New season of drama

Fiddler production shots.  Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore.'OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          Henry Goodman as Tevye
Fiddler production shots. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore.'OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Henry Goodman as Tevye

As the critically acclaimed production of Company continues its performances on the Crucible stage, artistic director Daniel Evans has unveiled the line-up for the forthcoming spring season.

Faces coming to Sheffield in the spring include Henry Goodman (returning to Sheffield Theatres following his role in Fiddler on the Roof), Deborah Findlay (Cranford), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (currently starring in Young James Herriot on the BBC), Rebecca Lacey (May to December) and Aidan McArdle (Garrow’s Law).

The Way of the World, William Congreve’s classic Restoration comedy about morals, money and everything in between, opens the spring season. Cast includes rising talent Ben Lloyd-Hughes, currently starring as Rob McAloon in BBC 1’s Young James Herriot, Deborah Findlay (Miss Tomkinson in BBC’s Cranford), Mike Leigh’s protegée, Sinéad Matthews (Vera Drake and Happy-Go-Lucky) and Samuel Barnett, one of the original History Boys.

Following on from the success of last year’s David Hare Season, Sheffield Theatres presents a festival dedicated to the work of multi-award-winning playwright Michael Frayn in March. The season of work will take place in each of the theatre’s spaces and includes major revivals of Copenhagen, Benefactors and Democracy.

Tickets are on sale now from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office for all the productions in the season. Call (0114) 249 6000 or visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk to book.