SHERMAN CYMRU STAFF
Board of Trustees
Emyr Jenkins (Chair) David Seligman OBE (Vice Chair) Gbubemi Amas Amanoritsewor Paul Clements Lisabeth Miles Keith Morgan Rosamund Shelley David Stacey Elwyn Tudno Jones OBE Elinor Williams
Acting Head of Creative Learning Phillip Mackenzie Creative Learning Associates Jason Camilleri & Llinos Mai Creative Learning Assistant Heather Jones
Director Chris Ricketts General Manager Margaret Jones Associate Directors Arwel Gruffydd & Amy Hodge Artistic Associate Elen Bowman Artistic Coordinator Kate Perridge Literary Manager Siân Summers Move Champion & Facilities Manager Marina Newth Administrator Elin Partridge
DEVELOPMENT Head of Development Emma Goad Appeals Manager Suzanne Carter
Sherman Cymru Redevelopment
FINANCE Head of Finance Philippa McGrath Finance Assistant Marion Price
The Senghennydd Road landscape is changing, as our contractors, Dawnus Construction have started work on Sherman Cymru’s long awaited theatre redevelopment. It’s a very exciting time as building work has begun – the hoardings are up and the sound of hammering and drilling can be heard!
MARKETING & CUSTOMER RELATIONS Head of Marketing & Customer Relations (on maternity leave) Haleh Tozer Acting Head of Marketing & Customer Relations Alice Baynham Marketing Officer Bethan Way Web & Marketing Officer Kenon Man Box Office Assistant Ceri-ann Williams PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS Head of Production & Operations Nick Allsop Chief Electrician Rachel Mortimer Deputy Chief Electrician Katy Stephenson Production Electrician Gareth Evans Technical Stage Manager Gareth Gordon Wardrobe Manager Deryn Tudor
“Good theatre should challenge, provoke and entertain, and you can help Sherman Cymru continue to do so for many more generations by adopting a seat” – Campaign Patrons, Siân Phillips & Matthew Rhys.
The fundraising campaign has also moved on with substantial support from two of the UK’s foremost arts foundations – The Foyle Foundation and The Monument Trust. This funding, and the very generous support from our audiences and supporters through our individual giving campaigns, have raised £535,000 in total so far. We still have a long way to go to reach our £1.36 million target and the campaign will continue for another year, until we open the new look theatre. We still need your help to help us achieve the target amount. You can help raise money by: The Foyer Appeal Give as much as you can and help transform the foyer and entrance to the theatre. Sit With Us For £240 (or £10 a month for 24 months) you can join Siân and Matthew in adopting one of the seats in Sherman Cymru’s main auditorium. For further information about the appeals and the campaign please contact: Suzanne Carter, Appeals Manager – 029 2064 6970 / email@example.com Or visit: www.shermancymru.co.uk/capital
Measure For Measure By William Shakespeare
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The Duke Robert Bowman Isabella Kezia Burrows Escalus/Pompey Arwel Gruffydd Claudio/Elbow Gwynfor Jones Angelo/Mistress Overdone Ifan Meredith Mariana/Street Girl Anita Reynolds Julietta/Lucio Eiry Thomas
Director Amy Hodge Designer takis Lighting Designer Mark Howland Composer & Musical Director Edward Lewis Movement Director Lootie Johansen-Bibby Dramaturg D.J. Britton Assistant Director James Roberts Stage Manager Brenda Knight Deputy Stage Manager Kevin Smith Assistant Stage Manager Marina Newth Technical Sound Designer Gareth Evans Set Construction Mathew Thomas Scenic Artist Alex Robertson Production Electrician Stephen Nasrat Wardrobe Assistant Catherine Davies
Amy Van-Baaren, Joe Francis and all the staff at the Provincial; Graham Wilkins, Merthyr College Performing Arts; Will Goad, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Scenic Workshop; Martin Hunt, Diane Prentice & Chris Carter, Wales Millennium Centre; Paul Whittaker, Practical Media; Robin Whittaker & David Haydon, Outboard; Nic Palmer, Machine Rooms Studios; Richie Marshall; Fiction Factory; Steve, Tony & Peter.
