Spring Season 2017
By Gary Owen
24 March – 8 April
Previews: 24 – 27 March
Under 25s half price
Concessions £2 off
Captioned performance on Friday 31st March 7.30pm
“THERE IS AN INSTINCTIVE REVULSION AGAINST TAKING A HUMAN LIFE. AND THAT REVULSION CAN BE CONQUERED.”
The multi-award winning combination that created Iphigenia in Splott; Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan and Associate Artist, Gary Owen, return in Killology; a new play and co-production with the Royal Court Theatre, London.
A controversial new gaming experience is inspiring a generation.
In Killology, players are rewarded for torturing victims, scoring points for “creativity”.
But Killology isn’t sick. In fact it’s marketed by its millionaire creator as a deeply moral experience. Because yes, you can live out your darkest fantasies, but you don’t escape their consequences.
Out on the streets, not everybody agrees with him.
“YOU CAN’T TELL YOUR MUM THE STREETS ARE FULL OF PSYCHOS AND IT’S PURE FLUKE YOU GET HOME ALIVE EVERY NIGHT.”
UK Theatre Award for Best New Play (Gary Owen, Iphigenia in Splott)
James Tait Black Prize for Drama (Gary Owen, Iphigenia in Splott)
** CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31st **
13 – 15 April, 7.30pm
All performances will be captioned
PERFORMANCE, EXHIBITION, ARCHIVE.
WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL.
Love, Cardiff is the story of our city’s past, present and future told through the personal accounts of our City Road communities. The customers in the barbers and take-aways pass each other on the street. The staff in the grocers, the sex shop, and the funeral directors sit side by side on the bus. The residents of City Road make their way home, every passer-by, every person an extraordinary story.
Love, Cardiff is a community production that explores the stories that lie behind the faces of those who live, work and play along this vibrant city road.
Do you have a City Road story?
If so, get in touch. Your story may be the inspiration we are looking for to help us build our performance, exhibition and archive. Please contact the Love, Cardiff Team on 02920 646980 or email [email protected] The Community and Engagement Team at the Sherman Theatre create projects about you, our citizens, together telling the story of our community, our capital city.
‘To have the whole community in a play made entirely of their words was incredible.’ (Waulah Cymru Committee Member on the Sherman Theatre’s Community Production of Home)
Love, Cardiff has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
**ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE CAPTIONED. **
How My Light is Spent
By Alan Harries
6 – 27th May
Captioned Performance 26th May 7:45 pm
Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price
“KITTY, MY HANDS HAVE DISAPPEARED. PARDON?”
Every Wednesday evening, Jimmy calls Kitty. For precisely nine minutes. At £1.20 a minute.
Jimmy is 36, lives with his mum and works at Newport’s only drive-through doughnut restaurant. Kitty is a phone sex worker living in the granny flat of a topiary enthusiast. Things were looking up for Jimmy when he met Kitty for the first time, but then he loses his job at the drive-in and starts to feel a strange tingling in his fingers. Kitty’s not a psychologist yet, but she has some theories about why Jimmy has started to disappear. With Kitty giving some life-changing advice and Jimmy trying to reconcile himself to eventual invisibility, this unlikely duo succeeds in turning each other’s world upside down.
From the writer of Love, Lies and Taxidermy, this Welsh Premiere of How My Light Is Spent is a funny, hopeful play about loneliness, longing and being left behind.
“Alan has a unique voice that is playful, charming and wonderfully weird. I think this is an entertaining, uplifting and accessible play that audiences in Cardiff will really warm to” Liz Stevenson, Director.
**CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE ON FRIDAY, MAY 26TH **
Sherman Theatre: http://www.shermantheatre.co.uk/performance/theatre/how-my-light-is-spent/