Rock/Paper/Scissors at Sheffield Theatres

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Rock/Paper/Scissors at Sheffield Theatres
Image courtesy of Sheffield Theatres.

Rock/ Paper/ Scissors at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Sheffield 16 June — 2 July 2022 Tickets from £15.00 — Book now

Rock/Paper/Scissors is an impressive trilogy of interconnected plays set to mark the 50th anniversary of the Crucible Theatre and its Sheffield sister venues.

Be part of the most ambitious theatre event of the year.

In a theatrical first, a cast of performers will concurrently perform three plays in three different Sheffield theatres. Performers will dash between the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio spaces to perform Rock/Paper/Scissors. The plays are cleverly interwoven – however, each play can be appreciated as a standalone work too. It’s an innovative and challenging conceit – sprinting between scenes – as one character exits a stage, they simultaneously appear on another. Intrigued? We certainly are.

Written by the award-winning Sheffield-born writer Chris Bush, Rock/Paper/Scissors tells the story of Sheffield’s oldest scissor manufacturer and the three generations who start to feud over what happens to the factory site. Will it be transformed into a new music venue, redeveloped into more luxury offices, or remain as a factory space? Sharp, witty and honest, each play in the trichotomy shines a light on family, heritage and the legacy we leave behind.

Each play shines a light on family, heritage and the legacy we leave behind.

The creative team is also made up of a trio of directors; Sheffield Theatres’ Robert Hastie and Anthony Lau will be joined by Elin Schofield, alumni of the Sheffield Theatres Artist development Programme and more recently, director of Screwdriver at the Together Season Festival in 2021.

Chris Bush is an award-winning playwright whose previous works include Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Hungry and The Assassination of Katie Hopkins.

Don’t miss out on the theatrical centrepiece of Sheffield Theatres’ semi-centennial celebrations. Whether you see one show or witness all three – you could be part of the most ambitious theatre event of the year.

Rock/ Paper/ Scissors at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Sheffield 16 June — 2 July 2022 Tickets from £15.00 Book now

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Millenium Gallery Sheffield
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Hosting major exhibitions by artists renowned both locally and internationally, Millennium Gallery is the cultural gateway to Sheffield.

The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
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Built to a traditional proscenium arch design, Sheffield’s Lyceum is the only surviving theatre outside of London designed by architect W.G.R. Sprague.

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Juno Books

Friendly local queer and intersectional feminist bookshop in Sheffield. Visit for interesting fiction and non fiction books.

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Hope Works

An old WW1 gun-barrel-factory reimagined and repurposed as a hub of Sheffield’s creativity, with music and art events regularly put on.

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Oisoi

A high-quality pan-Asian restaurant in Sheffield’s city centre, Oisoi is worth a visit to the Steel City right now.

The Sheffield Tap
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The Sheffield Tap

With a wide range of craft beers and its very own on-site microbrewery, Sheffield Tap is uniquely housed within a restored railway station.

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Showroom Workstation

Sheffield’s premier arts centre houses an established independent cinema along with an entrepreneurial hub for creative and digital industries.

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