New season at Sheffield Theatres

Sandra Giorgetti

Sheffield Theatres artistic director Robert Hastie's new season opens with Peter Morgan’s play Frost/Nixon, which was also made into a film, and the world première of Chicken Soup by Ray Castleton and Kieran Knowles.

This is Knowles's second work to be seen at Sheffield Theatres after the successful transfer of Operation Crucible from London's Finborough Theatre; the playwright is currently also enjoying critical approval in London with 31 Hours.

The programme goes on to include Peter Gill’s The York Realist, a co-production with Donmar Warehouse, American classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, which will be directed by resident associate directors Javaad Alipoor and Caroline Steinbeis respectively.

Amongst many others, there is also new musical Songs From the Seven Hills inspired by the local community and written by Scott Gilmour, John Hollingworth and Claire McKenzie for Sheffield People’s Theatre.