The Sherman Theatre are to present a classic Brothers Grimm tale as part of their bilingual Christmas production which will tour Wales before taking residence at the theatre during December. The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud y Crochan Uwd has been given a modern twist by award-winning Welsh playwright Alun Saunders. A mix of enchanting music and playful rhyming songs makes this new adaptation perfect for children ages 3 – 6 and their families. This production will be performed at separate shows in either Welsh or English.
This charming new version starring Welsh actors Hanna Jarman and Mali Jones is set in a village on the edge of the Enormous Forest. Aggie is always trying to help her mother and the other villagers, but often just ends up making a mess. One day she is given a magic pot which makes tasty porridge when she taps it and says ‘Cook little pot, cook’. But when her mother can’t stop the pot, the town is filled with porridge – and Aggie’s help is really needed.
Directing the production is Elgan Rhys, Co-Artistic Director of Sherman Theatre’s bilingual Company in Residence Cwmni Pluen. Of the production Elgan says “The Magic Porridge Pot will be a fun-filled, playful and magical story bringing little ones and their families together to share a memorable experience, and will leave the children’s imagination ignited and inspired”
In recent years Sherman Theatre has firmly established its bilingual Christmas production as one of Cardiff’s essential seasonal treats. Thousands of school children and families have been spell-bound with the delightful mix of engaging story-telling, brilliant performances, imaginative sets and costumes (all created at Sherman Theatre by the talented team backstage), and the warm welcome from the staff who are dedicated to making every visit enjoyable.
Rachel O’Riordan, Sherman Theatre’s Artistic Director said ‘I am very happy to be making work for young audiences in both Welsh and English at Sherman Theatre. This forms a key part of our programme of Welsh language work, and we are sure that The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud y Crochan Uwd will delight audiences. As part of Sherman’s ongoing commitment to making theatre accessible to those who may face barriers to attendance, this show tours extensively”.
The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud y Crochan Uwd is brimming with music and song, fun and laughter, clever staging and beautiful costumes, creating magical experiences for everyone this Christmas.The Magic Porridge Pot / Hud y Crochan Uwd is at Sherman Theatre on November 3 & 4 and then between November 25 and December 30.
As in previous years, audiences across south Wales will get the opportunity to see the show on tour as it will visit Penygraig, Ystradgynlais, Abergavenny, Pontardawe, Newport, Tredegar, Blackwood, Chepstow, Pontypridd, Maesteg, Porthcawl and St Donats.
SHERMAN THEATRE ON TOUR
THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT / HUD Y CROCHAN UWD
- 6 & 7 November: Soar Centre, Penygraig
- 8 November: The Welfare, Ystradgynlais
- 9 November: Borough Theatre, Abergavenny
- 10 November: Pontardawe Arts Centre
- 11 November: The Riverfront, Newport
- 15 November: Blackwood Miners Institute
- 16 & 17 November: The Drill Hall, Chepstow
- 20 November: Gartholwg Centre, Pontypridd
- 22 November: Maesteg Town Hall
- 23 November: Porthcawl Pavilion
- 24 November: St Donats Arts Centre
- For further details visit shermantheatre.co.uk or call 029 2064 6900