Sherman Cymru and Royal Exchange Manchester co-production of Bird

13 Nov 2015

We’re delighted to announce that in spring 2016 we will be we will be co-producing a new play by Katherine Chandler, Bird, with the Royal Exchange Manchester.

Winner of a Judges award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, this is the World Premiere of Bird, a stunningly poetic new play by Welsh playwright Katherine Chandler.

Directed by Sherman Cymru’s Artistic Director, Rachel O’Riordan, the production will run in our Studio Theatre in May before it heads to Manchester for a run at the Royal Exchange. This is an exciting new collaboration which highlights the positive momentum of Sherman Cymru as a producing house, and emphasises our ongoing commitment to developing new writing in Wales.

Katherine Chandler is Playwright in Residence at Sherman Cymru and has written our current Christmas show for Under 7s, The Princess and The Pea / Y Dywysoges a’r Bysen Fechan Fach.

Describing Bird, Katherine said:

“I’m fascinated by how people cope with the challenges and changes in life without the basic foundations of love and family. Bird explores the absence of those two things and the impact they might have on us. But it’s essentially a story about friendship and love, found against the odds.”

Bird at the Sherman will go on sale in the New Year.


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