Taking over the role of Fagin in the Crucible’s Christmas musical, Oliver!, is Tom Edden after the previously announced Phil Davis withdrew from the production due to family reasons.
He joins Ben Richards who plays Bill Sikes under the direction of Daniel Evans.
Edden was part of the original cast of One Man, Two Guvnors (pictured) at the National Theatre and then the West End and on its transfer to Broadway, received nominations for a Tony and an Outer Critics’ Circle award and went on to win The Drama Desk Award.
For television, his credits include Dr Who, Stuart: A Life Backwards and Spartans and on film in Mike Leigh’s Untitled 13 and The Wolf Man, and he has recently completed filming on Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella.
Lionel Bart’s Oliver! runs from November 29 to January 25 at the Crucible Theatre.
In July Reclaim, a private recycling charity working with adults with learning disabilities, had its premises destroyed by fire. The 25 service users who usually meet on site everyday to sort and recycle plastic and learn life-skills lost their work place and activity centre.
To help them bounce back B&B gallery together with Liz Carrington from the charity are curating Over The Rainbow, a silent auction exhibition of work donated by seven international artists along with specially created pieces by Reclaim service users.
The seven artists are Jonathan Wilkinson, Aida, Jon Boam, Ana Castillo, Florence Blanchard, and Kid Acne.
The silent auction will run for the duration of the exhibition at B&B Gallery, Mary Street, on Saturday and Sunday from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
The monthly Comedy Club Sheffield has moved location from Mosborough to the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield on Chesterfield Road South. It opens on Friday with a bill comprising Mike McClean, Nick Wilty and Joe Rowntree, Tickets at £29.95 includes a three-course meal and the comedy show.
After coming to the UK last year, The Spanish Riding School of Vienna will be bringing the famous Lipizzaner stallions back in 2014.
And for the first time the tour will come to Yorkshire kicking off with three performances at the Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena from October 31 to November 2, Tickets go on sale on Friday at prices from £20 to £65.
In an era when communication is dominated by email, text, status updates and tweets people are in danger of losing sight of the things that have been around for a while – like pen and paper. Craig Oldham believes it is important that we don’t forget and so has started the Hand.Written.Letter.Project.
He has invited leading designers, design studios and creative thinkers to share their thoughts in handwritten form on their own letterhead. The full collection now includes more than 200 letters and a selection is now on show at Made North at Persistence Works,
Contributors include Wim Crouwel, Michael C.Place-Build/ Milton Glaser, Ian Anderson (the Designers Republic), Wally Olins, Daniel Eatock, John McConnell, Michael Bierut (Pentagram), Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Giesmar, Michael Johnson (johnson banks), Vince Frost, Phillippe Apeloig, Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer), Tony Brook (Spin), Steven Heller, Bob Gill, Stefan Sagmeister, This Is Real Art, Bibliotheque, Mike Dempsey, Adrian Shaunessy, Max Lamb, Ken Garland, Corey Holms, Jim Sutherland, Hat-Trick, Michael Wolff (pictured), Christopher Doyle, Ben Stott, and many more.