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New Youth Theatre and new drama group at Sherman Cymru

Sherman Cymru is re-launching its Youth Theatre and introducing a new drama group for over 18s.

Sherman’s Youth Theatre has been nurturing young local talent over 20 years and as part of the new programme of work at the Sherman, the company will be re-launching its Youth Theatre from September as well as launching a new drama group, the Sherman Players.

From September onwards, the Youth Theatre is changing and while it will continue to provide an opportunity for young people to develop their personal and performance skills with support and guidance from trained and experienced practitioners, there will more focus on individual and team work exercises, voice and movement as well as the opportunity to work towards show backs and progressing to performances on the main stage.

Sherman Youth Theatre is open to anyone aged between 10 and 17, who live or are educated within the City & County of Cardiff and has a passion for theatre.

Head of Sherman’s Youth Theatre Phil Mackenzie said: “At the Sherman we believe in nurturing young people’s creativity and self expression through the power of drama and theatre. We will also be guiding our young people into a deeper exploration of text as a means of expression.”

For the first time in September, Sherman Theatre will be starting a new drama group for those 18 and over, Sherman Players which is open to anyone interested in theatre, acting or wanting to do something as a hobby on a weekly basis.

Open to ages 18 and over and with no experience necessary, the Sherman Players will be a dynamic drama group where you will have fun learning and developing new skills by qualified tutors in acting, clowning, combat and mask making. Sherman Players will also have the opportunity to perform in their own production on the main stage working with a professional director.

Sherman Cymru will also continue to run is very popular Saturday morning workshops, Sherman Sherbets for children aged between 4 – 10 and Sherman Cymru’s Inc Youth Theatre Group for young people aged 15 to 22 with and without learning disabilities/difficulties who want to improve their theatre skills, meet new people and perform in a professional theatre.

Booking details

Sherman Youth Theatre is taking bookings now for its Autumn term. The term starts from 23 September and runs until 3 December with weekly workshops heldon Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The fees per term are £90 and £5 concessions.

Sherman Players will meet every Tuesday between 7.30pm – 9.30pm from September. The fee each term is £90.

Spaces for Sherman Youth Theatre and Sherman Players must be booked in advanced. You can book spaces for both Sherman Youth Theatre and Sherman Players on 029 2064 6900 or contact [email protected]uk

Further information can be found at www.shermancymru.co.uk or call Sherman Theatre on 029 2064 6900.

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