South Yorks: Arthur Miller’s masterpiece Playing For Time comes to The Crucible in Sheffield next month

To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller’s Playing for Time in the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in March.

Fania Fénelon was a musical maestro, a celebrity singer, a star of the Paris cabaret – and a Jew.

Arrested by the Nazis and transported east to Auschwitz, Fania’s tragic fate seems sealed.

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But amidst the horrors of the death camp, there is one small glimmer of hope – an orchestra of women prisoners kept alive to make music for their Nazi captors.

Can Fania sing for her survival?

The play runs at The Crucible from 12th March until 4th April.

For tickets, priced £12-£23 (concessions available) and performance times, call the box office on 0114 249 6000 or visit

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