Mother and daughter take to stage

MUMBA;'Mother and daughter Jan and Juliet Ibberson in Anne of Green Gables at the Crucible Studio, July 19-23
MUMBA;'Mother and daughter Jan and Juliet Ibberson in Anne of Green Gables at the Crucible Studio, July 19-23
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DON’T put your daughter on the stage, went the old musical song.

But Sheffield actress Jan Ibberson did.

And now they’re a double act.

As a little girl Juliet Ibberson appeared with her mother in Denys Edwards’ production of The Railway Children, at the Crucible Studio.

A few years later, when Jan played the title role in DEP’s Jane Eyre, at the Crucible, Juliet was Adèle, Jane’s French pupil.

Last year mother and daughter, from Broomhill, appeared in DEP’s Crucible Studio production The Canterbury Tales.

This year they’re in Anne of Green Gables, set in Canada at the turn of the 20th century and presented by Denys Edwards Players at the Crucible Studio in Sheffield.

Juliet, a pupil at Tapton School, plays Anne, a young orphan sent to be adopted in Avonlea on Prince Edward Island.

Jan plays Marilla who, with her elderly brother, is expecting not an 11-year-old girl but a teenage boy who will help on the farm. Anne of Green Gables runs from Tuesday, July 19, to Saturday, July 23 at 7.15pm, with a matinée on the Saturday at 2.15 pm.

Book at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk, call 0114 249 6000 or visit the Box Office at the Crucible Theatre in Tudor Square.