Sheffield Theatres Transfers Democracy to the West End
Following a hugely successful run on the Crucible stage last month, Sheffield Theatres’ production of Michael Frayn’s Olivier Award-winning play Democracy takes to the stage at The Old Vic theatre in London from Friday 15 June until Saturday 14 July, marking the first West End transfer under Daniel Evans’ tenure as Artistic Director.
Performed originally as part of the month-long Michael Frayn season at Sheffield Theatres, and directed by Associate Director Paul Miller (True West and Hamlet), Democracy received widespread critical acclaim and was declared by the Daily Telegraph as ‘(the play) at its best’. Audiences in London will now be able to revel in this witty and compelling cold-war drama, complete with its ten-strong original all male cast. It follows hot on the heels of the Old Vic’s triumphant run of Noises Off, which can now be seen at the Novello Theatre until Saturday 30 June.
Democracy marks the first Sheffield Theatres production to transfer to the West End since Fiddler on the Roof took the stage at the Savoy Theatre under Samuel West’s tenure in May 2007, following a sell-out run at the Crucible Theatre in November 2006.
Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans said: ‘We are thrilled that Democracy, one of the highly acclaimed plays in our Michael Frayn season at Sheffield Theatres, will be transferring to London – and even more delighted that its new home will be at one of the capital’s most prestigious theatres, The Old Vic. We are proud to produce high quality work which attracts audiences from the city, the region and beyond, and it is wonderful that this opportunity will allow us to bring our work to an even wider audience.’
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