The cast for Chicken Soup.

The cast of Chicken Soup. a witty and poignant new play from local writers Ray Castleton and Kieran Knowles (Operation Crucible) has been announced.

The cast includes: Judy Flynn (The Brittas Empire), Jo Hartley (This is England), Remmie Milner (Trollied), Samantha Power (Shameless) and Simone Saunders (The Royals), and is directed by Bryony Shanahan, who is returning to Sheffield Theatres following her production of Operation Crucible.

Beginning five days after Orgreave, it tells story of three women working in a soup kitchen near the pit heads of Rotherham, to keep their community standing. Later, these same women are now running the local food bank on the day of the Brexit vote.

Chicken Soup. is in the Crucible Studio from Thu 8 February - Sat 3 March. Click here to book your tickets.

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