Full Cast Announced for Tim Firth's Award-Winnging THIS IS MY FAMILY Ahead of Sheffield Run and National Tour
Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning run last year in the Studio, Daniel Evans' production of Tim Firth's musical This Is My Family returns to Sheffield Theatres from Thursday 9 - Saturday 18 October, ahead of a national tour to Royal & Derngate Northampton, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Liverpool Playhouse and The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
Clare Burt (Yvonne), Bill Champion (Steve), Evelyn Hoskins (Nicky), Terence Keeley (Matt) and Rachel Lumberg (Sian) reprise their roles from the original run, and are joined by Marjorie Yates as May to complete the company.
'This is my family.' That was the competition. All Nicky had to do was describe her family and she could win a dream holiday. OK, so she lied through her teeth and made them all sound perfect, but who cares!? She won! She could take them to Rio! To Florida! Acapulco!
Instead, thirteen year-old Nicky Perry chooses pretty much the last holiday her family were expecting...
This fast-moving, laugh-out-loud and hugely moving new musical from the writer of Calendar Girls goes to the heart of the question: what exactly is the point of family in the modern age?
Tim Firth's work for theatre includes Calendar Girls, Sign of the Times, Our House, The Flint Street Nativity, Absolutely Frank, The Safari Party, Neville's Island and A Man of Letters. For television, his credits include Trapped, Cruise of the Gods, Border Cafe, Preston Front, The Rottentrolls, Once Upon a Time in the North and All Quiet on the Preston Front; and for film, The Wedding Video, Kinky Boots, Calendar Girls and Blackball.
Majorie Yates plays May. Her theatre credits include Untold Stories (West Yorkshire Playhouse), A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg (Liverpool Everyman/Kingston), Orpheus Descending (Royal Exchange), This Happy Breed, Another Door Closed (Theatre Royal Bath), Ahasverus (RSC/Hampstead), Origin Of The Species (Arcola), Twelfth Night, The Master Builder (RSC), Three Tall Women (Oxford Playhouse), Honeymoon (Royal Court), Star Quality (Apollo Theatre), The Daughter-in-Law (Young Vic), An Inspector Calls (Garrick Theatre), Stages (National Theatre), and The Glass Menagerie (Bristol Old Vic). For television, her work includes Cabbage and Pat, Above Suspicion, Massive, Shameless (as series regular Carol), Sons and Lovers, Danny's Story, Annie's Bar, Guardians, The Governor, Fighting for Gemma, Underbelly, Boon and June; and for film, Edge, The Long Day Closes, Soulboy, and Wetherby.
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Daniel Evans directs. As director, he previously directed The Sheffield Mysteries, Oliver!, This Is My Family (UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production), The Full Monty (UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production - also national tour and West End), My Fair Lady, Macbeth, Othello, Racing Demon as part of The David Hare Season, and An Enemy of the People - the opening production of his inaugural season. As an actor, his previous work for the company includes Company, The Pride, Cloud Nine and The Tempest. An award-winning actor and director, Evans' work includes Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory, Wyndham's Theatre and Broadway) - a role for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (his second Olivier Award, the first being for Merrily We Roll Along in 2001) and a Tony Award nomination. His extensive credits include work with the Donmar Warehouse, RSC, Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre. Evans is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Tickets for This Is My Family, supported by Hill Dickinson Lawyers, are priced from £14.00 - £24.00 and are on sale now from Sheffield Theatres' Box Office in person, by calling 0114 249 6000 and online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk (A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excl. cash).