Sherman Theatre-INTERVAL virtual projects

Theatre has always been there in dark times for both audiences and artists. So what happens in these particularly dark times when because of the necessary social distancing measures you can’t do theatre? You do something else.

With this in mind the Sherman Theatre have put together Interval, an evolving series of projects designed to support the Welsh artistic and freelance community and give audiences the exceptional new writing they are used to. In a time of scarce resource, the one thing we currently have is time and we want to use that time to support artists, freelancers, young people and communities.


Welsh and Wales-based artists and freelancers can have creative conversations 1:1 with members of the Sherman family via skype or phone. A number of slots will be available to book over the next few weeks with:

Joe Murphy, Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director;

Hayley Grindle, Designer and Sherman Theatre Associate Artist;

Daf James, Playwright, Composer and Sherman Theatre’s Writer in Residence (in the medium of Welsh or English);

Gary Owen, Playwright and Sherman Theatre Associate Artist (in the medium of Welsh or English)



Thanks to an anonymous donation and inspired by Papatango’s brilliant idea, ten Welsh or Wales –based writers will create five minute monologues which will be performed and self-filmed by actors and shown on Youtube.

The Sherman artistic family will select ten pitches

  • Pitches will be accepted in Welsh and English
  • Each writer will receive £100 to develop their script into a five minute monologue
  • Any actors who would like to be involved should email their Spotlight entry and an expression of interest to Actors must have the ability to self-film their monologue. Each actor will be paid £100.
  • Anyone can apply as long as they are Welsh or Wales-based, just write a short paragraph-long pitch and send to


Monday 30 March

Published on:
20 Mar 2020


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  1. I wonder if you could pass on to Daf James – a wonderful experience listening to your play today (BBC Radio 4 -6/08/20) Graveyard in my Closet -Transported me to a lunch with Victor Spinnetti and a performance of UnderMilk Wood in the Sydney Opera House- how did you do that? rich references and cutting emotions – what a talent – Thanks

    by Peter Graham
    3:17 pm, 6 Aug 2020