Sherman Cymru

Say it With Flowers


15-25 May
Previews: 15-16 May


Previews: £12-£20
£15-£22 | Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s Half Price

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Running time: 2hrs 30mins including interval
Production performed in: English
Post-show talks:
16 May (with writers)
22 May(with Director)
Captioned and Audio Described Performance: 25 May

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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 - Theatre 1  
Wednesday 15 May (Preview) 7.30pm
Thursday 16 May (Preview) 7.30pm | Post-show talk (with writers)
Friday 17 May 7.30pm
Saturday 18 May 7.30pm
Monday 20 May 7.30pm
Tuesday 21 May 7.30pm
Wednesday 22 May 7.30pm | Post-show talk (with directors)
Thursday 23 May 7.30pm
Friday 24 May 7.30pm
Saturday 25 May 7.30pm |Audio Described Captioned


'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

Pianist: Greg Palmer

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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