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Third Angel & Sheffield Theatres present

Inherited Cities

26-28 July 2018 at the Crucible, Sheffield

Performed by students from:
Birley Academy
Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
High Storrs School
Sheffield College
Silverdale School

Devised by the Company
Directed by Rachael Walton
Workshop Leaders: Lucie Dowling, Sally Proctor, Stacey Sampson & Rachael Walton

Lighting Design Louise Gregory
Stage Design Alexander Kelly & Rachael Walton
Original Music by Melody Ash, Ewan Fellows, Jack Godfrey & Daniel Raynes

Publicity Design Gemma Homer
Publicity Photography Julian Hughes
Production Photography Joseph Priestley

Technical Manager Louise Gregory
Assistant Stage Manager Samantha-Jane Turner
Production Manager Alexander Kelly

Executive Producer Hilary Foster
General Manager Rhiannon Jones
Admin & Produ­ction Assistant Sarah Webb
Marketing Associate Joanna Jowett
Fundraising Associate Danny Antrobus
Production & Administration Interns Paige Liddle & Darcie Watkinson
Production Placement Ella Kennedy

Chaperones: Samantha Atkin, Lucie Dowling, Rhiannon Jones, Kerry Kent, Paige Liddle, Anna Wright

Stewards: Kate Duffy, Wenjun Gao, Raluca Lazureanu, Debra Lane, Darcie Watkinson, Kaixi Xu

See us through new eyes

Let us open our doors and let you peer into the teenage brain. What’s going on in there? The loves, the passion, the hurt and vulnerability, the public face and the private persona. Come and hang out. You never know, it just might be fun.

Third Angel & Sheffield Theatres present a brand new show that has identity at its heart. Created with a cast of 13-19 year olds from across Sheffield, Inherited Cities gives voice to the next generation as they shape their future, and uncovers just what it is to be a teenager in Sheffield in 2018, intertwining their stories with music.

100% thought up and performed by us - your ‘young people’ – Inherited Cites asks you to see us through new eyes.

Over 60 young people from Birley Academy, High Storrs, Handsworth Grange, Silverdale and Sheffield College have co-created the show in workshops with our Co-Artistic Director Rachael Walton and a team of collaborating artists including; Sally Proctor (Associate Director Slung Low), Stacey Sampson (most recently The Department of Distractions and Partus for Third Angel) and Lucie Dowling (Partus for Third Angel). 

The show starts in the Crucible foyer, spends a short time in Tudor Square and settles in the Studio so audiences are asked to come dress appropriately for the weather.

Age guidance: 12+ Contains strong language and drug references

Read an interview by Catherine Love with director Rachael Walton about the making of Inherited Cities, in The Guardian, here.


Download the full Inherited Cities performance text here.

Publicity image: Julian Hughes

Rehearsal and production photographs by Joseph Priestley

With Huge Thanks To:

Our partner schools, without whom this project would not have been possible, and particularly the following teachers: Ian Smith from Birley Academy Justin Banks from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College Carl Jeffrey from High Storrs Elizabeth Ranson from Sheffield College Joanne Moore from Silverdale School

Barnados, for the loan of 24 bags of clothes.

Our performers’ families and friends for their support.

Our amazing volunteer stewards and licenced chaperones.

And of course, the performers themselves, for their commitment, their enthusiasm and their honesty. 

INHERITED CITIES is supported by
Awards for All
Sheffield Grammar School Exhibition Foundation
Split Infinitive Trust
Sheffield Bluecoat and Mount Pleasant Educational Foundation
Sheffield Town Trust

Touring Archive

28 Jul 2018, 19:15
Crucible Studio, Sheffield
27 Jul 2018, 19:15
Crucible Studio, Sheffield
26 Jul 2018, 19:15
Crucible Studio, Sheffield

There's lots more information about making and touring Third Angel projects 2008-2017 on our original blog, and 2017-2023 on the blog on this site.