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The Other Room announce new autumn season

The season will include three new shows and a series of projects for script readings, alongside a secret Christmas show


© Tess Seymour

Cardiff's pub theatre The Other Room has today announced its season for the remainder of 2017.

The lineup includes new productions of hang by Debbie Tucker Green, My Name is Rachel Corrie and Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, alongside a series of early development projects and rehearsed readings. A secret Christmas show will be announced in the next couple of months.

The season begins with a two week run of Debbie Tucker Green's hang, produced by Run Amok. Starting on 5 September, the play debuted at the Royal Court in 2015 and explores a world where the death penalty remains legal, and how it impacts the life of one woman.

From 10 to 21 October, former Other Room associate director Chelsey Gillard will present My Name is Rachel Corrie, originally created by Katherine Viner and Alan Rickman. The verbatim show charts the life of the activist Corrie, as she travels from Washington to the Gaza Strip.

From 31 October to 11 November, Fio return to the Other Room for Ariel Dorfman's 1990 dark thriller Death and the Maiden, directed by Abdul Shayek.

The Other Room will also present Blue Sky Scripts, a series of one-off readings and new scripts from Welsh and Wales-based writers. The first week will take place from 18 to 22 September with the second to follow from 13 to17 November.

A Christmas show will be performed at The Other Room from 5 December to Saturday 23rd December.

Associate artistic director of The Other Room and programmer of the season, Ben Atterbury, comments: "The Other Room again demonstrates the strength that Wales has in young and emergent companies making exciting and energetic productions of plays rarely or never before performed in Wales. Then, we've got a surprise for you at Christmas. We can't say too much about it just yet, so let's just say that it'll have you wigging out, and uke might enjoy a bit of an alternative treat."

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