Sherman Cymru

Say It With Flowers - Tour


4 - 15 June


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  • Cast & Team

Show Information

Flamboyant, stubborn and always ready with a sharp one liner… Dorothy Squires was the pint sized phenomenon who rose from the Llanelli tin works to the heights of the West End and Broadway to become one of Britain's most successful performers.

Her life was as dramatic as her songs and was often the focus of media attention; her electrifying on-stage presence, her sell-out comeback concerts at the London Palladium and her tempestuous marriage to Roger Moore, were overshadowed by her predilection for litigation and battles with Rupert Murdoch, resulting in her being made a vexatious litigant.

This rags to riches story follows Dorothy's journey ending with her sad demise, back where she started, in South Wales.

Written by Meic Povey and Johnny Tudor, Say It With Flowers features some of Dot’s best loved songs. Everyone loves a fighter and Dorothy certainly did it her way – but where did it all go wrong?


Show Times

Say It With Flowers - On Tour  
Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 5 June
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 June
Ffwrnes, Llanelli Friday 14 - Saturday 15 June


'Both Ruth Madoc and Gillian Kirkpatrick are brilliant in their roles of the older and younger Dorothy. I cannot recommend enough how fabulous this play is. I wish it huge success.'
Paul Goodhead - Audience member

"This drama from Sherman Cymru, penned by Meic Povey and Squires' close friend Johnny Tudor, is a remarkable - if often painful - tribute to her."

"Scottish actress Gillian Kirkpatrick is simply stunning as the younger ambitious Dorothy"

" of the best biographical dramas you'll see."
Western Mail 5 stars – Karen Price

"Say It With Flowers overflows with a recognisably Welsh sense of vitality and sentimentality but above all, the nation's grit and character is affectionately celebrated through the story of this very Welsh girl.”
Big Issue 4 stars

"The play felt refreshing and really honest, it did not sugar coat any of her negative qualities and offered a raw portrayal of a desperately ambitious and driven woman; fiery, ruthless and strong."
The Sprout / Clic online

Cast & Team

By: Johnny Tudor, Meic Povey

Director: Pia Furtado

Designer: Georgia Lowe

Lighting Designer: Katharine Williams

Composer / Musical Director: Dyfan Jones

Sound Designer: Mike Beer


Older Dorothy: Ruth Madoc

Younger Dorothy: Gillian Kirkpatrick

Emily: Heledd Gwynn

Maisie: Lynn Hunter

Roger: Matt Nalton

Freddie: Aled Pedrick

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