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Exciting Summer Season at The Sherman     

This Summer, The Sherman Theatre is pleased to present an eclectic programme of events featuring professional drama, dance, music, new writing and fresh talent. Amazing Grace, Mal Pope’s eagerly awaited new musical about the Welsh Revival based on the book by Frank Vickery, appears as part of the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre – directed by Michael Bogdanov and starring Peter Karrie, it looks set to be the musical event of the year. The art of storytelling is given an ironic twist by The Splinter Group in their brand new production The Morals of Modern Day Myths and dance fans will be delighted to hear that Transitions Dance Company are back with a line-up offering the very best in international contemporary dance. The Sherman once again demonstrates it’s commitment to Welsh Language Theatre by hosting two Welsh Language shows this season, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s Ty Ar Y Tywod and, for 7-11 year olds, Arad Goch’s Lleuad Yn Olau, a stage adaptation of the book by T.Llew Jones.

Nurturing emerging talent and encouraging participation and accessibility is very much on the agenda with The Sherman’s SwitchedOn season. Events include ScriptSlam, The Sherman’s monthly interactive presentation of new writing, and UnZipped, a monthly informal sharing of work by young writers, performers, musicians and directors. Both events are open to the public and tickets are only £2. As well as all this, The Sherman Summer School, Youth Theatre and award-winning curriculum of alternative learning Acting Out are all continuing to go from strength to strength. Tickets for the Summer season are available now – call the Box Office on 029 2064 6900.

 

Amazing Grace
Wales Theatre Company

Tue 5 April - Sat 9 April, 7.30pm, Thu 7 & Sat 9 April, 2pm, Venue 1

- A Welsh ex-miner believes he has been personally commissioned by God to change the world – is he strong enough to cope as the storm clouds gather?

Tickets £15, Reductions £10

Matinee £12.50, Reductions £8

 

A Chorus Line

Bridgend Youth Theatre

Thu 14 - Sat 16 April, 7.30pm, Venue 1

- Set in the 1980’s, the story follows a group of hopefuls auditioning for a brand new Broadway musical.

Tickets £10, Reductions £8

 

ScriptSlam

SwitchedOn Sherman

Thu 14 April, Thu 12 May, Tue 7 June, 8pm, Venue 3

- A monthly interactive presentation of new writing where the audience gets to vote on the piece they would like to see developed.

Tickets £2

 

Sherman Sherbet Dips- Around The World Ages 5-10

Sherman Theatre Company

16 & 30 April, 21 & 28 May, 4, 11 & 25 June & 9 July, 10:30am, Venue 3

- Each week the Sherman Sherbets will take you on exciting journeys through stories, legends and myths from different parts of the world.

Children £4, Accompanying adults £FREE

 

Texaco Young Musician of Wales 2005

Sat 23 April, 6.45pm, Venue 1

- Discover who is the best young musician in Wales as five competitors compete to win the prestigious title and trophy.

Tickets £10, Reductions £8

 

UnZipped: Urban Sounds

SwitchedOn Sherman

Tue 26 April, 8pm, Foyer

- A  night of RNB, Hip Hop, Drum and Bass and MCing.

£Free

 

UnZipped: For Laughs

SwitchedOn Sherman

Fri 29 April, 7pm, Venue 3

- A double bill of new comic talent with Catchy Monkey’s production of  “Mind You...” and the stand up comic Matt Price.

Tickets £2

 

The Morals of Modern Day Myths Ages 16+

The Splinter Group

Fri 29 - Sat 30 April, 8pm, Venue 2

- This piece combines both Irish and Welsh talent to give traditional storytelling a contemporary, ironic twist.

Tickets £10, Reductions £8

 

Bridging the Gap

Acting Out Cardiff

Thu 5 – Fri 6 May, 8pm, Fri 6 Matinee 2pm, Venue 2

- A new play with live music devised by young people for young people, about moving on, being brave and growing up.

Tickets £2, Matinee £Pay what you can!

 

Dogworthy’s Summer Magic Ages 3-8

Jacolly Puppet Show

Sat 7 May, 11am & 2pm, Venue 2

- Dogworthy is off to the seaside with his Imagination Shell and would love to take you with him! A joyful summer's entertainment.

Tickets £6, Children £4, Family Ticket £17

 

That’s Mine Ages 3-5

Theatre Iolo

Sat 14 May, 11am, 12.15pm & 2.30pm, Venue 3

- Two friends play together. One wants to be mischievous; the other wants to be good…

Tickets £6, Children £4, Family Ticket £17

 

Widows

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Fri 20 & Sat 21, Tue 24 – Sat 28 May, 8pm, Venue 2

- In a land blighted by civil war stands a village populated only by women. These women watch and wait by the riverside for their men to come home…

Tickets £7, Reductions £5

 

UnZipped: New Voices

SwitchedOn Sherman

Tue 24 May, 8pm, Venue 3.

