WIN BY 7PM: Sheffield theatre tickets to Straight

Straight: Henry Pettigrew (Lewis) and Philip McGinley (Waldorf) in Straight, Crucible Studio, Nov 1-24.
Straight: Henry Pettigrew (Lewis) and Philip McGinley (Waldorf) in Straight, Crucible Studio, Nov 1-24.

SHEFFIELD Theatres’ Studio season at the Crucible continues with the world première of razor sharp new comedy Straight - which runs until November 24 - and we have TWENTY tickets to be won, writes Graham Walker.

But hurry.

These tickets are for the 2.15pm matinee tomorrow, Thursday, November 8.

So our deadline for free draw entries by email or Twiter ar 7pm tonight - details below.

This blisteringly funny romp, by award-winning British writer DC Moore, is about male friendship and sexuality,

Straight catches up with two regular thirtysomething friends from university. Freewheeling Waldorf and family man Lewis haven’t seen each other in ten years when their worlds spectacularly collide and they make a bet that will take their friendship to a whole new level. Philip McGinley (Hobson’s Choice) and Henry Pettigrew (Beautiful Burnout, Black Watch) play the old friends, alongside Jenny Rainsford as Steph and Sheffield-born actress Jessica Ransom as Morgan.

Directing this new production is Sheffield Theatres’ Associate Director Richard Wilson, who returns to Sheffield following his critically-acclaimed productions of Lungs and The Pride in 2011.

Completing the Creative Team alongside Richard Wilson is Designer James Cotterill, who reunites with Richard having worked with him on The Pride, Lighting Designer Johanna Town, Composer Michael Bruce and Casting Director Robert Sterne.

A Sheffield Theatres and Bush Theatre co-production, Straight is based on the motion picture Humpday, written & directed by Lynn Shelton and after its Sheffield run will transfer to the Bush Theatre (Tuesday 27 November - Saturday 22 December).

Straight is being supported by local law firm, Hill Dickinson, who are funding new writing and projects at Sheffield Theatres over the next three years.

Tickets for Straight are on sale now from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office, priced from £10 to £18. Call 0114 249 6000 or visit to book.


We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to be won. Please note you must be able to attend the performance on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 2.15pm.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets enter our free prize draw by email or Twitter.

By email send us your full name, address and phone details, with StarCompS in the subject bar, to

Or follow digital editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 then tweet him with #StarCompS

Deadlines are TONIGHT, Wednesday, November 7, at 7pm.

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