The battle to build The Crucible

'This stage is a kind of freak. It will be out of date in seven years’ time'

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Today’s story is about Sheffield’s much-loved Crucible theatre, which will be 50 years old in November. Nowadays the theatre is very much part of the furniture in the city, but in the late 1960s a huge row broke out over its creation. A new book tells the story of that battle.

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