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Cardiff’s the Other Room announces autumn season

The Other Room's production of Sand, which ran as part of its previous season. Photo: Aenne Pallasca
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The Other Room theatre in Cardiff has announced its autumn/winter season, which incudes a new production of David Harrower’s Blackbird.

Theatre company Those Two Impostors will produce the revival of Harrower’s play at the Cardiff pub theatre, running from October 24 to November 5.

Meanwhile the venue is also staging Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, depicting Martin Luther King’s last night before he was assassinated in 1968.

The Mountaintop will be produced by theatre company Fio and will be directed by its artistic director Abdul Shayek. It runs from October 4 to 15.

The Other Room will be co-producing Phil Porter’s Blink, alongside Cardiff-baed company Critical Ambition, and Volcano Theatre Company.

The season also includes Barrel Organ’s Some People Talk About Violence and Walrus Theatre’s Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, as well as resident company Difficult Stage’s Looking Through Glass.

Looking Through Glass, which closes the season, is a follow up to the company’s Alix in Wundergarten, which ran last year.

The Other Room’s creative producer, Ben Atterbury, said the autumn/winter season had been curated to “show off the depth and breadth of work being made in Wales and in the rest of the UK”.

He added: “Autumn/winter at the Other Room includes our usual mix of great modern drama alongside the most exciting new writing, but with the added excitement that comes from having seven brilliant companies bringing their own unique brand of theatre to Cardiff.”

The Other Room won fringe theatre of the year at The Stage Awards 2016.

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