Sheffield Theatres - Latest Posts for News http://www.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, 17 Nov 2014 17:27:55 +0000 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:27:55 +0000 Join Sheffield Theatres For #LoveTheatre Day http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/join-sheffield-theatres-for-lovetheatre-day/ On Wednesday 19 November Sheffield Theatres will take part in #LoveTheatre Day on Twitter. To celebrate the work we do in Sheffield, we’ve planned a special day of online activity to give audiences am exclusive insight backstage at the Theatre, including backstage photos and videos from Anything Goes rehearsals, gossip from the Dick Whittington rehearsal room and special Q&A sessions with cast and company members. From 7.00pm we’ll then live tweet from a performance of Queen Coal in ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/join-sheffield-theatres-for-lovetheatre-day/ On Wednesday 19 November Sheffield Theatres will take part in #LoveTheatre Day on Twitter.

To celebrate the work we do in Sheffield, we’ve planned a special day of online activity to give audiences am exclusive insight backstage at the Theatre, including backstage photos and videos from Anything Goes rehearsals, gossip from the Dick Whittington rehearsal room and special Q&A sessions with cast and company members. From 7.00pm we’ll then live tweet from a performance of Queen Coal in the Studio Theatre.

The day will be divided into three sections and is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and get some advice from those working at the Theatre. The activity will take place on Twitter from @crucibletheatre and @SheffieldLyceum so make sure you’re following us on the day!

The timetable on the day will be :

10.00am – 12.00pm #Backstage

Join our Production Team to see how we make our costumes, who builds the sets and how we source our props for our upcoming productions. See exclusive backstage photos from Anything Goes and Dick Whittington.

3.00pm – 5.00pm #AskATheatre

Ask your questions to our cast and creative team!

  • Kate Anthony (Coronation Street), currently in our production of Queen Coal, and who will appear in Anything Goes when the show is on tour next year, will take your questions on acting for the stage and television.
  • Creative Projects Manager Emily Hutchinson will be here to answer your questions about a career in the arts and how you can be involved with upcoming productions
  • Assistant Producer John Tomlinson will talk you through how a production goes from the script to the stage.

If you’d like to ask a question, tweet @crucibletheatre before Wednesday and we’ll put the best to our panel, who will be answering them from 3.00pm – 5.00pm.

Anyone who submits a question will also be entered into a draw to win tickets to see Anything Goes!

7.00pm – 10.00pm #Showtime

Follow the Queen Coal Stage Management team as they prepare the smoke (and fire!) for tonight’s performance. Join the Front of House team briefing and then experience Queen Coal online. We will take you to the coalface and tweet behind the scenes during the show.

Remember to also follow us on the day for giveaways and other exclusive content!

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New Season Shows On Sale Saturday 15 November at 10.00am http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/new-season-shows-on-sale-saturday-15-november-at-1/ Sheffield Theatres’ new season will go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday 15 November. Tickets on sale for the new season include Pride & Prejudice and The Sarah Kane Season at the Crucible Theatre. Tickets also go on sale for a host of touring shows in the Lyceum, including Jesus Christ Superstar and The Bodyguard. To see the full season brochure click here. Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday morning and will be available to book in person at the Box Office, over the phone and ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/new-season-shows-on-sale-saturday-15-november-at-1/ Sheffield Theatres’ new season will go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday 15 November.

Tickets on sale for the new season include Pride & Prejudice and The Sarah Kane Season at the Crucible Theatre. Tickets also go on sale for a host of touring shows in the Lyceum, including Jesus Christ Superstar and The Bodyguard.

To see the full season brochure click here.

Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday morning and will be available to book in person at the Box Office, over the phone and online.

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Applications for National Theatre Connections Are Now Open http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/applications-for-national-theatre-connections-are/ Applications are now open for National Theatre Connections 2015. If you are aged 13-19 and would like to audition or be part of the technical team for this year’s project now is your chance to apply. Click here for more information and to download an application form. Applications for the Technical Team must be returned by Thursday 20 November with audition applications closing on Friday 21 November. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/applications-for-national-theatre-connections-are/ Applications are now open for National Theatre Connections 2015.

If you are aged 13-19 and would like to audition or be part of the technical team for this year’s project now is your chance to apply. Click here for more information and to download an application form.

Applications for the Technical Team must be returned by Thursday 20 November with audition applications closing on Friday 21 November.

