Daniel Evans to Star in The Pride at Sheffield's Crucible

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Daniel Evans, who was Tony-nominated for his performance in Sunday in the Park with George, will act in a play at Sheffield's Crucible for the first time since taking over the running of the theatre. He will star as Oliver in the regional premiere of Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride, beginning performances June 23, prior to an official opening June 28, for a run through July 16 in the Crucible Studio.

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The play, originally premiered at London's Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 2008 where it won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, the John Whiting Award for Best New Play and an Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in an affiliate theatre, has subsequently been seen Off-Broadway. The new production is directed by Richard Wilson, who previously directed That Face for the company, and has worked extensively at the Royal Court.

Evans has also announced two further productions. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its first production, Samuel Beckett's Happy Days, starring Pauline McLynn and Peter Gowen as Winnie and Willy, respectively, will begin performances May 20, also in the studio, prior to an official opening May 25, for a run to June 4. It will be directed by Jonathan Humphreys, who is working at Sheffield Theatres as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (supported by the Mackintosh Foundation).

And in the main Crucible Theatre, Christopher Luscombe will make his directorial debut for the company staging Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice, beginning performances May 26, prior to an official opening June 1, for a run through June 25. Luscombe is currently represented in the West End by his production of JB Priestley's When We Are Married at the Garrick Theatre.

Priority booking for members opens Feb. 5, with public booking from Feb. 12. To book tickets, contact the box office on 0114 249 6000, or visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

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