About the show
National Theatre Wales + Sherman Theatre in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales + BBC Arts
NETWORK PLAY READINGS
by Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in collaboration with Sherman Theatre
Writer Tracy Harris
Director Matthew Holmquist
For a while it looked like audiences wouldn’t get to experience Tracy Harris’s powerful new play Ripples. On the day before the first performance the run at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama was cancelled due to the situation regarding Covid-19. The production was Sherman Theatre’s collaboration with Royal Welsh College for it’s NEW: 2020 new writing festival.
However, a month on from that disappointment, the play will finally be seen in the first of our Network Play Readings. The original cast of final year RWCMD acting students performed a revised, virtual version of the play directed by Matthew Holmquist, from their own spaces where they waited out lockdown.
Sometimes there are no safe spaces…
Eight strangers join an online rehab group to confront, revisit and replay the traumas of their past. How can they re-connect with themselves and each other in a world so disconnected? Ripples compassionately explores what leads us to seek help.
Network Play Readings, in partnership with Sherman Theatre, offered you the chance to experience a varied range of exceptional plays delivered in new ways through a digital space.
MARK HENRY DAVIES
MERYN DAVIES WILLIAMS
Deputy Stage Manager
These are uncertain times for us all. The impact of Coronavirus is presenting devastating challenges for artists and theatre makers here in Wales. As a national company and as a collective of people, we are deeply aware of our role in supporting, enabling and nurturing the performance sector around us as well as offering the people of Wales the chance to connect to the stories that can unite us in shared experiences while we are kept apart.
We know this is a hard time for many of us, but if you are able to consider making a donation to help us continue our work, it would be hugely appreciated.
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Network is our new digital programme of work, designed to connect audiences, communities and theatre makers with opportunities to create and experience live, innovative theatre delivered via a digital stage.