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Modern Day Love Story By Acclaimed Playwright at Sherman     

Modern Day Love Story By Acclaimed Playwright at Sherman Clwyd Theatr Cymru present a modern day love story written by acclaimed writer James Graham at Sherman on 12 – 16 May.

A History of Falling Things is written by James Graham who was named a 2008 television hotshot by Broadcast Magazine and his original comedy-drama Caught in a Trap starring Connie Fisher was ITV 1's Boxing Day drama last Christmas. He is currently developing and writing a drama series with Carnival Films and World Productions for the BBC.

A History of Falling Things is a 21st century love story about what it is to be young, confused and afraid. Robin and Jacqui find each other online and fall in love. Only they can't meet because they both suffer from a fear of falling things – and neither can leave the house. Both comic and tender, A History of Falling Things is an inherently theatrical and very modern love story that provokes and entertains in equal measure. James Graham comments:

"I wanted to write a modern 21st century love story that was both uplifting and entertaining and yet also addressed issues I feel are close to me, and my generation, and in fact any generation. This notion of 'fear' and how crippling it can be. Fear of the threats we are constantly told we face from terrorism or the collapse of the global financial system, to fear in relationships – fear to commit, to open up, to dive in and take a chance. One that explores the new methods of social networking and how 'friends' and 'relationships' mean very different things in the age of Facebook and MySpace to what they meant even a decade ago."

A History of Falling Things re-unites playwright James Graham and director Kate Wasserberg following their critically acclaimed work together at The Finborough in London on Little Madam (2007), about the childhood of Margaret Thatcher, described as spellbindingly brilliant by the British Theatre Guide and Sons of York in 2008, a Time Out Critics Choice.

Kate Wasserberg joins Clwyd Theatr Cymru as Director of New Plays and this is her debut production for the company.

A History of Falling Things is on at Sherman from 12 – 16 May 8pm. Tickets are £12, Reductions £10, Under 19s £8 and can be booked from Sherman’s Box Office on 029 2064 6900 or online at (No Booking Fee)
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