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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Meet the Locals

Our interviews with some of the creative folk who happily call Sheffield home. Get to know local artists, musicians, makers, designers, poets, brewers, and more.

Hassun El Zafar

A theatre director driven by a desire to create social change, directing the first northern staging of My Name is Rachel Corrie.

Chris Bush

The playwright behind the Park Hill-set musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge talks about tackling big ideas through theatre, and finding honest human stories that an audience can connect with.

Madeline Shann

Madeline Shann is a theatre maker, choreographer and writer whose work meets anxiety and absurdity with a mixture of laughter and fury. Get to know Madeline ahead of her new solo show, Here's Looking at UKIP.

Forced Entertainment

Sheffield’s Forced Entertainment were once the "enfants terribles" of the avant-garde theatre scene. Now, after 30 years, they’re the elder statesman of contemporary performance.

Eclipse

Headed by creative director Dawn Walton, Eclipse is a company dedicated to bringing a more diverse audience into theatres and adding stories to the British canon.

Third Angel

Creators of forward-thinking, affecting and unforgettable theatre since 1995.

Tim Etchells

The writer, artist and artistic director has some amazing ideas on how to improve the city.