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Sheffield's Crucible: the revolutionary theatre that was almost snookered

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Half a century ago, Colin George faced down the doom-mongers and campaigners to bring the city a radical alternative to proscenium theatre: the open, thrust stage Entering Sheffield's Crucible theatre - currently celebrating its 50th anniversary - always gives one a lift: there is something about its open stage that seems to presage excitement. It helps that under its four directors this century - Michael Grandage, Samuel West, Daniel Evans and Rob Hastie - the work has been of high quality and the audience steadfastly loyal. But I've just been reading an extraordinary book - Stirring Up...
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