Sherman Theatre and Frân Wen


Performances in Welsh Sherman at 50 Theatre

Written by Nia Morais

Directed by Gethin Evans


11 - 20 May 2023
Various times

Further details

  • Language: Welsh (with captions in English and Welsh)
  • Space: Studio
  • Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes, without an interval
Important information

This show contains strong language, one scene of violence, sexual themes, flashing lights and smoke effects.

Family. Identity. Magic

It’s the party that changes her world forever.

Josie discovers a magical underwater party that’s better than any human party ever. It’s a world where she finds her true self – and Imrie Sallow.

Above the water she feels lost in a world where she doesn’t belong, with a sister who wants her to be ‘happy and normal’. But a family secret emerges from the shadows of the ethereal world that changes everything.

What can you expect from Imrie?
Imrie is a magical story for young adults and upwards about hope, identity and what it means to be an outsider. With stunning set design, and powerful music, you will be transported to another world as we follow two sisters on a journey of self-discovery. This is raw and honest new Welsh writing, exploring universal themes through a magical lens.

Everything you need to know about Imrie:

Fresh new Welsh writing
Nia Morais, Writer in Residence at the Sherman, brings her first full-length play to the stage following her Welsh language adaptations for A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Mari Izzard last autumn. Nia’s contemporary voice blends lyrical description with modern Welsh dialogue.

It’s a co-production with Frân Wen
Imrie is directed by Gethin Evans, Artistic Director of Frân Wen, in a co-production with the company. Gethin previously directed the smash-hit Welsh language play Woof by Elgan Rhys for Sherman Theatre.

It’s a classic coming of age story
Nia Morais’s beautiful, timeless fable is all about identity, what it means to fit in and what it means to embrace and be comfortable with who you are.

Who will enjoy Imrie?
Audiences of all ages from young adults upwards will be enchanted by Imrie. It will appeal to anyone who enjoys young adult fiction or powerful new writing for the stage.

You don’t have to speak Welsh to enjoy Imrie
With captions in English at every performance, new and non-Welsh speakers can follow the show throughout.

Music by Eädyth Crawford
Eädyth, who wrote the music for Sherman Theatre’s recent productions The Merthyr Stigmatist and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has composed a sublime new score for this world premiere production.

BSL interpretation on 19 May by Cathryn McShane.

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff – 11 – 20 May
Pontardawe Arts Centre – 23 May
Aberystwyth Arts Centre – 24 May
Galeri, Caernarfon – 25 May
Theatr Clwyd, Mold – 6 June
Pontio, Bangor – 7-8 June
Torch, Milford Haven – 10 June
The Riverfront, Newport – 14 June
Yr Egin, Carmarthen – 15 June
Garth Olwg Centre, Pontypridd – 16 June

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