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Sherman Theatre announces new season

Artistic director Rachel O’Riordan will direct a production of ”Alice in Wonderland”

Director Rachel O'Riordan
Director Rachel O'Riordan

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The Sherman Theatre in Cardiff has announced its autumn 2018 season with highlights including a major new production of Meic Povey's Fel Anifail.

Directed by Jac Ifan Moore, the Welsh-language production will run from 11 to 20 October and tells of Defi and Mair, who have spent their whole lives living at the same house, but soon the prospect of leaving becomes inevitable. The production will have simultaneous surtitle translation at all performances.

Other Welsh language and bilingual work in the season includes Mags (25 to 28 September), a bilingual production looking at the role of care in society, and Little Red Riding Hood/Yr Hugan Fach Goch, the theatre's annual bilingual Christmas show which runs from 9 to 10 November and 3 to 29 December, devised and directed by Gethin Evans.

In November, Sherman launches a new initiative aimed at nurturing Welsh theatre talent. Get It While It's Hot will invite audiences to see a show staged by an emerging theatre company from South Wales and kicks off with Clock Tower Theatre Company's staging of Shed Man by Kevin Jones (13 to 17 November).

Artistic director Rachel O'Riordan returns to the main house in December to direct Mike Kenny's adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland with a Welsh/Wales-based cast of actor-musicians.

Visiting productions this autumn include Rosie Kay Dance Company with MK Ultra (28 to 29 September), Ruby Wax (3 to 4 October), and Starving Artists' Let Me Look at You (23 to 24 October).