What We Wished For

What We Wished For

19 Jul — 22 Jul
Crucible Theatre
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joyous and inspiring

The Stage on What We Wished For

World Première

‘They say this town’s gone to the dogs. No, it’s gone to the wolves round here’

This place was paradise, that's what we were told - a socialist Utopia safe within its seven hills. Not anymore. Now there are monsters in the night, wolves in the woods. In a retirement castle just outside the city a group of seniors await rescue – not from the army or the police, but their grandchildren, who promised they’d visit today. If they don’t make it – well, they might just have to take matters into their own hands.

A heady mix of myth and magic, Chris Bush (The Sheffield Mysteries, A Dream) writes and Sheffield People’s Theatre (20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield, Camelot: The Shining City) perform this brand new story about the lessons each generation pass on to the next.

Live for 5 tickets go on sale on Friday 2 June. Tickets available across all performances.


Running time: TBC

A Sheffield People's Theatre Production

  • Emily Hutchinson Director
  • Kevin Jenkins Designer
  • Gary Longfield Lighting Designer
  • Claire McKenzie Composer
  • Nick Greenhill Sound Designer
  • Darragh O'Leary Movement Director

Broadway World

North West End

Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale Friday 2 June at 5.00pm. Tickets available across all performances.
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