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Sheffield Theatres announces casting for A Midsummer Night's Dream and Steel

The two shows run from late September

Daniel Rigby and Francesca Mills
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Casting has been announced for two upcoming productions at Sheffield Theatres.

Chris Bush's new piece Steel, which examines the role of women in politics and how it has changed over the last few decades, will star Nigel Betts (Albion) and Rebecca Scroggs (What Shadows).

It has direction by Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke) with design by Madeleine Girling, lighting design by Jack Knowles, and sound design and composition by James Frewer. It opens on 13 September.

The venue's artistic director Robert Hastie's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which has music composed by Dan Gillespie-Sells (Everybody's Talking About Jamie), will feature Patricia Allison as Hermia, Donna Berlin as Starveling, Phil Cheadle as Theseus/Oberon, Pandora Colin as Titania/Hippolyta, Bobby Delaney as Puck/Philostrate, Liam Gerrard as Snout, Rebecca Jayne-Davies as First Fairy, Toheeb Jimoh as Demetrius, Lorne MacFadyen as Lysander, Evelyn Miller as Helena, Francesca Mills as Snug, Sophia Nomvete as Quince, Daniel Rigby as Bottom, and Samuel Townsend (Flute).

The production, which opens on 28 September, has design by Chiara Stephenson, lighting design by Richard Howell and sound design by Nick Greenhill.