Sherman Theatre has today announced the final casting for its next Made at Sherman production; The Women of Llanrumney. Keziah Joseph and Matthew Gravelle will join the previously announced Suzanne Packer and Nia Roberts.

Keziah Joseph (Family Tree Actors Touring Company / Young Vic; The Language of Kindness Wayward Productions; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Bridge Theatre) will play Cerys, with Matthew Gravelle (Steel Town Murders ITV; Keeping Faith BBC Wales / S4C; Broadchurch ITV; Baker Boys BBC) playing Simon Taylor, Tommy Flynn and Mr Ainsworth. They will join Nia Roberts (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hedda Gabler Sherman Theatre; Steel Town Murders, Doctor Who, Tree on a Hill BBC; Yr Amgueddfa S4C) who will play Elizabeth, and Sherman Theatre Associate Artist Suzanne Packer (A Hero of the People Sherman Theatre; Casualty, Doctor Who, The Pembrokeshire Murders) who will play Annie.

The creative team for The Women of Llanrumney comprises of Sherman Theatre Associate Artist Patricia Logue as Director (Lose Yourself Sherman Theatre), Keish Peets making their professional debut as Assistant Director (Mary Stuart – Stage Manager, RWCMD), Designer Stella-Jane Odoemelam (Swyn Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Lighting Designer Andy Pike (Tales of the Brothers Grimm Sherman Theatre), Composer Takisha Sargent making her professional debut and Sound Designer Ian Barnard (Peter Pan Sherman Theatre / Theatr Iolo).

The Women of Llanrumney is a devastating historical drama that confronts Wales’ colonial past head-on, and is set in the Llanrumney sugar plantation in Jamaica.

1765. Cerys and her mother Annie are enslaved by the wealthy Morgan family from Wales. Their future hangs in the balance when Elizabeth Morgan is faced with losing her plantation. Fearing what could lie ahead, Annie does everything she can to secure her position in the Great House. But sooner or later, with a storm of rebellion building, Annie will have to face up to the horror and trauma all around her, including her own.

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