Sheffield Theatres - Latest Posts for News http://cms.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 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:53:04 +0100 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:53:04 +0100 Box Office Opening Hours - Tuesday 7 July http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/box-office-opening-hours-tuesday-2-june/ Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office will open at the later time of 11.00am on Tuesday 7 July 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 8 July, Box Office will open at 10.00am as normal. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/box-office-opening-hours-tuesday-2-june/ Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office will open at the later time of 11.00am on Tuesday 7 July 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 8 July, Box Office will open at 10.00am as normal.

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Join The Revolution with Camelot: The Shining City http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/join-the-revolution-with-camelot-the-shining-city/ Opening next week, Sheffield People’s Theatre and theatrical innovators, Slung Low explode the conventions of theatre as they take on one of the greatest legends of all time in Camelot: The Shining City from Thursday 9 – Saturday 18 July. This epic adventure based on the legend of King Arthur, is brought to life by a cast of over 130 with breathtaking battle scenes and dialogue, music and incredible audio relayed to every audience member through personal headphones, Camelot: The Shining ... Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/join-the-revolution-with-camelot-the-shining-city/ Opening next week, Sheffield People’s Theatre and theatrical innovators, Slung Low explode the conventions of theatre as they take on one of the greatest legends of all time in Camelot: The Shining City from Thursday 9 – Saturday 18 July.

This epic adventure based on the legend of King Arthur, is brought to life by a cast of over 130 with breathtaking battle scenes and dialogue, music and incredible audio relayed to every audience member through personal headphones, Camelot: The Shining City is an unique, original and powerful piece of theatre, set to transform the city this month.

Set in the near future, England is in the midst of a civil war. In legend, it’s said that King Arthur will return when the nation most needs a leader. That time has come. It’s time for the Revolution.

When a young woman discovers that she is the daughter of an infamous General, she sets out to transform herself into a leader of the people, a leader to bring hope to a nation broken by war.

The action begins conventionally, on the Crucible stage, but as the drama unfolds, the audience will be led out into Tudor Square to witness the start of a revolution which reaches its fierce and dramatic conclusion in the Peace Gardens, in the battle to end all battles.

If you have a bold heart that’s ready for adventure, tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or online here and are just £15.00 (a transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excl. cash).

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Public Dress Rehearsal of The Effect - Thursday 25 June http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/public-dress-rehearsal-of-pride-and-prejudice/ Public Dress Rehearsal of The Effect on Thursday 25 June. On Thursday 25 June at 7.45pm the dress rehearsal of The Effect will be open to the public. Tickets for the performance will go on sale from the Box Office counter at 10.00am tomorrow morning (Thursday) priced only £1.00 per ticket. Tickets will be limited to 4 per person and can only be purchased through in-person booking. Cash only. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/public-dress-rehearsal-of-pride-and-prejudice/ Public Dress Rehearsal of The Effect on Thursday 25 June.

On Thursday 25 June at 7.45pm the dress rehearsal of The Effect will be open to the public. Tickets for the performance will go on sale from the Box Office counter at 10.00am tomorrow morning (Thursday) priced only £1.00 per ticket.

Tickets will be limited to 4 per person and can only be purchased through in-person booking. Cash only.

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New Shows on Sale at 10.00am Saturday 20 June http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/new-shows-on-sale-at-10-00am-saturday-20-june/ A new season of exciting shows will go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday 20 June. Tickets go on sale for East Is East, Rebecca, Gangsta Granny, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray and many more For more details about all of the shows in the season, click here to access our brand new digital brochure. Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday morning and can be booked online here, by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or in person. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/new-shows-on-sale-at-10-00am-saturday-20-june/ A new season of exciting shows will go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday 20 June.

Tickets go on sale for East Is East, Rebecca, Gangsta Granny, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray and many more

For more details about all of the shows in the season, click here to access our brand new digital brochure.

Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday morning and can be booked online here, by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or in person.

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The Effect Rehearsal Blog http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/blogs/the-effect-rehearsal-blog/ With rehearsals well underway for our production of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect, which opens in the Studio Theatre on Thursday 25 June, Assistant Director Malaika Cunningham gives an insight into what the company have been working on so far. This morning we measured heart rates with portable ECG machines to create the soundscapes which will be used in the performance with Ophelia (playing Connie in The Effect) and Henry’s (playing Tristan) own hearts. We needed them in different states of ... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/blogs/the-effect-rehearsal-blog/ With rehearsals well underway for our production of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect, which opens in the Studio Theatre on Thursday 25 June, Assistant Director Malaika Cunningham gives an insight into what the company have been working on so far.

This morning we measured heart rates with portable ECG machines to create the soundscapes which will be used in the performance with Ophelia (playing Connie in The Effect) and Henry’s (playing Tristan) own hearts. We needed them in different states of exertion so they began by laying on the floor taking deep breaths and ended up jogging around the rehearsal room. The sound of beeping signalling increasing heart rates and reminding us of arcade games from the 90s. The juxtaposition between animal humanity and clinical objectivity was brought together through this exercise and summarised a key theme running through The Effect as a whole.

In rehearsals for The Effect we’ve been tackling some big questions. What makes us human? Are we more than our physical selves? Is love a mix of chemicals in the brain? Is depression? Would that make either any less frightening or important?

