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Young People Celebrate Cardiff 2005 in New Production at The Sherman     

ver 80 young people from across Cardiff have been taking part in the city’s biggest participation project to help celebrate Cardiff 2005. The project culminates in The Boy Who Told Tales, a lavish production at The Sherman which runs from Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 October.
 
The Boy Who Told Tales is a newly commissioned play by Mike Kenny, and tells the story of a young Hans Christian Andersen through his tales using storytelling, music, physical theatre and puppetry. Groups of young people from youth centres across Cardiff have been working with theatre professionals since September to bring Andersen’s tales of transformation, magic and illusion to life. The Sherman’s very own Youth Theatre and Acting Out Cardiff are also involved, helping to retell such classics as The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid. Education, Youth and Participation Manager of The Sherman and Artistic Director of the project Dinos Aristidou said, “The Boy Who Told Tales is a unique project providing young people with the chance to play the main parts in a professionally supported production and I hope it’s as fun to watch as it has been to produce!”
 
Councillor Nigel Howells, Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture said, “We are very proud that we have been able to support The Boy Who Told Tales, which is the biggest participation project to receive funding from Cardiff 2005 for the anniversary celebrations. Projects like these are invaluable for getting young people across Cardiff involved in theatre who might not normally have the chance. I’d like to wish everyone taking part the best of luck for the final performances.”
 
The Boy Who Told Tales is at The Sherman from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 October at 7.00pm on Thursday and Saturday and 7.45pm on Friday. Tickets are priced at just £5 and are available from the Box Office on 029 2064 6900.



The following groups and youth centres are involved with the project:   
Eastmoors Youth Centre, Splott
                        North Ely Youth Centre
                        St. Mellons Youth Centre
                        Cathays Youth and Community Centre
                        Ty Celyn Youth Centre
                        Acting Out Cardiff (at The Sherman Theatre)
                        The Sherman Youth Theatre
 
Everyone involved with the project (i.e. directors, practitioners, workshop leaders, designer, cast, etc.) will be at The Sherman for a Meet and Greet session from 5-6pm on Thursday 6 Octobe
 
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