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HAIRSPRAY is BACK ON TOUR The international musical phenomenon Hairspray returns! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West-End, on Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy has quite the legacy, and now we’re heading back out on tour around the UK and Ireland.Welcome to the 60s, where everyone’s grooving to a brand-new sound! Enter our vivacious heroine Tracy Turnblad, who has big hair, a big heart, and big dreams to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. When Tracy becomes a local star, she is able to use her newfound fame to fight for liberation, tolerance, and interracial unity in Baltimore. But can she win equality – and Link’s heart – without denting her ‘do?
The thrilling Roy Grace series from multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James comes to Sheffield with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead, starring award-winning actor and EastEnders icon, Adam Woodyatt and star of stage and screen Gaynor Faye(Emmerdale, Coronation Street, The Syndicate).No good deed goes unpunished…hours after finding a discarded USB memory stick, Tom Bryce, (Adam Woodyatt) inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.Adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead follows the huge stage success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!
Returning to the stage following her acclaimed performance in the National Theatre’s production of A Taste of Honey, Jodie Prenger stars as ‘Emma’, in the 2021 UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, Tell Me On a Sunday.Charting the romantic misadventures of an English girl in New York during the heady days of the 1980’s, this iconic musical features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wonderful score including the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face and title track Tell Me On A Sunday previously performed by iconic musical theatre stars Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman, this new production directed by Paul Foster (Curtains) includes an intimate post-show chat with Jodie charting her life, love and experience playing the role of ‘Emma’.
Something a little different from the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong…Following their phenomenal rise to global success with smash hit comedies The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Goes Wrong Show on BBC One, multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return with their brand-new comedy all about growing up.Do we choose who we become? Is the story of our lives already written?Do we ever really grow up?Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood.Bag your tickets early. This is a lesson not to be skipped!
Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is so very a matter of life and death, and Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day.But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true.Until JD turns up, the mysterious teen rebel who teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it’s murder being a somebody.
Matthew Bourne’s new World Premiere for New Adventures explores the underbelly of 1930s London life where ordinary people emerge from cheap boarding houses nightly to pour out their passions, hopes and dreams in the pubs and bars of fog-bound Soho and Fitzrovia. Step inside The Midnight Bell, a tavern where one particular lonely-hearts club gathers to play out their lovelorn affairs of the heart; bitter comedies of longing, frustration, betrayal and redemption.Inspired by the great English novelist Patrick Hamilton (Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square) who created some of the most authentic fiction of his era; stories borne out of years of social interactions with the working man and woman at his favourite location - the London Pub.
This story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times returns after a sell-out run at the Studio in 2016.Eighty years ago, on the 12th December 1940, Sheffield was subjected to a bombing raid which aimed to wipe its world renowned steel works off the map. A single bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood in Fitzalan Square, from seven stories to just 15 feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel’s cellar withstood the blast. Trapped within it were four steelworkers. This is their story.
“Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie” (The Times) as Lucie Jones(Les Misérables, Legally Blonde) stars in the hit musical comedy Waitress as Jenna, with Sandra Marvin (ITV’s Emmerdale, Hairspray) playing Becky, Evelyn Hoskins (Spring Awakening) as Dawn and Matt Willis(Busted, A Christmas Carol, Wicked) as Dr Pomatter.Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.Brought to life by a ground-breaking, female-led creative team, this "warm, witty, wise and hilarious" (Express) hit features "one of the best scores in years" (The Stage) by the Grammy award-winning Sara Bareilles(Love Song, Brave) a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson(I Am Sam)
The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before.After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.Directed by Leicester Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and with choreography by Arlene Phillips, reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving.
Accessible performances available.ABOUTREVIEWSDATES & TICKETS ABOUTBack with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief(The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One's The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller.A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target!Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jaw-dropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to the Lyceum direct from the West End. Book your tickets now, before they vanish out of sight (or sellout!).Penn & Teller are co-creators of the show and won’t be appearing on stage.
THE GENRE-DEFINING THRILLER FOR ALL TIME.Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?A brand-new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, Dial M for Murder is back.TV and stage favourite, Tom Chambers, (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’.Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic Dial M for Murder will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making.Dial M for Murder is the definitive seat-gripping drama that is not to be missed!
Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks makes its world premiere as an exciting new stage musical. With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny, and new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill; Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.
Discover how the world’s most famous sorcerer mastered his magic to unite a warring kingdom.Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and more than a little magic.Choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway’s King Kong and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle.Don’t miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet’s unrivalled blend of classical ballet and dramatic storytelling.
Everyone's favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominated Andrew Lippa, starring Samantha Womack as Morticia and Cameron Blakely as Gomez.In this heart-warming story of love, family and friendship, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret - she's fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family!
Don’t miss this hilarious, fun-filled, family pantomime Sleeping Beauty, starring Sheffield Legend Damian Williams!Once again, the show will be written and directed by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the same team behind the smash hit, Cinderella.Sleeping Beauty promises to be the pantomime of your dreams, with lavish sets, hilarious jokes and fun for the whole family! Don't snooze, book your tickets now!
The greatest ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!From the acclaimed producers of Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.
The 'weight’ is over! Fat Friends - The Musical is back and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!Following the massive success of its first outing, Fat Friends - The Musical comes to the Lyceum, starring West End and TV favourite, Lee Mead.Fat Friends - The Musical reunites our favourite foodie friends as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local slimming club, whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting into the wedding dress of her dreams.This hugely entertaining musical is based on the hit TV show Fat Friends, that starred James Corden and Ruth Jones. Created and directed by the brilliant award-winning Kay Mellor (In the Club, Girlfriends, The Syndicate)and with original music and songs by Nicholas Lloyd Webber.Fat Friends - The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and a HUGE hit!
9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls!Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage.Book now before tickets become extinct!
The smash-hit musical returns home to Sheffield, featuring West End star Layton Williams and EastEnders’ much-loved Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle both reprising their roles from the critically acclaimed West End production.Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed! Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling,Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae(Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come.Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.It’s time they told their story.Think you know the rhyme, think again….Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!
Chicago, the "sexiest musical ever" (Metro), is back in Sheffield for one week only, starring Coronation Street's Faye Brookes (Dancing On Ice, Grease, Legally Blonde) as Roxie Hart, and West End star Djalenga Scott (Annie, Chicago, West Side Story) as Velma Kelly.Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.
The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!Fresh from his hugely successful Broadway debut, Derren returns home to the UK to launch his first brand new theatre show in six years: Showman.The content of the show remains a closely guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!
The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland, 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record-breaking run in London’s West End and subsequent sell-out tour, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can't Turn You Loose and more!The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working-class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.
Join us at MAMMA MIA! and enjoy the ultimate feel-good factor at the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical in 2022 for two weeks only!Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget.This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in 2022.Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!
Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to Sheffield.Now set in the present day, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this joyous and hilarious musical is one nostalgia-filled trip you will never forget.
Café Crucible, in the Crucible’s lower foyer, is the perfect place to pick up a light snack or a delicious treat when you’re out and about in town or prior to seeing one of the productions in the Crucible.
Crucible Corner, located on Tudor Square, is open throughout the day and into the evening offering a beautiful location for a relaxed meal or drinks with friends and family. Call 0114 273 8255 if you would like to book a table.
There are also a range of bars and refreshment points in both the Crucible and the Lyceum where you can buy drinks, sweets and ice creams pre-show and during the interval.
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One of the country’s leading theatres, Sheffield Theatres is home to the world-famous Crucible, the W R G Sprague built Lyceum, and the multi-format Studio.Taking pride in creating bold, passionate and enriching work across its three stages, Sheffield Theatres has been named Regional Theatre of the Year 2017 in the Stage Awards and has won twice previously in 2014 and 2013.Continuing its success in 2015, Sheffield Theatres was named Most Welcoming Theatre (Yorkshire & Humberside) at the annual UK Theatre Awards.Across its three theatres, the company produces a diverse programme of work, spanning a range of genres: classical revivals, new work, large-scale musicals and innovative and immersive theatre experiences. It presents the best shows currently on tour in the UK and works with theatre artists locally and nationally to nurture and develop new creative talent.Sheffield Theatres has attracted widespread national and international acclaim for its productions across its 45 year history.
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