Sheffield Theatres - Latest Posts for News http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/ All the latest news from Sheffield Theatres including show confirmations, backstage insights, casting updates and information about activities and events at the theatres. en-gb Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:48:47 +0100 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:48:47 +0100 Drop Everything! The Full Monty Returns To Sheffield http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/drop-everything-the-full-monty-returns-to-sheffiel/ The boys are back! The Full Monty, the critically acclaimed production that took Sheffield by storm, returns to the Lyceum Theatre as part of its UK Tour from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 23 May with a brand new cast including Gary Lucy as Gaz, Andrew Dunn as Gerald and Louis Emerick as Horse. Based on Oscar-winning Simon Beaufoy’s hugely popular film, The Full Monty tells the hilarious story of six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers who, frustrated with life, love and family, realise that they ... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/drop-everything-the-full-monty-returns-to-sheffiel/ The boys are back! The Full Monty, the critically acclaimed production that took Sheffield by storm, returns to the Lyceum Theatre as part of its UK Tour from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 23 May with a brand new cast including Gary Lucy as Gaz, Andrew Dunn as Gerald and Louis Emerick as Horse.

Based on Oscar-winning Simon Beaufoy’s hugely popular film, The Full Monty tells the hilarious story of six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers who, frustrated with life, love and family, realise that they literally have nothing to lose!

Gary Lucy makes his stage debut as down on his luck Gaz. Gary has had an extensive on-screen career with long-standing roles in The Bill, EastEnders and Footballers Wives and was seen recently on ITV’s Dancing On Ice. Andrew Dunn (Dinnerladies, Coronation Street) plays Gerald, with Louis Emerick (Last Of The Summer Wine, Brookside) as Horse. Completing the cast are Rupert Hill as Guy, Martin Miller as Dave and Bobby Schofield as Lomper.

Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production and packed with songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, this show is one huge package of laughs and emotion!

The Full Monty is on stage at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 5 – Saturday 23 May. Tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online here and are priced from £16.00 – £32.00 (a transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash).

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Box Office Opening Hours - Tuesday 14 April http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/box-office-opening-hours-tuesday-3-february/ Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office will open at the later time of 11.00am on Tuesday 14 April due to staff training. Customers will be able to book tickets online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk as normal on this day and the Box Office will remain open until the usual closing time of 8.00pm. On Wednesday 15 April, Box Office will open at 10.00am as normal. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/box-office-opening-hours-tuesday-3-february/ Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office will open at the later time of 11.00am on Tuesday 14 April due to staff training.

Customers will be able to book tickets online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk as normal on this day and the Box Office will remain open until the usual closing time of 8.00pm.

On Wednesday 15 April, Box Office will open at 10.00am as normal.

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Full Casting Announced For Pride & Prejudice http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/full-casting-announced-for-pride-and-prejudice/ Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full cast for Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 14 May – Saturday 6 June. Returning to Sheffield Theatres, James Northcote, who previously appeared in last year’s production of Translations as part of The Brian Friel Season and in the Oscar winning film, The Imitation Game, will play Mr Darcy. Isabella Laughland, who played Leanne in Harry Potter and the Deathly H... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/full-casting-announced-for-pride-and-prejudice/ Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full cast for Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 14 May – Saturday 6 June.

Returning to Sheffield Theatres, James Northcote, who previously appeared in last year’s production of Translations as part of The Brian Friel Season and in the Oscar winning film, The Imitation Game, will play Mr Darcy. Isabella Laughland, who played Leanne in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will play Elizabeth Bennet. Michele Austin (Casual Vacancy, Death In Paradise) will play Mrs Bennet and Howard Ward, who audiences will remember from Downton Abbey and Parade’s End, will play Mr Bennet.

Completing the cast are Ronke Adekoluejo (Jane Bennet), Leona Allen (Kitty Bennet), Matthew Aubrey (Mr Collins), Adam Buchanan (Mr Bingley), Grace Chilton (Mary Bennet), Nell Hudson (Lydia Bennet), Emma McDonald (Georgiana Darcy), Abigail McKern (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), Sam Parks (Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds), Royce Pierreson (Mr Wickham), Corinna Powlesland (Mrs Gardiner), Ruby Thomas (Caroline Bingley) and Eleanor Yates (Charlotte Lucas). They will be joined by members of Sheffield Peoples’ Theatre to complete the company.

Jane Austen’s beloved story is filled with wit and passion and tells the story of quick witted, intelligent and idealistic Elizabeth Bennet. In a society bound by class and wealth, she longs to break free from expectation and marry for love, not for financial convenience.

When a wealthy young bachelor and his society friends arrive in the village, her world is turned upside down. Whilst her sister appears to make an instant match, Lizzie’s happiness seems out of reach. Can she find love or will her own prejudices get in the way?

A perfect escape for summer, this version of Pride & Prejudice has been dramatised by Simon Reade and will be directed by Tamara Harvey (From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre; Bedroom Farce, West Yorkshire Playhouse), with design by Tony and Olivier award-winning designer Lez Brotherston.

Daniel Evans said: ‘Tamara Harvey has assembled a strong and diverse cast to take on Jane Austen’s most famous novel. This production continues our commitment to redress the gender balance in our programmed work. In Pride & Prejudice, Austen wittily comments on her own society and I’m thrilled that our production will celebrate Austen’s work whilst reflecting our own community.’

Tickets for Pride & Prejudice can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online here and are priced from £12.00 – £23.00 (concessions available). A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash).

