• Society for Theatre Research Theatre Book Prize – Winner

    The Society for Theatre Research has awarded Stirring up Sheffield: An insider’s account of the battle to build the Crucible Theatre (Wordville) the Society for Theatre Research Theatre Book Prize for 2022.

    Written by the Crucible Theatre’s first Artistic Director, Colin George, and his son Tedd, with a foreword by Ian McKellen, Stirring Up Sheffield is the extraordinary story of a group of visionaries who came together to build a revolutionary thrust stage theatre in Sheffield. The radical design they proposed for the auditorium—which redefined the actor/audience relationship—aroused fierce opposition from Sheffield’s conservative quarters and several of the era’s theatrical luminaries. But it also galvanised a new generation of Britain’s actors, directors, designers and playwrights who launched a passionate defence of the thrust stage and its theatrical potential.

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