Sherman Theatre in partnership with The College, Merthyr Tydfil

Tydfil Truths


From 29 Jan



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And that’s what Merthyr has always been about, we face challenges head on

Tydfil Truths is a compelling new audio drama written and performed by young people living in Merthyr Tydfil. The play brings into focus how they see the world, what issues matter most to them and the reality of growing up in a Valleys town.

The young people, all Performing Arts students from The College, Merthyr Tydfil, have created this project from scratch. Told in their own voice, Tydfil Truths tackles contemporary subjects that will resonate with you no matter where you are. Tydfil Truths is their world, in their words.

Tydfil Truths is the latest collaboration between The College, Merthyr Tydfil and Sherman Theatre. Last year the students turned their conversations with local care home residents into the haunting inter-generational audio drama Tydfil Tales.

Here is what some of the participants had to say about the project:

Being able to create and record a play during these unpredictable times has been an incredible achievement. Tim, Sam and Kayleigh were reassuring, supportive and extremely helpful, they gave us a clear image of where the play was heading and guided us as much as possible. We were constantly encouraged to share our ideas and opinions throughout the entire process which allowed us to share stories, thoughts and opinions throughout our writing.” Chloe Coleman

I have thoroughly enjoyed working on Tydfil Truths. Previously, in terms of where I stand in society, I have become used to being told to "sit down" and "shut up", however through the process of making this production I have learnt that I do indeed have a voice and I intend to use it in the future.” Esther Usher

I'm really thankful for the opportunity that was given to us through Tydfil truths and being able to voice my own unedited words that I wouldn't in my daily life.” Valentina Berkoh “I am really pleased with our radio play and proud of what we have created. I think it represents many of the themes and issues that are important to us all.” Tommy Church

Tydfil Truths was a project funded by The College Merthyr Tydfil and National Lottery Awards For All Wales with additional support from Sherman Theatre.


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