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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:55:14 +0000 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:55:14 +0000 Win Tickets To See American Buffalo in London http://www.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://www.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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Jason Donovan Stars In The King's Speech http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/jason-donovan-stars-in-the-kings-speech/ The original play that inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King’s Speech, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 13 April to Saturday 18 April starring Jason Donovan as speech therapist Lionel Logue and Raymond Coulthard as King George VI. As the world stands on the brink of war, King Edward VIII sparks controversy with his love for married socialite, Wallis Simpson. With Edward’s position become increasingly untenable, his brother Bertie, who has previously shied away from the ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/jason-donovan-stars-in-the-kings-speech/ The original play that inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King’s Speech, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 13 April to Saturday 18 April starring Jason Donovan as speech therapist Lionel Logue and Raymond Coulthard as King George VI.

As the world stands on the brink of war, King Edward VIII sparks controversy with his love for married socialite, Wallis Simpson. With Edward’s position become increasingly untenable, his brother Bertie, who has previously shied away from the public eye because of a terrible stammer, is thrust in to the spotlight as his likely successor.

With the support of his wife Elizabeth (the much-loved future Queen Mother), Bertie meets maverick speech therapist and failed actor, Lionel Logue, at an office in Harley Street. Together they embark on an unlikely journey to prepare Bertie to lead his country as King George VI.

Returning to the Lyceum stage, Jason Donovan stars as maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue. After the phenomenal success of Australian soap Neighbours, Jason has gone on to sell over 3 million records in the UK and in more recent years, has appeared in hit stage production including Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He is joined by Raymond Couthard as King George VI. Raymond is best known as Miles Egerton in ITV’s Mr Selfridge and his extensive theatre credits include roles for both the National Theatre and RSC.

The King’s Speech is the true and heart-warming story of one man’s struggle to overcome his personal affliction and, in his country’s darkest hour, deliver the now iconic speech broadcast across the globe to inspire his people.

The King’s Speech is on stage at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 13 – Saturday 18 April. Tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online here and are priced from £15.00 – £28.00 (a transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash), and discounts are available.

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The World's Greatest Rock Musical Jesus Christ Superstar Visits The Lyceum http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/the-worlds-greatest-rock-musical-jesus-christ-supe/ Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, comes to Sheffield in an explosive new production at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 20 April – Saturday 2 May, with musical theatre star Glenn Carter as Jesus and double platinum selling X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts as Pontius Pilate. Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971. Stunning audiences, it changed the face of musical theatre forever. Telling the story of the last se... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/the-worlds-greatest-rock-musical-jesus-christ-supe/ Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, comes to Sheffield in an explosive new production at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 20 April – Saturday 2 May, with musical theatre star Glenn Carter as Jesus and double platinum selling X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts as Pontius Pilate.

Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971. Stunning audiences, it changed the face of musical theatre forever. Telling the story of the last seven days of Jesus’ life, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, Jesus Christ Superstar remains as compelling today as it was as its inception 40 years ago.

Glenn Carter reprises the role that he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film. His extensive musical theatre credits include leading roles in Whistle Down The Wind, Les Misérables and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Welsh Baritone Rhydian Roberts first shot to fame in 2007 as runner-up on hit television show The X Factor. Since then he has established himself as a successful recording artist, completed two sell-out tours and starred in The Rocky Horror Show and We Will Rock You.

Joining Glenn and Rhydian are Australian star Tim Rogers (Carousel, Whistle Down The Wind, Jersey Boys, West Side Story) as Judas Iscariot and X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji (Thriller Live) as Mary Magdalene.

Featuring some of musical theatre’s most legendary songs I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Everything’s Alright and Gethsemane and the infamous Superstar, Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock spectacle not to be missed.

Jesus Christ Superstar is at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 20 April – Saturday 2 May 2015. Tickets are priced from £22.00 – £38.00, and tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or by visiting 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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Come Follow The Band With Barnum http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/come-follow-the-band-with-barnum/ Multi award-winning circus spectacular Barnum rolls into town from Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 April at the Lyceum Theatre, starring stage and television favourite, Brian Conley and West End leading lady Linzi Hateley. This exhilarating musical tells the story of larger-than-life Phineas T Barnum, the self proclaimed Greatest Showman on Earth, who’s irrepressible imagination lit up the world with colour, warmth and excitement. A smash-hit on Broadway, Barnum scooped three Tony Awards on... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/come-follow-the-band-with-barnum/ Multi award-winning circus spectacular Barnum rolls into town from Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 April at the Lyceum Theatre, starring stage and television favourite, Brian Conley and West End leading lady Linzi Hateley.

