With his production of The Full Monty on national tour, and The Daughter-in-Law opening earlier this week, Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the new season for Sheffield Theatres.
Alan Bennett's award-winning The History Boys opens at the Crucible in June, with Matthew Kelly as Hector and Nicholas Day as the Headmaster.
Daniel Evans will then direct his second musical, This is My Family, following in the success of the critically acclaimed My Fair Lady. Siân Phillips leads the company in the world première of Tim Firth's new musical.
Acclaimed screenwriter Kay Mellor will then make her Sheffield Theatres' debut directing her own play, A Passionate Woman. Lynda Bellingham plays the title role, opposite Christopher Timothy. Following performances at Sheffield, the production will embark on a national tour.
The season is completed by Associate Director Paul Miller returning to the Crucible with a new production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
Also announced today is the New York transfer of Mike Bartlett's Bull to 59E59 Theaters in New York, as part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival.
Artistic Director Daniel Evans said today, 'I'm delighted to announce details of our forthcoming work in Sheffield. Whilst this is undoubtedly a challenging time for us, having received our third round of local authority cuts in as many years, it's crucial that we continue to celebrate the essential part Sheffield Theatres plays in making Sheffield a vibrant place to live.
'I'm thrilled that Olivier Award winner Matthew Kelly is coming to play Hector in Alan Bennett's The History Boys; Siân Phillips will play May in Tim Firth's brand new musical comedy This Is My Family; and Lynda Bellingham will play Betty in Kay Mellor's A Passionate Woman.
'Later in the autumn, following his most recent success with The Daughter-in-Law, Paul Miller will direct a brand new production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.'
The History Boys
By Alan Bennett