Back Sheffield Theatres 2020 Season
In the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield will stage the late comedian and writer Victoria Wood’s debut play Talent. Originally commissioned and staged by Sheffield Theatres in 1978, this new production will be directed by Paul Foster (Kiss Me, Kate) and designed by Janet Bird (Guys and Dolls) and will run from Friday 26 June – Saturday 18 July 2020.
Acclaimed new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge will return to the Crucible from Monday 30 November 2020 – Saturday 9 January 2021. Originally premiering in Sheffield in 2019, Standing at the Sky’s Edge put the city on stage, holding a mirror up to the last 60 years of life at Park Hill – the city’s iconic concrete utopia. Standing at the Sky’s Edge was winner of the 2019 UK Theatre Award for Best Musical. The production will also transfer to the National Theatre’s Olivier in January 2021.
In the Studio Theatre, Sheffield Theatres will host the regional premiere of Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone, directed by Associate Director Caroline Steinbeis. Escaped Alone will run from Friday 11– Saturday 26 September 2020.
This is followed by the world premiere of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Typical Girls from Friday 6 – Saturday 21 November 2020. Typical Girls is a co-production with Clean Break and Soho Theatre, directed by Róisín McBrinn, Clean Break Joint Artistic Director.
These shows join the previously announced Everybody’s Got To Leave Sometime written by Andrew Muir and directed by Anna Richmond – a Sheffield People’s Theatre and Dante or Die co-production from Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 May at the Upper Chapel in Sheffield; and co-production with Utopia Theatre, Here’s What She Said To Me by Oladipo Agboluaje and directed by Moji Elufowoju, in the Studio Theatre from Friday 18 June – Saturday 4 July 2020.