Sheffield Theatre Preview: October

The Winter’s Tale – Crucible – 2nd October – 2nd November

With an act of wild and passionate jealousy a man tears his family apart. Now, only a miracle can mend his pain. Shakespeare’s tale explores how redemption is always possible, albeit at a price.

The DGP Present LOOT – Lantern Theatre – 10th-19th October

Hal and Dennis rob the bank next to a funeral parlour. Sadly, Hal’s mother has just died but at least the coffin makes a good place to hide the money. This doesn’t leave any room in the casket for mother though.

When Inspector Truscott arrives, the thieves try desperately to keep him away from the loot and the body.

After the Rainfall – Studio – 12th October

Spanning 70 years and four interconnecting stories, After the Rainfall forges a modern tale about the aftermath of the British Empire.

This epic piece of adrenaline fuelled theatre investigates the architecture of ant colonies and their relationship to human behaviour.

Monkey Bars – Studio – 14th-15th October

Award-winning writer Chris Goode asked 40 eight-to-ten year-olds to talk about their lives: About being scared, getting lost, being brave, growing up, the adult world around them.

In Monkey Bars, their words are spoken by adults – playing adults in adult situations.

The Dunwich Horror – Sheffield Drama Studios – 16th- 19th October

The Company are back with a tongue in cheek production of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic tale. In the isolated, desolate and decrepit village of Dunwich, Wilbur Whateley, a most unusual child, is born. Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy’s arrival simply precedes that of a true horror that is to follow.

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