Desire Under The Elms

21 Sep — 14 Oct
Crucible Theatre
Sold out

simply ravishing

The Telegraph on Desire Under The Elms

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.


Film and theatre director Sam Yates directs a cast including Olivier award‑winning actor Matthew Kelly (The History Boys) and Evening Standard Theatre Award nominee Aoife Duffin in Nobel prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill's haunting tragedy Desire Under the Elms.

When a widower brings home his new young bride it sparks conflict with his youngest son over the ownership of the family farm. But the battle lines soon become blurred when the son embarks on a passionate affair with his father’s wife.

Listen to Matthew Kelly with Paulette Edwards on Radio Sheffield here.

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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.

Click here to listen to the Audio Description flyer for Desire Under the Elms.

Running time: About 2 hours and 15 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Me'sha Bryan
  • Claudia Cadette
  • Emma Darlow
  • Tim Dewberry
  • Aoife Duffin
  • Colin Haigh
  • Matthew Kelly
  • Theo Ogundipe
  • Sule Rimi
  • Michael Shea
  • 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
  • Kim Brandstrup Movement Director
  • Kevin McCurdy Fight Director
  • Emma Darlow Folk Fiddle Arrangements


The Reviews Hub

powerful and moving



The Stage


Sheffield Telegraph

A thrilling theatrical experience

British Theatre Guide

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Live for 5

  • On sale Friday 4 August at 5.00pm. Available on all performances .

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