Public Dress Rehearsal




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Presented at Studio

Michael Frayn
Running time: 1 hour 45 mins approximately

Part of the The Michael Frayn Season

4 stars The Sunday Times4 stars The Guardian4 stars The Financial Times4 stars Yorkshire Post

When David dreams of improving the lives of those living in an inner city slum, his idealistic view of the world leads him to reach for the skies.

But life isn’t easy when your neighbour is the town’s most cynical journalist, your wife has principles and your secretary falls in love with you.

An award-winning comedy about idealism, realism and the tangled nature of human relationships.

Thu 1 Mar 7:45pm Public Dress Rehearsal
Fri 2 Mar 7:45pm Preview
Sat 3 Mar 7:45pm Preview
Mon 5 Mar 7:45pm Preview
Tue 6 Mar 2:15pm
Tue 6 Mar 7:45pm
Wed 7 Mar 7:45pm
Thu 8 Mar 7:45pm Signed
Fri 9 Mar 7:45pm
Sat 10 Mar 2:15pm
Sat 10 Mar 7:45pm
Tue 13 Mar 7:45pm
Wed 14 Mar 7:45pm
Thu 15 Mar 2:15pm Talkback
Thu 15 Mar 7:45pm
Fri 16 Mar 7:45pm
Sat 17 Mar 2:15pm
Sat 17 Mar 7:45pm
Tue 20 Mar 7:45pm
Wed 21 Mar 7:45pm Call Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Thu 22 Mar 2:15pm
Thu 22 Mar 7:45pm
Fri 23 Mar 7:45pm
Sat 24 Mar 2:15pm
Sat 24 Mar 7:45pm

4 stars The Sunday Times

‘Smoothly directed by Charlotte Gwinner’

‘impeccably acted’

4 stars

The Guardian


‘top-notch productions’

4 stars

The Financial Times


‘Charlotte Gwinner’s production is propelled by an atmosphere of gripping, gnawing anxiety in the performances’

The Stage

—- 4 stars Yorkshire Post

The Cast

Abigail Cruttenden

Abigail Cruttenden


Rebecca Lacey

Rebecca Lacey


Simon Wilson

Simon Wilson


Andrew Woodall

Andrew Woodall



Charlotte Gwinner


Signe Beckmann


David Holmes

Lighting Designer

Tom Mills

Composer & Sound Designer


Located within the Crucible building, the Studio Theatre has a flexible design allowing the seating to be adjusted to play on one, two or three sides or in the round. Seating in the Studio is unreserved.
The Studio hosts a mix of small-scale in-house and touring productions, as well as hosting the acclaimed Ensemble 360's tri-annual Music in the Round Festival.

  • 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
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