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Podcast | Joe Murphy on Sherman Theatre and Romance in Wales

In this week’s episode we interview the Artistic Director of the Sherman Theatre, Joe Murphy. He talks about his career, vision for the Sherman’s future projects, and the future of theatre in Wales. Keeping our sights on the stage we discuss Chris Durnall’s piece ‘A Hitchcock Thing: Souvenirs of Killing’ thinking about the relationship between art and grieving.

We also discuss with Joe Murphy Nick Davies’ piece ‘The Future of Theatre in Wales’ thinking about how theatres in Wales react to the pandemic and reduced profits, and the exciting projects and outreach programmes putting the community back in touch with theatres and the arts.

Finally, we briefly talk about the 100 Page Turners project and the most recent category: ‘Romance’.

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Links to the articles discussed:

Chris Durnall, ‘A Hitchcock Thing: Souvenirs of Killing’

Nick Davies, ‘The Future of Arts in Wales’

Wales Arts Review, ‘100 Page Turners | Romance’


‘Vienna Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions

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To find out more about Joe Murphy visit his Twitter

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