Musical theatre turned on its head

Kieran Hurley, Heads Up, Crucible Studio, March 16
Kieran Hurley, Heads Up, Crucible Studio, March 16

Sheffield’s Colla Voce Theatre, which aims to challenge conceptions of musical theatre, unveils its third production at Theatre Delicatessen next week,

The Colla Voce Miscast is described as a musical framed through the lens of identity and adolescence when much-loved songs are turned on their heads and no one is cast in the correct parts.

The show, at Theatre Delicatessen on the Moor from Thursday to Saturday,  March 16-18.

○Glasgow-based writer, performer, and theatre maker Kieran Hurley brings his apocalyptic one-man epic, Heads Up, to the Crucible Studio for a sold-out performance next Thursday, March 16. It won him the Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Festival last year.

○Casting is taking place at The Showroom on Saturday from 11am to 2pm for three student films on Sheffield Hallam University’s MA course.

Actors are being sought for Susie Jones’s New Mars, set in a subterranean cult-like world, Megan Crawford’s Home, about survivors of a village massacre, and Wendy Zhong’s Rules, about an eccentric teenager. There are a total of 13 parts, both female and male with age ranges from nine to 73. Applicants should email susiesusiesusie@hotmail.com. “No pay but lots of love and a good piece for the showreel” is promised.