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Sherman Cymru autumn schedule announced     

Sherman Cymru autumn schedule announced Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop
Theatre versus Oppression/Sherman Cymru
A five day training course using exercises and games to focus on the skills of Forum Theatre. Led by Dr Jennifer Hartley who has 10 years experience in this field.
8 – 12 September
£250
To register please contact: theatreversusoppression@gmail.com

Magnificent Myths of the Mabinogi
National Youth Theatre of Wales
The talented young performers from the National Youth Theatre of Wales present this new powerful stage adaptation of the Welsh myths.
12 September – 1.00pm & 7.30pm
13 September – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
£10/£6

Deep Cut
Sherman Cymru
A bold and compelling account of the emotional journey undertaken by the James family, whose daughter Cheryl was one of four soldiers who died from gunshot wounds at the Deepcut Barracks in 1995. The play uses original source material and powerful first hand testimonies.
16 – 27 September, 7.30pm
£14/£12/Under 19s: £10
Audio Described Performance: 23 September
Signed Performance: 24 September
Post-Show Talk: 23 September

Memory
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
A powerful new play by Jonathan Lichtenstein, exploring events in Berlin during the rise of Hitler, and later, following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
16 – 20 September, 8.00pm
£12/£10
Stagetext Captioned Performance: 20 September

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
19 September, 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

ScriptSlam
Sherman Cymru
The groundbreaking new writing initiative returns. Four new ten minute plays by four new writers performed script-in-hand by professional actors.
24 September, 8.00pm
Tickets £3

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
26 September, 6.15pm
Free but ticketed




Luke Wright – Poet and Man
Luke Wright (4Talent Award Winner 2007) is one of the UK’s leading stand-up poets. Married and mortgaged at 25, Wright looks at what it takes to be a proper grown-up chap in the 21st century, using a combination of sharp comedy and his trademark blistering verse.
2nd October 8.00pm Age 14+
Tickets £10/£8

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
3rd October 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

Tim Minchin – Ready For This?
Phil McIntyre Entertainment
Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tim Minchin heads out on his second National UK tour with a sparkly new show featuring a hefty dollop of new material and a spoonful of the classics, combined in a manner specifically designed to make you want to go to the lavatory.
3rd October 7.30pm Age 16+
Tickets £15/£12

Kindertransport
Aberystwyth Arts Centre Productions
A moving story about the experiences of those who escaped the holocaust, based on the testimonies of Kindertransport survivors. This award-winning play was first staged by the Soho Theatre in London before transferring to the West End and New York.
7th – 8th October 7.30pm
Tickets £14/£12 Under 19’s £8

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
10th October 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

Eddie Ladd – Scarface*
Eddie Ladd
An epic on the cheap. A tribute to Brian de Palma’s 1983 trash classic, with Eddie Ladd a Welsh (female) performer standing in for its lead, Al Pacino. Eddy Ladd plays to the camera all the way through. Her image is locked to a series of backgrounds and a great soundtrack from Tystion and sent onto a cinema-sized screen.
10th October 7.30pm
Tickets £12/£10 Under 19’s: £8

Grimm Tales
Theatr Iolo
It is night-time in the forest. A band of runaways comfort themselves by playing out stories from Grimms’ Tales. Grimm Tales takes an enchantingly fresh look at the funny, magical, cruel and wondrous stories by the Brothers Grimm.
11th October 11.00am and 2.00pm Ages 7-11
Tickets £6






Security
Zena Edwards
The comical and moving tale of unexpected friendship confronts the issues of security and identity through a cushion of performance poetry, theatre and song. Set within the beating heart of London, the chaotic stories of five characters in crisis are exposed through the eye of a camera.
15th -16th October 8.00pm
Tickets: £10/£8


LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
17th October 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

ScriptSlam
Sherman Cymru
The groundbreaking new writing initiative returns. Four new ten minute plays by four new writers performed script-in-hand by professional actors.
22 October, 8.00pm
Tickets £3

Hofesh Schechter Company – Uprising/In your rooms
Dance Touring Partnership
Rising star of the contemporary dance world, Hofesh Schechter presents his acclaimed works Uprising and In your rooms. His work was recently seen by millions of viewers when he was commissioned to choreograph the opening dance sequence for E4’s hit TV series Skins.
23rd October 7.30pm
Tickets: £14/£12 Under 19’s: £8

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
24th October 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

