Sherman 5, in collaboration with BBC Wales Radio Drama, introduces a new way for audiences to engage with drama at the Sherman Theatre, starting with a suitably spooky tale for Halloween.
As the Paul Hamlyn Foundation supported Sherman 5 project at the Sherman Theatre continues to develop, its latest initiative is a series of Lights Down, Listen Sessions in collaboration with BBC Wales Radio Drama. The first event will be held on 31 October, at the Sherman Theatre at 6.30pm.
Taking place on a regular basis, audiences will be invited to the Sherman to listen, together, to a BBC Wales radio drama by Welsh and Wales-based writers.
The first event is The Devil’s Violin, a magical, murderous and musical fairytale by Lucy Rivers, perfect for Halloween!
Life for 16 year old Hannah is pretty miserable. Her mother's a drunk and her baby brother Gethin is an evil little gremlin child. But then one night she meets an alluring violinist who plays the most seductive melodies. He offers Hannah the chance to fulfil her darkest desires. How far will Hannah go to get what she wants?
This is a wickedly playful dark modern fable with an original score composed and performed by Lucy Rivers.
After hearing the play in the Sherman Studio there will be the opportunity to meet some of the creative’s involved with this production in a Q and A session. In attendance will be Alison Hindell, BBC Head of Audio Drama UK, Helen Perry Producer, BBC Radio Drama and Lucy Rivers the writer and composer of The Devil's Violin.
Lucy Rivers is a multi-talented writer, musician and performer. She's achieved great success with her company Gaggle Babble on acclaimed shows such as The Bloody Ballad - uniquely fusing music and theatre, humour and the macabre. The Devil's Violin is her first radio drama.
Tickets are Free, but please book online or call the Ticket Office on 029 2064 6900 to book your place