Sherman Theatre and Hijinx


Made at Sherman Sherman at 50

Written by Tim Green

Directed by Joe Murphy and Ben Pettitt-Wade



6 - 14 Oct 2023

Further details

  • Space: Main House
  • Duration : Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes, with no interval
Important Information

This production contains use of outdated terms for disabled people, ableism, strong language and descriptions of abuse.

Rock’n’Roll and revolution in 70s Cardiff

In the 1970s, just a few metres from the Sherman’s doors, a revolution started. It was a revolution that rocked the world.

It began when Alan, a young man born with Down’s syndrome, crashed into the life of Cardiff University student Jim. Alan had lived as a resident in Ely Hospital since childhood; all he wanted was to live in a house and be in a band. Jim wanted to make a difference in the world, but didn’t know how. Together with their friends, they embarked on an experiment that transformed how things were done, how people were treated and who got to tell you how to live. This was the beginning of the end of institutionalized care and the birth of Supported Living.

This October, Tim Green, Sherman Theatre and Hijinx come together to tell this remarkable true Cardiff story. Performed by a cast of neurodivergent and neurotypical actor-musicians, Housemates packs a punch and touches the heart. Come on down to the Sherman and feel the noize with this banging night out filled with classic 70s hits.

BSL interpreter: Tony Evans.
The BSL interpreter will be stood on the right hand side of the stage.
On Thursday 12 October BSL support will be available pre-show, provided by Claire Anderson.
Watch the BSL trailer

Listen to the audio flyer
Audio Describer: Ellen Groves.

Housemates performances allow for noise and movement in the auditorium, as well as re-entry for anyone who may need time away from the performance. There will be a chill out zone and ear defenders will be provided if wanted. House lights will be down during the performance and there will be loud music during the show.

★★★★★ – Buzz
★★★★★ – Reviews Hub

Housemates is supported by funding from Arts Council of Wales.

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