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Sian Philips to lead Arthur Miller revival Playing For Time at Sheffield’s Crucible

Sian Phillips will lead the revival of the Auschwitz-set Playing For Time at Sheffield's Crucible
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Sian Phillips will lead the cast of Sheffield Theatres’ revival of Arthur Miller’s Playing for Time.

The production – which marks 100 years since Miller’s birth and 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz – runs at the Crucible from March 12 to April 4, and is directed by Richard Beecham. A press night will be held on March 18.

Kate Adams, Noa Bodner and Imogen Daines are also among the cast, alongside Pascale Burgess, Emma Darlow and Holly De Jong.

Playing for Time will also star James Duke and Melanie Heslop, as well as Amanda Hadingue, Maeve O’Sullivan, Danny Scheinmann, Augustina Seymour, Christopher Staines, Alexia Traverse-Healy. 17 members of Sheffield People’s Theatre will complete the cast.

Ti Green is designing the production, with lighting design by Richard Howell and sound design by Melanie Wilson. Arrangements, composition and musical direction is by Sam Kenyon, alongside movement direction by Lucy Hind.

The play will also feature fight direction by Ruth Cooper-Brown and Rachel Cristi Bown-Williams. Casting is by Ginny Schiller.

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