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 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:23:20 +0100 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:23:20 +0100 Beware! Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Heading For The Lyceum! http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/beware-dirty-rotten-scoundrels-heading-for-the-lyc/ Direct from the West End, critically acclaimed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Musical starring Michael Praed, Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and special guest Mark Benton, is set to transport audiences to the French Riviera with style, sophistication and a good deal of mischief when it comes to the Lyceum from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 August. The hit musical based on the legendary 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels follows two seasoned swindlers as they attempt to hoodwink a millionaire hei... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/beware-dirty-rotten-scoundrels-heading-for-the-lyc/ Direct from the West End, critically acclaimed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Musical starring Michael Praed, Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and special guest Mark Benton, is set to transport audiences to the French Riviera with style, sophistication and a good deal of mischief when it comes to the Lyceum from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 August.

The hit musical based on the legendary 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels follows two seasoned swindlers as they attempt to hoodwink a millionaire heiress. Sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson’s world comes crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson – a conman of an entirely different order.

As the pair go head to head in the con of their lives, pulling out all the stops in a bid to for the affections of millionaire soap heiress Christine Colgate, little do they know what they’ve let themselves in for!

Michael Praed, best known for his starring role as Robin Hood in Robin of Sherwood and Prince Michael in Dynasty, plays sophisticated swindler Lawrence. Noel Sullivan (Hear’Say, Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) returning to the Lyceum stage, plays street smart Freddy, with Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks, Shrek – The Musical, Spamalot) as the desirable Christine. Guest star Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, Strictly Come Dancing, Hairspray) plays hilarious side-kick Andre Thibault.

Enjoy a stylish, slick and fabulously funny trip to the luxurious Riviera with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Musical this summer.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Musical is at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 August. Tickets are priced from £19.00 – £39.00 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or by visiting 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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Sheffield Theatres Completes Casting For Romeo & Juliet http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-completes-casting-for-romeo-and/ Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for their forthcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring the previously announced Morfydd Clark as Juliet and Freddie Fox as Romeo, which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 17 September to Saturday 17 October. Opening the Autumn season with his fourth production for Sheffield Theatres, Jonathan Humphreys (Boeing Boeing, The Village Bike, Happy Days) directs Scott Arthur (Being Human, BBC) as Benvolio, Charlie ... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-completes-casting-for-romeo-and/ Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for their forthcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring the previously announced Morfydd Clark as Juliet and Freddie Fox as Romeo, which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 17 September to Saturday 17 October.

Opening the Autumn season with his fourth production for Sheffield Theatres, Jonathan Humphreys (Boeing Boeing, The Village Bike, Happy Days) directs Scott Arthur (Being Human, BBC) as Benvolio, Charlie Bate as Priest, Joanna Croll (Luther, BBC) as Lady Montague/Sister, Michael Hodgson (Vera, ITV) as Capulet, Jonny Holden as Tybalt, Hugh John (The Picture of Dorian Gray, White Bear Theatre) as The Prince, Robin Kingsland (Arcadia, Nottingham Playhouse) as Montague, Andrew Leung (Chimerica, Almeida/Harold Pinter Theatre) as Paris/Abram, Rachel Lumberg (This Is My Family, Sheffield Theatres/tour) as The Nurse, Simon Manyonda (King Lear, National Theatre) as Mercutio, Shaun Mason (Cilla, ITV1) as Sampson/Capitan, Joshua Miles (The History Boys, Sheffield Theatres) as Peter/Gregory/Balthasar and Natalie Thomas (Boeing, Boeing, Sheffield Theatres) as Lady Capulet.

‘My only love sprung from my only hate.’

Experience the first rush of love as Shakespeare’s most famous couple meet and marry in fearless defiance of their rival families.

Vibrant and fizzing with life, celebration is blown apart by tragedy in this brand new electric production which bursts onto the Crucible stage this autumn.

Tickets for Romeo & Juliet can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online here and are priced from £20.00 (Concessions, school and group discounts 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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Winner of Aladdin School's Competition Announced http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/winner-of-aladdin-schools-competition-announced/ Creative Year 5 pupils at Hexthorpe Primary School have won tickets for their whole class to see Sheffield‘s biggest pantomime Aladdin at the Lyceum Theatre later this year! To win, the children had to explain where they would go if they had Aladdin’s magic carpet and the pupils at the Rotherham primary school impressed the judges with their unique entry – a song entitled ‘If I Had A Magic Carpet…’. The pupils submitted their entry accompanied with an animated video, which t... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/winner-of-aladdin-schools-competition-announced/ Creative Year 5 pupils at Hexthorpe Primary School have won tickets for their whole class to see Sheffield‘s biggest pantomime Aladdin at the Lyceum Theatre later this year!

To win, the children had to explain where they would go if they had Aladdin’s magic carpet and the pupils at the Rotherham primary school impressed the judges with their unique entry – a song entitled ‘If I Had A Magic Carpet…’. The pupils submitted their entry accompanied with an animated video, which they created with a little help from their teachers, Mr Sheppard and Mrs Milner. The children chose to travel to the moon to look for aliens, under the sea to play with mermaids and even back in time to learn about the Vikings!

