Sherman Cymru

Arabian Nights


5 - 31 December
Previews: 5 & 6 December


£15 - £25
Previews: £12 - £20
Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price
Schools price: £8 (1 teacher per 10 pupils goes free)

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By Dominic Cooke
Director: Rachel O'Riordan

For ages 7+
Main House
Captioned performance: 20 December 2.00pm
Meet the cast: 29 December 2.00pm
Relaxed Performance: 30 December 2.00pm

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  • Cast & Team

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Far far away there lived a clever young girl, Shahrazad who enthralled her sister with her magical and enchanting stories. However, all the women of the land are in danger from their vengeful King, so Shahrazad embarks on a quest to transform the King with her gift of storytelling.

Can her mythical tales of Ali Baba, Es-Sindibad the Sailor and Princess Parizade, of adventures in enchanted caves, dealings with crafty thieves, secret sorceresses, silly smelly men, and handsome heroes and beautiful princesses save her life?

With a company of actor-musicians performing a brand new score, live, this promises to be a mesmerising, thrilling journey full of music, laughs and excitement this Christmas.

@ShermanCymru #arabiannightsinwales

And don't forget to order your Santa Letters!

Relaxed Performances

Sherman Theatre offers Relaxed Performances, where children and adults with a learning disability, autism spectrum condition, Down's Syndrome or a sensory & communication disorder, can feel comfortable and at ease in a performance specially designed for their needs.

As part of the Relaxed Performances, Sherman Theatre will be offering Visual Stories, familiarisation visits, a chill out area and fully trained staff on hand throughout the visit.



         Ashley Alymann


            Pete Ashmore


          Joanna Hickman


             Elin Phillips


           Anita Reynolds


           Alun Saunders


             Keiron Self


           Finbar Varrall



Christmas Menu

Show Times

Friday 5 December 7.00pm
Saturday 6 December 7.00pm
Monday 8 December 2.00pm
Tuesday 9 December 10.30am
Wednesday 10 December 10.30am
Thursday 11 December 10.30am
Friday 12 December 10.30am
Saturday 13 December 2.00pm
Monday 15 December 10.30am
Tuesday 16 December 10.30am
Wednesday 17 December 10.30am
Thursday 18 December 10.30am
Saturday 20 December 2.00pm
Monday 22 December 2.00pm
Tuesday 23 December 2.00pm
Wednesday 24 December 5.00pm
Saturday 27 December 2.00pm
Monday 29 December 2.00pm
Tuesday 30 December 2.00pm
Wednesday 31 December 5.00pm


"Utterly captivating, this company of actor-musicians truly makes this a night to remember. And just like Shahrazad’s tales, they leave you wanting more." - ***** Western Mail

"Grimly humorous and visually inventive, Arabian Nights is a delightfully dark entertainment.” British Theatre Guide

“With good performances, magical tales, beautifully designed sets and perfectly fitting music Arabian Nights was, quite frankly, fantastic story telling. It was so captivating that I’ve now added a copy of Arabian Nights to my Christmas wishlist!” **** Buzz Magazine

Cast & Team

By Dominic Cooke

Director Rachel O'Riordan

Designer Hayley Grindle

Lighting Designer Kevin Treacy

Composer Simon Slater

Musical Director Gareth Wyn Griffiths

Assistant Director Gethin Evans

Casting Director Kay Magson CDG

Ashley Alymann, Pete Ashmore, Joanna Hickman, Elin Phillips,  Anita Reynolds, Alun Saunders, Keiron Self, Finbar Varral


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