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VenuePhoenix Theatre
From13th October 2016
To13th October 2016
What is currently on at Phoenix Theatre (V1147)

Operation Crucible

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:T1055613405, play:S246772028, venue:V1147

Production details


Presented byFolie a deux Productions
Company From Ground Up Theatre Company (in association with Sheffield Theatres)
Director Bryony Shanahan
Performer Salvatore D'Aquilla
Performer Kieran Knowles
Performer Paul Tinto
Performer James Wallwork

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