Tom Bateman is to star as Coriolanus in Sheffield Theatres’ new season, which also includes Bryony Lavery‘s new adaptation of Oliver Twist.
The new season opens with the world premiere of Chloë Moss’ Run Sister Run, in a co-production with Paines Plough and Soho Theatre, directed by Paines Plough’s new co-artistic director Charlotte Bennett.
Bateman then makes his Sheffield Theatres’ debut in Coriolanus, adapted and directed by artistic director Robert Hastie.
In a co-production with Dante or Die, Sheffield People’s Theatre will stage Everybody’s Got to Leave Sometime as part of the season, while the company’s association with Ramps on the Moon continues with their new production of Oliver Twist, in a co-production with Leeds Playhouse, one of two plays in the season by Bryony Lavery. The other is Lavery’s Oscar and the Pink Lady, adapted from the novel by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, which will be directed by Justin Martin.
The season also includes This is What She Said to Me, a play in a co-produced with Utopia Theatre. Written by Oladipo Agboluaje, it was conceived from an idea by Moji Elufowoju, who also directs.
Hastie said: “In recent months, Standing at the Sky’s Edge and Life of Pi [previous productions] have proved the importance of putting new work at the centre of our programme.
“Next season sees us continue this commitment to new writing with four world premieres across our stages. Three are by British writers whose heart and humour leap off the page, and one co-created with Sheffield People’s Theatre, our company of Sheffield citizens whose determination to break new ground with every project is inspirational.”
He added: “It’s also brilliant to partner with Paines Plough, Utopia Theatre, Dante or Die and to continue our association with Ramps on the Moon – pioneering companies who are bringing vital new ideas and new ways of collaborating to our buildings.”
Run sister Run by Chloë Moss
Directed by Charlotte Bennett
February 27 to March 21, 2020 with a press night on March 4
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Robert Hastie
March 6 to 28, with a press night on March 10
Everybody’s Got to Leave Sometime
May 2020 (specific dates and venue yet to be released)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, adapted by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Amy Leach
May 13 to 23, 2020
Directed by Moji Elufowoju
June 18 to July 4, 2020, with a press night on June 22
Oscar and the Pink Lady, based on the novel by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Justin Martin
June 26 to July 18, 2020 with a press night on June 30