Sheffield named Regional Theatre of the Year again

Sheffield Theatres has won two awards at the 2020 The Stage Awards – regional theatre of the year and the achievement in technical theatre.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 1:27 pm

Its win of regional theatre of the year comes for an unprecedented fourth time, following success in 2013, 2014 and 2017. The achievement in technical theatre award, a new category for The Stage Awards, went to Sheffield Theatres for its work on Life of Pi.

Robert Hastie, Sheffield Theatres artistic director, said: “We shared a wonderful 2019 with our audiences, bringing four world premieres to our stages, as well as continuing our commitment to investing in talent across the city with our new creative hub. The Bank. These wins are a testament to all the brilliant people who make Sheffield Theatres what it is.”

Sheffield Theatres has announced the full cast joining the previously announced Tom Bateman in the title role of Coriolanus at the Crucible, from March 6-28.

It will include: Stella Gonet (House of Eliott) as Volumnia; Esther McAuley (Call the Midwife) as Valeria; Remmie Milner (Trollied) as Sicinius; Theo Ogundipe (Top Boy) as Aufidius; Malcolm Sinclair (Pie in the Sky) as Menenius; Katy Stephens (London’s Burning) as Cominius; Ben Wiggins (T he Witcher) as Titus Lartius; and Alex Young (from the recent Guys and Dolls) as Brutus. The cast is completed by members of Sheffield People’s Theatre.

Utopia Theatre, a resident company with Sheffield Theatres, who last year brought the Spirit of Africa festival to Sheffield, is to receive £84,900 from the Arts Council’s Elevate fund.