Starring Chris Gascoyne (Coronation Street’s Peter Barlow) , Alex Winters (CBeebies) and Sheffield’s favourite Dame, Damian Williams, Aladdin is packed with stunning sets, glittering costumes and brilliant sing-a-long songs and is on the Lyceum stage from Friday 4 December – Sunday 3 January.

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Sheffield Theatres Searches for New Chair For The Board of Trustees http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-searches-for-new-chair-for-the/ Sheffield Theatres is seeking to appoint a new Chair to its Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will take up their role in December 2015 and will help lead the Trustees and work with the Chief Executive, Artistic Director and the senior team to help shape the future of the organisation. The largest theatre complex outside of London, Sheffield Theatres comprises the iconic Crucible, the Studio and the Victorian splendour of the Lyceum. It produces and presents a diverse programme of w... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-searches-for-new-chair-for-the/ Sheffield Theatres is seeking to appoint a new Chair to its Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will take up their role in December 2015 and will help lead the Trustees and work with the Chief Executive, Artistic Director and the senior team to help shape the future of the organisation.

The largest theatre complex outside of London, Sheffield Theatres comprises the iconic Crucible, the Studio and the Victorian splendour of the Lyceum. It produces and presents a diverse programme of work, including classic and contemporary drama, musicals, comedy, opera and dance on each of its stages.

Neil Adleman, current Chair of the Board, reaches the end of his term of office in December this year. During his time as Chair, the company has been awarded Regional Theatre of the Year for two consecutive years (2013 & 2014), created and toured a raft of productions, including This Is My Family and Anything Goes and refurbished the Lyceum Theatre in a £1.9m project.

The Sheffield Theatres Trust Board is currently 13 people strong providing a range of expertise including fundraising, education, financial, legal, artistic and communications.

The successful applicant will lead on the development of Sheffield Theatres’ strategic direction, be a powerful advocate for the company and its work and will ensure the organisation functions within legal, financial and charitable requirements. They will have experience of organisational governance, excellent leadership skills, strong communication skills and a good understanding of local, regional and cultural agendas.

The post is advertised online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. Applications will close on 12 August at 12.00pm.

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Road Closures - Wed 22 July http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/road-closures-wed-23-july/ Due to the Sheffield Grand Prix cycle race some roads will be closed in Sheffield City Centre on Wednesday 22 July. Visitors coming to the 2.00pm and 7.45pm performance of Oklahoma! may find their journey to the theatre is affected. There will be several road closures in place in various places in the City from 11.00am until 11.00pm which will affect access to the Crucible Theatre. These closures affect Pinstone Street, Furnival Gate, Furnival Square, Arundel Gate, Norfolk Street and Surrey ... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/road-closures-wed-23-july/ Due to the Sheffield Grand Prix cycle race some roads will be closed in Sheffield City Centre on Wednesday 22 July.

Visitors coming to the 2.00pm and 7.45pm performance of Oklahoma! may find their journey to the theatre is affected.

There will be several road closures in place in various places in the City from 11.00am until 11.00pm which will affect access to the Crucible Theatre. These closures affect Pinstone Street, Furnival Gate, Furnival Square, Arundel Gate, Norfolk Street and Surrey Street.

Access to Q Park on Charles Street, our preferred parking provider, will also be affected by the closure.

For more information on the road closures please click here

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Classic American Musical Oklahoma! Brings Sunshine To The Stage This Month http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/classic-american-musical-oklahoma-brings-sunshine/ Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic feel-good musical Oklahoma! comes to the Lyceum stage from Tuesday 21 July – Saturday 1 August, starring television and stage stars Belinda Lang and Gary Wilmot. Celebrating the vigour of America’s pioneering spirit with classic tunes and foot stomping dances, Oklahoma! tells the story of two sets of star-crossed lovers. Cowboy Curly loves Laurey, Aunt Eller’s niece and the girl of his dreams but Curly’s rival is the mysterious and dangerous hired ... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/classic-american-musical-oklahoma-brings-sunshine/ Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic feel-good musical Oklahoma! comes to the Lyceum stage from Tuesday 21 July – Saturday 1 August, starring television and stage stars Belinda Lang and Gary Wilmot.

Celebrating the vigour of America’s pioneering spirit with classic tunes and foot stomping dances, Oklahoma! tells the story of two sets of star-crossed lovers. Cowboy Curly loves Laurey, Aunt Eller’s niece and the girl of his dreams but Curly’s rival is the mysterious and dangerous hired hand Jud Fry. Meanwhile, Ado Annie is torn between cowboy Will and peddler Ali Hakim.

Belinda Lang, best known for her role as Bill Porter in the BBC comedy 2point4 Children, plays fun-loving Aunt Eller with musicals legend Gary Wilmot (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Pajama Game, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as travelling salesman Ali Hakim.

From the award-winning producers of The King & I and Fiddler on the Roof, this new, colourful production overflows with some of the best loved songs in musical theatre including Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, I Cain’t Say No, The Surrey With the Fringe on Top, Kansas City, People Will Say We’re in Love and the rousing title song, Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! is at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 21 July – Saturday 1 August. Tickets are priced from £19.00 – £34.00 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or 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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