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VenueSheffield Theatres
Other spaces: Lyceum Theatre, Crucible Theatre, Studio
CountySouth Yorkshire
From9th March 2021
To13th March 2021
When19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:00
What is currently on at Sheffield Theatres (V962)

Operation Crucible

Operation CrucibleT0380152341
A story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times...? On the 12 December 1940, more than six hundred people lost their lives in over seven hours of continuous bombing by Germany's Luftwaffe. Their objective? Wiping Sheffield's world famous steel works - the heartland of Britain's munitions manufacturing - clean off the map. The ruthless attack left Sheffield in ruins - destroying families, shattering a way of life, and changing the city forever. At 11.44pm on the night of the raid, a single 500kg bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square, from seven storeys to just fifteen feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel's cellars withstood the blast. Within it, trapped, were four men. This is their story, from beginning to end...
Author Kieran Knowles

Archive :: production:T0380152341, play:S246772028, venue:V962

Production details

Crucible Theatre

Special Performances

  • 11 Mar 21 Audio Described
  • 11 Mar 21 Sign Interpreted
  • 13 Mar 21 Captioned


Producer Sheffield Theatres
Director Bryony Shanahan
Performer Salvatore D'Aquilla (Bob)
Performer Kieran Knowles (Tommy)
Performer Chris McCurry (Phil)
Performer James Wallwork (Arthur)

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