Welcome to the Sherman Theatre's spring season. I am delighted to share a vibrant and exciting programme with you, our audience. This season is all about the new: we are generating, producing and presenting varied, fresh new work for the citizens of Cardiff and beyond.
I am proud to say that at the centre of our season are the world premieres of two Sherman productions by two of Wales' finest writers; Matthew Trevannion’s Leviathan (in co-production with Òran Mór's legendary A Play, A Pie and A Pint) and Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott. These moving plays look at modern Welsh women; they explore the fallout of social deprivation, and speak in an authentic- and funny- voice.
Our playwright-in-residence, Katherine Chandler, has written a new play, Hood, as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival which we are delighted to present here at the Sherman.
We are also supporting major new work from Welsh companies; National Theatre Wales' Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage; Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru's Y Fenyw Ddaeth o'r Môr and Pan Oedd Y Byd Yn Fach; Torch Theatre’s new play Grav; and emerging Swansea-based comedy sketch company, Double Dipp.
This spring, we also welcome the Sherman's first resident company, Pluen. A bi-lingual emerging company, run by Cardiff-based artists Elgan Rhys and Gethin Evans.
So; spring is here. Try something fresh, new and exciting at the Sherman.