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SHERMAN THEATRE BE COMES THE FIRST WELSH VENUE TO WIN REGIONAL THEATRE OF THE YEAR AT THE STAGE AWARDS     

SHERMAN THEATRE BE COMES THE FIRST WELSH VENUE TO WIN REGIONAL THEATRE OF THE YEAR AT THE STAGE AWARDS Sherman Theatre is delighted to announce that it has been named Regional Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards 2018, the first Welsh theatre to hold the title.
Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan said “I am absolutely delighted that Sherman Theatre has been named Regional Theatre of the Year by The Stage. This award represents the talent and integrity of the whole Sherman team, who work with passion and commitment to ensure that we are a theatre for everyone. At the heart of everything we do is a desire for excellence, across all areas of our work. Our relationship with our audience grows stronger all the time and we make sure our work reflects the world we live in now. It’s my absolute pleasure to work with writers, actors and artists who share this passion and commitment. For the Sherman, this award represents how far we have come. We have much more to do.”
The Stage Awards launched in 2010 to highlight the achievements of theatre companies and individuals across the UK and globally. The winner of each category was announced at the awards ceremony on January 26, 2018 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.
The Stage said “Under Rachel O’Riordan’s artistic directorship, the Sherman has revived itself after significant funding cuts to become a beacon for new writing in Cardiff.
O’Riordan’s ongoing creative partnership with playwright and associate artist Gary Owen, which began with the acclaimed Iphigenia in Splott in 2015, has resulted in two superb productions: Killology and The Cherry Orchard, the former co-produced with London’s Royal Court. The Stage called The Cherry Orchard “a gently heartbreaking study of landscape and loss”, while Killology was praised for the way Owen “patiently and earnestly contemplates the generations of pain underpinning male violence”.
The venue is passionate about nurturing emerging talent. Through its New Welsh Playwrights Programme, founded in 2016, it guides participants through a series of workshops and training to hone their writing skills. The theatre has particularly encouraged work written in the Welsh language and boasts a network that develops young and emerging directors and theatremakers. This offers opportunities to work in both Welsh and English.”


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Sherman Theatre productions for Spring 2018 include Dublin Carol 1 – 17 Feb; The Motherf**ker with the Hat (co-production with Tron Theatre Company) 21 – 31 Mar and Tremor 12 Apr – 5 May.

SHERMAN THEATRE CARDIFF  
web site
: www.shermantheatre.co.uk
VANESSA WILLIAMS
e-mail: Vanessa.Williams@shermantheatre.co.uk
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