A Public Dress Rehearsal will take place on Thursday 29 June subject to confirmation. Tickets on sale in person only on the day of the performance.

Regional Première

‘This is the first time you've ever listened to me properly and it's because I'm not speaking’

Billy was born deaf into a hearing family. In the arguments and jokes around the kitchen table, he has never been treated any differently to the rest of them. But when he meets Sylvia, who teaches him sign language, he starts to wonder if his family have ever really listened to him at all.

Deeply moving and shockingly funny, Tribes is about the need we all feel to belong, to speak and to be understood. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) Director Award 2016, directs the regional première of Nina Raine's powerful family drama.

Age guidance 14+

Running time: TBC

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Louisa Connolly-Burnham
  • Emily Howlett
  • Oliver Johnstone
  • Simon Rouse
  • Ciaran Alexander Stewart
  • Lindy Whiteford
  • Kate Hewitt Director
  • Amanda Stoodley Designer
  • Paul Keogan Lighting Designer
  • George Dennis Sound Designer and Composer
  • Andrzej Goulding Video Designer
  • Polly Jerrold Casting Director

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Associated Events

Tribes: Meet the Cast

‘Meet the Cast’ events are exclusive to our members. In the past we have enjoyed coffee and cake with Michael Xavier, Gina Beck, Siân Phillips and ...

Directing Workshop

Aimed at those wishing to begin a career in directing, this workshop is an opportunity to gain skills and ideas. All workshops are suitable for tho...

Play Reading Group: Rabbit by Nina Raine

Meet a group of like minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to read and discuss plays linked to the productions on our stages. Price in...

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