Sheffield Theatres Autumn 2013 Brochure
Our brand new season, covering September 2013 - January 2014.
Sheffield Theatres September 2013 – January 2014 Box Office 0114 249 6000 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk On sale to Centre Stage Members Sat 15 June On sale to general public Sat 22 June Lionel Bart’s Oliver! Fri 29 Nov 2013 – Sat 25 Jan 2014 Photographs by James Stewart Welcome Alongside our in-house productions, we have a fantastic array of touring shows visiting the Lyceum Theatre this season including Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Maureen Lipman in Daytona and Slava’s Snow Show. We are delighted to share our autumn 2013 season with you. The season opens with two co-productions. A Passionate Woman, written and directed by Kay Mellor and starring Lynda Bellingham in the Lyceum Theatre, and in the Studio, a collaboration between Sheffield Theatres and HighTide Festival Theatre on a major new production of Stuart: A Life Backwards. In the Crucible, we open with this year’s Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, which will be directed by our Associate Director, Paul Miller (Hamlet). We hope to welcome you through our doors this season. As ever, we would also love to know what you think about Sheffield Theatres. Do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @crucibletheatre or @sheffieldlyceum Dan Bates Chief Executive At Christmas, the Lyceum Theatre welcomes Damian Williams back alongside Ian H Watkins (Steps) in Jack and the Beanstalk; tutti frutti will return to the Studio Theatre with the delightful The Boy Who Cried Wolf and, in the Crucible, we will stage a new production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, featuring 60 wonderfully talented local young people alongside 22 professional actors and 15 musicians. 2 Daniel Evans Artistic Director Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk My Theatre Matters! Sheffield Theatres is supporting My Theatre Matters!, the Theatrical Management Association’s major national campaign that invites audiences to shout about how important their local theatre is to them. Actors including Matthew Kelly and Siân Phillips, seen recently on stage here, are supporting the campaign too, as are the actors union Equity, Bectu and The Stage newspaper, plus lots of other venues across the country. Over the past few years, we have suffered some major cuts to our funding. In the midst of financial hardship, we’re very proud that the people of this city and region come together to be moved by the shows on our stages and that they continue to value and support our work with such generosity. Now is your chance to influence the decision makers the next time they are making choices about funding. Join the campaign by filling in a postcard on your next visit to Sheffield Theatres and returning it to a member of staff, or visit www.mytheatrematters.com and find other ways to get your voice heard. With the prospect of further changes to our financial landscape, we need your help to ensure that our local councillors know how much you value your theatre and its role in the community. We want you to tell them why you visit the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio theatres; how much you enjoyed the last workshop you took part in, and what a difference we make to the city of Sheffield. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter @theatre_matters or Facebook at www.facebook.com/mytheatrematters Photos by Johan Persson, Robert Day and Tristram Kenton 3 Photograph by Kayleigh Derbyshire, West Yorkshire Tue – Sat 7.15pm £10.50 Denys Edwards Players Carrie’s War Sat 2.15pm £10.50 Concessions £1.50 off By Nina Bawden Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves Tue 13 – Sat 17 August Denys Edwards Players return with another family classic, Carrie’s War, based on the best-selling book by Nina Bawden. In the 1940s Carrie Willow and her brother Nick are evacuated to the safety of the North Wales countryside where they stay with mean Mr Evans. There’s also kind Auntie Lou; Mr Johnny, who speaks his own language; Hephzibah, the witch at Druid’s Grove who makes a perfect apple pie, and young Albert Sandwich, who kisses Carrie on her birthday. And then there’s the ancient skull with its terrifying curse... Studio Theatre 4 A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk New Jersey Nights Tue – Thu 7.45pm £20.00 £23.00 £26.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply Tue 24 – Sat 28 September A spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. New Jersey Nights comes to the UK direct from the USA and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. From the back street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all of The Four Seasons’ greatest hits, including Sherry, Rag Dolls, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like A Man. New Jersey Nights features an award-winning cast of singers, dancers, unique stage sets and a rockin’ on stage band. ‘5 Star Fabulous!’ New York Press ‘The standing ovations say it all’ The International Post Lyceum Theatre 5 Fri & Sat 7.45pm £24.00 £27.00 £30.00 Thu 2.00pm £18.00 £21.00 £24.00 Sat 3.00pm £20.00 £23.00 £26.