REVIEW: Flowers For Mrs Harris, Sheffield Crucible ✭✭✭

Flowers For Mrs Harris

Flowers For Mrs Harris Sheffield Crucible Theatre 3 Stars The new musical Flowers for Mrs Harris, recently enjoyed its world premiere season at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It also brought to a close Daniel Evans’ tenure as Artistic Director after seven years, before he takes up his new position at Chicester. Evans undoubtedly leaves on a high. Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff have worked to adapt the story of a woman who ultimately wants to be loved and acknowledged. Whilst she has a best friend, we learn her husband died during World War II and the country is in the midst of austerity. She works tirelessly to help others but one day decides that she wants something for herself. Without giving too much away, her final destination is Christian Dior’s store in Paris. Her journey is more than her trip to Paris though; it is about finding contentment in … Read more

Show Boat To Close Early

Show Boat transfers from Sheffield to the New London Theatre

Despite superb notices from the critics Daniel Evan’s production of Show Boat will now close on 27 August 2016. Show Boat transferred from the Sheffield Crucible where it received rave reviews and was scheduled to run until January 2017 at the New London Theatre. Producers David Ian, Bob Bartner and Norman Tulchin said: “We could not be more proud of Daniel’s production of Show Boat. This first class cast and creative team have delivered an exceptional production and we are delighted that London audiences have had the opportunity to see this five star show.” BOOK NOW FOR SHOWBOAT

Cast Announced For Show Boat at New London Theatre

Show Boat at the New London Theatre

Producers have announced today that Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo (Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Show Boat. They are joined by John Coates, Adam Dutton, Kit Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Linford Johnson, Javar La’Trail Parker, Kate Milner-Evans, Maria Omakinwa, Ryan Pidgen, Mykal Rand, Leo Roberts, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Christina Bennington, Victoria Hinde, Linda John-Pierre and Simbi Akande, Georgie Ashford, Laura Darton, Joshua Da Costa, Dale Evans and Tom Partridge. Show Boat is directed by Daniel Evans and transfers from the Sheffield Crucible. The first preview is at the New London Theatre on 9 April 2016 with bookings open until 7 January 2017. BOOK NOW FOR SHOW BOAT

Five-star Show Boat sails into the West End

Show Boat at the New London Theatre

Daniel Evans’ five star production of Show Boat will transfer from Sheffield to the West End this spring. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, is currently booking to 7 January 2017. One of the most romantic musicals of all time, set against the backdrop of America’s Deep South at the turn of the 20th Century, Show Boat tells a powerful story of freedom, loyalty and, above all love. Spanning 40 pivotal years in American history, this epic musical follows the lives and loves of three generations aboard the Cotton Blossom show boat as it plies the Mississippi River, and features the timeless songs Ol’ Man River, Make Believe and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man. Evans’ sell-out production opened at the Crucible in Sheffield on 10 December last year and, after being hailed by audiences and critics alike, extended … Read more

Sheffield Showboat Extends By Popular Demand

Show Boat at Sheffield Theatres December 2015

The production of Showboat opening at Sheffield Theatre on 10 December 2016 has been extended by a week by popular demand and will now run until 23 January 2016. Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans said today, “We are delighted that Show Boat has proved itself to be so popular with our audiences. We’re lucky to have the most wonderful cast and creative team and I know we’re all looking forward to bringing it to life on the Crucible Stage at Christmas.” Showboat has music by Jerome Kern, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and is based on the novel by Edna Ferber. Spanning 40 pivotal years in American history, this epic musical follows the lives and loves of three generations aboard a show boat as it plies the Mississippi River. One of the most romantic musicals of all time, this lavish new production is directed by Daniel Evans … Read more

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