23 March 2022 / News

Podcasts from The Crucible

Following the launch of Stirring Up Sheffield, a book about the battle to build the Crucible Theatre, co-author Tedd George is speaking to theatre makers across disciplines to ask about working on the controversial thrust stage. The Crucible 50 Podcast Series celebrates half a century of Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, exploring the origins of its radical design, its history and the challenges and surprises of working on the thrust stage. The series is produced by Tedd George from Wordville and Ashley Barnes from Sheffield Hallam University, in association with the Crucible Theatre.

The third episode – Acting on the Thrust Stage, shares insights from Dominic West, Simon Manyonda, Alex Young and Alex Blake as they talk about their experiences at the Crucible and other open stages in the UK. Is this the most ‘democratic’ performance space? Do the ‘voms’ help an actor enter from ‘their own world’? And where is the best place to stand when there’s nowhere to hide?


Stirring Up Sheffield, written by the Crucible’s first artistic director Colin George, was published by Wordville in November 2021. Click here to go to Wordville