Close Quarters

Close Quarters

27 Oct — 10 Nov
Studio Theatre
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The Observer on Close Quarters

World Première

Cormack, Findlay and Davies are the elite. They are the first generation of female soldiers to serve in the British infantry in close combat roles, ever. They’ve aced physical tests only 5% of female soldiers can pass; they’ve been trained to shoot, fight and kill. They’ve proven their exceptional skill and discipline – while everyone around them questions whether they should even be allowed to serve. And now they’re about to join the action.

Suitable for ages 14+. Contains strong language and sexual references.


Alongside Close Quarters, Out of Joint are offering a number of education opportunities for schools and young people:

2-hour workshops run by actors from the company. A hands-on opportunity to gain insight into how Out of Joint create shows, designed specifically with the Live Theatre Review section of exams in mind.

They are also offering a number of free workshops to schools in the Sheffield area. To enquire about this, to book a workshop or for any other queries about their education offerings please contact Daisy Cooper on

Close Quarters - Page to Stage Q&A -  Wed 31 October

Join us for a Page to Stage Q&A with the Cast and Director, Kate Wasserberg. We are inviting teachers to submit any questions beforehand that their students may want to ask about the rehearsal process, and taking the play from script to performance. This post-show talk will be filmed so that you can share it in class and students can view it outside of school at their leisure to help prepare them for their Live Theatre Review exam.

Running time: About 1 hour and 30 minutes (no interval)

A Sheffield Theatres and Out of Joint Co-Production

  • Bradley Banton
  • Sophie Melville
  • Kathryn O'Reilly
  • Adiza Shardow
  • Chloe-Ann Tylor
  • Dylan Wood
  • Kate Bowen Writer
  • Kate Wasserberg Director
  • Sarah Jane Shiels Lighting Designer
  • Dyfan Jones Sound Designer
  • RC-Annie Fight and Movement Directors
  • Sooki McShane CDG and Lucy Jenkins CDG Casting Director
  • Jesse Haughton-Shaw Assistant Director

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