We have not come to any answers. But then, neither has anyone else so far. Lucy Prebble’s play fills the rehearsal room with philosophers, and I expect it will make philosophers of the audience too.

What we have established in the rehearsal room is some answers about what the characters believe or represent, in all their ambiguity. The first two weeks of our rehearsals have been spent deep in discussion- questions leading to questions, leading to questions. Lucy Prebble joined us for a day to share her more personal insights on the play and insight into how she now reflects upon the piece, 3 years on.

Unpicking the characters has been tied to unpicking big philosophical questions. This is what makes The Effect remarkable- that despite the depth of the unanswerable questions it poses, it remains human, funny and true. It flatly refuses to let us assume anything, about the characters or the ‘right answer’. We can toy with the question of what love is, whilst delighting in the first throws of romance. We can question what depression actually means, whilst sympathising deeply with a human being suffering. And through human stories, emotional, messy, romantic and sad, perhaps it helps us to delve a little deeper into the big questions about what it means to be human.

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Exciting Autumn Season At Sheffield Theatres http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/exciting-autumn-season-at-sheffield-theatres/ Sheffield Theatres today announces an exciting autumn season of productions in the Lyceum Theatre, alongside star casting news for its Christmas pantomime Aladdin, and details of an open weekend planned at the theatre in October. Audiences will have the opportunity to see a selection of West End plays at the Lyceum Theatre this autumn. Modern comedy classic East Is East (Monday 7 – Saturday 12 September) is an hilarious account of British Asian life in 1970s Salford and stars Father Ted’... Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/exciting-autumn-season-at-sheffield-theatres/ Sheffield Theatres today announces an exciting autumn season of productions in the Lyceum Theatre, alongside star casting news for its Christmas pantomime Aladdin, and details of an open weekend planned at the theatre in October.

Audiences will have the opportunity to see a selection of West End plays at the Lyceum Theatre this autumn. Modern comedy classic East Is East (Monday 7 – Saturday 12 September) is an hilarious account of British Asian life in 1970s Salford and stars Father Ted’s Pauline McLynn (Eastenders, Happy Days Studio Theatre). Later in the month, the National Theatre’s Tony Award-winning production of Mark Haddon’s iconic novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling stage play currently wowing audiences nationwide, and following the huge success of their recent production of To Kill A Mockingbird, Regent’s Park Theatre return in November with their gripping adaptation of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. The highly acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre then bring their spellbinding production of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca – A Study in Jealousy to the Lyceum from Monday 23 – Saturday 28 November, conjuring a touch of Cornish romance and theatrical magic.

Dance fans can enjoy a variety of productions this season of all different types. Strictly Come Dancing professionals Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone dance The Last Tango (Monday 28 September – Saturday 3 October) their final theatre tour together; Northern Ballet and Barnsley born choreographer Jonathan Watkins (Kes) bring George Orwell’s masterpiece 1984 to life in a thrilling new ballet and in January, St Petersburg Classic Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker will delight theatregoers.

Show-stopping musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tue 25 – Sat 29 August) will star Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, Strictly Come Dancing), Michael Praed (Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty), Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) and Noel Sullivan (Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and joins Jersey Boys (Tuesday 6 – Saturday 17 October) and The Bodyguard (Tue 27 Oct – Sat 7 Nov) as part of the musical line-up this autumn.

Younger theatregoers will enjoy fun and frolics in the Lyceum Theatre with The Cat in the Hat (Tue 1 – Thu 3 September) and Mister Maker and The Shapes Live! (Fri 30 – Sat 31 Oct).

The Studio Theatre welcomes some exciting productions across the season. From the return of Sean Hughes (Fri 4 September), to performances from Chris Goode & Company (Men In The Cities, Sat 28 November), Rash Dash (We Want You To Watch, Tue 22 – Wed 23 September) and Eclipse Theatre Company (Dark & Lovely, Wed 18 – Fri 20 November), there’s something to challenge, entertain and amuse audiences.

At Christmas, Chris Gascoyne (Coronation Street’s Peter Barlow), children’s favourite Alex Winters (CBeebies) and the brilliant Hilary O’Neill join Sheffield’s favourite Dame, Damian Williams, in Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomime’s production of Aladdin (Friday 4 December – Sunday 3 January 2016) to take everyone on a magical carpet ride this festive season. In the Crucible, Slung Low will lead intrepid adventurers aged 5 – 10 years around the theatre, in their interactive show 59 Minutes To Save Christmas (Fri 4 – Thu 24 December) whilst Emergency Story Penguin (Sat 12 December – Sat 2 January) invites young audiences to jump aboard a submarine powered by song in a bid to save a very special penguin.

This season, Sheffield Theatres will also open its doors and invite audiences to experience the venue in a different way as part of Fun Palaces, a national celebration of creating and making, art and science, fun and learning. The Open Days will take place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October and are for all ages.

Looking ahead to 2016, audiences can also now book for the theatrical classic An Inspector Calls (Tue 12 – Sat 16 January), award-winning musical Hairspray (Mon 8 – Sat 13 February), a brand new stage adaptation of David Walliams’ hugely popular Gangsta Granny (Tue 8 – Sat 12 March) and musical family favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Wed 29 June – Sat 17 July).

The new season of shows go on sale to Sheffield Theatres’ Centre Stage Members on Saturday 13 June, and will be on general sale to the public from Saturday 20 June at 10.00am.

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