Stories of stories of solidarity and survival in Chichester Festival Theatre streaming

Chichester Festival Theatre is partnering with Sheffield Theatres to offer their brand-new streamed show The Band Plays On to Sussex audiences.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:05 am
The Band Plays On -       photo by Chris Saunders
The Band Plays On - photo by Chris Saunders

It is available from March 15-28, with ticket sales benefitting CFT as well as Sheffield Theatres

From writer Chris Bush (Standing at the Sky’s Edge), The Band Plays On comes promised as a rousing night of extraordinary tales and live music.

An Olympic hopeful. A political car crash. The fallout from a fictional nuclear winter.

Funny, moving and often unexpected, these stories of solidarity and survival from the Steel City are sound tracked by new versions of classics from some of Sheffield's most celebrated artists including I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor (Arctic Monkeys); Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard); and Sing it Back (Moloko).

The cast is Jocasta Almgill (& Juliet West End, West Side Story Royal Exchange Manchester), Anna-Jane Casey (Mack & Mabel, My One & Only Chichester Festival Theatre, Annie Get Your Gun Sheffield), Sandra Marvin (Stepping Out CFT, Show Boat Sheffield & West End), Maimuna Memon (Standing at the Sky’s Edge Sheffield, Jesus Christ Superstar Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Jodie Prenger (A Taste of Honey, Oliver! West End).

Audiences can either join the opening night on Monday, March 15 and watch along at 7.30pm, or purchase a pass for three days' access at a time that suits them from Tuesday, March 16 until Sunday, March 28.

Tickets and further information at