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 6 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Director Kay Mellor Designer Robert Jones Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin Associate Director Jack Ryder Preview Tue 10 September 7.45pm £10.00 £12.50 £14.50 £18.50 £21.50 Mon – Thu 7.45pm (Thu 12 Sep 7.00pm) £13.50 £17.50 £19.50 £23.50 £26.50 Concessions £2.50 off A Sheffield Theatres Production Fri & Sat 7.45pm £15.50 £19.50 £21.50 £25.50 £28.50 A Passionate Woman Thu 2.00pm £11.50 £15.50 £17.50 £21.50 £24.50 By Kay Mellor Sat 3.00pm £11.50 £15.50 £17.50 £21.50 £24.50 Tue 10 – Sat 21 September It’s the morning of Betty’s son’s wedding and she decides to go up into the attic to dust. Surrounded by clutter, memories and ghosts from her past, Betty finds herself torn between the three men in her life – a husband she’s never really loved, a son she’s about to lose and a man she had a passionate affair with over thirty years ago. Desperate to escape it all, there’s only one place to go and that’s…up. Most recently, Lynda Bellingham created the role of Chris in Calendar Girls playing to sold out houses in the West End and across the country. A Passionate Woman reunites her with Christopher Timothy for the first time since 1990 when they starred as James and Helen Herriot in the BBC’s All Creatures Great and Small. Multi-award winning Polish film star Mateusz Damie˛ cki and Peter McMillan complete the cast. This first ever major revival of Kay Mellor’s glorious comedy opens in Sheffield before transferring to the West End. See it here first! Lyceum Theatre 7 Group and School discounts available Mon – Thu eves Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Thu 19 September 7.45pm Thu 19 September 7.45pm Sat 21 September 3.00pm Image N9 Design 8 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk A Sheffield Theatres and HighTide Festival Theatre Co-Production in association with Watford Palace Theatre, Dumbfounded Theatre, Underbelly and Escalator East to Edinburgh Alexander Masters’ Director Mark Rosenblatt Designer Jon Bausor Movement Director Lucy Hind Casting Director Hayley Kaimakliotis Stuart: A Life Backwards Public Dress Rehearsal Wed 11 September 7.45pm £1.00 Written by Jack Thorne Mon – Fri 7.45pm £15.00 Wed 11 – Sat 28 September Sat 7.45pm £18.00 Stuart Shorter is a chaotic, violent, motormouth homeless man from Cambridge. Alexander Masters is a reserved, bookish member of the educated middle-classes. Matinees 2.15pm £13.00 Double BAFTA award-winner Jack Thorne’s new play tells the story of an unlikely friendship and of Stuart’s entire life – told backwards by Alexander. School discounts available Mon – Thu eves and midweek matinees Previews £10.00 Mark Rosenblatt directs this major new production by double Fringe First winners HighTide and Sheffield Theatres. Group discounts available Mon – Thu eves Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 £5.00 16–26 year olds Thu 12 – Mon 16 Sep Talkback Fri 20 September This production is supported by Studio Theatre 9 Daytona By Oliver Cotton Directed by David Grindley Tue – Thu 7.45pm £18.00 £23.00 £26.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply Tue 1 – Sat 5 October Fri & Sat 7.45pm £20.00 £25.00 £28.00 Thu 2.00pm £17.00 £21.00 £24.00 Sat 3.00pm £18.00 £23.00 £26.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply Maureen Lipman Haunting, funny, poignant and full of mystery, Daytona is a play with not one but two love stories at its heart. Happy in their shared passion for ballroom dancing, Joe and Elli plan to win the next big competition. But the unexpected arrival of a figure from their past threatens to throw everything off balance. What can this man possibly want of them on this cold winter’s night? What can be gained from this uneasy reunion? When they discover the story behind his sudden return, Joe and Elli must confront a profound moral dilemma. Lyceum Theatre 10 A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Thu 3 October 7.45pm Sat 5 October 3.00pm Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Photograph by Hugo Glendinning Forced Entertainment RashDash presents Jasmin Vardimon Company Tomorrow’s Parties The Ugly Sisters Yesterday Thu 3 & Fri 4 October 7.45pm Sat 5 October 7.45pm Tue 8 October 8.00pm UK Premiere Once upon a time there was us - Ruby and us. Sheffield-based, international innovators Forced Entertainment’s latest performance imagines a multitude of hypothetical futures. Ruby was our mum. She had to work a lot. We played in the burnt out car round the back. We could do anything- except play with the needles. Two performers wreathed in coloured lights speculate about what tomorrow might bring. Exploring utopian and dystopian visions, science fiction scenarios, political nightmares and absurd fantasies, the audience is carried along on a tide of conjectures and dreams. Then everything changed, and there were bright lights and loud noises and flashing cameras. And there was her, and she was different. Everyone loved her. Dance theatre choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells, Jasmin Vardimon presents Yesterday, a retrospective work featuring some of the most breathtaking moments from her repertoire, integrated with powerful new choreography and stunning live video animation. Tomorrow’s Parties is Forced Entertainment in intimate and comical mode - a playful, poignant look at the future. Part of Art Sheffield 2013 ‘a brilliant and compelling theatre performance’ La Liberte £12.00* Concessions £2.00 off Whoever holds the pen writes the story. Thumping drums, clanging keys and violent voices, RashDash tell the real story of Cinderella - a sinister and sensuous cabaret. ‘electrifying’ Daily Telegraph ‘sensational’ Total Theatre £12.00* Concessions £2.00 off Contrasting flashes of daring athleticism and moments of touching beauty, eight international performers interweave scenes of intimate and vulnerable tenderness with provocative humour and playful choreography. Suitable for ages 14+ ‘Packed tight with striking images...’ ★★★★ Times £15.00 £17.00* Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply Centre Stage Membership discounts apply *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). £5.00 16–26 year olds For more information on concessions see p38 Studio Theatre Studio Theatre 11 Lyceum Theatre 12 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk A Sheffield Theatres Production Director Paul Miller Designer Simon Daw Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday Composer Terry Davies Movement Director Jack Murphy Casting Director Siobhan Bracke The Winter’s Tale By William Shakespeare Wed 2 October – Sat 2 November ‘It is requir’d you do awake your faith’ Family bonds and lifelong friendships are torn apart as one man’s wild jealousy turns to tyranny. Years later, a young couple in another land set in motion a miraculous redemption. Comedy and tragedy combine in Shakespeare’s fantastical story, directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Associate Director Paul Miller (The Daughter-In-Law, Democracy, Hamlet). Public Dress Rehearsal Wed 2 October 7.15pm £1.00 Previews £17.00 Mon – Thu 7.15pm (Mon 7 October 7.00pm) £23.00 Concessions £2.50 off Fri & Sat 7.15pm £25.00 Matinees 2.00pm £18.00 School discounts available Mon – Thu eves and midweek matinees Group discounts available Mon – Thu eves Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 £5.00 16–26 year olds Thu 3 – Mon 7 October Page to Stage Wed 16 October 10.30am – 12.00pm Thu 17 October 7.15pm Sat 19 October 2.00pm Talkback Thu 24 October This production is supported by Crucible Theatre 13 Photograph by Graeme Braidwood In collaboration with Off the Shelf Festival of Words Being Human Mon 7 October 8.00pm Embarking on its second national tour, Midland Creative Projects in association with the Belgrade Theatre and Bloodaxe Books present the acclaimed poetry in performance production Being Human. Being Human is a dramatic performance of 35 extraordinary poems from around the world, presented by three performers. Charting the drama of our lives, these are thoughtful and passionate poems that will touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit; poems about love and loss, fear and longing, hurt and wonder. Poems about being human. Alongside live performances, Being Human combines music, projections and striking imagery to create a charming and evocative production. £10.00* Concessions £1.00 off *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). Shakespeare Schools Festival Wed 9 October 7.00pm The UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival, The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. Four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come along and celebrate the achievements of your local schools in a wonderful evening of entertainment. ‘Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process’ Philip Pullman, SSF patron ‘The audience reaction to our Macbeth was wonderful. Our narrator, Ben, even told me that it was the best experience of his life – you can’t really get much better than that!’ Primary School Teacher Tall Stories’ Room on the Broom Adapted for the stage by Julia Donaldson MBE and Axel Scheffler Thu 10 – Sat 12 October A spellbinding adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? A magical, musical delight for children aged 3+ £9.50* Concessions £2.00 off Thu 1.30pm Fri & Sat 10.30am & 1.30pm £11.50* School discounts apply Lyceum Theatre Lyceum Theatre For more information on concessions see p38 Studio Theatre 14 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk curious directive in association with Watford Palace Theatre After The Rainfall Sat 12 October 7.45pm Spanning 70 years and four interconnecting stories, After the Rainfall forges a modern tale about the aftermath of the British Empire. This epic piece of adrenaline fuelled theatre investigates the architecture of ant colonies and their relationship to human behaviour. curious directive use a breathtaking mix of multimedia video, original composition, sound and scenography to create exciting multi-layered narratives. Supported by Arts Council England. ‘Beautiful...compelling... intelligent, highly original theatre’ ★★★★ Telegraph ‘Jack Lowe and his ensemble continue to push boundaries and fire imaginations’ Metro £12.00* Concessions £2.00 off Studio Theatre Chris Goode & Company and Unicorn Theatre Monkey Bars Mon 14 – Tue 15 October 7.45pm Award-winning writer Chris Goode asked 40 eight to ten year-olds to talk about their lives. About being scared, getting lost, being brave, growing up. About the adult world that surrounds and awaits them. About family and faith and their favourite sweets. In Monkey Bars, their words are spoken by adults – playing adults in adult situations. Monkey Bars is a funny and endlessly surprising verbatim show which offers a revelatory insight into what children are trying to tell us about their lives that we don’t always hear. ‘Heartbreaking and hilarious, and often overwhelming. After it, you’ll never hear children in the same way again.’ ★★★★★ The List ‘Hilarious and poignant by turns… beautifully staged.’ ★★★★ Telegraph £12.00* Concessions £2.00 off Studio Theatre 15 Dinosaur Zoo Fri 18 – Sat 19 October Direct from Australia, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome pre-historic creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before, up close and personal! From cute baby dinos to teethgnashing giants, meet the most recent addition to the Dinosaur Zoo, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator, the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton yet found in Australia. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show. But watch out - not all of these jurassic giants are as tame as they seem! A tyrannosauric treat for all ages 3+. ‘Technical brilliance, cultural insight and enchantment all in one go’ Sydney Morning Herald Fri 1.00pm Sat 10.30am 1.00pm & 3.30pm £13.00* Danger zone seats £15.50* School discounts apply Lyceum Theatre Last Laugh Comedy Festival Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly Vol. 5 Tony Law Nonsense Overdrive Russell Kane Smallness Tue 8 October 8.00pm Wed 9 October 8.00pm Fri 11 October 8.00pm Join Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Carl Donnelly (as seen on Mock The Week and Russell Howard’s Good News) for a brand new show full of hilarious anecdotes and observations. Join the multi award-winning Mr Tony Law for some absurd, shout-y and powerful, yet meaningful, nonsense. What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it being tiny but fierce, close but distant. This Jedward-haired award-winning twat is the same, and he returns with a new blisteringly big-small show. ‘Gripping, unmissable stand-up’ Guardian £12.00* As seen on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and more. Following his 40-date, sell-out spring tour, Tony is leaping back out on the road with a brand new show for autumn 2013. Tony is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2012, Chortle Best Live Show Award-winner 2013, Chortle Best Club Comic Award-winner 2013 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Awardwinner 2012. Watch him ejaculate thoughts about smallness; on keeping things small when life gets big. ‘A seriously good comedian.’ The Times ‘Russell Kane delivers magic in spades.’ The Scotsman £18.00* ‘An ever-changing, hard-tocontain force of nature’ ★★★★ Guardian *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Studio Theatre ‘Form-busting and hugely enjoyable’ ★★★★ Times £12.00* Concessions £2.00 off Studio Theatre 16 Lyceum Theatre Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Toby Foster Stand Up The Everly Pregnant Brothers Fri 18 October 8.00pm Sheffield’s favourite band of brothers return for a third riotous year to the wonderful Lyceum Theatre. Expect all the classics alongside brand new songs to tickle your giggle button. Sat 19 October 8.00pm Toby Foster, award-winning radio presenter and compere of The Last Laugh Comedy Club returns to his first love, with a brand new stand up show. Just as sweary, just as lovely, the boys have been working hard to bring you another great night of Sheffield fun. All singing, all dancing, all new, come and join Toby at the Lyceum Theatre and see what made him one of the most in demand stand ups on the UK and international scene. Chips, Beer, Ukuleles. In Pie We Crust. Please note, to save arguments and emails, this is not an Everly Brothers tribute act. There, we said it. As fast and funny as ever, this is Toby’s only full show in Sheffield this year. Join in the fun. ‘The comedic equivalent of a defibrillator’ Chortle £16.50* £15.50* Lyceum Theatre Lyceum Theatre 17 PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS CAST MEMBER Photograph of previous cast member Thriller Live Mon – Thu 7.45pm £20.00 £23.00 £26.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply Mon 21 – Sat 26 October Fri & Sat 7.45pm £24.00 £27.00 £30.00 Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts present Direct from London’s West End, the record breaking Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Already seen by over two million people in over 26 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael Jackson’s 30 year musical history. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous, Heal The World and Thriller. ‘A total blast. The staging and constant brilliance of the musicians keep us riveted. A wonderful show’ ★★★★ Whatsonstage.com ‘You can’t beat it!’ ★★★★ Evening Standard Lyceum Theatre 18 Thu 2.00pm £18.00 £21.00 £24.00 Sat 3.00pm £20.00 £23.00 £26.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tue – Thu 7.45pm £28.00 £32.00 £37.00 £40.