Sherman Theatre

TEN: Comma



Wednesday 27 May from 5.00pm


Suggested donation £3

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Contains strong language.

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By Kelly Jones

Director Samantha Alice Jones

Performer Paisley Jackson

Video Support Chris Lloyd

Stacey, 25. Playwright from Newport. Imposter. Fraud. Stupid. Council.

TEN is all about giving you a short theatre fix that you can fit into your day. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a coffee break or the end of a day of remote working or when the children have finally gone to bed and you can finally put your feet up. The ten plays have been written by an exceptional line-up of emerging and established Welsh and Wales-based writers and are being self-filmed by a brilliant cast of actors.

TEN is made possible by a generous donation from an anonymous benefactor.

TEN is inspired by Papatango’s Isolated But Open programme.


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Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones is a Playwright & Theatre Maker from Essex. She was the winner of the Wales Drama Award in 2014. Writer in residency at Theatr Clwyd and she has recently completed the Emerging Playwrights Program at The Bush Theatre.   Her recent credits include: Humanequin (Mess up the Mess/WMC); Tammy (Queens Theatre Hornchurch); Merry Fucking Christmas Kids (Theatre 503 RWR).

Kelly has a passion for LGBTQ+ focused work and is part of Cardiff Cabaret Club, who regularly perform burlesque at venues in and around Wales.

Samantha Alice Jones

Sam has worked in Wales for two years as an emerging director working for and with companies such as The Other Room, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, National Theatre Wales & Sherman Theatre.

Sam is involved in community based projects with leading practitioners such as Timothy Howe and Izzy Rabey, in association with Hayaat Women’s Trust. Sam also co-runs Taffire Theatre with Anna Clarke. Sam’s recent directing work was with Nova Theatre at Sherman Theatre directing their production of Winners for the Get it While it’s Hot strand.

Paisley Jackson

Paisley Jackson is a Newport born actress, Graduate from East 15 acting school and winner of the Laurence Olivier Bursary, listed by the BBC as a Promising Writer and represented by Redshaw Management.

Credits include: Celtic Manners (Tristan Bates Theatre); Who Run the World?, Pictures/Lluniau (Chippy Lane Productions); A Fag Hag (Chippy Lane Productions Podcast); Rhaddyr Massive (Rebecca Hammond, London Welsh Centre & The Other Room); The Red Fiesta (The Other Room).

Kelly Jones Q&A

What inspires you as a writer?

I get inspired by the world and people around me. My work always starts as quite autobiographical and then through redrafting becomes less so. As a gay working-class woman who grew up in family dominated by strong women, I am particularly keen on writing those characters and stories in ways we don’t often see. 

Tell us something about the play you have written for TEN

I wanted to write about class, imposter syndrome and working in the arts. Comma is not inspired by one specific incident or story but lots of times something like this has happened to me or someone I know. I hope others can relate.

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