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Y Tŵr – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

A couple relaxing together

Librettist: Gwyneth Glyn Composer: Guto Puw Director: Michael McCarthy Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Y Tŵr (The Tower) is a new Welsh-language opera based on the Gwenlyn Parry play of the same name. In three acts, we explore the seasons of life - summer, autumn and winter - each represented by a room in the tower. In a surreal yet evocative metaphor, ...

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How My Light Is Spent – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Silhouette of man wearing earmuffs

Writer: Alan Harris Director: Liz Stevenson Reviewer: Jacqui Onions How My Light Is Spent is a quirky take on what is essentially a story of everyday lives and loves. Jimmy (Rhodri Meilir) and Kitty (Alexandra Riley) first cross paths when he calls the sex line that she works for. From there, we follow the downturns in their lives and their impact ...

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The Green House / Profundis – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Choreographers: Caroline Finn & Roy Assaf Reviewer: Jacqui Onions National Dance Company Wales present their latest works in a double bill from two choreographers; The Green House by NDCW’s artistic director, Caroline Finn, and Profundis by Roy Assaf. The evening begins with Profundis and a simple black box stage with a grey dance floor. The audience is treated to a ...

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Love, Cardiff: City Road Stories – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer & Director: Andrew Sterry Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Love Cardiff: City Road Stories captures the community, diversity and culture of Cardiff found just a stone’s throw from the commercial city centre. City Road is arguably the heart of the Roath area of Cardiff; a long street of predominantly independent shops, restaurants and bars and a real melting pot of cultures ...

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Love, Lies and Taxidermy – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Alan Harris Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin In a town where “all roads lead to Tesco”, it’s inevitable that this is the setting for Valentine and Vicky’s first date and the starting point for this story. A quirky spin on the classic boy-meets-girl tale – boy meets girl and tries to convince her not to film a porno… ...

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Snout – The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 

Writer: Kelly Jones Director: Kenny Miller Reviewer: Beth Steer At just under 40 minutes long, Snout is a three-woman, one-van performance that packs a lot of punch in a short space of time. Written by award-winning playwright Kelly Jones, and directed by Kenny Miller, Snout explores what it means to be human - and animal. As Coco (Clare Cage), Lacey ...

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The Weir – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Conor McPherson Director Rachel O'Riordan Reviewer: Emily Pearce The Sherman’s new production of The Weir (in conjunction with the Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol) is a subtle study of human behaviour that slowly gets under the skin. Conor McPherson’s one-act play set in a remote bar in rural Ireland received the Oliver Award for Best New Play (1997) when originally ...

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Bird – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Katherine Chandler Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin   The pure white tiles of the set are covered in putrid mildew and the yellow-orange stains of rust. This is what happens when something is left without loving care for too long. This is the story of young Ava, a girl on the cusp of adulthood who has never known ...

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