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply Tue 29 October – Sat 2 November Get ready for the ride of your life! Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the feel-good international hit sensation is coming to the Lyceum Theatre starring Noel Sullivan. Winner of four WhatsOnStage.com awards, including Best New Musical, and based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of. Fri 8.15pm & Sat 7.45pm £30.00 £34.00 £39.00 £42.00 Wed 2.00pm & Fri 5.00pm £23.00 £27.00 £32.00 £35.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply Sat 3.00pm £28.00 £32.00 £37.00 £40.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply to all except Saturday performances With a dazzling array of outrageous Olivier and Tony award-winning costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous! A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). ‘Hugely entertaining… Insanely glitzy’ Daily Telegraph For more information on concessions see p38 Thu 31 October 7.45pm Sat 2 November 3.00pm Lyceum Theatre 19 20 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk A Sheffield Theatres Production Love Your Soldiers By Robin Hooper Director Richard Wilson Designer James Cotterill Lighting Designer Johanna Town Casting Director Robert Sterne Thu 31 October – Sat 23 November Public Dress Rehearsal Thu 31 October 7.45pm £1.00 ‘I lie to win my battles’ Two soldiers. Previews £10.00 One girl. Mon – Fri 7.45pm £15.00 A nest of betrayal. Sat 7.45pm £18.00 When those you love are halfway across the world, how impossible is it to tell the truth? Matinees 2.15pm £13.00 Associate Director Richard Wilson directs the world premiére of this intensely moving drama. Group discounts available Mon – Thu eves School discounts available Mon – Thu eves and midweek matinees Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 £5.00 16–26 year olds Fri 1 – Mon 4 Nov Talkback Fri 15 November This production is supported by Studio Theatre 21 Tue – Thu 7.45pm £15.00 £24.00 £32.00 £35.00 Northern Ballet A Christmas Carol Family ticket 4 tickets for £125.00 (2 to be 16 years or under) Tue 5 – Sat 9 November Ebenezer Scrooge. A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner. One magical night. Three terrifying ghosts. A perfect tale for the festive season. Christmas comes early this year as Northern Ballet’s heartwarming and hugely popular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale returns to the stage. Colourful sets and costumes by Olivier Award-winning Lez Brotherston (Northern Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands) conjure up a traditional Victorian Christmas, while Carl Davis’ festive score blends classical music with traditional Christmas carols, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. An audience favourite for over 20 years, A Christmas Carol is guaranteed to get your festive season off to a magical start. Lyceum Theatre 22 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply Fri & Sat 7.45pm £17.00 £26.00 £34.00 £37.00 Thu 2.00pm £12.00 £19.00 £24.00 £27.00 School discounts apply Sat 3.00pm £15.00 £24.00 £32.00 £35.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk CAL MUSI S S E N D A M THE Tue – Fri 7.15pm & Sat 2.00pm £11.00 £18.00 £20.00 STOS Theatre Company Our House Sat 7.15pm £11.00 £20.00 £22.00 Tue 12 – Sat 16 November Our House, written by Tim Firth (Calendar Girls) had a successful and critically acclaimed run in London’s West End, winning the Olivier award for Best New Musical in 2003. Featuring the music of Madness, Our House is an epic, passionate and fast moving romantic comedy that begins one summer’s evening in North London. The night of Joe’s 16th birthday. The night the police close in on him after he commits a petty crime to impress the girl he loves. The show follows the two possible courses his life would take if he stayed and faced the music or made a run for it! Lyceum Theatre 23 Buy 14 tickets and get the 15th free A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Our House by Tim Firth Music and Lyrics by Madness Our House was first produced at the Cambridge Theatre, London on 28th October 2002 Producers were Tiger Aspect Productions, Rupert Lord, Andre Ptaszynski and Phil McIntyre in association with Madness This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. Slava’s Snow Show Wed – Sat 7.45pm and Sat & Sun 3.00pm £24.00 £26.00 £29.00 Wed 20 – Sun 24 November Slava’s Snow Show has delighted and exhilarated theatregoers around the world. This autumn experience the joyous dream-like world, unlike anything you have seen before. A world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heartstopping blizzard of snow. Combining hilarity and poignancy with stunning breathtaking spectacle, this classic show is full of joy for all the family. ‘Theatrical brilliance’ Sunday Times ‘Simply thrilling. An unforgettable comedy masterpiece’ The Independent Not suitable for under 8s. No under 2s admitted Lyceum Theatre 24 Thu 2.00pm £21.00 £23.00 £26.00 Concessions £2.50 off Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Rent in Concert Show and Tell and The Arches present Beats Mon 18 November 7.45pm By Kieran Hurley Superstar runner up Rory Taylor returns to the critically acclaimed, fully staged concert production of Rent. Wed 4 December 7.45pm Beats tells the story of Johnno McCreadie, a teenager living in a small suburban Scottish town at the time of the 1994 Criminal Justice Act – a new piece of legislation which effectively outlawed raves, or ‘public gatherings around amplified music characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats’. