BACK IN PLAY AUTUMN 2021
Our Back in Play festival was designed to welcome audiences back to the Sherman with bite size performances. Writers, creatives, performers and the Sherman team came together to create experiences which would reconnect our audiences with the joy of live theatre. At the heart of the season was Radical Reinventions, four new plays by original voices in Welsh theatre. Each piece was inspired by classic plays or books. The Radical Reinventions were: Hamlet is a F&£$boi, written and performed by Lowri Jenkins; The Messenger, written and performed by Seiriol Davies; The Love Thief, written and performed by Rahim El Habachi and Tilting at Windmills, written and directed by Hannah McPake and performed by Mared Jarman.
“Why do I make theatre? This is a great question. I write in general because I love stories, but I make theatre because I love people. People make theatre. It can't exist without people in a room, for me. Theatre is unique because we all have to be together, present, to make it happen. The thrill, potential and joy of going through something that will never happen in the same way again. ”
“My job on Back in Play is to work with the designers to create the lighting and sound elements of the show. This involves building lighting into the set, rigging lights and speakers above the stage, programming cues and playing them back during the shows. I love making theatre because every day is different!”
“I am the Set Designer for Back in Play and one of the thrilling challenges that this role entails is to create a versatile and exciting environment for a collective of performances to take place in, and most importantly, celebrate the physical return of our audience back to Sherman.”