Cannonballista

Cannonballista is an explosive new solo show exploring grief, coping mechanisms and the things we do to get us through. Liz Clarke’s Super Hero Alter Ego, Betty Bruiser has been present in her life for a good few years now and Betty thinks it’s about time she had her own show. Cue a cannon, a shed and impossibly high heels, topped off with a huge dollop of glitz. This highly charged performance is sure to go off with a bang.

Y Tad

The father’s world is topsy-turvy. Who are these strangers in his house? Is it his house at all? This is a heart-rending story about a man who is failing to understand what is happening to him as his memory crumbles, and a daughter who is struggling to come to terms with her father’s illness. Y Tad is a new Welsh translation of Le Père, winner of the Molière Award 2014 (Best Play). It was also the winner of the competition to Translate a Play into Welsh at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, 2016.

Grav

In October 2007 Ray Gravell, a man who for many embodied what it is to be Welsh, passed away after succumbing to complications resulting from contracting diabetes. He was 56 years old.

Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, Grav was and is so much more than that. An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more. Catch the award-winning production before it heads to Off-Off-Broadway.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Dublin Carol

"THERE’S NOTHING WORSE THAN DECORATIONS AFTER CHRISTMAS. THAT’S THE WAY I SOMETIMES USED TO FEEL PUTTING MY CLOTHES ON IN THE MORNING."

Dublin, Christmas Eve. John, an alcoholic undertaker, is confronted by the ghosts of his past. Can he salvage something from the life he himself wrecked?

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Sherman Theatre is delighted to welcome the world’s largest youth drama festival onto its main house stage once again. Over the course of a thrilling evening of theatre, local schools will stage unique Shakespeare productions. The performances across the UK are the celebratory finale of a journey for nearly 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools.

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Vaudevillians

RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon comes to the Sherman Theatre with The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.

How to Win Against History

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey, was one of the Earth’s wealthiest men, until he lost it all by being too damn fabulous. Seiriol Davies’s fierce, hilarious, tragi-gorgeous, ripped-up new musical about being too weird for the world (but desperately not wanting it to forget you) was the solid gold, sparkly-diamond-studded hit of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. It now comes to Cardiff in proud association with Pontio, Bangor.

15-18 November 7.45pm, Matinee 18 November 2.00pm

The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray

In 1973, singer-songwriter Jake Thackray performed at the inaugural concert of Sherman Theatre, alongside his friend and music hero, Georges Brassens.

Now John Watterson, the UK’s foremost performer of Thackray’s work brings Jake’s wit, irreverence, humour and humanity back to Cardiff, with a hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the life and songs of one of our greatest wordsmiths. Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan.

Bin Laden: The One Man Show

The world’s most notorious terrorist tells his remarkable, provocative, multi-award-winning story.

This incendiary, intelligent debut from Knaïve Theatre provides a fresh perspective, creating within the unthinkable, a space for debate and dialogue.

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