SHERMAN CYMRU BECOMES WALES’ FIRST PRODUCING HOUSE TO TRANSFER TO LONDON’S NATIONAL THEATRE
We're delighted to be breaking new ground for welsh theatre this week with the announcement that our acclaimed production of Iphigenia In Splott will feature as part of the National Theatre's Spring '16 programme, announced yesterday by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. This is the first time that a Welsh producing house has transferred work to the National Theatre; and marks a significant triumph for us under the reinvigorated artistic leadership of Rachel O'Riordan. We're also delighted that this news comes just a day after the announcement of Iphigenia In Splott's nomination for Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards. This important milestone for Sherman Cymru drives home our absolute commitment to the development of new writing in Wales, alongside our programme of classic text.
'We're delighted to be part of the National Theatre's new season. The vision that Rufus Norris has outlined is vibrant and inclusive; Sherman Cymru is proud to be part of it and to be the first Welsh theatre to transfer their work to this wonderful venue'' (Rachel O'Riordan)