The Band Played On

Casting confirmed for ‘The Band Plays On’ at Sheffield Theatres

Casting has been announced for Sheffield Theatres upcoming digital production of The Band Plays On, a new play by Chris Bush.

Anna-Jane Casey (Annie Get Your Gun, Flowers for Mrs Harris), Maimuna Memon,(Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Jesus Christ Superstar), Sandra Marvin (Showboat, Waitress)Jocasta Almgill (Rent, & Juliet) and Jodie Prenger (A Taste of Honey, Oliver!) will star in the piece which will be filmed at the Crucible Theatre and released online.

Described as funny, moving and often unexpected, The Band Plays On will be a rousing night of extraordinary tales and live music from the Steel City.

Bush’s play will be co-directed by Robert Hastie and Anthony Lau with design by Ben Stones, musical supervision and arrangement by Will Stuart, lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, sound by Emma Laxton and filming by The Umbrella Rooms.
The Band Plays On
 will be made available to watch online from Monday 15 to Sunday 28 March 2021.  Tickets to watch the show online are available from Wednesday 24 February at

Sheffield will also stream a production of Caryl Chuchill’s acclaimed play Escaped Alone with dates to be announced. It has confirmed the live performances of Operation Crucible, Miss Julie and Far Gone will not go ahead as planned in March, and the touring productions of Looking Good Dead, Dinosaur World, Derren Brown and Sister Act have been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.

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