Show goes on for injured Sheffield actor Richard Delroy
Midland Players present Arthur Miller's classic play, All My Sons, described as a tragedy of the common man.
Joe Keller, a successful businessman, lives comfortably with wife, Kate, and son, Chris, in post-war suburban America.
Their only sadness is the loss of other son, Larry, who went missing in World War Two.
Three years on, Kate still clings to her belief that Larry is alive but his childhood sweetheart, Ann, returns to the town to marry Chris and start a new life.
Larry’s loss is not the only family history they can't put behind them. Joe's factory produced faulty engine parts which dropped 21 pilots out of the sky and landed Joe's partner, Ann's father, in jail.
Proving that the show must go on, Richard Delroy, playing George, badly broke his leg in an accident just as rehearsals started.
He had to join rehearsals via Skype for a while. Nobody is using the theatre saying, “break a leg”, this time!
The cast also includes Sheffield councillor Joe Otten and former Stocksbridge mayor Alison Brelsford.
All My Sons runs from Wednesday, February 27 to Saturday, March 2,starting at 7.30pm, at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Glossop Road. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) available from www.midlandplayers.co.uk, email@example.com or on 07928 276 383.