24/2/15 I’ve been to the wilds of Sheffield to see John Shuttleworth in the Crucible tonight. The right night, too. This was a hometown gig, with all the advantages and disadvantages that ensue. It was packed out, had a great atmosphere and everyone was behind JS to a man. On the other hand, it was full of local references impenetrable to an outsider, even one from 45 minutes down the road. I’m not really a fan of musical comedy, finding that you have to pay more attention than just following a gag. However, his ditties are short enough to bypass this and are very catchy – Family in Rotherham, especially. The real joy is in the whimsical references and in this he does well. I also only got lost twice.