The long awaited reopening of Sherman Theatre’s Christmas performances

After a long period of closure due to Covid-19, the Sherman Theatre opens its doors to the public for the return of its Christmas performances

sherman theatre outside
A Miracle on Senghennydd Road (Credit: Sian Hopkins).

After being unable to hold live performances last year, the Sherman Theatre is delighted to announce their traditional two new actor, musician-led productions this Christmas.  

Marketing manager, Ed Newsome reported, “Throughout the lockdowns, Sherman Theatre used digital media extensively to continue to carry out our work.

“Now that our doors are open once again, we are delighted to be able to welcome audiences back to the Sherman.”

On the larger stage, the Main House, Gary Owen’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, aimed at audiences aged 7+, will be directed by Joe Murphy in his debut Main House production as artistic director. 

The smaller Studio theatre will simultaneously be staging a bilingual production of The Elves and the Shoemaker / Y Coblynnod a’r Crydd, adapted by Katherine Chandler and directed by Sara Lloyd.

This production will be performed in both English and Welsh in separate performances, aiming to give children aged 3-6 their first introduction to theatre. 

The Sherman Theatre is a unique drama experience, as with every “Made at Sherman” production, both Christmas shows have been rehearsed, created and envisioned under the roof of the Sherman. 

Both creative writers who adapt the beloved classics are some of Wales’s best writers who work continuously within the Sherman. 

While still adhering to Covid-19 safety guidelines, on selected dates, the theatre also makes its performances more accessible offering, such as: BSL interpretation, audio commentary, and relaxed performances, designed to enable audience members to leave throughout the performance and dimming the lights instead of blackouts. 

Deputy house manager, Aled Wyn Thomas commented on everything the Sherman Theatre team does to try to ensure the ecology of the theatre remains stable, accessible, and welcoming to anyone who wishes to work within the sector.

Aled commented, “Sherman Theatre prides itself on being a place for everyone and it was a huge shame that we couldn’t welcome people into the building for such a long period of time. ”

Booking the Sherman Theatre’s performances this Christmas:

A Christmas Carol runs from November 26 to December 31
Standard Tickets: £16 - £26
Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half Price

The Elves & the Shoemaker runs from December 1 to 29, previews on November 12 & 13 
Standard Tickets: £9.50
Schools: £6.50