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Sheffield Theatres Announce New Three-Year Partnership With CITY Taxis http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-announce-new-three-year-partner/ Sheffield Theatres is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Sheffield’s leading taxi company, CITY Taxis, following five successful years working together. Corporate Partners with the theatre since 2009, the new three-year partnership will see CITY Taxis continue their established role as the theatre’s preferred supplier for taxis, as well as offering them a presence at Sheffield Theatres’ business events and an opportunity to promote their new ‘My CITY Taxi’ App.... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-announce-new-three-year-partner/ Sheffield Theatres is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Sheffield’s leading taxi company, CITY Taxis, following five successful years working together.

Corporate Partners with the theatre since 2009, the new three-year partnership will see CITY Taxis continue their established role as the theatre’s preferred supplier for taxis, as well as offering them a presence at Sheffield Theatres’ business events and an opportunity to promote their new ‘My CITY Taxi’ App. The company will also sponsor a performance of this year’s magical family pantomime, Aladdin, which takes to the Lyceum stage on Friday 4 December. The new agreement means the two companies will continue their relationship until 2017.

Completing over 75,000 journeys per week, CITY Taxis are Sheffield’s leading private hire company. With more than 950 uniformed drivers, the company delivers a reliable, safe service across Sheffield.

Commenting on the partnership, Paul Gosney, Business Development Manager of CITY Taxis said: ‘Sheffield Theatres has been and is a key partner for our strategic plan over the next three years. Throughout the season both the Crucible and Lyceum provide at least one show for every demographic profile and age range. As part of our ongoing partnership, this year we’ll be sponsoring a performance of our favourite production, the pantomime, because that truly does appeal to everyone, offering a fantastic feel good factor during the festive period. At CITY we are all looking forward to enjoying our continued relationship with the theatre.’

Speaking about the announcement, Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres commented: ‘CITY Taxis have been a major partner for over five years and it’s fantastic to confirm their association for the next three years. As well as providing vital support for our organisation’s work, this partnership also affirms and celebrates our mutual commitment to offering an excellent theatre-going experience in Sheffield.’

Businesses interested in partnership opportunities with Sheffield Theatres should contact Jessica O’Neill, Corporate Partnerships Officer, on 0114 201 3868 or by email at j.oneill@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

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Easter Opening Hours http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/easter-opening-hours/ The Box Office will be closed on Good Friday (3 April), Easter Sunday (5 April) and Easter Monday (6 April) due to the Easter break. The Box Office will be open as normal on Saturday 4 April and will re-open following the Easter holiday on Tuesday 7 April. Customers will still be able to purchase tickets at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk during this time. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/easter-opening-hours/ The Box Office will be closed on Good Friday (3 April), Easter Sunday (5 April) and Easter Monday (6 April) due to the Easter break.

The Box Office will be open as normal on Saturday 4 April and will re-open following the Easter holiday on Tuesday 7 April.

Customers will still be able to purchase tickets at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk during this time.

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Win Tickets To See American Buffalo in London http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/win-tickets-to-see-american-buffalo-in-london/ Sheffield Theatres have launched a fundraising raffle to win tickets to see Homeland star Damian Lewis in the eagerly anticipated West End production of American Buffalo, directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans. The exclusive prize package includes two top-priced tickets to the evening performance of David Mamet’s play American Buffalo at Wyndham’s Theatre, an overnight stay at a Central London hotel and return travel by train from Sheffield to London. Raffle t... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/win-tickets-to-see-american-buffalo-in-london/ Sheffield Theatres have launched a fundraising raffle to win tickets to see Homeland star Damian Lewis in the eagerly anticipated West End production of American Buffalo, directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans.

The exclusive prize package includes two top-priced tickets to the evening performance of David Mamet’s play American Buffalo at Wyndham’s Theatre, an overnight stay at a Central London hotel and return travel by train from Sheffield to London.

Raffle tickets priced at £5.00 each can be purchased until Thursday 21 May from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office or online here. The raffle will be drawn on Friday 22 May and the lucky winner will receive two tickets to see the production at 7.30pm on Saturday 6 June, one night at the Holiday Inn Mayfair and return train travel provided by East Midlands Trains.

As Sheffield Theatres is a registered charity, fundraising is vital to its long-term sustainability. Each year, the theatre aims to raise over £250,000 through donations, grants and the support of local businesses, enabling it to create bold and ambitious productions, encourage young audiences into the theatre via subsidised ticket schemes such as their Live For 5 initiative and to engage with the local community.

Starring Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge, American Buffalo examines the fickle nature of honour among thieves. As three small-time crooks plan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed and a coveted Buffalo nickel.

Damian Lewis won unanimous acclaim for his role in Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama Homeland and has more recently starred as Henry VIII in the hugely popular BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s best–selling novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. Internationally renowned American actor John Goodman is best known for Roseanne and The Big Lebowski, and Tom Sturridge was nominated for a Tony Award for his recent Broadway performance in Orphans.

Sheffield Theatres’ Chief Executive Dan Bates commented: ‘I’m delighted that we can offer our audiences such an exciting and exclusive prize package. This raffle will support us in raising vital funds to continue to produce bold and ambitious work and engage with many more people throughout the City Region.’

Raffle tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in person, by calling 0114 249 6000 or online here. Individuals wishing to find out more about supporting Sheffield Theatres should contact Leah Woffenden, Individual Giving Officer, on 0114 201 3820 or by email at l.woffenden@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

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