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IT may have had a swanky makeover not so long ago but the ever-youthful Crucible celebrates its 40th anniversary this autumn – and the city’s young are being encouraged to get involved.

As part of the celebration season, Sheffield-based Forced Entertainment will present a public rehearsed reading of That Night Follows Day, performed by 16 local young people. The company is seeking eight–14 year olds to take part.

Written by Tim Etchells – artist, writer and Artistic Director of Forced Entertainment – the piece is designed to be performed by children but written for an adult audience and explores how what adults say and do shape a child’s world.

That Night Follows Day, pictured above, looks at the truths, half truths and white lies adults tell, the rules they put in place and the things they wish for their children.

In this performance, however, it’s the children who get to speak and the adults have to listen.

The piece has toured the world since its première in May 2007, clocking up 180 performances in many countries.

The company and Sheffield Theatres are looking for young people who are confident readers and team players to be performers. The first step is to attend an audition workshop on September 24 (10am-3pm).

Successful auditionees will work with Forced throughout October half term culminating in the reading on the Crucible stage on November 5.

To apply for the workshop, candidates or their parents should email cruciblebirthday@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or phone 0114 279 8977 by September 16 with the young person’s name, age and full contact details.