She Loves Me full cast revealed for Sheffield Crucible this Christmas

Casting has been announced for She Loves Me at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre

The piece, with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, will run at the venue from Saturday 11 December 2021 to Saturday 15 January 2022.

The cast features Adele Anderson as Head Waiter (Fascinating Aïda), Lewis Cornay as Arpad Laszlo (John and Jen, The Book of Mormon), Andy Coxon as Steven Kodaly (Curtains, West Side Story), Marc Elliott as Ladislav Sipos (The Girl on the Train, Macbeth), Kaisa Hammarlund as Ilona Ritter (Fun Home, Sweet Charity), Karl Seth as Zoltan Maraczek (Annie Get Your Gun, The Kite Runner), David Thaxton as Georg Nowack (The Phantom Of The Opera, Passion) and Alex Young as Amalia Balash (Guys and Dolls, Standing at the Sky’s Edge).

The ensemble is made up of Zac Adlam (Cinderella), Michael Anderson (The Sound of Music), Kamau Davis (Sleeping Beauty), Lawrence Guntert (Cabaret, also Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer for She Loves Me), Samantha Hull(Guys and Dolls), Esme Laudat (Hairspray) and Gleanne Purcell-Brown (Curtains).

Amalia and Georg work together in a parfumerie in a picturesque Hungarian town. Constantly clashing, the two colleagues are at odds on the shop floor. But they do have one thing in common. They’ve both answered a lonely hearts advert and now live for the letters they exchange, unaware of the identity of their true loves. As they count down the shopping days to Christmas, love and snowflakes are in the air.

From the songwriters of Fiddler on the Roof, and the writer of Cabaret, and based on the story that inspired You’ve Got Mail. A glorious romantic comedy musical, She Loves Me will warm even the chilliest of winter evenings.

The production is directed by the venue’s Artistic Director Robert Hastie who said today: “Our Christmas musical this year promises to be a glorious, heart-warming swirl of festive joy.

“It’s a classic story of true love flourishing where you least expect it, set amid the bustle of December shoppers. We can’t wait to present you with a Christmas treat featuring new and familiar faces on the Crucible stage this winter.”

The production has design by Ben Stones, musical direction by Caroline Humphris, choreographer Ewan Jones, lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, orchestrator Jason Carr, sound designer Mike Walker and casting by Stuart Burt CDG.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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