This spring at the Sherman Theatre is an exciting time.
We are proud to be the first Welsh producing theatre to co-produce with new writing powerhouse The Royal Court, with a new play by Wales’s award winning Gary Owen. Killology is a dark and moving play about society, family and revenge. Gary Owen is an Associate Artist of the Sherman, and I am delighted to be continuing our relationship with this extraordinary playwright.
We are co-producing once more with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester alongside Theatre By The Lake on the Bruntwood Prize winning How My Light Is Spent by Alan Harris. We will also co-produce with Glasgow’s Òran Mór, and with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on the NEW: 2017 Season with a music play by Sherman Associate Artist Conor Mitchell, directed by our Associate Director Gethin Evans.
In addition, we promise to share an exciting curated season of visiting work with you including; The Belfast Ensemble’s The Moot Virginity of Catherine of Aragon; Pink Mist by Owen Sheers; a new play from Theatr Bara Caws; a National Dance Company Wales double bill; a Music Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru production of Y Tŵr; and for our young audiences, Julia Donaldson’s The Scarecrows' Wedding. We will also be presenting the National Theatre’s My Country, a response to Brexit from Rufus Norris and Carol Ann Duffy. And, for some subversive fun, the wonderful Panti Bliss, Ireland’s drag Queen.
Sherman Youth Theatre will take part in the National Theatre Connections project with a new play by Alastair McDowall (X, Royal Court Theatre), and our New Welsh Playwrights Programme (supported by the Richard Carne Trust) will continue to offer audiences opportunities to engage with the work of local writers.
Finally, I am delighted to say we will create a large scale community production, Love, Cardiff. Drawn from the stories of City Road, this will be performed by citizens of Cardiff on our main stage.
This spring season has the talent and energy of Welsh artists at its heart, and brings talent from across the UK to Cardiff. We offer you, our audience, a season we are proud to share.