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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Sheffield Crucible by Ruth Deller

A raucous take on the play-within-a-play is a real highlight of this new take on Shakespeare's tale of love and magic.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

BWW Review: STEEL, Crucible Studio, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Chris Bush's new play about women in the Labour party is a must-see.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SEVEN HILLS, Crucible, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

The annual show from Sheffield People's Theatre is a crowd-pleasing musical about the importance of community and the idea of 'home'.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BWW Review: LOVE AND INFORMATION, Crucible Studio, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Big themes play out through dozens of small scenes in this effervescent production of Caryl Churchill's play.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

BWW Review: OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, Sheffield Crucible by Ruth Deller

Ramps on the Moon and Nottingham Playhouse present a powerful, creative and timely take on Timberlake Wertenbaker's play.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

BWW Review: THE YORK REALIST, Crucible, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Robert Hastie's take on Peter Gill's tale of northsouth love is sympathetic and emotional, with a beautiful lead performance from Ben Batt.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

BWW Review: FROST/NIXON, Crucible, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

A timely revival of Peter Morgan's play about David Frost's interviews with Richard Nixon is beautifully staged and powerfully acted.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

BWW Review: RENT PARTY, Crucible Studio, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Five talented performers share stories and songs in this contemporary British tribute to the tradition of the 'rent party'.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ, Crucible, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Charming, affectionate and exuberant - this latest version of the Wizard of Oz is a magical crowd-pleaser.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA, Crucible Studio, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Chekhov's classic is given a fresh update in this beautifully staged and passionately acted production.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

BWW Review: DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Eugene O'Neill's classic play is beautifully staged in this evocative production at the Crucible Theatre.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

BWW Review: OF KITH AND KIN, Crucible Studio, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Chris Thompson's new play offers a witty and cutting take on the meaning of family, performed by an excellent cast.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

BWW Review: TRIBES, Crucible Studio, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

How do families work What happens when adult children flee the nest And what happens when you're born deaf into a hearing family Nina Raine's funny and frank portrait of a family grapplin…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Crucible, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Robert Hastie's debut at Sheffield Theatres features some electrifying scenes as it sets Julius Caesar in the present-day.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Crucible, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

This new musical from Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae fizzes with energy and warmth - a must-see

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

BWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Crucible, Sheffield by Ruth Deller

Annie Get Your Gun is another crowd-pleasing musical from Sheffield Theatres, featuring a winning performance from Anna-Jane Casey and showcasing many of Irving Berlin's finest songs.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

BWW Review: BROKEN BISCUITS, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 15 November 2016 by Ruth Deller

This story of teenage friendship is a funny and touching new play with three fantastic performances from talented young actors.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

BWW Review: LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 1 October 2016 by Ruth Deller

The English Touring TheatreSheffield Theatres adaptation of DH Lawrence's classic is a tender adaptation with an atmospheric soundscape. Even though it contains full-frontal nudity and sexu…

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Monday, September 12, 2016

BWW Review: OPERATION CRUCIBLE, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 8 September 2016 by Ruth Deller

Kieran Knowles' powerful and energetic play takes us to the heart of World War 2 - and the heart of Sheffield - through the eyes of four young steelworkers.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

BWW Review: CUTTIN' IT, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 20 July 2016 by Ruth Deller

The award-winning new play from Charlene James is a vibrant and engaging piece that shines a light on the horrors of FGM as experienced through the eyes of two teenagers.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

BWW Review: A DREAM, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 13 July 2016 by Ruth Deller

Sheffield People's Theatre present a fantastical fun take on Shakespeare... set iin a hospital

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

BWW Review: CONTRACTIONS, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 5 July 2016 by Ruth Deller

Mike Bartlett's taught and darkly-black workplace satire is an assured directorial debut for Lisa Blair, with two commanding lead performances.

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