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Spring Season at the Sherman Theatre     

This Spring The Sherman Theatre welcomes an exciting variety of theatre for young people, top drama and comedy which continues it’s tradition of playing host to the UK and Wales’ most highly acclaimed theatre companies and performers. With the newly unveiled programme including the 10th Anniversary tour of Trainspotting, award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield, and the internationally renowned NoFit State Circus, the season promises to provide something special for audiences both old and new.

The Sherman welcomes quality drama this season with the 10th Anniversary Tour of Trainspotting, the shockingly funny cult play that inspired the movie and shocked the nineties, on from 6-11 February. Rasa Productions will then bring spicy tales and masala mania to The Sherman with Curry Tales on 7-8 April, which sees performer Rani Moorthy prove that behind every curry there’s a story whilst she cooks mouth-watering curries to share with the audience. Continuing the strong season of drama, Mappa Mundi will make their seasonal visit to The Sherman in collaboration with Theatr Mwldan and Creu Cymru to present Canterbury Tales on 4-5 April, a new revival of some of Chaucer’s joyous and slightly naughty stories!

The newly restructured Sherman Youth Theatre present an action packed retelling of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle on 3-4 March, and The Sherman also welcomes back the students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills (7-11 February), Sondheim’s Company (29 March – 1 April).

The Sherman will also continue to support emerging new theatre talent with its monthly ScriptSlams in which audiences vote for their favourite piece out of three 15-minute selections from emerging young writers. This season will also see an entire evening of new writing from last year’s ScriptSlam Grand Final winner, Kit Lambert on 30 March. A new class of Acting Out Cardiff students will also perform together in public for the first time on 27 January in Unity, a devised performance of music, movement and voice.

The Sherman continues its reputation as the stage for Welsh language theatre with the welcome return of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru on 14-17 February who present Dominos, a brand new black comedy. Following Dominos comes a unique co-production between Llwyfan Gogledd Cymru (North Wales Stage) and Theatre in the Mill, Bradford with It’s Raining Old Women and Sticks on 28 February – 1 March. In 3 languages - Welsh, English and Mirpuri Punjabi, the show is full of Bangra and Rap, and explores racial and linguistic identity.

Theatre for young people once again takes a prominent place in the season’s programming, with some of the countries leading theatre companies for children visiting The Sherman’s stage. Half Moon perform My Friend Snow, an enchanting medieval treasure trove using original music and design and fully integrated British Sign Language to tell this charming tale on in half-term (23-25 February). TieBreak Theatre then present Mouse and Mole on 11 March and Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company tell children Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! on 25 March. Theatr na n’Og, one of Wales’ most prominent theatre companies for young people also visits The Sherman with their enchanting musical The Princess and The Hunter on 28-29 April.

Comedy, Cabaret and Circus complete the visiting company line-up with a trio of comedians – Jo Caulfield (27 February), Tim Vine (14 February) and Lucy Porter (26 April), who are all part of a special Comedy Multibuy Deal. No Fit State Circus also return to The Sherman on 24-25 February with Splott On The Landscape 2 bringing together the best performers from Cardiff’s flourishing circus, street theatre and cabaret scene with all proceeds going towards the new Cardiff Community Circus Space. Poet Brian Patten then promises to delight both adults and children in March with Growing Up Before Your Very Eyes (14 March) and Gargling with Jelly (15 March).

Tickets for all of these events can be booked from the Box Office on 029 2064 6900.


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For more information or images please contact Jenny Boyatt, Media and Marketing Officer at The Sherman Theatre on 029 2964 6966 or mo2@shermantheatre.co.uk
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