Shakespeare To Sheffield
17 May 2020
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti
Sheffield Theatres, current titleholder for Regional Theatre of the Year, has announced plans for a new programme of outdoor performances, Shakespeare to Sheffield.
Artistic director Robert Hastie said, “we want to offer the city some joy and find a safe way to bring people together to experience live performance again. The last few weeks have reminded all of us here that theatre is what we do, not just the building where we usually do it. As long as we can make sure that everyone involved is safe, we can still be creative and make some great theatre happen for audiences around the city. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
“We’ll be making these shows with the same bold energy we always do, telling Shakespeare’s timeless stories with passion and humour, so that families, students and theatre-lovers of all ages can share in the joy of live performance.”
Shakespeare to Sheffield will go ahead as long as it is deemed safe to do so for all concerned and the company will operate within official guidelines.
In the meantime, the Crucible, Studio and Lyceum Theatres will remain closed currently until 20 July. Ticket-holders will be contacted by the venue to arrange donations and refunds.
Recent successes for Sheffield Theatres have included UK Theatre Award-winning new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge, the stage adaptation of Life of Pi which took home four UK Theatre Awards and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, shortly to be released as a film.