Twist

In a radical reimagining of Dickens’ classic novel, Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre, pioneers of new writing for young audiences, transform Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global crisis fast defining the 21st century. Twist is one boy’s search for home among the nameless millions they call ‘migrant’.

This retelling of a Victorian masterpiece will challenge intolerance with urgency and compassion. In a world where home is but a fragile thing and good fortune just a turn of fate, Twist is about having the temerity to ask for more.

This Evil Thing

"For God's sake, this protest of yours - is it really worth losing your lives over?"

January 1916: Bert Brocklesby is a schoolteacher and preacher at his Methodist chapel; Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest philosophers of his time. With the advent of military conscription their worlds are turned upside down.

This Evil Thing, acclaimed at last years’ Edinburgh Festival, is the compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who said no to war, told by Michael Mears in a breathtaking display of vocal and physical dexterity.

Heroine

"We need to take back control, not politicians, not the police, us, the people, we are the power."

Former soldier Grace joins a community group on her return to the UK. But as the group starts taking action she is forced to question the very foundations of her beliefs and finds herself back on the front line, but who is she fighting?

Patriotism and modern Britain collide in Nessah Muthy’s devastating exploration of the UK today.

19-23 September 7.45pm, Matinee 21 September 2.00pm

Gods & Kings

A man leaves a consultation room facing a choice. It should be a pretty straightforward choice. Take the pill and live. Don’t take the pill and die. But the decision proves to be more difficult; does he risk losing his life or risk no longer being the person he has been all of his life?

Challenging perceptions of what it is to live with mental illness, Gods & Kings is a bracingly honest and often hugely funny real-life story.

6-9 September 7.30pm, Matinee 8 September 2.30pm

The Wind in the Willows

Meet Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad and join them on an adventure of a lifetime. Based on Kenneth Grahame’s classic book, The Wind In The Willows offers delightful Christmas entertainment packed with live music for all of the family.

Over the years, Sherman’s main house Christmas show has become one of Cardiff’s essential seasonal treats and this year’s offering will be no exception.

Times of performances vary: please contact the venue for further information.

The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud y Crochan Uwd

When a girl does a good deed, she is rewarded with a magic pot which makes tasty porridge on demand – just what her hungry family needs. But one day her mother can't make the pot stop and soon the whole town begins to fill up with porridge. Who can stop the pot?

The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud y Crochan Uwd, full of songs and live music, offers fantastic fun for under 7s and their families.

3 & 4 November, 25 November-30 December, Various times

A Play, A Pie and a Pint: The Burton Taylor Affair

Sample a brand new piece of theatre, alongside a top quality pie and drink. A Play, A Pie and A Pint is the perfect all-in-one, early evening theatre package and a great way to unwind after work.

This season’s play is a vivid account of perhaps Hollywood’s greatest real life love story, the tempestuous on-off relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

7-11 November 6.30pm

Matinee 11 November 2.00pm

Dancing Through Life

The Dance Centre presents Dancing Through Life.

A journey all about growing up. Their annual dance show showcases the students from all areas of the School: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary as well as Street and Solo and Duo competitors.

The Dance Centre is sister to The Stage Centre, facilitating training in the Arts from Pre-school through to Adult.

 

The Cherry Orchard

"A Russian classic, reimagined for a brasher time."

Bloumfield sits on the sun-kissed south Pembrokeshire coast; a rambling, ramshackle old manor house where Rainey raised her children, surrounded by golden beaches and lush green orchards. But the death of her beloved son and husband sent Rainey fleeing to London, abandoning what remained of her family. Now, with the bank threatening to repossess, Rainey’s daughters drag her back to Bloumfield. Rainey will have to face her ghosts – and her furious daughters – or lose everything.

Constellations

On in 5 Productions and Little London Theatre Company productions present Constellations by Nick Payne. First performed in London in 2012, winning the Evening Standard's Best Play Award, it transferred to Broadway in 2015 and was nominated for Tony and Drama League Awards for Best Play, Actor and Actress. It has toured the UK, but has never been performed in Wales.

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