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Everyman Theatre

Chapter Arts Centre
CF15 1QE
contact person Simon Futty (Chair)
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artistic policy Everyman Theatre, Cardiff's liveliest and most adventurous theatre company, was founded in 1942. It started life as the Unity Theatre Group, focusing on mainly political theatre, but later broke away and embarked on its own policy of presenting experimental live theatre in as professional and interesting a manner as possible.

In the 1970s Everyman was instrumental in the opening of Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. This, together with the advent of the Sherman Theatre, brought a new era for Everyman. The 1980s saw Everyman's adventurous spirit lead to the staging of new writing in Chapter and in Stuttgart, an international festival in Southern Ireland and of course our own Summer Theatre Festival, launched in 1983 at Dyffryn Gardens, and now going from strength to strength - in its 28th year - at St. Fagans, National History Museum. The 1990s witnessed Everyman's 50th anniversary year in 1992 and two European tours.

Now in the 2000s Everyman continues to produce innovative theatre and encourage new writing. In recent years we have imaginatively staged prodctions including Lisistrata, The Madness of King George III, Uncle Vanya, Waiting for Goddot, Women of Troy, Zero Hour, Woyzeck, Ibsen’s Peer Gynt; Macbeth and the world theatrical premiere of The Seventh Seal.

The best way to introduce yourself to Everyman is to come along to our FREE regular Clubnights on Wednesday evenings at 8pm at Chapter Arts Centre. Clubnights are pretty informal, with a mixed programme and you don't have to be a member to join in.
other notes 2010 Programme (at Chapter Arts Centre)

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (23 – 27 March)

Strindberg Knew My Father by Mark Jenkins (11 – 15 May)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller (23 – 27 November)

2010 Summer Theatre Festival (at St. Fagans, National History Museum)

Gair am Air gan Tim Baker / Cyfeithiad Manon Eames (6 – 10 Gorffennaf)

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (7 – 17 July)

HMS Pinafore by W.S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan (21 – 31 July)

Winnie the Pooh by A.A.Milne /adapted by Glyn Robbins (24 – 31 July)




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