- A night of surprising new talent.

Tickets £2

 

Ty ar y Tywod

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Dydd Iau 26 – Dydd Sadwrn 28 Mai, 7.30yh, Feniw 1

-Clasur, yn y dull swrreal, gan un o gewri’r theatr Gymraeg, ar y thema tragwyddol o frwydr - rhwng y mawr a’r bach ac am rym a materoldeb. Tocynnau £13, Gostyngiadau £10, Ysgolion £7

 

Me and My Girl

Llandaff Musical Society

Tue 31 May to Sat 4 June, 7.30pm, Venue 1

- A host of hilarious characters, witty one-liners and toe-tapping, uplifting songs including the famous “Lambeth Walk” and “The Sun has Got his Hat On”.

Tickets £10, Reductions £8, Family Ticket £30

 

Lleuad yn Olau Oed 7-11

Arad Goch

Dydd Mercher 8 Mehefin, 10.30yb & 1.30yh, Feniw 1

- Eleni, bydd Arad Goch yn creu cynhyrchiad newydd o un o sioeau mwyaf llwyddiannus y cwmni, sef Lleuad Yn Olau, wedi’i seilo ar lyfr hardd T. Llew Jones.

Tocynnau £7, Gostyngiadau £5, Ysgolion £5

 

Bob’s Dance Hall

Sherman Youth Theatre

Thu 9 - Sat 11 June, 6.30pm & 8.30pm, Venue 2

- Hopes and dreams are suspended in this immigrant’s torment, but humanity refuses to lie down in the face of authority. A universal story of our age.

Tickets £5, Reductions £3

 

Transitions Dance Company

Thu 16 June, 7.30pm, Venue 1

- Experience a rich and varied programme of work from pure dance to dance theatre.

Tickets £13, Reductions £10, Schools £7

 

The Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business Ages 4+

Kipper Tie and Scamp

Sat 18 June, 11am & 2pm, Venue 2

- Did you do a poo on Mole’s head? Well if not you, then who?!

Tickets £7, Children £5, Family Ticket £20

 

UnZipped: In Your Space

SwitchedOn Sherman

Tues 28 June, 8pm, Venue 3

- A preview of this new company’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival production.

Tickets £2

 

The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti

Ten Belles by Franz von Suppe

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Wed 29 June - Sat 2 July, 7.30pm, Venue 1

- A fascinating double-bill of opera.

Tickets £10, Reductions £8

 

My Life Through a Letterbox

Acting Out Cardiff

Fri 1 July, 1.30pm & 8pm, Venue 2

- Acting Out Cardiff joins forces with Practical Media to take you on a journey of Cardiff over the past 100 years.

Tickets £2

 

Tree Top Tales Ages 3-8

Elizabeth Fost

Sat 2 July, 11am and 2pm, Venue 2

- An aviary of colourful characters and traditional tales all told in this company’s uniquely hilarious style.

Tickets £6, Children £4, Family Ticket £17

 

Shakespeare School Drama Festival

Sun 3 July, 7pm, Venue 1

- 1 night of Shakespeare, 100 theatres, 400 schools, 10,000 performers…

Tickets £7, Reductions £5

 

Best of ScriptSlam – The Final

SwitchedOn Sherman

Thu 14 July, 8pm, Venue 2

- A showcase of the best new writing from our Sherman script writing so far, performed by Sherman Nation and compered by a mystery guest star.

Tickets £3

 

UnZipped: Real Voices

SwitchedOn Sherman

Thu 21 July, 8pm, Venue 2

- A new piece of drama based on interviews with women from around the world.

Tickets £3

 

Peas & Quackers Ages 5-10

Sherman Theatre Company

Mon 25 - Sat 30 July, 10.30am, Venue 3

- A week of morning activities to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, including story-telling and drama activities.

Tickets £4 or book all 6 sessions for £20

 

Botticelli’s Bonfire

National Youth Theatre of Wales

Fri 9 – Sat 10 September, Fri 9 - 1pm & 7.30pm, Sat 10 - 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Venue 1

- Greg Cullen’s new play depicts a once enlightened city close to ruin as a charismatic religious leader holds sway over a terrified population.

Tickets £6

 

Macbeth

Sherman Summer Youth Theatre

Thu 15 - Sat 17 September, 8pm, Matinees (except Sat) 2pm, Venue 2

- This exciting, energetic and original production presents this classic in an accessible way.

Tickets £6, Reductions £4
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