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Hit Play to Return to Cardiff After New York Run     

Hit Play to Return to Cardiff After New York Run A new play about two key moments in recent history returns to Cardiff this month after its success here in 2006 and subsequent New York transfer.

Memory premiered in Mold and Cardiff in 2006 where it received huge critical praise, and then transferred to New York in a Residency at 59E59 theatres in Manhattan. It now plays at Cardiff’s Sherman on 16 – 20 September, 8pm.

This play brings past and present together exploring division, destiny and memory. The story links two key moments in recent history – a beginning and an end – Berlin in 1990 just after the wall has been pulled down and a generation later, Bethlehem, where the Israeli security barrier is going up.

Told by a company of actors through tense, sometimes painful, rehearsal scenes, Memory, directed by Terry Hands, is a new play which brings the past and present together in an intimate exploration of memory and separation.

Award-winning playwright Jonathan Lichtenstein questions whether the enormity of the Holocaust can ever be represented in the theatre and what connection, if any, the Israeli Security Wall has with the Holocaust.

Jonathan Lichtenstein is a thought-provoking Welsh dramatist whose most recent play The Pull of Negative Gravity, produced in 2004, won an Edinburgh Fringe First for innovation and outstanding new writing before transferring to New York.

Memory is performed by a company of seven, including a return to the Clwyd Company for Vivien Parry who has been working in the West End for two years, playing the leading role in the hit musical Mamma Mia.

Memory will be on at Sherman from 16 – 20 September 8pm. Tickets are £12 (Reductions £10) and are available from the Sherman Box Office on 029 2064 6900 or online at
sherman cymru  
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