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Coming to Sherman Theatre in 2024

Sherman Theatre in Cardiff have announced details of seven productions, including five brand new plays, that will form the company’s 2024 season.


(The Wife of Cyncoed/Sherman Theatre)

7 - 23 Mar

The Wife of Cyncoed

Set in the Cardiff suburbs of Cyncoed and Lakeside, this warm monologue introduces Jayne, a divorcee approaching a crossroads in her life. Directed by Hannah Noone, this is a tale of self-discovery and second chances, bursting with humanity by Matt Hartley.

 

16 May - 1 Jun

The Women of Llanrumney

A searing historical drama that confronts Wales’ colonial past head-on, this bold new work is set in a sugar estate in Jamaica, where Cerys and her mother Annie are enslaved by the wealthy Welsh Morgan family. It is written by Azuka Oforka, a 2022 alumnus of Sherman Theatre’s Unheard Voices artist development programme, and will be directed by Sherman Theatre Associate Artist Patricia Logue (Lose Yourself, Sherman Theatre, 2019).

 

May 2024 (exact dates tbc)

Couple Goals (working title)

This will be Sherman Theatre’s ninth collaboration with its nearby neighbours, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and is the company’s 2024 commission for the college’s NEW festival, by Rhiannon Boyle.

 

August-September 2024 (exact dates tbc)

Iphigenia yn Sblot

Gary Owen’s award-winning, international, smash-hit one-woman play is brought vividly to life in Branwen Cennard’s new Welsh language adaptation, directed by Alice Eklund. Since its premiere at the Sherman in 2015, Iphigenia in Splott has become a theatrical phenomenon; a furious yet compassionate state-of-the-nation play that shames a nation. Still startling, shattering, deeply human and shockingly relevant, it is a play that resonates deeply. Iphigenia yn Sblot is supported by funding from Arts Council of Wales.

 

(Odyssey 84/Sherman Theatre)

11-26 Oct

Odyssey 84

Staged during the 40th anniversary year of the 1984 Miners’ Strike, this new play written by one of Wales’ most successful writers Tim Price, will follow the story of a married couple caught up in the conflict, told through the lens of Homer’s Odyssey. Domestic meets epic, local meets global in this ambitious new work that sheds light on women’s role in one of the most explosive chapters of Wales’ history. Odyssey 84 will be directed by Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director, Joe Murphy.

 

1-2 Nov, 25 Nov 2024-4 Jan 2025

Little Red Riding Hood / Yr Hugan Fach Goch

Katie Elin-Salt is supported by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Following Sherman Theatre’s tradition of staging English and Welsh versions of a brand new festive show for younger children aged 3-6, this festive treat will tour venues across South Wales before returning to the Sherman Theatre for a six-week run.

 

23 Nov 2024 - 4 Jan 2025

A Christmas Carol

Gary Owen bring a revival of the company’s 2021 smash-hit festive show for older children, starring Hannah McPake as Ebenezer Scrooge, adapted by one of Wales’ greatest playwrights and writer of the Sherman’s recent hit Romeo & Julie.


The season announcement is made 50 years to the day since Sherman Theatre was officially opened, on Friday 23 November 1973.

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