Robert Bowman The Duke
Theatre A Place with the Pigs, Deep Cut (Sherman Cymru); The Crucible, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, Love In the Woods, The Comedy Of Errors, Twelfth Night, Wives Excuse, The Broken Heart (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Odyssey (Bristol Old Vic); The Nest (Living Pictures Productions); Ivanov, The Oresteia, Haroun & The Sea Of Stories (Royal National Theatre); Spinning Into Butter (The Royal Court Theatre); As I Lay Dying, Twelfth Night, More Grimm Tales (Young Vic Ensemble); Grimm Tales (International Tour). Director credits: Ghosts, The Seagull (Bristol Old Vic); The Blue Room (Theatre Royal Bath); Miss Julie, Time, Free From Sorrow, Andromache (Living Pictures Productions); The Seagull, A Small Family Business (RWCMD). Robert is Joint Artistic Director of Living Pictures Productions.
Arwel Gruffydd Escalus/Pompey
Arwel trained at Webber Douglas. Theatre Includes: Under Milk Wood (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); Diweddgan (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru); Drws Arall i’r Coed, Diwrnod Dwynwen (Sgript Cymru); The Sale (Made In Wales), Amadeus, Ffrwd Ceinwen, Ddoe Yn Ôl, Y Werin Wydr, Enoc Huws, Comin Jac, Siôn Blewyn Coch (Theatr Gwynedd); Breathing Space, Combrogos (West Glamorgan Theatre); Brodyr y Brwsh, Darn Gae (Bara Caws); Tua’r Gorllewin (Cwmni Sgraps); Byd Y Banc (Rigoberta); Y Madogwys (Dalier Sylw). Television & Film Beryl, Cheryl a Meryl, Treflan – Best Male Actor, Bafta Cymru 2002, Bob a’i Fam, Cyw Haul, Iechyd Da, Traed Mewn Cyffion, A470, Y Graith, Llafur Cariad (S4C); The People’s Champion, Tess of the D’Urbervilles (BBC Television); Heidi, Eldra, Hedd Wyn, Atgof, Stormydd Awst, Oed Yr Addewid.
Kezia Burrows Isabella
Kezia trained at the RADA. Theatre Includes: Venice Preserved (Arcola Theatre); A Man For All Seasons, Treasure Island, Kind Hearts and Coronets, To Kill a Mockingbird (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); By Parties Unknown (Sincera Productions); Merchant of Venice (Creation Theatre Company); The Bald Prima Donna, The Misanthrope (Seven Oaks Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Young Shakespeare Company); Starlings (New Voices 24 Hour Plays, The Old Vic); Launch Party (The Squat Collective); Latitude (The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange, Public Theatre New York/The Old Vic). Television & Film Includes: Crash, Casualty (BBC Television); With These Hands (Room 16 Productions); Capgras Tide (Upstart Films).
Gwynfor Jones Claudio/Elbow
Gwynfor trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Theatre Includes: No Vacancies, Patroiophobia (Sherman Cymru); The Winter’s Tale (Headlong); Far From the Madding Crowd (English Touring Theatre); Chains of Dew, Trifles, The Outside (Orange Tree); Othello (Creation Theatre Company); A Christmas Carol (Tabard Theatre); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Watford Palace Theatre) Television Includes: Being Human, Titty Bang Bang (BBC Television); Meet the Parents (E4); Jimmy Carr’s Sunday Best (Channel 4). Radio 20 Minutes: A Great Silent Tenderness (BBC Radio 4).
Ifan Meredith Angelo/ Mistress Overdone
Anita Reynolds Mariana/ Street Girl
Ifan trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Anita trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Theatre Includes: The Roman Bath (Arcola Theatre); Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens); Small Change (Sherman Cymru); Romeo and Juliet (Theatre of Memory); The English Game (Headlong Theatre); Frankenstein (Frantic Assembly); Living Quarters (Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre); Hamlet (The Factory); Mrs. Pat (Theatre Royal York); Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Royal Bath); Journey’s End (West End); The Tempest (Almeida); A View From the Bridge (Sheffield Crucible); Loot (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Theatre Includes: Speechless (Sherman Cymru/Shared Experience); The Move (Made in Wales); Carers (Turning Point Theatre Company); Horrible Histories (Sherman Theatre Company); Cinderella (Unicorn Theatre); Forbidden Fruit (Nottingham Roundabout Theatre); Wishful Thinking (Hijinx Theatre); Dealing with Feelings (London Bubble Theatre); How High Is Up, Mirror Mirror (Theatre Centre).
