Ruth Deller

Ruth Deller is
variously an academic, an am dram enthusiast, a television watcher, a
Kylie fan and a vegetarian.
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BWW Reviews: KES, Crucible, Sheffield, 31 March 2014BWW Reviews: KES, Crucible, Sheffield, 31 March 2014
Posted: Apr. 2, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Reviews: THE WINTER'S TALE, Crucible, Sheffield, October 8 2013BWW Reviews: THE WINTER'S TALE, Crucible, Sheffield, October 8 2013
Posted: Oct. 8, 2013


BWW Reviews: OLIVER! Crucible, Sheffield, December 16 2013BWW Reviews: OLIVER! Crucible, Sheffield, December 16 2013
Posted: Dec. 17, 2013


BWW Reviews: TRANSLATIONS, Crucible, Sheffield, February 17 2014BWW Reviews: TRANSLATIONS, Crucible, Sheffield, February 17 2014
Posted: Feb. 19, 2014


BWW Reviews: THIS IS MY FAMILY, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, June 24 2013BWW Reviews: THIS IS MY FAMILY, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, June 24 2013
Posted: Jun. 25, 2013


BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Lyceum, Sheffield, 31 January 2014BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Lyceum, Sheffield, 31 January 2014
Posted: Feb. 2, 2014


BWW Reviews: BLINK, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, January 14 2014BWW Reviews: BLINK, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, January 14 2014
Posted: Jan. 16, 2014


BWW Reviews: KES, Crucible, Sheffield, 31 March 2014BWW Reviews: KES, Crucible, Sheffield, 31 March 2014
Posted: Apr. 2, 2014


BWW Reviews: KES, Crucible, Sheffield, 31 March 2014BWW Reviews: KES, Crucible, Sheffield, 31 March 2014
April 2, 2014

Jonathan Watkins' moving dance adaptation of the Yorkshire classic soars in Sheffield.
BWW Reviews: TRANSLATIONS, Crucible, Sheffield, February 17 2014BWW Reviews: TRANSLATIONS, Crucible, Sheffield, February 17 2014
February 19, 2014

The centrepiece of Sheffield Theatres' Brian Friel season is a thoughtful and sensitive take on his classic play about language and culture.
BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Lyceum, Sheffield, 31 January 2014BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Lyceum, Sheffield, 31 January 2014
February 2, 2014

Propeller's A Midsummer Night's Dream (currently touring along with The Comedy of Errors) is a riotous spectacle of a production. The dreamworld is emphasised throughout with the fairies (all in white, wearing a combination of corsets and codpieces) providing visual and musical beats throughout - and the white camoflague nets and suspended chairs adding to the sense of surreal, otherworldliness.
BWW Reviews: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A NOBODY, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, January 22 2014BWW Reviews: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A NOBODY, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, January 22 2014
January 24, 2014

Third Angel's latest production is a thoughtful presentation on what it means to have an 'ordinary' life, slightly marred by a clumsy ending.
BWW Reviews: BLINK, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, January 14 2014BWW Reviews: BLINK, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, January 14 2014
January 16, 2014

Phil Porter's one-act, two-handed play Blink earned a number of warm reviews in its 2012 runs in Soho and Edinburgh, and is now on tour throughout the UK in March. The play tells the unconventional story of Jonah (Thomas Pickles) and Sophie (Lizzy Watts) whose lives have a number of significant parallels. They meet in unusual circumstances and things get stranger from there...
BWW Reviews: OLIVER! Crucible, Sheffield, December 16 2013BWW Reviews: OLIVER! Crucible, Sheffield, December 16 2013
December 17, 2013

The Christmas musical is fast becoming one of the highlights of Sheffield Theatres' programme. Last year's My Fair Lady was a sell-out crowd-pleaser that earned a range of plaudits. So how does Sheffield Crucible's production of Oliver! compare?
BWW Reviews: THE WINTER'S TALE, Crucible, Sheffield, October 8 2013BWW Reviews: THE WINTER'S TALE, Crucible, Sheffield, October 8 2013
October 8, 2013

The latest Crucible take on Shakespeare is sad, funny and moving
BWW Reviews: THIS IS MY FAMILY, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, June 24 2013BWW Reviews: THIS IS MY FAMILY, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, June 24 2013
June 25, 2013

Tim Firth's new musical about the family opens in Sheffield
BWW Reviews: 20 TINY PLAYS ABOUT SHEFFIELD, Crucible Studio, Sheffield,  April 9 2013BWW Reviews: 20 TINY PLAYS ABOUT SHEFFIELD, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, April 9 2013
April 10, 2013

Sheffield Theatres celebrate their city with a cast of 60 local performers.
BWW Reviews: THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, Crucible, Sheffield, March 4 2013BWW Reviews: THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, Crucible, Sheffield, March 4 2013
March 5, 2013

The director and designer of last year's award-winning Democracy return to the Crucible with this warm and witty adaptation of a DH Lawrence play.
BWW Reviews THE FULL MONTY, Lyceum, Sheffield 18 February 2013BWW Reviews THE FULL MONTY, Lyceum, Sheffield 18 February 2013
February 19, 2013

Simon Beaufoy's new play (based on his 1997 film) debuts in Sheffield before beginning a national tour.
BWW Reviews: BULL, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, February 11 2013BWW Reviews: BULL, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, February 11 2013
February 12, 2013

Mike Bartlett's new one-act play, Bull, deals with a very contemporary problem - when redundancies have to be made, how far would you go to save your skin?
BWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY, Crucible, Sheffield, 18 Dec 2012BWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY, Crucible, Sheffield, 18 Dec 2012
December 19, 2012

Daniel Evans' crowd-pleasing take on the musical opens in Sheffield
BWW Reviews: STRAIGHT, Crucible Studio, 6 Nov 2012BWW Reviews: STRAIGHT, Crucible Studio, 6 Nov 2012
November 7, 2012

Funny and filthy, DC Moore's new play opens in Sheffield's Crucible Studio Theatre.
BWW Reviews: A TASTE OF HONEY, Crucible, Sheffield, 29 Oct 2012BWW Reviews: A TASTE OF HONEY, Crucible, Sheffield, 29 Oct 2012
October 30, 2012

A new revival of Shelagh Delaney's classic opens in Sheffield.
BWW Reviews: THE VILLAGE BIKE, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Sep 18 2012BWW Reviews: THE VILLAGE BIKE, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Sep 18 2012
September 19, 2012

Unique staging and naturalistic performances as Penelope Skinner's sparky comedy arrives in Sheffield
BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Crucible, Sheffield, 10 Sept 2012BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Crucible, Sheffield, 10 Sept 2012
September 11, 2012

The Crucible Theatre unveils its latest Shakespearean tragedy.
BWW Reviews: LEANERFASTERSTRONGER, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, May 25 2012BWW Reviews: LEANERFASTERSTRONGER, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, May 25 2012
May 26, 2012

Chol Theatre and Sheffield Theatres offer an interesting take on the 2012 Olympics.
BWW Reviews: BETRAYAL, Crucible Theatre, May 22 2012BWW Reviews: BETRAYAL, Crucible Theatre, May 22 2012
May 22, 2012

Pinter's classic play opens at Sheffield Crucible with a star cast.
BWW Reviews: DEMOCRACY, Crucible, Sheffield, March 14 2012BWW Reviews: DEMOCRACY, Crucible, Sheffield, March 14 2012
March 15, 2012

The final play in the Michael Frayn season opens at Sheffield's Crucible.


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