An absolute triumph

Yorkshire Post on Steel

World Première

‘I am the Labour Party candidate. Now ask me why.’
‘Why?’
‘Because I am the best damn person for the job.’

2018:
Vanessa Gallacher is the latest Labour Party candidate for metro mayor. Parachuted in from Westminster but with local roots, she’s determined, untouchable and exactly what this city needs; even if they don’t know it yet.

1988:
Josie Kirkwood is steel through and through. She’s a fresh new voice just trying to win a seat on the local council, whatever good that might do. She may be on home ground, but it’s a whole new territory.

A witty new play by Chris Bush (What We Wished For, A Dream), Steel explores the last three decades of women in politics. Surely things can only get better?

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

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Nigel Betts
  • Rebecca Scroggs
  • Chris Bush Writer
  • Rebecca Frecknall Director
  • Madeleine Girling Designer
  • Jack Knowles Lighting Designer
  • James Frewer Sound Designer and Composer
  • Anna Cooper CDG Casting Director
  • Michaela Kennen Dialect Coach
  • Ebe Bamgboye Assistant Director

Access performances

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Audio Described by Jane Ensell + Barbara Crossley

  • Thu 27 Sep 7:45pm Book
  • Thu 4 Oct 2:15pm Book
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Captioned by Cara Lawless

  • Tue 2 Oct 7:45pm Book
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Signed by Steve Conlon

  • Thu 27 Sep 7:45pm Book

Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale 3 August at 5.00pm. Available for all performances

Talkback

  • Wed 26 Sep 7:45pm Book

Associated Events

Steel: Meet the Cast

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