Sheffield Theatres presents the world premier of Straight

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Sheffield Theatres’ Studio season continues with the world première of Straight from Thursday 1 – Saturday November 24, a razor sharp new comedy by award-winning British writer DC Moore.

A blisteringly funny romp about male friendship and sexuality, Straight catches up with two regular thirtysomething friends from university. Freewheeling Waldorf and family man Lewis haven’t seen each other in ten years when their worlds spectacularly collide and they make a bet that will take their friendship to a whole new level. Philip McGinley (Hobson’s Choice) and Henry Pettigrew (Beautiful Burnout, Black Watch) play the old friends, alongside Jenny Rainsford as Steph and Sheffield-born actress Jessica Ransom as Morgan. Directing this new production is Sheffield Theatres’ Associate Director Richard Wilson, who returns to Sheffield following his critically-acclaimed productions of Lungs and The Pride in 2011.

Completing the Creative Team alongside Richard Wilson is Designer James Cotterill, who reunites with Richard having worked with him on The Pride, Lighting Designer Johanna Town, Composer Michael Bruce and Casting Director Robert Sterne.

A Sheffield Theatres and Bush Theatre co-production, Straight is based on the motion picture Humpday, written & directed by Lynn Shelton and will transfer to the Bush Theatre after its Sheffield run (Tuesday 27 November - Saturday December 22).

Straight is being supported by local law firm, Hill Dickinson, who are funding new writing and projects at Sheffield Theatres over the next three years.

Tickets for Straight are on sale now from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office, priced from £10 - £18. Call 0114 249 6000 or visit Sheffield Theatres to book.