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Steptoe & Son

14 September 2012 to 13 October 2012

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Courtyard Theatre

Tickets from £17 to £27

Discounts £3 off in A & B

Monday to Friday

Schools from £12

A  transaction fee of £1.75 will be added to every booking


Running Time : To Be Confirmed

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Audio Described  3 October 7.45pm &

6 October 2.30pm 

BSL  4 October 7.45pm 

Captioned  11 October 7.45pm

Community Network  15 Sept 7.45pm, 

17 Sept 7.45pm, 24 Sept 7.45pm,

4 Oct 7.45pm, 6 Oct 2.00pm &

11 Oct 7.45pm 





West Yorkshire Playhouse and Kneehigh Theatre


Steptoe & Son

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice



Harold Steptoe Dean Nolan

Albert Steptoe Mike Shepherd

Woman Kirsty Woodward


Creative Team                      

Director Emma Rice

Designer Neil Murray

Choreographer Etta Murfitt

Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer Simon Baker

Video Designer Mic Pool

Casting Director Sam Jones

Company Website

Two Men.  Two World Wars.  Two lives knitted together as tight as a thrice darned sock.

Bound together by birth, business and bloody bad luck, Albert and Harold Steptoe wake up every morning to the same old, same old, sickening sight of each other.  Do they even notice the world turning as they cling on? There are ladies if they would only look around them, and space travel… and Cliff Richard! Adapted from the legendary scripts of Galton and Simpson, this new co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse charts the surprising dance of father and son,

This is for anyone who has had a parent, anyone who has had a child, anyone who has wanted to tear the walls down and run across the fields naked. Darkly comic, and deeply moving, this is a 20th century icon, re imagined for the new generation.

Education Resource Pack
Download a resource pack to accompany Steptoe and Son.

Download PLAY our guide to activities for schools, colleges, teachers and students

To book places for Teacher Sessions and enquire about Theatre Days contact aoibheann.kelly@wyp.org.uk

Teachers' Evening
Monday 17 September 5pm to 6pm

Come and find out more about Kneehigh's rehearsal process for Steptoe and Son. Attendance includes a free ticket to see the production afterwards.

Theatre Day: Kneehigh's Lowdown
Thursday 27 September 10.30am to 12.00pm
£19.50 per student (includes event and matinee performance at 2pm)

Join Mike Shepherd (Founder and Joint Artistic Director) and members of the Steptoe & Son company who together, will give you an insight into how Kneehigh create and perform shows with the joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect. You will get an overview of Kneehigh's past, present and future, along with an opportunity to learn more about the processes that see the company go from research to performance, barns to stage. The Lowdown is held in the  auditorium and is suitable for GCSE & A-Level students and above. Max: 150 participants

Theatre Day: Insight into the Rehearsal Room
Thursday 04 October 10.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 11 October 10.30am to 12.30pm
£19.50 per student (includes workshop and matinee performance 2pm)

Led by Kneehigh, students are given a practical insight into the rehearsal process for Steptoe and Son. Max: 25 participants

Post Show Discussion
Wednesday 26 September
Join us after the show for a post-show discussion with members of the creative team.

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