Sheffield Theatres

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Sheffield’s Crucible: the revolutionary theatre that was almost snookered
Half a century ago, Colin George faced down the doom-mongers and campaigners to bring the city a radical alternative to proscenium theatre: the open, thrust stage

Michael Billington

30, Nov, 2021 @11:41 AM

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Typical Girls review – prison punks are too polite
Clean Break theatre company and the Crucible join forces in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s worthwhile if underpowered play featuring the music of the Slits

Clare Brennan

03, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Typical Girls review – a blast of punky gig-theatre fuelled by the Slits
A group of female prisoners come together for a concert in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s energetic and joyful play

Nick Ahad

29, Sep, 2021 @11:53 AM

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Talent review – Victoria Wood’s first play comes home
Wood’s trademarks are all in place in her talent-show debut drama, first performed at the Crucible in 1978

Clare Brennan

11, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Blossoms to play England’s first large music gig of 2021
Outdoor event at Sefton Park in May will be studied to test Covid safety at mass gatherings

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Apr, 2021 @4:52 PM

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Art, gigs, theatre: 100 must-see events to book as Britain reopens
From David Hockney to Die Walküre, Sindhu Vee to The Suicide Squad – here’s the best cultural events to book this summer

Rachel Aroesti, Andrew Clements, Leonie Cooper, John Fordham, Steve Rose, Skye Sherwin & Chris Wiegand

17, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Jessica Hung Han Yun: a designer tripping the light fantastic
The bright mind who lit up Blindness at the Donmar and the National Theatre’s panto approaches each job like a mystery

Arifa Akbar

31, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Angela; The Band Plays On; Hear Me Out reviews – shopping and ducking
Mark Ravenhill tenderly explores his mother’s life; monologues and music from Sheffield; and actors talk about their favourite speeches

Susannah Clapp

28, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Band Plays On review – a celebration of songs forged in Sheffield
Chris Bush’s community play uses local music and family histories to explore the city’s resilience, hope and determination

Mark Fisher

16, Mar, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Here's What She Said to Me review – a hugely ambitious Nigerian-Yorkshire family saga
Three fine actors portray more than 35 characters in Mojisola Elufowoju’s impressive production of Oladipo Agboluaje’s new play

Clare Brennan

08, Nov, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Here’s What She Said to Me review – evocative multi-generational Nigerian saga
A three-woman cast powerfully captures the shifting fortunes of a Nigerian family down the decades, from Ibadan to Britain

Arifa Akbar

04, Nov, 2020 @1:47 PM

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