Television Includes: Holby City, Warriors (BBC Television); Midsomer Murders, The Grand, Band of Gold, The Royal, Where the Heart Is, Peak Practice (ITV).
Eiry Thomas Julietta/Lucio
Theatre Trojan Women, House of Bernarda Alba (Theatr Pena); Indian Country (Sgript Cymru); Talking Heads (Sherman Theatre Company); Skylight (West Glamorgan Theatre). Television & Film Pen Talar, Teulu, Gari Tryfan II, Con Passionate, Pobol y Cwm (S4C); Eastenders, Belonging, High Hopes, Torchwood, Casualty, The Bench, Lucky Bag (BBC Television); Cwcw – Best Actress, Bafta Cymru 2010 (Fondue Films). Radio The Beacon, The Night Horse, No Refund For Clouds, Torchwood, Binge Drink Britain, Poems People Love, The Living Dead, Solomon, The LL Files, Under Milk Wood (BBC Radio).
Amy Hodge Director
Lootie Johansen-Bibby Movement Director
D.J. Britton Dramaturg
Amy is an Associate Director at Sherman Cymru and was the recipient of the Jerwood Directors Award 2007.
takis studied stage design at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, theatre technical arts at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is currently finishing his PhD at the London College of Fashion. He is designer in residence for HighTide and is also the artistic director of his own company, ARTLUXE, which produces installation and performance art.
Lootie trained in Lecoq at London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). She was a founder member of physical devising company Counterweight.
D.J. Britton is an award-winning dramatist, director and dramaturg. He was formerly National Executive Producer heading the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio drama department, and is now the drama specialist on the Creative Writing Programme at Swansea University.
Director credits: Playing the Game (Tricycle Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Small Change, the cloak room (Sherman Cymru); Mules (Young Vic); The Ethics of Progress (Unlimited Theatre); The Tempest, Kick For Touch (Orange Tree Theatre); Theatre Of Change (Congreve Room, West Yorkshire Playhouse); Influenced (Etcetera Theatre); The Vagina Monologues (Leeds City Variety Music Hall).
Credits include: Oh What a Lovely War, Boxergirl, Scenes from the Big Picture (RADA); Hercules, Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Open Air Theatre); Ditch (The Old Vic); Moscow Live (HighTide); Lidless (HighTide/ Edinburgh Festival); The Early Bird (Finborough Theatre/Project Arts Centre Dublin); Signs of a Star Shaped Diva (Theatre Royal Stratford East and National Tour); Stovepipe (National Theatre/HighTide); The Marriage Bed (Hong Kong/ NY); Invasion (Soho Theatre); I Caught Crabs in Walberswick (Bush Theate & Edinburgh Festival).
Movement Director credits include: Far Away (Bristol Old Vic); A Winter’s Tale (Headlong); A New World (The Globe); Torn (Arcola); Romeo & Juliet (Arts Theatre Cambridge); The Sleeping Beauty, The Witches (Royal Theatre Northampton). Assistant Director credits include: Amazonia (Young Vic); Parlour Song (Almeida); The Internationalist (Gate).
His plays include: The Wizard the Goat and the Man Who Won the War, Landlovers, Cargo (Swan Gold Award, Play of the Year), The Newspaper of Claremont Street, Plainsong (Production of the Year, Millennium Perth International Festival), Waves in the Chatroom.
Television & Film Includes: Being Human, Casualty, The Bench, Belonging (BBC Television); Dau Dy a Ni, Caerdydd, Gwaith Cartref (S4C); Paradise Grove (Paradise PLC); Colonial Gods (Iris Prize); Summertime (Tornado Films).
Dramaturg credits: Freedom Sings (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Joe Northwood Saxaphone Player
Mark Howland Lighting Designer
Edward Lewis Composer & Musical Director
James Roberts Assistant Director
Joe trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is currently developing a number of projects, including a quartet, a chord-less trio and a double-tenor sax quintet.
Mark studied at Oxford University prior to training in stage lighting design at the RADA. Mark has also been a guest lecturer and tutor for RADA, National Youth Theatre and East 15.
James trained at Circus Space, London and Ecole de Cirque, Lomme.
