Digital Theatre+ is thrilled to announce that Sherman Theatre’s universally acclaimed and award-winning touring production, Iphigenia in Splott, is now available worldwide to over 3 million subscribers.
Directed by Rachel O’Riordan and starring Sophie Melville (shortlisted in the 2016 Evening Standards Awards for the Natasha Richardson Award for best actress), Gary Owen’s outstanding contemporary adaptation of the enduring Greek myth was captured live by Digital Theatre+. The production has won multiple awards, including the James Tait Black Prize for Drama at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, and Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards, and is the first Welsh play to have transferred directly to the National Theatre.
This blazing, one-woman production was originally staged at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre before embarking on a national tour that took in some of the UK’s finest venues, including: the National Theatre, Liverpool Everyman, Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Rep and Oxford’s North Wall, where the production was captured.
Sherman Theatre Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan stated: “Through broadcasting this production on Digital Theatre+, we are creating an amazing opportunity for people from across the globe to experience the Sherman’s production of Iphigenia in Splott. The story of Effie is a powerful and relevant piece that will resonate with audiences from across the UK and beyond, and we are proud to be part of this innovative digital project and for this production to sit alongside other world-class productions.”
Speaking about the latest capture, Robert Delamere, Digital Theatre’s Co-Founder and Creative Director said: "Iphigenia in Splott is a profound, deeply accessible and powerfully moving piece of contemporary theatre. Work of this quality and impact is exactly why Digital Theatre was created. I’m delighted that it will now be available to a wider audience and that students in more than 61 countries will have the opportunity to study it. A visceral, expertly crafted play, with a stunning central performance."