR's Performance and Disability Working Group', Theatre Research International, vol. 44, no. 1, 8, pp. 82-101. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0307883318000846
Ames, MP & James, A, Canol y Byd, 2018, Performance.
Ames, MP 2018, Dance, disability and aesthetics: A changing discourse. in S Whatley & C Waelde (eds), Dance, Disability and Law; Invisible Difference. Intellect, pp. 233-253.
More publications on the Research Portal