This story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times returns after a sell out run at the Crucible Studio in 2016.
Eighty years ago, on 12th December 1940, Sheffield was subjected to a bombing raid which aimed to wipe its world renowned steel works off the map. A single bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood in Fitzalan Square, from seven stories to just 15 feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel’s cellar withstood the blast. Trapped within it were four steelworkers. This is their story.
Operation Crucible is part of Sheffield Theatres' Together Season, which sees the Crucible reopen its doors in October to reduced audience numbers in a socially distanced way. Measures in place include staggered arrival times, face coverings, hand sanitiser stations, temperature checks, and no physical tickets – see full details.
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