Jason Manford
Phil McIntyre Entertainment
The Multi-award winning comedian, team captain of 8mout of 10 cats and star of LIVE at the Apollo and XFM embarks on his first national tour with this exciting and hillarious show, which will have audiences begging for more.
25th October 8.00pm 16+
Tickets: £15/£10

Varjak Paw
The Opera Group
Thrilling action-packed and often funny, Varjak Paw is a dazzling musical tale about growing up, discovering friendship and thinking for yourself. Varjak Paw brings to life the best-selling books by S. F. Said: Varjak Paw, winner of the Smarties Prize Gold Award 2003 and The Outlaw Varjak Paw, Blue Peter Book of the Year 2007.
28th October 7.30pm 8+
Tickets £12/£10 Under 19’s: £8






Mine
Shared Experience
When a wealthy couple decide to adopt, they know only how much they long for a child. But the baby’s troubled mother comes to haunt them and their lives become entangled in a way no-one could have imagined . . .
This is a piece of new writing from award-winning Polly Teale.
30th October – 1st November 7.30pm 13+
Tickets: £16/£14 Under 19’s £10

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
31st October 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

Cinders preview
Sherman Cymru
With music, puppetry, dancing and singing along, the story of cinders is brought to life in this magical show which promises to be the perfect Christmas treat for children under 7 and their families.
31st October and 1st November. Various Times.
Tickets £7.50/£6
Under 16’s and Schools: £5

i-witness
Volcano Theatre Company
An intimate, up-close experience that uses video, dance and the emotional power of live performance, to lead you through strange landscapes and follow their clues, signs and connections. i –witness is brutal, meditative, and darkly funny theatre that explores what it means to live in a world full of the echoes and whisperings of the past.
5th and 6th November 8.00pm 14+
Tickets £10/£8

The Doubtful Guest
Hoipolloi &Theatre Royal Plymouth
Brimming full of strangely fantastical music and performances, Edward Gorey’s absurdly bizarre comedy is brought vividly to life by Hoipolloi. A delightfully dark and sneakily sinister tale for everyone who enjoys a little havoc in their lives!
5th – 8th November 7.30pm 8+
Tickets: £14/£12 Under 19’s £8

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
7th November 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

Tom Thumb
Lyngo Theatre Company
It’s a story about being afraid; it’s a story about being hungry. It’s also a story about playing and having fun, which Tom does better than anybody.
8th November 11.00am and 2.00pm 6+
Tickets: £6

For You
Music Theatre Wales
For you is a thrilling opera, full of obsession and misplaced passion, from two of the UK’s leading creative figures. The brilliant crafted text by Ian McEwan has all the elements that have made his novels Atonement, Enduring Love and Saturday number one bestsellers.
11th November 7.30pm
Tickets: £14/£12. Under 19’s £8

The Diary of Anne Frank
Cardiff Little Theatre
The diary of Anne Frank charts the incredible story of a young Jewish girl who, along with her family and some friends, lived in hiding from the Nazis for two years during the Second World War. Hidden in a secret attic above her fathers office, Anne’s only source of pleasure was to record her thoughts, fears and aspirations in a diary.
11th – 15th November 8.00pm
Tickets: £8/£6

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
14th November 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

ScriptSlam
Sherman Cymru
The groundbreaking new writing initiative returns. Four new ten minute plays by four new writers performed script-in-hand by professional actors.
19 November 8.00pm
Tickets £3

New Arrivals
Sherman Cymru: Community Engagement
6 writers, with something new to declare from 6 different countries, explore departures, transit and arrival in this script in hand performance brought to you by Sherman Cymru’s Community Engagement Project.
20th November 8.00pm
Tickets £3. Free to Asylum Seekers.

LL Files
Presentable Productions – BBC Radio Wales
Recording of the award-winning radio comedy show about life in today’s Wales.
21st November 6.15pm
Free but ticketed

The Snow Queen
Sherman Cymru
This Christmas, the whole family will be swept away by Hans Christian Andersen’s most memorable and intriguing tale, in a sparkling new adaptation by internationally-acclaimed playwright Charles Way.
28th November – 10th January. Various Times. Age 7+
Tickets £15/£13 Under 16’s: £10 Schools: £7.50

Cinders
Sherman Cymru
With music, puppetry, dancing and singing along, the story of cinders is brought to life in this magical show which promises to be the perfect Christmas treat for children under 7 and their families.
2nd – 27th December. Various Times.
Tickets £7.50/£6 Under 16’s and Schools: £5
 
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