April - May 2021

Introducing the incredible artists and companies who will take the stage at Sheffield's newest theatre from 8 April-8 May 2021:

Dear Hunter Theatre - The Dots

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that a secret society is controlling Planet Earth.

There are a lot of theories about where these alien overlords have come from, how they sunk the Titanic, and why they forced Ronaldo to play on through injury at the '98 World Cup final. But there remain few definitive answers to these questions. Until now.

Dear Hunter Theatre are proud to present the findings of two top ‘fact’-finding researchers in a theatrical event of mystery, murder, and music.

Rowan Rheingans - Dispatches on the Red Dress

Dispatches on the Red Dress is an intimate new show by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans and dramaturg Liam Hurley.

Unravelling the joy and pain from a story of her grandmother’s youth in 1940s Germany, Rowan celebrates small acts of resistance and boldly asks a troubling question for our times: can hope for our future be found in the very darkest pockets of our history?

An award-winning show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, adventurous writing meets the warmth of a folk gig in this heartfelt one woman performance, weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and original songs taken from Rowan's debut solo album The Lines We Draw Together (The Guardian's Folk Album of the Month).

The Moonlighters Collective - Dear Beryl

The Moonlighters Collective presents Dear Beryl – a two-woman dark comedic show imagining a future fuelled by austerity and controlled by technology.

A northern-based theatre company, The Moonlighters Collective is passionate about creating work that is political, feminist, and bravely faces difficult subject matters.

Led by Co-Artistic Directors Hannah Roze-Lewis and Amy Allenby, their last show I Am Not Your Woman explored society’s attitude towards sexual assault. It premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 to a five-star review from British Theatre Guide.

Clementine Bogg-Hargroves - Skank

“A constantly funny play” - British Theatre Guide

Meet Kate. She’s a Skank.

She could be a successful writer, if she could just concentrate. Instead, she needs to recycle this bean can, shag sexy Gary, and try to stop obsessing about her inevitable untimely death.

Wakefield-born Clem Bogg-Hargroves created skank in March 2019 and quickly achieved great reviews at Greater Manchester Fringe and in Preston, Blackpool and Newcastle. Selling out a run at the King’s Arms Theatre in January 2020, Clem’s last performance was at VAULT Festival just before lockdown.

Rachel Thorn

Rachel E Thorn is an actor, improviser and comedian from Sheffield.

Her work has toured nationally and she has been nominated for Best Improv Show at Leicester Comedy Festival and awarded The Phoenix Remix Act of the Year.