Young actors wanted

SHEFFIELD’S Forced Entertainment are looking to recruit 16 young people aged eight to 14 for a public rehearsed reading of That Night Follows Day which they are presenting as part of the celebration season for the Crucible’s 40th birthday.

A piece performed by children and written for an adult audience by Tim Etchells, the artist, writer and artistic director of Forced Entertainment, explores how what adults say and do shape a child’s world – the truths, half truths and white lies they tell, the pet names they give, the rules they impose and the things they wish for their children. In this performance, however, it’s the children who get to speak and the adults who have to listen!

First produced with the Flemish theatre organisation Victoria in 2007, it has clocked up 180 public performances around the world in Dutch using subtitles. This will be the first time it has been performed in English.

Forced Entertainment and Sheffield Theatres are looking for young people who are confident readers and team players to come along to the audition workshop on Saturday, September 24.

Children or parents should email or phone 2798977 by September 16.

Successful auditionees will work with performers from Forced Entertainment throughout the October half term, culminating in the reading itself on the Crucible stage on Saturday, November 5.

Wedding Singer show

SPLINTERS Theatre Group look set for another sell-out production with The Wedding Singer in a couple of weeks’ time but their vice chairman Heather Tinker admits she can’t claim any of the credit.

Based on the 1998 film, the 2006 musical comedy, with music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, tells the story of Robbie Hart who makes a living singing at weddings around New Jersey.

When his fiancée leaves him at the altar, he sets out to make every wedding as disastrous as his own until he meets a cocktail waitress, Julia, and falls madly in love with her.

It runs at the University Drama Studio between September 20 and 24 and tickets are stilla available for some of the performances from 07910 251584 or online at

As for Heather, she has been preoccupied with her own wedding four weeks later when she marries her own Robbie, although he prefers to be called Robert.

Macbeth at the bar

AT Dempsey’s Bar and Theatre this week Double Bluff Theatre Company are performing Macbeth as a five-hander.

Between them Keith Bailey, Alan Brent, Yvonne Dempsey, Kath Jordan and Gillian Langley play multiple roles in Shakespeare’s tale of how one man’s thirst for power can inevitably lead to the destruction of self and everything that he should be seeking to protect. It runs to Saturday and tickets at £6/£5 are available on 2728074.

1960s memories

DOUBLEBAND Films, a television company based in Belfast, are looking for contributors from Sheffield for a documentary for UKTV about the music and fashion of the 1960s.

They need people who were young in the Sixties to share their memories and home movies and talk about their musical heroes. Call Clare or Jane on 02890 243331 or email