Friday, May 26, 2006

Sheffield Theatres Autumn Season

No real details, but this from the Sheffield Theatres newsletter -

"The Sheffield Theatres 2006-07 season opens in spectacular style with a brand new production of Nobel prizewinner Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, starring Nigel Harman (Dennis Rickman in EastEnders) and David Bradley (Filch in the Harry Potter films). The season also includes Caryl Churchill's breathtaking A Number, featuring father and son Timothy West and Samuel West sharing the stage for the first time in Sheffield. Christmastime sees family favourite Fiddler on the Roof in the Crucible, in a new production of the much-loved musical with Henry Goodman, packed with all the classic songs including If I Were a Rich Man and Matchmaker, Matchmaker."

Good stuff :)

3 comments:

David Duff said...

I have nothing to say concerning "Fiddler on the Roof" but Pinter and Churchill are possibly two of the worst playwrights in the English language whose inevitable oblivion is devoutly to be wished for. Poor, old Crucible, and after such a promising start, too.

AnnaWaits said...

"Pinter and Churchill are possibly two of the worst playwrights in the English language"

I'm yet to form an opinion, I'm afraid, but I'll be sure to let you all know what I think...

David Duff said...

Here's a clue, Anna. In this post-modernist world of scam artists and poodle-fakers, any writer or artist with little or nothing to say, says it in the most obscure, elliptical and ambiguous language they can contrive. They then sit back and wait for so-called critics to read into their works all sorts of, usually conflicting, opinions as to the meaning contained there-in. They enjoy the squabbles between critics whilst remaining entirely inscrutable themselves, thus adding to the mystery of what their 'creations' mean. Very clever really, but then again, you'll never go broke under-estimating the intelligence of, er, the intelligentsia!