Sherman Cymru

Small Change


Friday 20 March - Saturday 11 April, 7.30pm


Under 19 £8
Preview Tickets (20/21/24 March) £10/£8/£6

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Post-Show Talk: 3 April
BSL Performance by Rachel Smith: 7 April
Audio Description by Alastair Sill: 8 April

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"Distempered walls with a paper border, an oval mirror, oil-cloth, a negro money-box, picture of the King…"

For Gerard and Vincent, boys living on the East side of Cardiff in the 1950s, childhood is an adventure – swimming down the docks, missing school, stealing birds’ eggs, and squeezing through the railings into the park. 

"Swinging, frightened someone will push you so high that you have to jump off or it’s too late and you are afraid to jump off."

Growing up, real life begins to smother their childhood freedom and, for their mams, acutely feeling the pain of neglectful husbands, family life is a daily struggle almost too much to bear.

"If only he’d love me I’d be alright. I would… I’ve only got any feeling for him, isn’t it awful, only him."

When their lives take them in different directions, Gerard and Vincent have only their regrets, disappointments and fractured recollections of youthful hope.

Small Change weaves a beautiful and fragile story about the lives of two Cardiff families. Bittersweet memories of what might have been but could never be, of what shouldn’t be but was.

Peter Gill, whose other work includes Cardiff East and The York Realist, is internationally recognised as one of Wales’s foremost playwrights, and Sherman Cymru is proud to present Small Change in his home city.

A Schools Workshop (for Key Stage 4 +) is available to accompany this production. For more information please contact Head of Learning & Engagement, Jess Naish

Show Times

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“exquisite to witness” 
**** The Guardian

“raw, dark stuff, simplistically staged and beautifully played”
 British Theatre Guide

“most impressive…a quarter of performances to savour” 
The Stage 

Cast & Team

By Peter Gill

Amy Hodge

Patrick Burnier

Lighting Designer:
Emma Chapman

Sound Designer:
Adrienne Quartly

Kenny Doughty
Helen Griffin
Ifan Meredith
Lisa Palfrey

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