A Public Dress Rehearsal will take place on Wednesday 20 September subject to confirmation. Tickets on sale in person only on the day of the performance.

'Don't be afeard! I'll kiss ya pure, Eben - same as if I were a Ma to ya!'

Ephraim Cabot's sons work from morning till night believing his farm will be theirs one day. When the widower brings home his new young bride Abbie, it sparks a violent war with his son Eben. But the battle lines blur when Eben embarks on a passionate affair with his father's new wife.

This haunting and erotic tragedy is one of the great American plays from Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill.

If you are studying Performing Arts or Drama in Sheffield you can get a free ticket for Desire Under The Elms. Find out more here.

Running time: TBC

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Sam Yates Director
  • Chiara Stephenson Designer
  • Jon Clark Lighting Designer
  • Alex Baranowski Composer
  • Nick Greenhill Sound Designer
  • Luke Halls Video Designer
  • Vicky Richardson Casting Director
  • Kevin McCurdy Fight Director

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Associated Events

Acting Workshop: Desire Under the Elms

Learn about acting techniques and the challenges and opportunities of working with a classic text using Desire Under The Elms as a stimulus. Suitab...

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