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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:37:48 +0100 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:37:48 +0100 The National Theatre's Award-Winning Comedy One Man, Two Guvnors Comes To The Lyceum This May http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/the-national-theatres-award-winning-comedy-one-man/ The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, opens its brand new national tour at the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 14 – Saturday 24 May. One Man, Two Guvnors tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one St... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/the-national-theatres-award-winning-comedy-one-man/ The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, opens its brand new national tour at the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 14 – Saturday 24 May.

One Man, Two Guvnors tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

In Nicholas Hytner’s five star production, Gavin Spokes (who recently played Parsons in the Almeida/Headlong production of 1984) stars as loveable chancer, Francis Henshall, with Shaun Williamson (best known for playing Barry from EastEnders) playing Charlie Clench. Emma Barton (best known for playing Honey Mitchell in EastEnders) takes on the role of Dolly. Other casting includes Jasmyn Banks (Pauline Clench), Alicia Davies (Rachel Crabbe), Michael Dylan (Alfie), Derek Elroy (Lloyd Boateng), Edward Hancock (Alan Dangle) and Patrick Warner (Stanley Stubbers), with further casting to be announced. Seen by over one million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit has been described as a glorious celebration of British comedy, a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, slapstick and glittering one-liners, and featuring live songs by Grant Olding, performed by The Craze.

One Man, Two Guvnors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Wednesday 14 – Saturday 24 May. Tickets are priced 18.00 – £32.00 (Family Tickets, concessions, group and school discounts available) and can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in person, by calling 0114 249 6000, and online 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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Box Office Opening Times - dafabet World Snooker Championship http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/box-office-opening-times-dafabet-world-snooker-cha/ Box Office During the dafabet World Snooker Championships the Box Office will be open from 9.00am – 8.00pm. On Thu 24 April, Mon 28 April & Thu 1 May the Box Office will open at the later time of 10.00am. The Box Office will also close at the earlier time of 7.00pm on Sun 27 April. The opening hours during the finals (Sun 4 May & Mon 5 May) are 12.30pm – 7.00pm. Cafe Crucible and Crucible Corner Both Cafe Crucible and Crucible Corner will be open from 9.00am during the da... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/news/box-office-opening-times-dafabet-world-snooker-cha/ Box Office

During the dafabet World Snooker Championships the Box Office will be open from 9.00am – 8.00pm. On Thu 24 April, Mon 28 April & Thu 1 May the Box Office will open at the later time of 10.00am. The Box Office will also close at the earlier time of 7.00pm on Sun 27 April.

The opening hours during the finals (Sun 4 May & Mon 5 May) are 12.30pm – 7.00pm.

Cafe Crucible and Crucible Corner

Both Cafe Crucible and Crucible Corner will be open from 9.00am during the dafabet World Snooker Championships except on Thursdays and Mon 28 April when Cafe Crucible will open from 10.00am.

During the finals (Sun 4 May & Mon 5 May) Cafe Crucible will open from 12.30pm. Crucible Corner will be open from 10.00am for VIP access only.

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Sheffield Theatres Announce Casting For Boeing Boeing http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-announce-casting-for-boeing-boe/ Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full cast of their production of Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing, as the company begins rehearsals. Julia Deakin (Spaced, Hot Fuzz) plays Bertha, Joseph Kloska (Made In Dagenham, Happy Go Lucky) plays Robert, Christian McKay (Me and Orson Welles, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) plays Bernard, Kelly Price (Company, Waterloo Road) plays Gloria, Natalie Thomas (Earthquakes In London) plays Gabriella and Lizzie Winkler (The ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-announce-casting-for-boeing-boe/ Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full cast of their production of Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing, as the company begins rehearsals.

Julia Deakin (Spaced, Hot Fuzz) plays Bertha, Joseph Kloska (Made In Dagenham, Happy Go Lucky) plays Robert, Christian McKay (Me and Orson Welles, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) plays Bernard, Kelly Price (Company, Waterloo Road) plays Gloria, Natalie Thomas (Earthquakes In London) plays Gabriella and Lizzie Winkler (The Country Wife, The Johnny and Inel Show) will play Gretchen in the classic ’60s comedy which opens on the Crucible Stage from Thursday 15 May until Saturday 7 June.

