Ruth Deller

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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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: TRIBES, Crucible Studio, SheffieldBWW Review: TRIBES, Crucible Studio, Sheffield
Posted: Jul. 4, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Crucible, SheffieldBWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Crucible, Sheffield
Posted: Feb. 15, 2017


BWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Crucible, SheffieldBWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Crucible, Sheffield
Posted: Dec. 17, 2016


BWW Review: LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 1 October 2016BWW Review: LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 1 October 2016
Posted: Oct. 4, 2016


BWW Review: TRIBES, Crucible Studio, SheffieldBWW Review: TRIBES, Crucible Studio, Sheffield
Posted: Jul. 4, 2017


BWW Review: TRIBES, Crucible Studio, SheffieldBWW Review: TRIBES, Crucible Studio, Sheffield
July 4, 2017

How do families work? What happens when adult children flee the nest? And what happens when you're born deaf into a hearing family? Nina Raine's funny and frank portrait of a family grappling with these issues makes its regional debut.

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Crucible, Sheffield
May 24, 2017

Robert Hastie's debut at Sheffield Theatres features some electrifying scenes as it sets Julius Caesar in the present-day.

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Crucible, SheffieldBWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Crucible, Sheffield
February 15, 2017

This new musical from Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae fizzes with energy and warmth - a must-see!

BWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Crucible, SheffieldBWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Crucible, Sheffield
December 17, 2016

Annie Get Your Gun is another crowd-pleasing musical from Sheffield Theatres, featuring a winning performance from Anna-Jane Casey and showcasing many of Irving Berlin's finest songs.

BWW Review: BROKEN BISCUITS, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 15 November 2016BWW Review: BROKEN BISCUITS, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 15 November 2016
November 16, 2016

This story of teenage friendship is a funny and touching new play with three fantastic performances from talented young actors.

BWW Review: LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 1 October 2016BWW Review: LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 1 October 2016
October 4, 2016

The English Touring Theatre/Sheffield Theatres adaptation of DH Lawrence's classic is a tender adaptation with an atmospheric soundscape. Even though it contains full-frontal nudity and sexual themes, the production is sensitive rather than shocking.

BWW Review: OPERATION CRUCIBLE, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 8 September 2016BWW Review: OPERATION CRUCIBLE, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 8 September 2016
September 12, 2016

Kieran Knowles' powerful and energetic play takes us to the heart of World War 2 - and the heart of Sheffield - through the eyes of four young steelworkers.

BWW Review: CUTTIN' IT, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 20 July 2016BWW Review: CUTTIN' IT, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 20 July 2016
July 22, 2016

The award-winning new play from Charlene James is a vibrant and engaging piece that shines a light on the horrors of FGM as experienced through the eyes of two teenagers.

BWW Review: A DREAM, Crucible, Sheffield, 13 July 2016BWW Review: A DREAM, Crucible, Sheffield, 13 July 2016
July 14, 2016

Sheffield People's Theatre present a fantastical fun take on Shakespeare... set in a hospital!

BWW Review: CONTRACTIONS, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 5 July 2016BWW Review: CONTRACTIONS, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 5 July 2016
July 7, 2016

Mike Bartlett's taught and darkly-black workplace satire is an assured directorial debut for Lisa Blair, with two commanding lead performances.

BWW Review: FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS, Crucible, Sheffield, May 23 2016BWW Review: FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS, Crucible, Sheffield, May 23 2016
May 26, 2016

Clare Burt shines as an ordinary woman with a big dream in Daniel Evans' goodbye to Sheffield Theatres.

BWW Review: THE JAMES PLAYS, The Lyceum, Sheffield, May 7-8 2016BWW Review: THE JAMES PLAYS, The Lyceum, Sheffield, May 7-8 2016
May 17, 2016

The touring production of Rona Munro's Scottish historical trilogy is an epic achievement.

BWW Review: THE NAP, The Crucible, Sheffield, Mar 15 2016BWW Review: THE NAP, The Crucible, Sheffield, Mar 15 2016
March 19, 2016

Finally - a play about snooker at The Crucible! Richard Bean's new comedy is a fun night out celebrating the theatre and the game.

BWW Review: GANGSTA GRANNY, Lyceum, Sheffield, Mar 9 2016BWW Review: GANGSTA GRANNY, Lyceum, Sheffield, Mar 9 2016
March 12, 2016

David Walliams' bestseller is a child-pleasing tale of how the elderly can surprise us.

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT, The Crucible, Sheffield, 8 Feb 2016BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT, The Crucible, Sheffield, 8 Feb 2016
February 14, 2016

Sheffield Theatres' associate director Charlotte Gwinner returns to directing duties at the Crucible with Waiting For Godot. This version of Samuel Beckett's classic features a stark, yet somewhat beautiful set from designer Simon Daw that sits on the boundary between art and nature; life-and-death; beauty and terror-a visual metaphor for many of the themes of the play.

BWW review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Feb 1 2016BWW review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Feb 1 2016
February 14, 2016

The Sheffield Theatres/Eclipse Theatres production shows that Lorraine Hansberry's classic play is as fresh today as when it was first written.

BWW Review: SHOW BOAT, Sheffield, Dec 16 2015BWW Review: SHOW BOAT, Sheffield, Dec 16 2015
December 21, 2015

Daniel Evan's final Christmas musical at the Crucible is full of heart and life/

BWW Review: THE DISTANCE, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Nov 3 2015BWW Review: THE DISTANCE, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Nov 3 2015
November 7, 2015

There isn't a bad performance in the Orange Tree Theatre/Sheffield Theatres production of Deborah Bruce's The Distance, currently playing at the Crucible Studio.

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Crucible, Sheffield, September 23 2015BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Crucible, Sheffield, September 23 2015
September 26, 2015


BWW Reviews: CAMELOT: THE SHINING CITY, Crucible, Sheffield, July 14BWW Reviews: CAMELOT: THE SHINING CITY, Crucible, Sheffield, July 14
July 14, 2015

Slung Low and Sheffield Theatres collaborate on this open-air extravaganza updating Arthurian Legends for today.



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