in association with Sherman Theatre.

Rock’n’roll and revolution in 70s Cardiff.

In the 1970s, just a few metres from the Sherman’s doors, a revolution started. It was a revolution that rocked the world.

It began when Alan, a young man born with Down’s syndrome, crashed into the life of Cardiff University student Jim. Alan had lived as a resident in Ely Hospital since childhood; all he wanted was to live in a house and be in a band. Jim wanted to make a difference in the world, but didn’t know how. Together with their friends, they embarked on an experiment that transformed how things were done, how people were treated and who got to tell you how to live. This was the beginning of the end of institutionalized care and the birth of Supported Living.

Performed by a cast of neurodivergent and neurotypical actor-musicians, Housemates packs a punch and touches the heart.

Written by Tim Green.

Directed by Joe Murphy and Ben Pettitt-Wade.

Housemates is supported by funding from Arts Council of Wales.


The Stage
The Morning Star
Get the Chance
The Reviews Hub
Theatre and Tonic
The Guardian

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An astounding story, entertainingly and movingly realised.

Arifa Akbar, The Guardian

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…this invigorating testament to the value of challenging the status quo and fighting for the rights of the unjustly marginalised, is also a rollicking evening’s entertainment.

Ben Woolhead, Buzz

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A gloriously uplifting play, in a production that radiates warmth, wit and humanity.

Nicholas Davies, The Stage

Cast and Creative Team Interviews.



Natasha Cottriall

Lindsay Foster

James Ifan

Gareth John

Caitlin Lavagna

Peter Mooney

Matthew Mullins

Richard Newnham
(Dr Cooper)

Eve Tudball

Creative Team.

Tim Green


Joe Murphy


Ben Petitt-Wade


Carl Davies


Tic Ashfield

Arranger & Sound Designer

James Ifan

Musical Director

Chris Laurich

Sound Engineer

Rachel Mortimer

Lighting Designer