Directed by Jonathan Humphreys (The Village Bike, Happy Days), Boeing Boeing is an hilarious comedy by Marc Camoletti, that sees bachelor Bernard in a dilemma when his air hostess fiancée turns up at his apartment on an unscheduled stopover, unaware that his other two girlfriends have had the same idea. As all three women prepare for a night with their husband–to–be, can Bernard stop his beautifully designed love life from crash landing?

Sponsored by Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield and Thomson, Boeing Boeing opens on the Crucible stage on Thursday 15 May and runs until Saturday 7 June. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £10.00 – £23.00 and are available from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or online here.

A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash).

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Yorkshire Airport Takes To The Stage In A New Partnership With Sheffield Theatres http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/yorkshire-airport-takes-to-the-stage-in-a-new-part/ A Yorkshire airport has teamed up with Sheffield Theatres to promote a new aviation themed play which is set to take centre stage this May. Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield have teamed up with holiday firm Thomson to sponsor the production of Boeing Boeing which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 15 May to Saturday 7 June. Boeing Boeing is an hilarious comedy by Marc Camoletti, that sees bachelor Bernard in a dilemma when his air hostess fiancée turns up at his apartment on an... Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/yorkshire-airport-takes-to-the-stage-in-a-new-part/ A Yorkshire airport has teamed up with Sheffield Theatres to promote a new aviation themed play which is set to take centre stage this May.

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield have teamed up with holiday firm Thomson to sponsor the production of Boeing Boeing which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 15 May to Saturday 7 June.

Boeing Boeing is an hilarious comedy by Marc Camoletti, that sees bachelor Bernard in a dilemma when his air hostess fiancée turns up at his apartment on an unscheduled stopover unaware that his other two girlfriends have had the same idea. As all three women prepare for a night with their husband–to–be, can Bernard stop his beautifully designed love life from coming to a sticky end?

Jonathan Humphreys, who previously directed Happy Days and The Village Bike at the theatre, returns to Sheffield to direct this hilarious farce on the Crucible stage.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: ‘We are delighted to be working with our partners Thomson to support our local theatres. Sheffield Theatres has a fantastic reputation of putting on excellent performances and we are sure that Yorkshire audiences will come along and support Boeing Boeing. As a regional airport we are developing key strategic partnerships with local organisations and the theme of this production, albeit tongue in cheek, gave us a great reason to work with Sheffield Theatres.’

Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres said: ‘Our partnerships with the local business community are vital to us, and we’re really excited to be working with Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield and Thomson on our production of Boeing Boeing. There’s a very obvious connection with the aviation theme in the play, but this partnership is also about promoting what our region has to offer on a local, national and international level.’

Boeing Boeing is on stage at the Crucible Theatre from Thursday 15 May until Saturday 7 June. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £10.00 – £23.00 and are available from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or online 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 and Q Park - Partners in Success http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-and-q-park-partners-in-success/ Sheffield Theatres and Q-Park have been shortlisted for their outstanding partnership in this year’s Arts & Business Awards (in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover). The partnership has been recognised as one of the top five within the ‘A&B Sponsorship Award (below 10k)’ category. The panel identified the Sheffield Theatres and Q-Park relationship as a great example of the innovative use of the arts to reinforce the branding and marketing activity of a business. Dan Bates, Chie... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/sheffield-theatres-and-q-park-partners-in-success/ Sheffield Theatres and Q-Park have been shortlisted for their outstanding partnership in this year’s Arts & Business Awards (in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover).

The partnership has been recognised as one of the top five within the ‘A&B Sponsorship Award (below 10k)’ category. The panel identified the Sheffield Theatres and Q-Park relationship as a great example of the innovative use of the arts to reinforce the branding and marketing activity of a business.

Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres commented: ‘We are delighted that Sheffield Theatres’ long-standing partnership with Q-Park has been shortlisted for an Arts and Business Award. It has been a pleasure to work closely with Q-Park over the last 6 years and we are proud that the partnership not only benefits our audiences, but also provides valuable support, enabling Sheffield Theatres to create work that reflects and is accessible to our many diverse communities. We are lucky to work with several loyal and committed corporate supporters and it is wonderful that this particular partnership has received national recognition.’

Jane Powell, Chair of the Sponsorship (below 10k) judging panel and Head of Marketing at Barclays, said of the shortlisted partnerships: ‘A fantastically wide range of partnerships exhibited in the shortlist, really showing that you don’t have to be a major corporate or have a big investment in order to do some really exciting work. Collaborative work that brings genuine benefits to both sides.’

The collaboration between Q-Park and Sheffield Theatres demonstrates just that.

Adam Bidder, Managing Director of Q-Park added: ‘Our partnership with Sheffield Theatres has proven to be an extremely successful collaboration and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for the A&B Sponsorship Award. Both parties have worked hard to offer audience members a safe and secure parking solution and as our relationship with Sheffield Theatres continues to grow, we look forward to promoting both businesses and attracting more visitors into the city.’

The Arts & Business Awards in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover celebrate the finest partnerships between the commercial and cultural sectors. This year, over 100 partnerships entered across the 8 award categories.

Jonathan Tuchner, Deputy Director of Arts & Business, added: ‘At this time of rebirth and reassessment for many businesses and many arts bodies, the short-list for the 35th Arts & Business Awards is the most important in our history. The partnerships show that the arts continue to have a dramatic effect in improving business performance, inspiring employees and benefiting the wider community. We must be wary to never sideline the arts as an irrelevance to business or society, whatever the economic climate.’

The panel of judges have chosen the best current examples of cultural organisations engaging with companies. Sheffield Theatres and Q-Park are nominated in the ‘A&B Sponsorship Award (below 10k)’ category alongside Bristol Water & Bristol Festival of Nature, Ellisons & Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Fellows Auctioneers & Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (Culture Coventry), Waterloo Quarter & Fantasy High Street.

The ceremony for the 35th Arts & Business Awards in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover will take place on the 21st May at BFI Southbank.

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Brand New Production of Olivier Award-Winning West End Hit Brings Sunshine To The Lyceum Stage http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/brand-new-production-of-olivier-award-winning-west/ Coming to Sheffield Theatres as part of its UK tour, Morecambe, a brand new production of the Olivier award-winning West End play about the man who brought sunshine into millions of British homes, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 April. Charting his journey from humble beginnings to attracting 28 million viewers on Christmas Day, Tim Whitnall’s hit show Morecambe was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2010 and this new production marks the 30th a... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about/news/press-releases/brand-new-production-of-olivier-award-winning-west/ Coming to Sheffield Theatres as part of its UK tour, Morecambe, a brand new production of the Olivier award-winning West End play about the man who brought sunshine into millions of British homes, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 April.

Charting his journey from humble beginnings to attracting 28 million viewers on Christmas Day, Tim Whitnall’s hit show Morecambe was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2010 and this new production marks the 30th anniversary since the passing of Eric Morecambe.

Directed by Paul Hendy, writer and director of the hugely successful Lyceum Theatre pantomimes who returns to Sheffield following on from Jack and The Beanstalk in December, and starring the Olivier nominated Bob Golding in the title role, Morecambe is a moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers. Heart-warming, tear-jerking and laughter-inducing, this unmissable show will ‘bring sunshine into the lives of all who see it’ (Daily Telegraph).

Speaking about the production, Eric Morecambe’s son, Gary Morecambe says: ‘Bob is a family friend, and never fails to astonish us with his knowledge and understanding of my father, Eric Morecambe. On stage, his performance captures the spirit of Eric, and cleverly delivers the important bits of his story in a whistle-stop tour of his life that is quite astounding to behold. I never get bored watching him in full ‘Eric’ flow, and am delighted to be a small part of the team bringing back this unique performance to theatres around the country.’

Morecambe comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 April at 8.00pm. Tickets are priced £20.00 (concessions available) and can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office on 0114 249 6000, in person and online 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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