Victoria Wood’s Talent heads to Sheffield’s Crucible

Sheffield Theatres has announced their new production of Talent, written by Victoria Wood, will run at the Crucible Theatre from Wednesday 30 June to Saturday 24 July 2021.

Full cast details have also been announced, including Richard Cant (The Country Wife), Daniel Crossley (Me and My Girl), Jamie-Rose Monk (Dick Whittington), Jonathon Ojinnaka, (Coronation Street), James Quinn (Democracy) and Lucie Shorthouse (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), with directing duties got to Paul Foster (Kiss Me, Kate).

Originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, Talent tells the story of a young woman with dreams of showbiz glory and is packed full of Victoria Wood’s unmatched wit and talent for observation.

Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres anticipates the opening of the play at the Crucible: “Victoria Wood was – and remains – unrivalled in combining wit, heart and musical brilliance in her comedy, and Talent reminds us that as a playwright she was every bit as skilled creating characters and songs for the stage as she was for the screen.

The full cast for Victoria Wood's Talent

The full cast for the upcoming production of Victoria Wood’s Talent has been announced

“This was her debut play, which she wrote for Sheffield Theatres Studio in 1978 at the age of 25. It makes me proud of Sheffield’s long history of supporting emerging artists, which we continue today, and I’m excited to be bringing Talent back to the Crucible as we welcome audiences returning to live theatre.

“This play will be a delight for everyone who’s missed that feeling of togetherness you get from sharing laughter and music at a live performance.”

Talent will run at the Crucible theatre from Wednesday 30 June to Saturday 24 July 2021, with the performance on Wednesday 7 July live-streamed and available to watch online.

Tickets for all productions listed can be booked online from Wednesday 5 May for members and Wednesday 12 May 2021 for non-members at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. The Together Season has been generously supported by the Victoria Wood Foundation.

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