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Plays from Stephen Adly Giurgis and Brad Birch feature in Sherman Theatre season

Sherman Cymru in Cardiff will offer budding directors the chance to work in both English and Welsh. Photo: Simon Gough Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. Photo: Simon Gough
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The Sherman Theatre in Cardiff has announced its 2018 season, which includes Brad Birch’s new play Tremor.

Directed by Rachel O’Riordan and featuring design by Hayley Grindle, Tremor explores the effects of tension on people’s everyday lives.

The season will also include the regional premiere of The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Giurgis, which was performed in 2015 at the National Theatre in London, and is directed by Andy Arnold. It is a co-production with Glasgow’s Tron theatre.

Conor McPherson’s Dublin Carol, directed by Matthew Xia will also show at the theatre next year.

Terra Firma will be performed by the National Dance Company of Wales and a Welsh language adaptation of Florian Zeller’s The Father, produced by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, will also run as part of the season.

Visiting productions include Liz Clarke’s Cannonballista, the Wardrobe Theatre Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education and Torch Theatre Company’s Grav.

Season at a glance:

Dublin Carol by Conor McPherson

Directed by Matthew Xia
February 1 to 17, with press night on February 5

The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Directed by Andy Arnold
March 21 to 31, with press night on March 22

Tremor by Brad Birch

Directed by Rachel O’Riordan
April 12 to May 5, with press night on April 17

Terra Firma by National Dance Company Wales

February 8

Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline by Lakin McCarthy

February 21

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales by Freckle Productions

February 22 to 23

Grav by Torch Theatre Company

February 22 to 23

Y Tad by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru with / â Pontio

March 8 to 9

Cannonballista by Liz Clarke

March 8

Ten Plagues by Belfast Ensemble

March 13

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I? by So Comedy

March 14

Horrible Histories – More Best of Barmy Britain by Birmingham Stage Company

March 16 to 17

One More Look by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama / Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru

March 27 to 31

The Flying Bedroom by Little Light Dance and Digital Theatre

April 6 to 7

Brainiac Live Dan Coleman Ltd

April 10

National Theatre Connections

April 12 to 14

Education, Education, Education

Produced by Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal and Derngate Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall

May 1 to 2

Bridget Christie: What Now? by Patrick Lynch

May 24

Tom Thumb by Lyngo Theatre

June 1 to 2

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