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this musical has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, the show follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Rent features hit songs Seasons of Love, Finale B and Without You. Beats is a coming-of-age story exploring rebellion, apathy and the irresistible power of gathered youth. With techno. Lots of techno. Following sell-out runs at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre and London’s Bush and Soho theatres, Kieran Hurley’s Beats, breaks out on tour. ‘Grab a ticket whilst you can’ ★★★★ Whatsonstage.com ‘A tremendous piece of storytelling that takes us back to 1994’ ★★★★ The Guardian ‘A powerful musical production... pulsing with energy’ ★★★★ Liverpool Echo ‘An outstanding show; clever, ruthless, compassionate and full of political insight. With a subtlety and humanity that takes the breath away’ ★★★★ The Scotsman £27.00 £30.00* £12.00* Concessions £2.00 off *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Lyceum Theatre Studio Theatre 25 Bill Kenwright by arrangement with the really useful group presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Tue – Thu 7.45pm £20.00 £24.00 £27.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply Fri 8.00pm Sat 1.00pm 4.00pm and 8.00pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00 Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Wed & Thu 2.00pm £17.00 £21.00 £22.00 £24.00 School discounts apply Tue 26 – Sat 30 November Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me. Fri 5.00pm £17.00 £21.00 £22.00 £24.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 ‘Joseph returns in all its glory’ Daily Mail ‘A superb piece of entertainment. I was thrilled’ Daily Mirror Thu 28 November 7.45pm Sat 30 November 4.00pm Lyceum Theatre 26 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Image by Jacky Fleming Mon – Sat 11.00am & 1.30pm Adult £10.00 Child £6.00 tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal The Boy Who Cried Wolf By Mike Kenny Family Ticket (4 people, max 2 adults) £25.00 Wed 11 December – Sat 4 January Winter is coming, the trees are bare, the birds fly south, and the sheep are flocking, seeking shelter from the wind. As the falling snow flurries to the ground wolf footprints can be seen padded into the hard ground... But standing on the hill top a boy is watching his sheep. He is bored, seeking adventure, and looking for the next best thing! A boy tasked to keep his community safe but with a vivid imagination. A boy who makes up stories and craves the thrill of the unknown A boy who, unthinkingly, unknowingly... Cried WOLF! A beautiful new wintery tale about a boy who, unable to find delight in what is around him, seeks adventure, excitement and the thrill of the unknown! Inspired by the famous Aesop fable, this wonderful play has a gifted ensemble of actor musicians who play the delightful characters, funny sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two... Perfect for families and children aged 3+ Studio Theatre 27 A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Designed by Dewynters 28 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk A Sheffield Theatres Production Performance Schedule Fri 29 November 2013 – Sat 25 January 2014 London 1853. A young orphan arrives on the streets of London with no friends, no money and nowhere to live. He meets a cheeky pickpocket who shows him a whole new way of life. But as chance would have it, Oliver stumbles upon a gentleman who might just hold the key to his mysterious past... Following on from the huge success of My Fair Lady, Artistic Director Daniel Evans will direct Lionel Bart’s sensational musical Oliver!, an exhilarating story about one boy’s survival against the odds. Packed full of joyful songs including Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket or Two, Oom-pah-pah! and the exuberant Food Glorious Food, this will be the theatrical highlight of your year. Director Daniel Evans Designer Peter McKintosh Choreographer Alistair David Musical Director Jonathan Gill Lighting Designer Howard Harrison Sound Designer Simon Baker Casting Director David Grindrod Associates Orchestral arrangements by William David Brohn Production licensed by Cameron Mackintosh and the Southbrook Group Public Dress Rehearsal Yellow Performances Red and Orange Performances Blue Performances Purple Performances £1.00 £17.00 £22.00 £25.00 £32.00 Family ticket Blue performances 4 tickets for £90 Purple performances 4 tickets £116 (min 2 to be 16 years or under. Max 2 Family tickets per customer excl performances between Fri 20 Dec - Tue 31 Dec) Concessions £2.50 off Mon – Fri eves and orange matinees (excluding Fri 20 – Tue 31 Dec) Group discounts apply to blue and orange performances Education Groups £12.00 for groups of 10 or more, on blue and orange performances Fri 29 Nov Sat 30 Dec Sun 1 Dec Mon 2 Dec Tue 3 Dec Wed 4 Dec Thu 5 Dec Fri 6 Dec Sat 7 Dec Sun 8 Dec Mon 9 