He has performed across Europe and in China and studied with a number of great musicians including Iain Ballamy, Rick Margitza, Ben Van Gelder, Geoff Simkins, Russell Van Den Berg, Martin Speake, Ivo Neame and Lee Goodall. Joe has appeared at the Brecon Jazz Festival and performed with many other musicians including Paula Gardiner, Alex Douglas’s Jazz Orchestra, Keith Tippett’s Jazz Ensemble and the Steve Waterman Big Band.
Lighting designs include: Molly Sweeney, Translations (Curve Theatre Leicester); Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Vienna’s English Theatre); Carmen (Dorset Opera); Pressure Drop, On Religion (On Theatre); Parallel Electra (Young Vic); The London Merchant, Cider with Rosie, The Merchant of Venice (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); The Kreutzer Sonata, Vanya (The Gate Theatre); High Life (Collective Artists); Tête à Tête the Opera Festival (2007 - 2009 Tête à Tête); Monsters (Arcola Theatre/Strawberry Vale); Finkelstein’s Castle, Johnny’s Midnight Goggles (SharpWire); The Barber of Seville (Armonico Consort); The Home Place (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); A Number (Salisbury Playhouse); Oliver Twist, La Ronde (Love and Madness).
Edward studied music at Oxford University and subsequently trained as a composer and sound designer at the Bournemouth Media School. He has worked on numerous theatre productions, as well as for film, television and radio. He also works as a conductor and music critic.
Stepping into the Provincial offers a glimpse into Cardiff’s rich history. Built in 1927 by in-house architects F.C.R Palmer and W.F.C Holden, the National Provincial Bank was labelled as one of the finest buildings of its kind outside of London. When it was constructed it stood as the highest structure of any size in the Cardiff Docks area. Today The Provincial lacks none of the unique charm it held when it was first built. With a continuing programme of repair and restoration, the banking hall of this Grade II* listed building is once again close to capturing its former glory. Formerly known as The Old Natwest Bank, The Provincial took its name in 2010 to represent both its past and present. The Provincial is delighted to welcome Sherman Cymru and treat its audiences to one of the most historically significant venue spaces in the city.
Joe has previously worked with theatre groups on musicals such as Les Miserables, Sweet Charity and The Little Shop of Horrors and has also composed music to accompany a staging of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues.
Assistant Director credits: My Child, The Pain and the Itch (Royal Court Theatre).
Recent theatre credits include: On The Rocks, Amongst Friends, Darker Shores, Heat and Light (Hampstead Theatre); Slowly, Hurts Given, Received, Apple Pie (Riverside Studios); Emo (Bristol Old Vic and Young Vic); I Am Falling (Sadler’s Wells & The Gate, Notting Hill); The Stronger, The Pariah, Boy With A Suitcase, Le Marriage, Meetings (The Arcola); Hedda, Breathing Irregular (The Gate, Notting Hill); Madness In Valencia (Trafalgar Studios); The Madness Of George III (National Tour); Love, Question Mark (New Diorama); Knives In Hens (Battersea Arts Centre); Personal Enemy (White Bear & New York); In The Blood (Finborough Theatre).
She also works as dramaturg for Wattle & Daub Puppet Theatre and Jean Abreu Dance, and has worked with various circus artists as Director in Residence at the Circus Space, London.
Creative team credits: Wardrobe Diaries (Citrus Arts); Illuminata (Cauldrons & Furnaces); Parklife (NoFit State Circus); Cirque Ventura (P&O Cruises); Opening Ceremony of European Capital of Culture 2008. Stage credits: Pinnochio (Opera North); Opening Ceremony (Asian Olympic Games); Immortal (NoFit State Circus); The Birds (National Theatre); OVO (Millennium Dome Show); Towers of Light & Fire (Walk The Plank). Television & Film credits : Sunshine (Danny Boyle/20th Century Fox); Cracker, Band of Gold (Granada TV).
His version of Sophocles’s Oedipus/Antigone was performed by Sherman Cymru Youth Theatre in February and has just been published by Methuen Drama as part of its Producers’ Choice - Six Plays for Young People collection. He worked as dramaturg on the National Theatre Wales/Volcano production, Shelf Life.
For more information regarding booking enquiries please contact Amy Van-Baaren on 07794 546979.