This exhilarating musical tells the story of larger-than-life Phineas T Barnum, the self proclaimed Greatest Showman on Earth, who’s irrepressible imagination lit up the world with colour, warmth and excitement. A smash-hit on Broadway, Barnum scooped three Tony Awards on opening and has continued to wow audiences throughout the world.

Brian Conley stars as PT Barnum and has undergone months of circus training for the role, learning to walk the tightrope, eat fire, juggle and walk on stilts! One of the country’s most versatile TV and stage actors, Brian has appeared in a number of hugely successful musicals, most recently starring as Fagin in the national tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! He also originated the role of American icon, Al Jolson in Jolson, for which he won an Olivier Award. On television he is best known for playing Doug Digby in The Grimleys and his ITV show The Brian Conley Show.

Award-winning actress Linzi Hateley co-stars as Barnum’s wife, Chairy. Most recently seen in the National Theatre’s hit production of London Road, she also originated the role of Mrs Banks in the Disney and Cameron Mackintosh production of Mary Poppins and was nominated for an Olivier Award for her role as The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

With a sensationally talented cast of dancers, singers and circus performers and a wonderfully exuberant score including The Colours of My Life, There Is A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute and the show-stopping Come Follow The Band, Barnum is a treat for all the family.

Barnum is at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 April. Tickets are priced from £29.00 – £45.00, 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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New season on sale this Saturday at 10.00am http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/new-season-on-sale-this-saturday-at-10-00am/ A host of new shows for Sheffield Theatres’ new season will go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday 21 March. Shows on sale this weekend include Show Boat, Romeo & Juliet, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical and many more. View the new season brochure here. To buy tickets from 10.00am click here or call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/new-season-on-sale-this-saturday-at-10-00am/ A host of new shows for Sheffield Theatres’ new season will go on sale at 10.00am on Saturday 21 March.

Shows on sale this weekend include Show Boat, Romeo & Juliet, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical and many more.

View the new season brochure here.

To buy tickets from 10.00am click here or call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000.

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Sheffield Theatres Announce Renewed Legacy Partnership With Bell & Buxton http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-announce-renewed-legacy-partner/ Sheffield Theatres is delighted to announce that its Legacy Partnership with Bell & Buxton Solicitors will continue into 2015. Bell & Buxton originally partnered with Sheffield Theatres in September 2011, however, in 2013, the companies agreed new terms and Bell & Buxton became the theatre’s first and only Legacy Partner, to coincide with the launch of the theatre’s Legacy Giving campaign. The new partnership will continue until November 2015. Leaving a legacy is a very sp... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-announce-renewed-legacy-partner/ Sheffield Theatres is delighted to announce that its Legacy Partnership with Bell & Buxton Solicitors will continue into 2015.

Bell & Buxton originally partnered with Sheffield Theatres in September 2011, however, in 2013, the companies agreed new terms and Bell & Buxton became the theatre’s first and only Legacy Partner, to coincide with the launch of the theatre’s Legacy Giving campaign. The new partnership will continue until November 2015.

Leaving a legacy is a very special way for audiences to support the future of Sheffield Theatres; ensuring that the company can continue to produce world-class work, develop new and emerging artists and retain the community at its heart through unique engagement. As Legacy Partner, Bell & Buxton provide legal advice to individuals who wish to make or amend their Will, or leave a legacy. They also provide expertise and advice to the theatre and offer complimentary consultation appointments to the theatre’s Centre Stage members.

Commenting on the partnership Charles Neal, Partner at Bell & Buxton, said: “Sheffield Theatres make an immense contribution to the cultural life of our city. We were very pleased to be invited to support Sheffield Theatres at the launch of their Legacy Campaign last year and we are thrilled to continue that association through 2015. Many people do not realise that as well as being a business Sheffield Theatres is a charity. As such it relies on donations to ensure that its future can be as vibrant and successful as it is now. Hopefully through the Legacy Campaign more people who enjoy the work of Sheffield Theatres today will help to support it for the future.”

Speaking about the announcement, Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres commented: ‘We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Bell & Buxton. As a registered charity, we rely on the generous support of our audiences and our Legacy Campaign is a vital part of our fundraising activity. By partnering with a company specialising in Will writing, anyone considering leaving a gift to Sheffield Theatres can access a personal and professional service from a local firm.’

For further information regarding Legacy Giving please contact Leah Woffenden, Individual Giving Officer, on 0114 201 3820 or by email at l.woffenden@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

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