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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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BWW Reviews: QUEEN COAL, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Nov 2014BWW Reviews: QUEEN COAL, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Nov 2014
Posted: Nov. 6, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

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


BWW Reviews: THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES, Crucible, Sheffield 15 July 2014BWW Reviews: THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES, Crucible, Sheffield 15 July 2014
Posted: Jul. 17, 2014


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


BWW Reviews: LAST OF THE DUTY FREE, Lyceum, Sheffield, 16 June 2014BWW Reviews: LAST OF THE DUTY FREE, Lyceum, Sheffield, 16 June 2014
Posted: Jun. 17, 2014


BWW Reviews: BRASSED OFF, Lyceum, Sheffield, 7 May 2014BWW Reviews: BRASSED OFF, Lyceum, Sheffield, 7 May 2014
Posted: May. 8, 2014


BWW Reviews: BOEING BOEING, Crucible, Sheffield, 19 May 2014BWW Reviews: BOEING BOEING, Crucible, Sheffield, 19 May 2014
Posted: May. 20, 2014


BWW Reviews: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Lyceum, Sheffield 15 May 2014BWW Reviews: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Lyceum, Sheffield 15 May 2014
Posted: May. 18, 2014


BWW Reviews: QUEEN COAL, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Nov 2014BWW Reviews: QUEEN COAL, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, Nov 2014
November 6, 2014

A brand new work by Bryony Lavery opens in the Crucible Studio to mark 30 years since the miners' strike.
BWW Reviews: THIS IS MY FAMILY, Lyceum, Sheffield, 13 October 2014BWW Reviews: THIS IS MY FAMILY, Lyceum, Sheffield, 13 October 2014
October 15, 2014

Tim Firth's award-winning musical plays in the newly refurbished Lyceum Theatre
BWW Reviews: TWELFTH NIGHT, Crucible, Sheffield, 23 September 2014BWW Reviews: TWELFTH NIGHT, Crucible, Sheffield, 23 September 2014
September 26, 2014

The English Touring Theatre/Sheffield Theatres co-production is a vibrant take on Shakespeare's classic romcom.
BWW Reviews: HORRIBLE HISTORIES: BARMY BRITAIN, Lyceum, Sheffield, July 17 2014BWW Reviews: HORRIBLE HISTORIES: BARMY BRITAIN, Lyceum, Sheffield, July 17 2014
July 21, 2014

Anarchic fun for all in this stage version of the popular children's book series.
BWW Reviews: THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES, Crucible, Sheffield 15 July 2014BWW Reviews: THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES, Crucible, Sheffield 15 July 2014
July 17, 2014

The new, Sheffield-themed, take on the Mystery Plays makes the most of its huge cast of locals.
BWW Reviews: HETTY FEATHER, Crucible, Sheffield, 17 June 2014BWW Reviews: HETTY FEATHER, Crucible, Sheffield, 17 June 2014
June 19, 2014

The stage adaptation of Jacqueline WIilson's novel is a lovingly put-together blend of comedy, tragedy and circus performance.
BWW Reviews: LAST OF THE DUTY FREE, Lyceum, Sheffield, 16 June 2014BWW Reviews: LAST OF THE DUTY FREE, Lyceum, Sheffield, 16 June 2014
June 17, 2014

The 1980s sitcom revival tour hits Sheffield
BWW Reviews: THE LOVE PROJECT Crucible Studio, Sheffield 2 June 2014BWW Reviews: THE LOVE PROJECT Crucible Studio, Sheffield 2 June 2014
June 7, 2014

Every Day theatre company's The Love Project, which has recently completed its tour across the UK, is an hour-long one-act production that explores different attitudes to love. It's a verbatim piece which uses dialogue and body language from interviews with a range of real-life testimonies.
BWW Reviews: SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, May 20, 2014BWW Reviews: SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, May 20, 2014
May 21, 2014

Eclipse Theatre Company's production of the Tony Award-winning Sizwe Banzi is Dead is currently on a brief national tour after its Young Vic run. The 95-minute one-act play focuses on the lives of two men - Styles and Sizwe Banzi - in apartheid-era South Africa.
BWW Reviews: BOEING BOEING, Crucible, Sheffield, 19 May 2014BWW Reviews: BOEING BOEING, Crucible, Sheffield, 19 May 2014
May 20, 2014

It makes a change for a farce to take centre stage at the Crucible, but Sheffield Theatres are celebrating this summer with their take on Boeing Boeing, Marc Camoletti's classic comedy about a man trying to keep up three relationships with air hostesses
BWW Reviews: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Lyceum, Sheffield 15 May 2014BWW Reviews: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Lyceum, Sheffield 15 May 2014
May 18, 2014

The National Theatre's production of One Man, Two Guvnors is currently on an extensive tour of the country. This version stars Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall, the man caught between two guvnors, and he is ably supported by a cast of familiar faces, including three former EastEnders stars (Jasmyn Banks as Pauline, Shaun Williamson as Charlie and Emma Barton as Dolly).
BWW Reviews: BRASSED OFF, Lyceum, Sheffield, 7 May 2014BWW Reviews: BRASSED OFF, Lyceum, Sheffield, 7 May 2014
May 8, 2014

30 years since the miners' strikes, this touring production of Brassed Off offers the audience much to laugh at, much to ponder and a good dollop of brass band music.
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


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