Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans has today announced that due to popular demand, a one-week extension for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical Show Boat. The production which opens on 16th December 2015, with previews from 10th December, 2015 will now run until 23rd January 2016.
Daniel Evans said today, “We are delighted that Show Boat has proved itself to be so popular with our audiences. We’re lucky to have the most wonderful cast and creative team and I know we’re all looking forward to bringing it to life on the Crucible Stage at Christmas.”
Spanning 40 pivotal years in American history, this epic musical follows the lives and loves of three generations aboard a show boat as it plies the Mississippi River. One of the most romantic musicals of all time, this lavish new production is directed by Daniel Evans and features classics of musical theatre including Make Believe, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, and the landmark Ol’ Man River.
Evans will direct Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal, Gina Beck as Magnolia Hawks, Lucy Briers as Parthenia Hawks, Allan Corduner as Captain Andy Hawks, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, and Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne .
The cast is completed by Ian Carlyle (Charlie), John Coates (Sherrif Ike Vallon), Danny Collins (Frank Schultz), Adam Dutton (Windy), Akintunde Esuruoso (ensemble), Nolan Frederick (Jake), Bob Harms (Steve Baker), Victoria Hinde (ensemble and Dance Captain), Cristina Hoey (ensemble), Linda John-Pierre (ensemble), Linford Johnson (ensemble), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs O’Brien), Maria Omakinwa (ensemble), Ryan Pidgen (Pete Gavin ), Kenny Thompson (ensemble), Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Willy ) and Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley).
Music by Jerome Kern
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel “Show Boat” by Edna Ferber
10 December 2015 – 23 January 2016
Director: Daniel Evans; Designer: Lez Brotherston; Choreographer: Alistair David
Musical Supervisor/Director: David White; Lighting Designer: David Hersey;
Sound Designer: Paul Groothuis; Casting Director: Jill Green CDG
Orchestrations by Dan DeLange.
As adapted from the originals by Robert Russell Bennett
This Version Originally Produced by Goodspeed Musicals
Michael P. Price, Executive Director
Adapted and Directed by Rob Ruggerio
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe: www.rnh.com
Sheffield Theatres Listings
Crucible Lyceum Studio 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA