The Cardiff based theatre have confirmed details of its upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations for 2023.

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The Sherman Theatre has announced the first productions to play as part of its 50th anniversary season, with a mixture of both emerging and established voices in Welsh theatre taking centre stage. Throughout the year, the venue will celebrate the many audiences, artists, communities and staff who have all played a part in the Sherman’s story.

While a full programme of shows to be announced, upcoming highlights of the celebrations include: Gary Owen (Iphigenia in Splott) and Rachel O’Riordan’s return with Romeo and Julie as well as Nia Morais’ Welsh language magical story for young adults and upwards titled Imrie and  a Sherman Youth Theatre Festival with a performance inspired by Gary Owen’s Ghost City rooted in modern day Wales.

Talking about the news, Joe Murphy, Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director said: “For 50 years Sherman Theatre has served the audiences, artists and communities of Cardiff and South Wales with work that we feel the whole nation can be proud of. This year is for our audiences, our artists and our communities. It’s a year-long celebration for the people we exist to serve. We’ll look back, we’ll look mostly forward, but we will always work to entertain with exceptional drama, local stories and innovative work.”

Further details of the Sherman at 50 programme will be announced over the coming months. Working in partnership with other companies has long been a key element of Sherman Theatre’s work, alongside co-productions with the National Theatre and Frân Wen, the Sherman will collaborate with Theatr Iolo on the 2023 Main House Christmas production for ages 7 plus. The packed birthday programme will also include further productions including shows by and for Sherman Theatre’s diverse communities, community takeovers, digital activities looking back over key moments in Sherman history, and a very special weekend of events over the course of the birthday weekend. 

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