Playing The Game by Bola Agbaje

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Election time. The Students’ Association needs a new President, and Akousa’s achingly cool flatmates are certain she is perfect for the position. How can they persuade her, and how much is she willing to compromise?

The Tricycle Presents

Playing The Game by Bola Agbaje

As Part of the Women Power and Politics Season

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Rosa Maggiora

Lighting Design by Matthew Eagland

Sound Design by Tom Lishman

Cast includes: Claire Cox ( Charlene ) , Lara Rossi ( Jenny ) and Amy Loughton

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickins

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In a new version by Gary Owen

Tucked up in his old, decaying house on a cold Christmas Eve, lonely Scrooge hears the rattle of chains and strange wailing noises – it’s the ghost of his old business partner, Marley, come to warn him that if Scrooge doesn’t change his ways, he will suffer a terrible fate…

Join Scrooge as he meets the three Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and discover if he will embrace the true spirit of Christmas before it’s too late.

This traditional Christmas classic by Charles Dickens, and adapted by award-winning playwright Gary Owen, is a magical festive must-see for all the family.

Whether you’re new to A Christmas Carol or it’s an old favourite, we invite you to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, and share the heart-warming spirit of this timeless tale with us.

 

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Patrick Burnier

Lighting Designer Emma Chapman

Composer (Songs) and Sound Designer  Adrienne Quartly

Musical Director, Orchestrations and Composer (Music) Michael Cryne

Choreographer and Movement Director Aline David

Puppet Maker and Trainer Michael Fowkes

Cast includes Matthew Bulgo, Mark Frost, Simon Ludders, Sharon Morgan, Simon Nehan, David Osmond, Elin Phillips, Amy Ellen Richardson

 

Reviews:

“A rousing family show, with belly laughs and cheering songs” **** The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/dec/15/a-christmas-carol-review

“all-round entertainment…topical and very Welsh. A palpable hit.” The Stage

 

Small Change by Peter Gill

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Written by Peter Gill

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Patrick Burnier

Lighting Design by Emma Chapman

Sound Design by Adrienne Quartley

Cast includes: Lisa Palfrey, Hellen Griffiths, Ifan Meredith and Kenny Doughty

Reviews: 

Th Guardian **** http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2009/apr/02/small-change-sherman-cymru-cardiff

The British Theatre Guide **** “Piece by piece, this impeccable production leads us through the splintered shards of the lives of these four individuals….. raw, dark stuff, simplistically staged and beautifully played”

The Sanger by Foster Marks

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After serving as a radio operator in the Territorial Army and completing two tours of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, Foster Marks certainly knows a thing or two about being caught up in conflict.

Now he’s used his experiences to help him pen a play for Sherman Cymru.

 

Sherman Cymru presents

The Sanger

Written by Foster Marks
Directed by Amy Hodge

Cast includes Tom Cullen and Gareth Milton

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Light Arrested Between The Curtain And the Glass

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A new play about guilt, faith and devotion set in the bleak and brooding uplands of Mid Wales. Stifled by the heartache of a local tragedy, the small, god-fearing town of Nantglyn is fractured. Fuelled by his own regret, the local vicar takes it upon himself to reunite the parish. Where will his crusade take him and his congregation?

 

Sherman Cymru presents

Light Arrested Between The Curtain and The Glass

Written by Brad Birch

Directed by Amy Hodge

Cast includes: Lisa Palfry, Nathan Sussex and Russ Gomer

http://www.buzzmag.co.uk/reviews/review-light-arrested-between-the-curtain-and-the-glass/

Mules by Winsome Pinnock

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Mules tells the story of the women who lend their bodies to smuggle drugs across borders – and who pay the price, and then some. Winsome Pinnock’s most powerfully political play.

The Young Vic and Jerwood Directors Award

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Written by Winsome Pinnock

Directed by Amy Hodge

Designed by Lorna Ritchie

Lighting Design by Emma Chapman

Sound by Tom Hodge

Fight Director Steven Hoggett

 

Reviews:

The Evening Standard  “an ideal play for a young, thrusting talent like Amy Hodge, winner of a Jerwood/Young Vic director’s prize, to show her chops”.

 

Clytemnestra

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“When we’ve killed all the animals

Men will be next.”

Oil has run out and the world fights for food. To save his people, Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter to his barbaric new allies. With the fury of a mother betrayed, Clytemnestra waits for his return.

Adultery, power and revenge drive this new telling of a Greek legend.

A major new production from Sherman Cymru, Clytemnestra combines the dramatic story-telling of the former National Poet of Wales, Gwyneth Lewis, with the bold direction of Amy Hodge (Measure for Measure).

 

Sherman Cymru present

Clytemnestra

 

Written by Gwyneth Lewis

Directed by Amy Hodge.

Designed by takis

Lighting Design by Lee Curran

Composer and Sound Design by Simon Thorne

Choreography by Johan Stjernholm

Cast:
Jaye Griffiths starring as Clytemnestra (Silent Witness, Doctors, The Bill), Nick Moss (Birdsong) Rhian Blythe (winner of The Stage Best actress award for her performance in Sherman Cymru’s award winning production Deep Cut), Matthew Bulgo, (Dirty Protest Theatre) Kezrena James (Crash), Nia Gwynne (Casualty, Eastenders), Adam Redmore (The Bill), Jonah Russell (Stop The World) and Eiry Thomas (Belonging, Stella).