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This revival absolutely smashes it

The Times on Frost/Nixon

Regional Première

‘To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. I have never been a quitter.’

In 1974 Richard Nixon became the only US President in history to resign from office, immersed in one of the biggest scandals in American political history: Watergate.

For David Frost, international socialite and well-known chat show host, an access all areas interview with a fallen President is the career-defining opportunity of a lifetime.

Nixon seeks absolution, Frost is pushing for confession. Both want to control the story, only one can emerge the victor.

A captivating dramatization of the post-Watergate TV interviews, Kate Hewitt (Tribes) directs this landmark play in the first British production since its award-winning 2006 debut.

Find out more about Frost/Nixon with our handy 60 second guide by clicking here.

Check out our Watergate timeline here to find out more about what triggered the Frost/Nixon interviews.

If you are studying Performing Arts or Drama in Sheffield you can get a free ticket for Frost/Nixon. Find out more here.

Prestige Members Event
Thu 1 March, 6.00pm

We invite Prestige Members to join Interim Chief Executive Claire Murray and Artistic Director Robert Hastie in the Adelphi Room for an intimate pre-show drinks and canapé reception.

Event supported by Investec Wealth and Investment.


Please note: Frost/Nixon will not have an interval

Running time: About 1 hour and 47 minutes

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Simon Bubb
  • Ben Dilloway
  • Steven Elder
  • Jonathan Hyde
  • Daniel Rigby
  • Vidal Sancho
  • Celina Sinden
  • Kate Spencer
  • Dan Starkey
  • David Sturzaker
  • Kate Hewitt Director
  • Ben Stones Designer
  • Charles Balfour Lighting Designer
  • George Dennis Sound Designer
  • Andrzej Goulding Video Designer
  • Lizzi Gee Movement Director
  • Juliet Horsley CDG and Sam Stevenson CDG Casting Director
  • Charmian Hoare Dialect Coach
  • Cynthia De La Rosa Wigs and Make Up Supervisor

This revival absolutely smashes it

The Times

ferociously entertaining

The Guardian

Shot-in-the-arm theatre — see it

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