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Have A Magical Adventure With The Snowman At The Lyceum http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/have-a-magical-adventure-with-the-snowman-at-the-l/ Celebrating 21 spellbinding years on the stage, Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s live version of Raymond Briggs’ iconic and much-loved children’s classic, The Snowman, flies to the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 November to enchant audiences of all ages. Sparkling with charm and wit, The Snowman tells the magical story of a young boy’s adventures when his snowman comes miraculously to life on Christmas Eve. A glittering host of international snowmen and snow women are ... Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/have-a-magical-adventure-with-the-snowman-at-the-l/ Celebrating 21 spellbinding years on the stage, Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s live version of Raymond Briggs’ iconic and much-loved children’s classic, The Snowman, flies to the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 November to enchant audiences of all ages.

Sparkling with charm and wit, The Snowman tells the magical story of a young boy’s adventures when his snowman comes miraculously to life on Christmas Eve. A glittering host of international snowmen and snow women are joined onstage by an array of colourful characters including dancing penguins, magical reindeer, a beautiful snow princess and her abominable beau Jack Frost and of course, Father Christmas himself.

The Snowman first appeared as a beautifully illustrated picture book by Raymond Briggs in 1978. It subsequently inspired the classic Oscar nominated, BAFTA award-winning animated film featuring Howard Blake’s wonderful score, first transmitted by Channel 4 on Christmas Eve thirty years ago. The film’s signature song Walking in the Air reached number 3 in the UK charts when sung by choirboy Aled Jones in 1985, and the song was voted number 2 in a poll conducted by Classic FM to find out children’s favourite pieces of classical music, beating Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy amongst others.

Since its premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1993 the live stage show of The Snowman has been seen by over 1 million people, thrilling audiences worldwide. Now the show lands in Sheffield with its joyful combination of classic storytelling, music and dance, The Snowman is an enchanting treat for all the family.

The Snowman is on stage at the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 November. Tickets are priced from £17.00 – £32.00 (concessions and family tickets available) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or by clicking here. (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 Completes 2015 Spring Season With A Host Of Shows In The Beautifully Refurbished Lyceum Theatre http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-completes-2015-spring-season-wi/ A mix of smash-hit West End musicals, hilarious comedy, gripping drama, family shows and more make up Sheffield Theatres’ spring season at the Lyceum and Studio Theatres this spring. The season begins with a real treat for dance fans as Moscow City Ballet bring their breathtaking production of Swan Lake to the stage from Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 January and Northern Ballet return to the Lyceum with their adaptation of Emily Brontë’s romantic masterpiece Wuthering Heights (Wed 18 – ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-completes-2015-spring-season-wi/ A mix of smash-hit West End musicals, hilarious comedy, gripping drama, family shows and more make up Sheffield Theatres’ spring season at the Lyceum and Studio Theatres this spring.

The season begins with a real treat for dance fans as Moscow City Ballet bring their breathtaking production of Swan Lake to the stage from Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 January and Northern Ballet return to the Lyceum with their adaptation of Emily Brontë’s romantic masterpiece Wuthering Heights (Wed 18 – Sat 21 March) with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables).

Willy Russell’s legendary Blood Brothers, the emotionally charged musical that tells the story of twins separated at birth, opens from Tuesday 13 – Saturday 24 January and the hills will be alive with The Sound of Music from Monday 2 – Saturday 14 February, when the Von Trapp family visit Sheffield in a magical new production of the much-loved musical. The triple Olivier award-winning Top Hat (Tue 24 February – Sat 7 March) sashays into town capturing the glamour of Hollywood’s golden era with sensational dance numbers and some of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits, including Cheek to Cheek and Let’s Face The Music and Dance and Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational Jesus Christ Superstar powers onto the Lyceum stage from Monday 20 April – Saturday 2 May. Later in the year, Alexandra Burke will star in the smash-hit musical The Bodyguard (Tue 27 Oct – Sat 7 Nov) as the sensational production visits Sheffield on its national tour.

Drama fans can look forward to a host of critically acclaimed plays direct from the West End, beginning with Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece To Kill A Mockingbird (Tue 27 – Sat 31 January). This moving drama tells the story of courageous lawyer Atticus Finch and his feisty daughter Scout as they fight racial injustice in the Deep South. Jason Donovan stars in The King’s Speech (Mon 13 – Sat 18 April) as maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue, unlikely friend to newly crowned King George VI, and then the boys are back in town from Tuesday 5 – Saturday 23 May as Gary Lucy (Footballer’s Wives, The Bill) leads an all new cast to tell the story of out of work steelworker Gaz and his friends in the heartwarming and hilarious, The Full Monty.

The colourful world of the circus comes to the Lyceum from Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 April in Barnum. Starring Brian Conley as P.T Barnum – The Greatest Showman on Earth and Linzi Hateley (Mary Poppins), this exhilarating musical features breathtaking circus skills, Big Top delights and show-stopping tunes including Come Follow The Band.

