A Sheffield Theatres Production

This Is My Family

***** The Sunday Express **** The Guardian

Public Dress Rehearsal




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Presented at Studio

Running time: 2 hours 20 mins (including an interval of 20 mins)

Know-it-all dad? Truculent teens? Awkward grandparents? In-laws who are a total liability? Recognise any of this? Is your family as much of a nightmare as Nicky’s?

Fresh from the pen of Tim Firth – the man behind Calendar Girls – this hilarious musical comedy is set to take the stage by storm – in more ways that one – this summer.

Brilliantly observed and laugh out loud funny, This is My Family is the perfect show for anyone who has ever known, or been in, a family. And worst of all, tried to go on holiday with one.

Click here to listen to BBC Radio Sheffield’s feature on This Is My Family, which includes cast interviews and snippets from the show.

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Wed 19 Jun 7:45pm Public Dress Rehearsal £1.00* Currently Unavailable
Thu 20 Jun 7:45pm Preview £10.00*
Fri 21 Jun 7:45pm Preview £10.00*
Sat 22 Jun 7:45pm Preview £10.00*
Mon 24 Jun 7:45pm £15.00*
Tue 25 Jun 7:45pm £15.00*
Wed 26 Jun 7:45pm £15.00*
Thu 27 Jun 2:15pm £13.00*
Thu 27 Jun 7:45pm £15.00*
Fri 28 Jun 7:45pm £15.00*
Sat 29 Jun 2:15pm £13.00*
Sat 29 Jun 7:45pm £18.00*
Tue 2 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Wed 3 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Thu 4 Jul 2:15pm £13.00*
Thu 4 Jul 7:45pm Signed £15.00*
Fri 5 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Sat 6 Jul 2:15pm £13.00*
Sat 6 Jul 7:45pm £18.00*
Tue 9 Jul 7:45pm Talkback £15.00*
Wed 10 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Thu 11 Jul 2:15pm £13.00*
Thu 11 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Fri 12 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Sat 13 Jul 2:15pm £13.00*
Sat 13 Jul 7:45pm £18.00*
Tue 16 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Wed 17 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Thu 18 Jul 2:15pm £13.00*
Thu 18 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Fri 19 Jul 7:45pm £15.00*
Sat 20 Jul 2:15pm £13.00*
Sat 20 Jul 7:45pm £18.00*

5 stars The Sunday Express

‘There is a lot of heart to this new pocket musical from Tim Firth’

‘Firth’s well-observed, clever piece ensures belly laughs abound’ 4 stars The Sunday Times

‘very funny’

‘unashamedly feelgood and sentimental production which flicks all the right switches’

‘impossible not to be drawn into the ups and downs of family life leaving many in the audience alternating between helpless laughter and real tears’

‘the entire cast is spectacularly good’

4 stars

The Independent


‘Richard Kent’s set – a full wooden cross-section of a typical home interior – is the perfect backdrop

‘simple and sophisticated, catchy and clever’

‘Director Daniel Evans, alert to every nuance, brings out the Sondheim-esque flavours of the score and the distinct personalities of each of the players’ 4 stars

The Daily Telegraph

‘Firth creates genuinely funny characters’

‘a feelgood show that captures the tensions in the nuclear family without exploding the concept’

‘I suspect Firth’s likable musical will have a long life’ 4 stars

The Times

‘This is enchanting’

‘sweet as a nut, funny, truthful, glorying in grumpy family love

a celebration of the splendours and sorrows of any house, on any street’

‘Evelyn Hoskins is terrific as Nicky’

‘Steve (Bill Champion) and Mum Yvonne (Clare Burt) are perfect, Rachel Lumberg hilarious as the sister-in-law’

‘Granny May, infinitely touching, is the great Siân Phillips’ 4 stars

The Guardian

‘Funny, touching and magical’

‘Evelyn Hoskins’s performance is a joy of wide eyed amazement.’

‘Daniel Evans’s direction is impeccable.’

‘This promises to be an instant mini classic.’

The Observer

‘…the audience loved it – uttering whoops of wonder and cheers of delight.’

The Daily Mail

The Cast

Clare Burt

Clare Burt


Bill Champion

Bill Champion


Evelyn Hoskins

Evelyn Hoskins


Terence Keeley

Terence Keeley


Rachel Lumberg

Rachel Lumberg


Siân Phillips

Siân Phillips



Daniel Evans


Richard Kent


Caroline Humphris

Musical Director and Arrangements

David Plater

Lighting Designer

Nick Greenhill

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.

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