Sheffield Theatres reveal new programme

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director has revealed the programme of productions for his first season in the role.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 10th November 2016, 11:21 am
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 11:21 am
Sheffield Theatres' new Artistic Director, Rob Hastie
Sheffield Theatres' new Artistic Director, Rob Hastie

The season opens with a Shakespeare's political thriller, Julius Caesar, directed by Artistic Director Robert Hastie himself.

Other world-renowned productions in the line-up include Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms and Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

Brand new theatre will be showcased in the Crucible and the Studio - such as What We Wished For by local writer Chris Bush.

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The Lyceum’s Christmas pantomime performance of the Wizard of Oz is set to be a popular choice.

Hastie said: "This is a great city and I feel privileged to take on the artistic leadership of two of its most iconic buildings.

"This season is about great plays that say something about all of us - our lives and loves, the leaders we choose, and the families we don’t.

“Our doors are open to everyone and in uncertain and divisive times, the importance of spaces where we can come together to share stories and debate ideas has never been greater."

Hastie also took the opportunity to announce free tickets for performing arts and drama students in Sheffield schools and colleges.