The Pride Of Sheffield

Since 2009, Hamilton Hodell client DANIEL EVANS has held the prestigious title of Artistic Director for Sheffield Theatres.

Daniel has received widespread critical acclaim as an actor over the years, most notably for his performances in Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. He won the Olivier Award for Best Actor In A Musical for The Donmar Warehouse’s production of Merrily We Roll Along in 2001 and, more recently in 2008, Daniel starred as George in the hugely successful West End and Broadway revival of Sunday In The Park With George, for which he also won an Olivier Award and received a Tony Award nomination.

In April 2009, with the Sheffield Crucible’s three-year, £15 million redevelopment due for completion, Daniel’s appointment as Sheffield Theatres’ new Artistic Director was announced. His first season opened in January 2010 with a brand new production of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, starring Sir Antony Sher and directed by Daniel himself.

If this is an indication of the way things are going to be with Evans at the helm, then it’s clear that the Crucible is once again in safe hands‘ – The Stage, February 2010

Daniel’s first season as Artistic Director was a huge success and Sheffield Theatres has been going from strength to strength, with top notch programming and productions of the highest calibre.

With his second season in full flow, Daniel took to the stage again in June this year to play Oliver in Alexi Kaye Cambell’s critically acclaimed The Pride, starring opposite HH client CLAIRE PRICE (pictured above, with Daniel). The production, which finished its run two weeks ago, received rave reviews across the board:

Sheffield Theatres has made one of their bravest programming decisions since their redevelopment and have been rewarded with one of their greatest achievements‘ **** Whatsonstage

The acting in [this] masterly revival in Sheffield is first-rate‘ **** The Telegraph

In May this year, Daniel unveiled Sheffield Theatres’ upcoming autumn season, to mark the Crucible Theatre’s 40th birthday. Among the highlights will be a production of Shakespeare’s Othello, for which Daniel has reunited Dominic West and Clarke Peters – aka Jimmy McNulty and Lester Freamon of global hit TV series The Wire. This announcement has been met with fevered anticipation from Wire addicts and theatre fans alike as it will also be the first time Othello has been performed on the Crucible stage. Daniel will direct the production, which goes into rehearsals next week, and the role of Cassio will be played by HH client GWILYM LEE, who recently won the Ian Charleson Award 2011 First Prize for his portrayal of Edgar in the Donmar Warehouse’s King Lear.

Othello opens on the 16th September 2011. Visit the Othello page on the Sheffield Theatres website for more information on the production and to buy tickets. They’re going fast so make sure you get yours before they sell out!

Another highlight on the Crucible stage this autumn is Stephen Sondheim’s celebrated musical Company. This brilliantly observed musical about love and marriage is sophisticated, fast-paced, extremely funny and packed with sensational songs, including Getting Married Today, The Ladies Who Lunch and Being Alive. Jonathan Munby will direct this new production and DANIEL EVANS will star as Robert, the 35-year-old commitment-phobic bachelor whose friends think it’s time he settled down.

Company opens in Sheffield on Tuesday 29th November 2011. Visit the Company page for more information on the production and to buy your tickets.

Further cast details will be announced imminently and we’ll let you know as soon as the news breaks.

To see a full programme of Sheffield’s Autumn 2011 season, visit the main Sheffield Theatres website where you can browse all the upcoming shows and events.

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