Full casting has been announced for Richard Beecham's production of Playing for Time by Arthur Miller. The production runs at the Sheffield Crucible between 18th March (previews from 12th March) and 4th April.
The cast includes: Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina), Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop (Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Siân Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska).
Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People’s Theatre - the theatre’s intergenerational acting company from across the region. The show marks the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Playing for Time has design by Ti Green with lighting by Richard Howell, sound by Melanie Wilson, arrangements, composition and musical direction by Sam Kenyon, movement direction by Lucy Hind, fight direction by Ruth Cooper-Brown and Rachel Cristi Bown-Williams and casting by Ginny Schiller CDG.
Based upon Fania Fénelon's autobiographical memoir, Arthur Miller's masterful stage adaptation is a life-affirming story of the survival of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable horror. Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005) is one of America’s greatest playwrights. His major works include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From the Bridge (1955), After the Fall (1964), The Price (1968), The Last Yankee (1991) and Broken Glass (1994).