Gathering further momentum with each season since its inception in Spring 2017, the twice-yearly Enable Us Festival of Theatre returns for a third festival across two separate weeks, featuring 11 spectacular new shows from the 25th of February to the 3rd of March, and the 17th to the 21st of April this year.
Operating out of the University of Sheffield Drama Studio, this festival promises to showcase the biggest and best line-up yet, including four critically-acclaimed international shows, opening with The Twin’s Macabre: Slay, a high-energy dark comedy intertwined with Vaudevillian theatrics, live music and a touch of gore, on Sunday the 25th of this month.
Following the sell-out success of Police Cops at last year’s festival, The Pretend Men return with the highly anticipated sequel, Police Cops in Space on Tuesday the 27th, followed on the 28th by The Economy of Ecology, which promises razor sharp word play and balletic physicality with a show about the power of connection.
The first week of the festival ends with the award-winning Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2017 MOUTHPIECE. Described as a new kind of feminist language, it ignites pure intravenous emotion in an evening of unforgettable theatre.
Highlights of the second week of the festival include the return of 2Magpies Theatre with their powerful, fully-immersive show Last Resort on Thursday the 19th of April, also following sell-out performances of Ventoux in 2017. Friday the 20th sees another Guardian Pick of the Fringe with the powerful drama, The Man on the Moor, about how people come to disappear and the impact on those they leave behind.
The Spring 2018 festival ends on Saturday 21st April with The North! The North!, a dystopian myth that imagines a world where a fissure forms at England’s centre and splits the north from the south.
All performances take place at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio, just off Glossop Road and just around the corner from the Children’s Hospital and the Octagon Centre, and full listings and tickets are available online at www.enableus.group.shef.ac.uk. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 0114 223 3777 or in person from both the City Hall box office or the University of Sheffield Students’ Union box office.