Dec Tue 10 Dec Wed 11 Dec Thu 12 Dec Fri 13 Dec Sat 14 Dec Sun 15 Dec Mon 16 Dec Tue 17 Dec Wed 18 Dec Thu 19 Dec Fri 20 Dec Sat 21 Dec Sun 22 Dec Mon 23 Dec Tue 24 Dec Wed 25 Dec Thu 26 Dec Fri 27 Dec Sat 28 Dec Sun 29 Dec Mon 30 Dec Tue 31 Dec Wed 1 Jan Thu 2 Jan Fri 3 Jan Sat 4 Jan Sun 5 Jan Mon 6 Jan Tue 7 Jan Wed 8 Jan Thu 9 Jan Fri 10 Jan Sat 11 Jan Sun 12 Jan Mon 13 Jan Tue 14 Jan Wed 15 Jan Thu 16 Jan Fri 17 Jan Sat 18 Jan Sun 19 Jan Mon 20 Jan Tue 21 Jan Wed 22 Jan Thu 23 Jan Fri 24 Jan Sat 25 Jan 7.15pm PDR 7.15pm PRE No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm CP No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm No performances 2.00pm 2.00pm 7.15pm PRE 7.15pm PRE 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm AD SP TT 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm TB 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). Page to Stage Wed 22 January 10.30am – 12.00pm For more information on concessions see p38 Crucible Theatre 29 30 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk A Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes Co–Production Jack and the Beanstalk Fri 6 December 2013 – Sun 5 January 2014 Whatever you do, don’t miss this year’s GIANT family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, starring Sheffield’s favourite Dame, the hilarious Damian Williams and the brilliant Ian H Watkins (‘H’ from Steps) as Jack. Once again the show will be written and directed by Paul Hendy and produced by the same team who brought you the sensational, record-breaking Cinderella. With stunning sets, comedy, audience participation and breathtaking special effects (there’s even a break-dancing pantomime cow!), Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family. Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out on the Fe-Fi-Fo-Fun… Book Today! ‘The best pantomime I have ever seen!’ UK Theatre Network Performance Schedule Fri 6 Dec Sat 7 Dec Sun 8 Dec Mon 9 Dec Tue 10 Dec Wed 11 Dec Thu 12 Dec Fri 13 Dec Sat 14 Dec Sun 15 Dec Mon 16 Dec Tue 17 Dec Wed 18 Dec Thu 19 Dec Fri 20 Dec Sat 21 Dec Sun 22 Dec Mon 23 Dec Tue 24 Dec Wed 25 Dec Thu 26 Dec Fri 27 Dec Sat 28 Dec Sun 29 Dec Mon 30 Dec Tue 31 Dec Wed 1 Jan Thu 2 Jan Fri 3 Jan Sat 4 Jan Sun 5 Jan 10.15am 10.15am 10.15am 10.15am 11.00am 11.00am 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 1.00pm 5.30pm No Performances 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm RP 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 1.00pm 5.30pm No Performances 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 1.00pm 5.30pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.30pm No Performances 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm CP 7.00pm 1.00pm 5.30pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.30pm No Performances 2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm AD SP 7.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm 1.00pm 5.30pm ‘Stunning… a christmas cracker of a show!’ The British Theatre Guide Green Performances £10.00 Purple Performances £15.00 £18.00 £20.00 ‘Magical…’ The Stage Blue Performances £16.00 £19.00 £21.00 Orange Performances £18.00 £21.00 £23.00 (reviews for Cinderella 2012/13) (Concessions, Group and School discounts apply on Purple Performances only) Centre Stage Members receive discount on Purple Performances A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Fri 3 January 2.00pm Sat 28 December 2.00pm Thu 12 December 2.00pm Lyceum Theatre 31 Moscow City Ballet Soho Theatre & nabokov The Nutcracker Blink Tue 7 – Sat 11 January Directed by Joe Murphy Designer Hannah Clark Music and Sound by Isobel Waller-Bridge Lighting Design by Jack Knowles The world-renowned Moscow City Ballet return to the Lyceum stage with The Nutcracker. Discover the magical story of Clara, swept away to a spectacular winter wonderland by the Nutcracker prince. With a full orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and featuring unforgettable dances such as Sugar Plum, this is the perfect festive treat for all the family. Tue 14 – Sat 18 January This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie and a fox called Scruffilitis. It’s a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same. ‘... a delightful triumph’ Sunday Express A new play by Bruntwood Playwriting Prize winner Phil Porter, Blink is an exciting collaboration between Soho Theatre – London’s most vibrant venue for new writing, comedy and cabaret – and internationally acclaimed Fringe First winners nabokov. Tue – Thu 7.45pm £24.00 £29.00 £33.