In the Studio, Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit Grounded (Wed 21 –Sat 24 January) looks at the stark reality of combat through the eyes of a pregnant F16 fighter, whilst Fleabag (Tue 24 – Wed 25 February) is a darkly funny comedy about one female’s life. Also in the Studio, Penelope RETOLD (Mon 30 March) is an irreverent and fiercely playful tale of love and loneliness that mixes classic myth The Odyssey with contemporary rage.

Music lovers will not be disappointed as English Touring Opera return to perform Puccini’s heart-breaking La bohème (Mon 30 March) and Donizetti’s highly acclaimed yet rarely performed The Siege of Calais (Tue 31 March), whilst recent BBC Folk Award-winning super-group, The Full English, featuring local musicians Martin Simpson and Fay Heild and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman take to the Lyceum stage on Sunday 3 May.

The sound of laughter will ring out from audiences in spring. The Olivier award-winning Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense combines a cast of P.G. Wodehouse’s finest characters with delightful theatrical absurdity from Monday 16 – Saturday 21 February. John Shuttleworth returns to the Crucible in A Wee Ken To Remember (Tue 24 February), comedy activist Mark Thomas brings his comedy of betrayal, Cuckooed, on Thursday 26 February and cult optimist and Radio 4 favourite, Josie Long, performs her Edinburgh show Cara Josephine (Thu 26 February) on the Studio stage. Fascinating Aïda also return to remind everyone how to grow old disgracefully in Charm Offensive (Thu 26 – Fri 27 March).

Dinosaur Zoo stomps onto the Lyceum stage from Saturday 28 February – Sunday 1 March, followed by more friendly animal antics from The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Tue 24 – Wed 25 March), a delightful adaptation of Judith Kerr’s iconic children’s book. The Chuckle Brothers bring their own brand of family fun in The Chuckles From Oz on Saturday 28 March. Don’t forget your fancy dress for Sing-a-long-a Frozen (Sat 4 April) and then everyone’s favourite ogre lights up the stage in Shrek The Musical (Wed 27 May – Sun 7 June), alongside his trusty sidekick Donkey.

National Theatre Connections returns from Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 March, with a host of exciting new work for young audiences, performed by eight local young companies and the Lyceum welcomes more local companies as Splinters Theatre Group perform Rent (Tue 6 – Sat 10 January) and Croft House Theatre Company stage Sister Act (Tue 10 – Saturday 14 March).

Ahead of the World Snooker Championships, join Snooker Legends Neal Foulds and Doug Mountjoy as they return to the spiritual home of the game on Thursday 9 April and looking further ahead into the year, tickets will also be onsale for Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure (Wed 10 – Thu 11 June), Horrible Histories Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders (Tue 14 – Sat 18 July), Stewart Lee (Fri 12 – Sat 13 June),Matthew Bourne’s sultry dance production The Car Man (Tue 23 – Sat 27 June), Oklahoma! (Tue 21 July – Sat 1 August) starring Belinda Lang (2point4 Children) and musicals favourite Gary Wilmot and the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Tue 15 – Sat 26 September).

The full spring season will go on sale to Sheffield Theatres’ Centre Stage Members on Saturday 8 November and to the public on Saturday 15 November from 10.00am. For more details and to book tickets call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

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Stomp To The Beat This November http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/stomp-to-the-beat-this-november/ The phenomenon of STOMP comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 November, celebrating over 20 astonishing years of bringing foot stamping, finger drumming, adrenalin-rushing joy to audiences across the globe. Multi award-winning STOMP have been combining sensational rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance in their exhilarating shows since 1991, entertaining audiences of over 14 million people across 50 countries, including a performance in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/stomp-to-the-beat-this-november/ The phenomenon of STOMP comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 November, celebrating over 20 astonishing years of bringing foot stamping, finger drumming, adrenalin-rushing joy to audiences across the globe.

Multi award-winning STOMP have been combining sensational rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance in their exhilarating shows since 1991, entertaining audiences of over 14 million people across 50 countries, including a performance in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.

The company have added two new pieces into their astounding show, never before seen on the Lyceum Stage. Trolleys taps into the everyday experience of negotiating a busy shopping aisle with a fully laden supermarket trolley and Frogs explores the bizarre sonic possibilities of a variety of plumbing fixtures – unlike anything you’ve ever heard before!

With high-octane energy and slick choreography, this irrepressible troupe of eight turn brooms, water-cooler bottles and other household items into sophisticated instruments, in a crackling carnival of leaping, spinning, skidding and pounding. This is joyous, thumping, exhilarating bliss for all involved … except the bins!

STOMP returns to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 November. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £14.00 and can be purchased in person at Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office, by calling 0114 249 6000 or online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash.

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