Monday, 8 September 2014

Back to us: how to spend date night

We live. We love. We grow.
As the years pass by, our tastes may become more refined, our time more precious.
But there are still the things we love. For me, it's italian food, white wine and theatre.
From being 15 and being a part of the youth theatre at Sherman Cymru, to being an adult and having a regret over not pursuing a career route, but loving that I have retained the love of theatre I feared losing.
From student discounts at Bella Pasta, to overlooking my favourite view- Cardiff Bay, at Bellini's.
My foundations remain consistent.

As parents, spending time together, and spending time doing the things we love is more difficult.
But part of the plus factors of moving back to South Wales was the numer of fantastic theatres we have on our doorstep.
And from the Harri Parri's, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood Ballet and feeling a part of Maudie's Rooms, I haven't been disappointed.
And now, knowing Romeo & Juliet is coming to Sherman Cymru, I've drifted back to A-Level days.
And what I have loved about Sherman Cymru is it is not the intimidating theatre that most people stereotype. My children love the Sherman and I love knowing I have a night out planned which involves either getting off the train at Cathays and enjoying a drink, time with friends and an amazing performance, or driving in (the best way with three little people) and enjoying a snack with the children in the cafe before settling down to an experience which sets their imagination in 50 different directions.

With Romeo & Juliet, I am intrigued.
Sherman Cymru have a new Artistic Director, Rachel O’Riordan.
This is her first production at the helm of Sherman Cymru.
And having just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (my bucket list for my 40th would definitely feature this) I am in awe.
Admittedly, I just want to be a part there, whilst Rachel got to direct Unfaithful at the Traverse Theatre and received critical acclaim.
So, of course, there's no pressure for Romeo & Juliet....

And, as date night's go.
Making more of a night than a meal out.
This would more than tide me over between now and 40.

Sherman Cymru’s Romeo & Juliet will be at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff from 2 – 18 October. For full details and times for the show please visit www.shermancymru.co.uk or contact Sherman Theatre’s Ticket Office on 029 2064 6900

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Sherman Cymru. No compensation has been received. All views and opinions contained are my own.

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