Following a hugely successful run of Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott in 2017, Sherman Theatre will return to 59E59’s Brits Off Broadway festival in New York with the world premiere production of Welsh playwright Brad Birch’s Tremor from 15 May to 10 June 2018.
Sherman Theatre is once again proud to represent cutting edge Welsh theatre on the global stage and to continue to give major Welsh playwrights an international platform. Rachel O’Riordan, Artistic Director of Sherman Theatre has said: ‘I am delighted that another new play from Sherman Theatre is having a life beyond Wales, showcasing the extraordinary talented writers we have here. Brad is a writer with a close relationship with Sherman, and an artist whose work I am delighted to both produce in this theatre, and represent us internationally. I am ambitious for our playwrights, and passionate about the impact and reach Welsh theatre can achieve.’
These international performances follow last year’s runs of Iphigienia in Splott in New York and at FIND festival at Berlin’s iconic Schaubühne at which Sherman Theatre was the only UK company selected to perform.
Tremor is an urgent play about the world we live in now. Sophie & Tom’s relationship was torn apart in the aftermath of tragedy. Coming face to face four years on, the realisation hits that trauma can not only tear you apart, it can change you forever.
The play written by Brad Birch, recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission, is directed by Sherman Theatre’s Associate Director David Mercatali. Lisa Diveney (Green Green Grass) and Paul Rattray (Jamestown, Game of Thrones) play Sophie & Tom. The performances in New York will directly follow the initial run at Sherman Theatre. Tremor will be performed at Sherman Theatre from 12 April to 5 May.