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Monday 25th June 2018 

St Columba's Church, Crosspool,  Sheffield

Spectrum Theatre, Sheffield present

 

In Someone Else's Shoes

Tickets are £10 and £6 (under 18’s), available from:

  • Sheffield Theatres Box Office - 0114 249 6000,

  • online at   sheffieldtheatres.co.uk    ‘What’s On’

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Please note: unfortunately, the Library Theatre has no access for the disabled.

 

In 1843, Charles Dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ to draw attention to a divided society in which the rich prospered and the poor, particularly their children, suffered. 175 years later, there are 20 food banks in this wealthy city of ours.

This new adaptation follows the plot and contains all the characters of the original story, set in the present day. Like the original, it’s full of the sights, sounds and spirit of Christmas.

 

We promise an entertaining, thought-provoking evening at the Library Theatre.
We’d love you to join us.

            'The true spirit of ‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to Sheffield, faithful to the original,
                     relevant to us now’ [Steve Roberts, Sheffield Dickens Fellowship]

            ‘The perfect adaptation for students studying GCSE English Literature. It explores
             plot, key characters and themes, giving them all a modern, South Yorkshire twist.’
                    [ Director of English, Outwood Grange Academies Trust]

We formed in Spring 2016, and together devised this play about Autism, which we’ve performed at a variety of venues to a range of audiences.

Since then, the group, and the play, have expanded

We’ve developed the original script, which we devised using the experiences of group members and material from the internet, now adding new sections which specifically address issues to do with girls and women on the spectrum, andthe experience of the parents of children with Autism.   

These additional sections were influenced by the work of five third-year medical students who worked with us in November / December 2017 as part of their ‘Social Accountability’ unit.  

 They interviewed women and parents and their words and experiences prompted the devising of these new sections.

Spectrum Theatre, Sheffield

Registered charity number 1166807

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