Posts Tagged ‘Sherman Cymru’


Shakespeare Schools Festival (Cardiff)

November 9, 2015


9 – 11 November, 2015, 7.00pm

“The Sherman is excited to welcome local talent to the stage as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Come and celebrate the achievements of our local schools while enjoying a wonderful evening of entertainment. You will see Shakespeare performed as you’ve never seen it before!

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.”

Find out more here





Review: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Cardiff

October 11, 2014
From Wales Online:
It could be seen as a rather brave move by Sherman Cymru’s new artistic director, Rachel O’Riordan , to choose Romeo & Juliet as her opening production – after all, this is something most of us have seen countless times.

And to work with a mainly young, emerging cast is another bold step from the Irish-born director.

But, overall, her decisions have paid off as she delivers a fresh, energetic and gritty portrayal of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers while remaining true to his language.



Romeo & Juliet is at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff until October 18. For tickets, call 029 2064 6900 or visit


Romeo and Juliet in Cardiff @ShermanCymru

October 3, 2014



2 – 18 October 7.30pm
Previews 2 – 4 October
Monday 6 & 13 October 6.00pm


£15 – £25
Previews £12 – £20
Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price

More information:By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rachel O’Riordan

Main House
Running Time: 2hr 45m including an interval
Post show talks: 9 & 16 October
Captioned performance: 15 October
Educational Resources and workshops available


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Twelfth Night in Cardiff @ShermanCymru

March 30, 2014


Dates:        1 & 2 April

£15 – £22
Concessionsu: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price

Two worlds collide in Filter’s explosive new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night. Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery.

Orsino’s relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio’s extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of make-believe and illusion.

This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare.

(Do get in touch if you would like to post a review of this production)

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Read a review here.




Shakespeare in Cardiff at the Sherman Theatre

January 23, 2014

Classic and contemporary drama at Sherman Theatre

Performances that look at Twelfth Night, A Midsummer’s Nights Dream,

The Tempest and Under Milk Wood in a new way.

Find out more in the newsletter here: Groups letter Spring 2014

Or visit the website here:


To Live, To Love, To Be: @ShermanCymru in Cardiff, 17-20 April #Shakespeare

April 16, 2013

Shakespeare was a great wordsmith, with a voice both lyrical and penetrating. But he was also an incomparable observer, a man whose eyes and ears never missed a trick. So what were the voices he heard, the sights he saw? And how did they become the words and images we love so much?

This unique performance by a company drawn from across the community explores what thoughts, memories and imaginings may have shaped the man and his words. How different might those perceptions be when viewed through the lens of youth, success or death?

The company have created a work which blends beautiful imagery with down-to-earth storytelling and poetic humour.

Find out more here.


L.O.V.E at the Sherman Cymru, Cardiff @Volcano229

October 29, 2012


October 30th-31st

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

An immoderate Shakespearean ménage à trois, with a touch of Shirley Bassey. It’s about passion, spirit, beauty, jealousy, manipulation, lust.

Three lovers, recalling the poet, the ‘dark lady’ and the ‘lovely boy’, perform the Sonnets, bringing to the texts a vigour, a passion, a tenderness and a desperation to match the extraordinary range and depth of emotion lurking not far below the surface of their elegant verse.

Volcano grapples with one of the greatest collections of classical poetry in English, sweeping aside the dusty academic appreciation that turns thousands of children off poetry for life, in favour of a red-blooded entanglement with texts that are alive with possibility.

L.O.V.E. is a theatrical landmark – a highly-charged and athletic classic that helped define the term ‘physical theatre’. Bringing together Volcano’s Paul Davies and Fern Smith with DV8’s Nigel Charnock and the bold, sumptuous design of Andrew Jones.

 Find out more here.


RSC – Open Stages: Shakespeare in Cardiff, 5-7 July

July 4, 2012

“RSC Open Stages is a project that aims to embrace, develop and celebrate amateur theatre, re-forging the bond with the world of professional theatre”

“The ‘RSC Openstages’ regional showcase at Sherman Cymru in July will see 13 South West based amateur dramatics companies come together across 3 nights to perform extracts of their productions inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.

Each theatre companies has created their own take on, and response to, Shakespeare’s world and language to create a unique experience for their audience. The event promised to be full of fun, frivolity, entertainment and (no doubt) tragedy to embrace and reflect the magnificent works of the Bard himself as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012.”

Tickets £5

Actonian Drama Group The Paddington Tank
Artistic License Romeo & Juliet 
Cardigan Theatre A Midsummer Nights Dream 
Class Act Theatre School The Tempest 
Everyman Theatre Twelfth Night
Impatient Vagrant Screw Your Courage
Lisvane Players All the World’s a Stage 
Oswestry Drama Project The Tempest
The Willow Globe Community Company Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sherman Cymru: Company 5 To Live, To Love, To Be…
St Michael’s Players Lord What Fools…
St Paul’s Players Dragons



Thursday 5 July Lisvane Players
Sherman Cymru: Company 5
Friday 6 July Everyman Theatre
St Paul’s Players
Actonian Drama Group
Cardigan Theatre
Shakespeare Link
Saturday 7 July St Michael’s Players
Class Act Theatre School
Impatient Vagrant
Artistic License
Oswestry Drama Project

Find out more on the Sherman Cymru Website

*** Do get in touch if you would like to review these events for Cardiff Shakespeare***


Sherman Cymru: Open House

February 2, 2012

The re-opened Sherman Cymru theatre in Cardiff

will have an open house on Saturday from 10am onwards.

 Find out more here

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