Saturday saw a celebration of Welsh theatrical talent at the Theatre Critics In Wales awards.
Usko loves to hear stories, to go on adventures, and mess about in the snow. One Christmas carnival, after making snow angels and getting told off by his mother for doing so, he sneaks off to find his own story but he gets lost in the deep, dark forest.
A witty and visually impressive adaptation of J.M Barrie’s classic that continues the tradition of spectacular Christmas shows at Sherman Cymru.
Mayhem, murder, gore and grime are the basis of a Horrible History book, and for the budding historians in the audience, the more gore the better.
A tiny, overlooked news article catches the eye of Jane, Blue Sky’s intrepid reporter. A man was bundled into a private plane in Karachi and there is only one witness who caught the plane’s tail number.
Headlong Theatre’s take on Euripides’ Greek tragedy holds a lot of potential: transferring the action to modern day suburbia allows writer and director Mike Bartlett to explore some thought provoking themes surrounding gender and infidelity.
A fitting celebration for Volcano’s 25th anniversary and a beautifully bittersweet tribute to original director/choreographer Nigel Charnock who passed away earlier this year just as the show was being cast, no review will do this production justice, there is no substitute for experiencing it yourself.
Creating a new legend, even a new fairy tale, is not an easy feat. However, if you head down to Sherman Cymru this half term you will witness a performance doing just that.
Every hook, jab, side step and uppercut draws the audience into the unflinching reality of these boxer’s lives: all five are fighting for their place in the world, to be recognised for their skills and as individuals as well as to reach for the stars and away from the grey Glaswegian streets.
“After a side-splitting first act, I left the auditorium at the intermission grinning like the proverbial Cheshire cat and I expected the second act to be in the same vein…”