Sherman Theatre is delighted to announce a range of new shows for summer 2019, which go on sale on Wednesday 27 March. From powerful Welsh theatre and a star line-up of one night only shows, captivating family entertainment and the cream of young talent on stage, there is a wide range of shows to suit all tastes.
In July, local talent takes centre stage as Sherman Players, Sherman Theatre’s drama group for ages 18+, present their annual production. This year they take on John Ford’s provocative and audacious Jacobean thriller ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore from 18 – 20 July. Directly following that Sherman Youth Theatre, featuring performers aged 8 -18, take to the stage in an adaptation of Brough Girling’s outrageously fun book The Bangers and Chips Explosion from 25 – 27 July.
Sherman Theatre welcomes National Theatre Wales with Cotton Fingers by Rachel Trezise, a powerful coming of age story set against a backdrop of Ireland’s historic referendum on the 8th amendment, from 5 – 8 June. On 11 and 12 June Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru present rehearsed readings by members of their new playwright’s programme – Theatr Gen Creu ar Daith: Pwy ‘Sgrifennodd Honna? Electrolyte, Wildcard Theatre’s multi-award-winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience, comes to the Sherman on 18 June. Theatr Iolo’s Transporter tells the extraordinary true story of a girl called Maya; forever thirteen, forever on the move, in a show for people of all ages from 11+ from 20 – 22 June. The singers of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s David Seligman Opera School perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers or the King of Barataria from 1 – 3 July. Arad Goch celebrate their thirtieth birthday with a restaging of their first ever production, Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins, a Welsh language play for children 3-8 years old and their families, on 11 July.
Alongside these performances the Sherman will host shows from three inspirational women. Retail guru, business woman and ‘Queen of Shops', Mary Portas comes to Sherman to discuss her life, her career, and her new book Work Like a Woman on 20 May. Inimitable writer Caitlin Moran dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking evening of all things famous, and feminist, on 12 July. Countdown’s celebrated lexicographer, Susie Dent, takes a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day on 16 July.
Tickets for the performances above will be on sale from Wednesday 27 March via Sherman’s website at shermantheatre.co.uk or from the Sherman Box Office, in person or over the phone on 029 2064 6900.
Shows previously announced and already on sale for Summer 2019 include Awakening from National Dance Company Wales (1 & 2 May), Sherman Theatre’s Company in Residence PowderHouse with Saethu Cwningod / Shooting Rabbits (1-4 May), Sherman Theatre’s world premiere production of Lose Yourself by Katherine Chandler (10-25 May) and comedians Sofie Hagen (17 May) and Mark Watson (8 June).