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Sheffield Theatres Together Season

Live theatre returns to the city this autumn and winter with Sheffield Theatres' Together Season. The Crucible will reopen its doors in October to reduced audience numbers in a socially distanced way, with a season celebrating theatre in all its glorious forms – drama, music, comedy and pantomime.

The Together Season begins with the world premiere of Here’s What She Said to Me by Oladipo Agboluaje and directed by Utopia Theatre's Mojisola Elufowoju.

See the full programme below, which also features Maxine Peake and Imelda Staunton in Alan Bennett’s classic Talking Heads monologues, the return of Operation Crucible following its 2016 sell-out run, John Rwothomack in blistering one-man show Far Gone, and, of course, a bit of panto.

Safety measures include staggered arrival times, face coverings, hand sanitiser stations, temperature checks, and no physical tickets – full details.

And for those who aren't ready or able to return to theatres, Here’s What She Said to Me will also be available to watch online via live stream. You can also enjoy a bunch of online treats from Sheffield Theatres released during lockdown.

Talking Heads

Mon. 9 November 2020 — Wed. 11 November 2020

Crucible Theatre

Following the TV broadcast in June, Alan Bennett's Talking Heads comes to the Crucible with Imelda Staunton in A Lady of Letters and Maxine Peake in Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet.

Here's What She Said to Me

Fri. 30 October 2020 — Sat. 14 November 2020

Crucible Theatre

Three generations of proud African women connect with each other across time and space. Together they share their struggles, joys, tragedies and dreams to find healing in the present, in a show that combines drama with music, poetry and movement.

Operation Crucible

Tue. 17 November 2020 — Sat. 28 November 2020

Crucible Theatre

This story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times returns after a sell out run at the Crucible Studio in 2016. On 12th December 1940, a bombing raid reduced Sheffield's Marples Hotel to rubble, trapping four steelworkers in the cellar.

Far Gone

Thu. 3 December 2020 — Fri. 4 December 2020

Crucible Theatre

Follow Okumu on his journey from innocent boy to child soldier in this gripping, physical one-man play. Written and performed by John Rwothomack and directed by Utopia Theatre's Mojisola Elufowoju.

Damian’s Pop-Up Panto!

Wed. 16 December 2020 — Sun. 3 January 2021

Crucible Theatre

Sheffield panto legend Damian Williams returns with a fun-sized festive treat for the whole family. When a baddie steals the joy of pantomime, will Dame Dolly and her friends manage to rescue it? Oh yes they will!