City’s culture praised by MP

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SOUTH Yorkshire MP Denis MacShane has praised the amount of culture available in the county - and believes it is ‘better than anything on offer in London’s West End’.

The Rotherham politician watched two plays performed in Sheffield by Michael Frayn who he said is Britain’s greatest living playwright.

He said: “I saw his play Benefactors in the intimacy of the Crucible’s Studio Theatre. It is a discussion of the challenges of middle class life and professional activity that is timeless.

“Daniel Evans, the actor turned director, has energised the Crucible with new productions or by bringing great actors like Antony Sher for a commanding performance in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People last year.”