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Last week, some of the L5s stood on the bank of the Thames and recited their Shakespeare speeches, against a back-drop of the ever growing tower blocks of London’s skyline. As I watched, I was struck by how the past and present were colliding. Just…
Nov 20
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As part of the Off the Shelf festival, leading UK playwright John Godber visited the Performance Lab to see a Sheffield Hallam graduate production of September in the Rain and to take part in an 'In Conversation' event with collaborator and Sheffiel…
Nov 12
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The Last King of Scotland. The Crucible, Sheffield.Tobi Bamtefa gives a capturing performance of the unpredictable and savage dictator Idi Amin, highlighted further by the anxious and fearful Dr Nicholas Garrigan played by Daniel Portman, Bamtefa po…
Nov 6
Claudia Northrop is now a member of SHU Performance | For Stage and Screen
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Kyle William Baker and Callan Swain are now friends
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Kyle William Baker liked Callan Swain's blog post The Last King of Scotland; Tonally deaf, yet held up by technical prowess.
Nov 6
Callan Swain liked Kyle William Baker's blog post The Last King of Scotland: Unmasking the painful history that we cover up!
Nov 6
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 Picture by: Helen MurrayWhat is the purpose of theatre? A question raised when watching the striking Ugandan Politics through the eyes of a white man in Sheffield’s Crucible theatre. The Last King of Scotland, adapted by the English writer Steve Wa…
Nov 6
Callan Swain posted a blog post
Steve Water’s The Last King of Scotland; a tonally deaf production, yet held up by technical prowess. On the 16th of October I saw the story of the former war-hero, turned tyrannical Dictator, Idi Amin, and the slow breakdown of law and order in Uga…
Nov 6
SHU Performance liked SHU Performance's blog post 'Students punching above their weight' in John Godber's September in the Rain
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This October, Josh Schofield and Emily Kitteringham performed in John Godber’s highly regarded play September in the Rain. The Performance was directed by our very own Neil Sissons and it took place at the Performance Lab as part of the working-clas…
Nov 4
Antonia Teodora Nadragila is now a member of SHU Performance | For Stage and Screen
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Connie Fiddament is now a member of SHU Performance | For Stage and Screen
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Last week, some of the L5s stood on the bank of the Thames and recited their Shakespeare speeches, against a back-drop of the ever growing tower blocks of London’s skyline. As I watched, I was struck by how the past and present were colliding. Just yards from where we stood, 500 years earlier, Shakespeare’s Players who, to paraphrase, strutted and fretted their hour upon the stage, were speaking the same text out into the London air. Now , thanks to gaming, we think of a…

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As part of the Off the Shelf festival, leading UK playwright John Godber visited the Performance Lab to see a Sheffield Hallam graduate production of September in the Rain and to take part in an 'In Conversation' event with collaborator and Sheffield Hallam lecturer, Neil Sissons.…

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Doppelganster's 2019 'Choke me'.

A review by Katie Bott.

Doppelganster's 'choke me' is not your typical theatre performance. The art forms of acting, dance and music all work together, they are each well executed individually, and ultimately come together in one astonishing piece. Performed for the ‘Off the Shelf’ festival at Sheffield Hallam’s Performance Lab, the show demonstrates the problems our world is facing with ecological, environmental damage, with particular…

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The Last King of Scotland


The Last King of Scotland.
The Crucible, Sheffield.

Tobi Bamtefa gives a capturing performance of the unpredictable and savage dictator Idi Amin, highlighted further by the anxious and fearful Dr Nicholas Garrigan played by Daniel Portman, Bamtefa portrays the oxymoronic character of the presidential dictator of Uganda with sheer confidence and might as expected with such a strong and powerful role to fulfil. The Last King of Scotland, directed by Gbolahan Obisesan based of…

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