Sheffield Theatres and Clean Break today announce the cast for Typical Girls by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, at the Crucible from Fri 24 September to Sat 16 October.
Directed by Clean Break’s Joint Artistic Director Róisín McBrinn(Afterplay, Sheffield Theatres) full casting includes Helen Cripps (Women Beware Women, Shakespeare’s Globe), Lucy Edkins([BLANK], Donmar Warehouse), Lucy Ellinson(Run Sister Run, Sheffield Theatres),Eddy Queens(Through This Mist, Clean Break), Alison Fitzjohn(Take That’s – The Band Musical, UK Tour),Lara Grace Ilori (Living Newspaper Edition 6, Royal Court) and Carrie Rock(Julius Caesar, Donmar Warehouse/St Ann's Warehouse, New York).
“This is punk. This is rebellion. This is how we make change. This is what we need to do.”
From writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm(Emilia) and featuring the music of influential all-female punk band, The Slits, Typical Girls is part gig, part play and is funny, fierce and furious.
In a mental health unit inside a prison, a group of women discover the music of punk rock band The Slits and form their own group. An outlet for their frustration, they find remedy in revolution. But in a system that suffocates, can rebellion ever be allowed?
Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres: “We couldn’t be more excited to be producing such a bold, riotous new play with a company as inspiring as Clean Break, and can’t wait to welcome this brilliant cast and creative team into the rehearsal room.”
Róisín McBrinn, Joint Artistic Director of Clean Break: “We’re over the moon to be co-producing this raucous, explosive show! Morgan’s script is electric, and we have a stellar creative team and hugely exciting cast. Clean Break is so proud to be returning with this joyous, important play and to be exploding it onto the beautiful Crucible stage!”
Returning to the Crucible are Lucy Ellinson, following her starring role in Run Sister Run in 2020; and Róisín McBrinn, after directing the 2014 production Afterplay by Brian Friel.
The creative team for Typical Girls are; writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, director Róisín McBrinn, musical director Rosie Bergonzi, assistant director Aaliyah Mckay, designer Kat Heath, lighting designer Katy Morrison, associate lighting designer Rachel Cleary, sound designer Beth Duke, movement director Chi San Howard, music director mentor Yshani Perinpanayagam, line producer 45 North, featuring the music of The Slits.
Ticket are on sale for Typical Girls in the Crucible now. Click here to book.