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7.37am. An alarm clock blares, a family stirs. It’s the start of another day, in which children complain about their burnt porridge
...sorry, where were we? John Murphy reviews Third Angel's detective story about distraction and misdirection.
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Raising the roof: John Murphy reviews Sheffield Crucible's slick and spectacular production of the Cole Porter classic.
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There’s a brand new pantomime team installed at Doncaster’s Cast and Ben Crocker and Chris Lawson have marked the occasion by mashing
Paul Hendy’s Christmas pantomimes have become something of a Sheffield institution, with Peter Pan marking his 12th consecutive production for the Lyceum.
It takes skill to inject freshness into A Christmas Carol. Yet Amy Leach has managed just that, by adding some pantomime elements
"Be a mother to another": John Murphy writes on Akeim Toussaint Buck's engaging and accessible solo dance piece on the diasporic experience.
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Leeds Playhouse’s pop-up season opened last month with Jim Cartwright’s Road, and the theme of community continues on a more global
Rather like the proverbial shark, Mother Courage and her children have to keep moving, or they’ll die. In Red Ladder’s production the
Steel is what defines Sheffield as a city, but it’s also a city identified by left-wing politics – it was once known,
Things are changing in West Yorkshire. As well as a rebrand of the theatre to Leeds Playhouse, it’s also undergoing a major
A bereaved daughter fights to keep her local community centre open. A vicar finds the strength to leave her abusive husband. A
Love and Information leaves you feeling punch-drunk. Caryl Churchill’s play, receiving its regional premiere after its 2012 debut at the Royal Court
Coal mining is obviously a subject close to South Yorkshire hearts, but Ray Castleton hasn’t taken the easy option of writing
Pertinent and unsettling: John Murphy reviews a stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel.
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James Brining and Stephen Greenhorn’s musical, featuring the songs of The Proclaimers, has taken on a life of its own since its
Although the music on the radio may change over the years, the song remains very much the same. That’s the message to
We're not in Sheffield anymore: Robert Hastie's first Christmas musical in Sheffield whisks audiences off to Oz.
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Despite hailing from Essex, Damien Williams has become as much a part of Sheffield as Henderson’s Relish and Jarvis Cocker. This year
It may be a tale as old as time, but Tobias Oliver and Matthew Bugg’s version of Beauty and the Beast is
You enter by climbing over a child’s bed through a hole in the wall, to find yourself playing cricket in Edwardian England.
"It's impossible not to be drawn into the atmosphere": John Murphy reviews Sam Yates' revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic tragedy at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.
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Like all the best sports drama, The Ruck isn’t just about sport. Kevin Fegan uses his tale of a teenage girls’ rugby
Chris Thompson’s Of Kith and Kin starts off as comedy about a gay couple, Daniel and Oliver, who are on the cusp
Notting Hill may receive all the media attention, but there’s another equally long-running August Bank Holiday carnival celebrating Caribbean culture held in
York Theatre Royal’s big summer show may have his name in the title, but Robin Hood is hardly the star of this
The summer collaboration with Sheffield Peoples Theatre has become almost as much a staple of the Crucible Theatre’s year as its big
Communication breakdown: John Murphy reviews Sheffield Crucible's revival of Nina Raine's Olivier-nominated 2010 play.
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Zodwa Nyoni’s third production for West Yorkshire Playhouse may be entitled Ode to Leeds but it’s also a celebration of adolescence. It’s
The best sort of Shakespeare production: Robert Hastie's debut production as artistic director of Sheffield Theatres gives off all the right signals, says an excited John Murphy.
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2016 marks Paul Hendy’s 10th anniversary as the writer, director and producer of the annual Christmas pantomime at Sheffield’s Lyceum. Over