October Sheffield Theatres Round-Up
Oliver McKinley rounds up some top picks from what’s on offer at Sheffield Theatres next month.
Of Kith and Kin:
Studio/15 Sep- 7 Oct/ From £20
The baby-shower from hell is brought to the stage in this dark comedy. Playwright Chris Thompson looks squarely at the modern family and wonders what happens when we choose not only our friends, but our family too.
Desire Under the Elms
Crucible/ 21 Sep- 14 Oct/ From £15
A tragic tale of a divided family and impossible loves is set in motion by the return of a father to his family farm. The battle setting father against son for control over the estate is enflamed by the young new wife which accompanies the father. While drawing on Greek myth this is a play which has the ability to still shock audiences.
The Kite Runner
Lyceum/ 17-21 Oct/From £16.50
Khaled Hosseini’s haunting tale of shattered childhoods and the difficult process of redemption is being brought to the Lyceum as part of this UK tour. The book both startled and charmed audiences with its gripping story of a divided Afghanistan, and its haunting power is very much still present in the stage production.
Studio/ 18 Oct-4 Nov/From £20
The story lampoons society and its moral codes as wittily now as when Anton Chekov wrote it. The master of Russian Drama weaves a tale about small town sensibilities, exotic loves and ambition. His characters are as grasping, lustful, tragic and comic as they ever were.