Exciting New Shows On Sale Now

Sheffield Theatres have added some exciting new shows to their spring 2016 season, on sale to the general public from Saturday 20 February.

 Schools, colleges and drama groups from across the region bring thought-provoking drama to the Studio from Wednesday 16 – Tuesday 22 March, as part of the National Theatre’s Connections programme.  Connections 500 commemorates 21 years of creating brilliant plays and theatre making for young people and this year’s festival includes works by Mark Ravenhill, Bryony Lavery (Queen Coal) and Frantic AssemblySheffield People’s Theatre Young Company will perform Bassett by James Graham, an exhilarating snapshot of a generation who have inherited a world at war.

The compelling story of the legendary Judy Garland is told on the Lyceum stage in End of the Rainbow from Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 May.  Starring Lisa Maxwell (Loose Women, The Bill), Gary Wilmot (Oklahoma!) and Sam Attwater (Seven Brides For Seven Brothers), this emotionally charged play sees Judy making her explosive London come-back at the height of the swinging sixties.  Then, Matthew Bourne’s stunning production of Sleeping Beauty (Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 May ) will transport lovers of dance to a magical world of fairies and vampires.  Discover if Princess Aurora will ever find true love again in this gothic romance set to Tchaikovsky’s dramatic score.

Sexy, sassy West End and Broadway musical Chicago will razzle-dazzle audiences from Monday 6 - Saturday 11 June.  When nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover, she teams up with cell block rival Velma Kelly and smooth talking lawyer Billy Flynn, in a bid to avoid death row.  This iconic musical by Kander and Ebb with choreography by Bob Fosse stars John Partridge (Celebrity Big Brother, EastEnders), Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street, Dancing On Ice) and X Factor winner and former prison-warden Sam Bailey as Mama Morton.

The biggest comedy tour of the year, the All-Star Stand-Up Tour 2016, stops off at the Lyceum on Tuesday 3 May, with double Sony Award-winner and star of Mock The Week Gary Delaney, top comedy trickster and star of BBC One’s The Magicians Pete Firman, Kiwi compere Jarred Christmas and former Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captain Sean Hughes.

For families, popular childrens book Aliens Love Underpants is brought to life from Tuesday 31 May – Thursday 2 June.  This hilarious family show full of madcap action, lively music and of course -    aliens - will have audiences laughing their pants off!

 Now on sale to Sheffield Theatres’ Centre Stage members, the new shows go on sale to the general public on Saturday 20 February from 10.00am.

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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.