The Sheffield Theatres’ upcoming production of the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II musical Show Boat at the Crucible Theatre has been extended for an extra week in response to high demand for tickets.
The show, which is being directed by Sheffield Theatres’ artistic director Daniel Evans, opens on 10 December (press night is 16 December) and will now run until 23 January next year.
Revealing details of the newly extended run, Evans said: “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.”
The cast includes Michael Xavier (Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Into the Woods at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Gina Beck (Wicked in the West End and on the first US tour, The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre); Lucy Briers (The Seagull, Chichester Festival Theatre, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, RSC/Aldwych Theatre); Sandra Marvin (City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse, Hairspray, Shaftesbury Theatre/UK and Ireland tour); Emmanuel Kojo (Scottsboro Boys, Garrick Theatre, Fame, Manchester Palace Theatre); Rebecca Trehearn (Alfie the Musical, Watford Palace Theatre, We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre); and Alan Corduner (Taken At Midnight, Chichester Festival Theatre, Hello, Dolly!, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
The cast will be completed by Ian Carlyle, John Coates, Danny Collins, Adam Dutton, Akintunde Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Bob Harms, Victoria Hinde, Cristina Hoey, Linda John-Pierre, Linford Johnson, Kate Milner-Evans, Maria Omakinwa, Ryan Pidgen, Kenny Thompson, Tosh Wanogho-Maud and Alex Young).
Evans leads a creative team that includes designer Lez Brotherston, choreographer Alistair David, musical supervisor/director David White, lighting designer David Hershey, sound designer Paul Groothuis and the casting director is Jill Green.