A Sheffield Theatres and Chol Theatre Co-Production


in association with imove

Presented at Studio

Running time: Approximately 1 hour 15 mins, no interval

How far would you go to be the best?
Would you sacrifice your social life to win awards?
Would you give up a ‘normal’ family life in the pursuit of your ambition?

LeanerFasterStronger tells the story of one man’s pursuit to be the best, asking the question: what does it take to achieve our goals?

From the boxer battling with his doubts, to the sister who misses her brother on family outings and a gymnast whose 4.00am alarm calls are starting to take their toll; this brand new play explores the sacrifices we all make to progress in life – and what it actually does take to be the best.

Brought to vivid life by four physically-dynamic actors LeanerFasterStronger offers the perfect warm-up to the 2012 Olympic Games in a race to the finish line we can all connect with.

LeanerFasterStronger is part of Extraordinary Moves, an exciting arts and science partnership between Chol Theatre and Sheffield Hallam University. Extraordinary Moves is part of imove, a Cultural Olympiad programme in Yorkshire. www.imoveand.com

Written by Kaite O’Reilly

Wed 23 May 7:45pm Call Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Thu 24 May 7:45pm
Fri 25 May 7:45pm
Sat 26 May 7:45pm
Mon 28 May 7:45pm
Tue 29 May 7:45pm
Wed 30 May 7:45pm Talkback
Thu 31 May 2:15pm
Thu 31 May 7:45pm Signed
Fri 1 Jun 7:45pm
Sat 2 Jun 2:15pm
Sat 2 Jun 7:45pm



‘smart new play’

‘dynamic cast’

‘Andrew Loretto’s slick direction’

‘innovative set design’

‘Kaite O’Reilly’s agile script bristles with detail gleaned from impeccable research’

Sheffield Star

The Cast

Ben Addis

Ben Addis

William, Boxer

Kathryn Dimery

Kathryn Dimery

Jane, Commentator

Morven Macbeth

Morven Macbeth

Philyda, Gymnast, Sibling

Christopher Simpson

Christopher Simpson

Ed, Runner, Voice


Andrew Loretto


Shanaz Gulzar


Gary Longfield

Lighting Designer

Shane Durrant

Composer and 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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