07 Jan 2019

Sherman Theatre’s first new production for 2019 is the world premiere of a raw and blistering play in the Welsh language – Woof by Elgan Rhys, directed by Gethin Evans.

Woof tells the story of two men in love. Two men from very different backgrounds who have very different views on what it is to be in a relationship. Aled Pedrick (35 Diwrnod, S4C) has been cast in the role as Jesse and Berwyn Pearce (Pan Oedd Y Byd Yn Fach, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru) plays Daf. After a whirlwind first year together pressures begin to build, threatening to destroy the bond they’ve built. When the heat is on, they struggle to form their own path in a world that is all too ready to pave one for them.

Rachel O’Riordan, Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director has said ‘I commissioned Woof by Elgan Rhys because I want Sherman Theatre to produce work in the national language which is bold, contemporary and boundary breaking. Woof is not a play which is defined by the language in which it is written; it could be from anywhere. The play is dark, dirty and will ask our audience to look at some uncomfortable truths. Directed by Gethin Evans, this programming also represents a significant step for some of Wales’ best emerging talent, who have been nurtured by Sherman.’

This brand new, gritty play is written and directed by two of Wales’ brightest creative lights, Elgan Rhys and Gethin Evans. Both have been nurtured by Sherman Theatre’s artist development schemes and their company Cwmni Pluen were Sherman Theatre’s first bilingual Company in Residence.

This is a Welsh language production, non-Welsh speakers and learners can follow the play throughout with English surtitles at all performances.


31 Jan – 9 Feb 2019, 7.30pm (except 4 Feb, 7.00pm)
Tickets £18 | Previews (31 Jan – 2 Feb) £16 | Half price for under 25s | £2 off for concessions
Post Show Talk: 5 Feb

Woof cast


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