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply Fri & Sat 7.45pm £27.00 £32.00 £35.00 ‘Funny, fresh and appealing’ ★★★★ Daily Telegraph Thu 2.00pm £19.00 £24.00 £27.00 School discounts apply ‘Brief, bright, exquisite... a fine piece of writing’ ★★★★ Scotsman Sat 3.00pm £24.00 £29.00 £33.00 Tue – Sat 7.45pm & Sat 2.30pm £15.00 Concessions £2.00 off Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 For more information on concessions see p38 Lyceum Theatre Studio Theatre 32 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Propeller A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors By William Shakespeare Thu 23 January – Sat 1 February Nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller! A Midsummer Night’s Dream has enchanted packed houses all over the world. In Shakespeare’s most magical play, love and illusion collide when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. Dreams and reality become interchangeable and romantic chaos ensues. Seeing really is believing! In Shakespeare’s smartest and most farcical play, The Comedy of Errors, two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. Fortunately the audience is always one step ahead... ‘I’d go so far to say this production is touched by genius’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday on A Midsummer Night’s Dream ‘Blissfully entertaining...the funniest and most farcical I’ve seen’ ★★★★ Guardian on The Comedy of Errors Lyceum Theatre 33 For details of performance schedule, see diary, page 44 Tue – Thu 7.30pm £15.00 £20.00 £23.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply Fri & Sat 7.30pm £18.00 £23.00 £26.00 Fri 31 January 3.00pm £14.00 £19.00 £22.00 School discounts apply Sat 3.00pm £14.00 £19.00 £22.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Thu 30 January 7.30pm Sat 1 Feb 3.00pm Dirty Dancing Tue – Thu 7.45pm £28.00 £34.00 £39.00 £45.00 Premium tickets £70.00 Tue 15 April – Sat 3 May Fri 8.30pm & Sat 7.45pm £31.00 £37.00 £42.00 £48.00 Premium tickets £75.00 Tue – Thu 7.45pm Fri 5.00pm & 8.30pm Sat 3.00pm & 7.45pm Matinee Wed 16 April 2.00pm Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping I’ve Had The Time Of My Life. Don’t miss your chance to see this truly spectacular musical theatre event. You’ll have the time of your life! ‘The dance scenes pulse with colour and energy’ ★★★★ Metro ‘The biggest live theatre sensation of all time’ The Observer Lyceum Theatre 34 Fri 5.00pm £24.00 £30.00 £35.00 £38.00 Premium tickets £46.00 Wed 16 April 2.00pm and Sat 3.00pm £29.00 £35.00 £40.00 £43.00 Premium tickets £46.00 Concessions £2.50 off & group discounts available Tue 15 – Thu 17 April only Centre Stage Membership discounts apply Tue 15 – Thu 17 April and Monday performances A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Touring Consortium Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal Music in the Round Autumn Series Brassed Off October – December Adapted by Paul Allen Based on the Screenplay by Mark Herman Directed by Damian Cruden Music in the Round’s autumn highlights include an evening of music and conversation that touches on the family background and musical experiences of one of the UK’s favourite novelists, Marina Lewycka (A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian); the first in a new series of Beethoven concerts performed by the Elias String Quartet; the latest instalment of Tim Horton’s celebrated Beethoven piano sonata cycle; and the Arcadia Quartet, presented in partnership with the Wigmore Hall. Wed 7 – Sat 10 May It is 1992, Grimley Colliery faces the threat of closure and the future of the brass band seems uncertain. With the miners torn between redundancy packages and the picket lines, bandleader Danny’s hopes of winning the national brass band competition seem like a distant dream. But the arrival of flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope, romance and controversy to the Yorkshire brass band on the brink of collapse. For families, the composer of Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants and The Chimpanzees of Happytown will present his latest literary musical adaptation, Stan and Mabel. Christmas is celebrated with songs from the 17th to 19th centuries courtesy of The City Musick. Featuring rousing live music including Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Jerusalem, Brassed Off is a funny and heart-warming drama that reaches stirring heights as a local brass band performs the final scene, set in the Royal Albert Hall, live on the stage of the Lyceum Theatre. £5.00 – £16.50 A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). ‘It is a story full of belly laughs, full of human spirit...’ Independent For more information on concessions see p38 £15.00 – £28.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excl. cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings). For more information on concessions see p38 Lyceum Theatre Studio Theatre 35 Play. Learn. Debate. Imagine... with Sheffield Theatres Theatre Skills Schools Gain new skills and get insights into theatre and performance with our range of workshops. Speaking Verse Wed 9, 23 and 30 October 10.00am – 12.00pm A fantastic workshop exploring the language of Shakespeare. Working with text from The Winter’s Tale on the Crucible stage and the set of the play, your students will discover how to get their mouths around Shakespeare. Speaking Shakespeare Sat 19 October 10.00am – 12.00pm Led by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans, this workshop plays with the Bard’s language and explores how to tackle and deliver his verse. This workshop is aimed at school groups studying GCSE or A-Level Drama or English. The workshop is open to anyone aged 18+ £12.00 There are only 3 opportunities to take part in this great workshop! Why not stay to see the matinee? Murder, mayhem and fisticuffs Sat 7 December 10.00am - 12.00pm Work with a professional Fight Director to discover how punches and kicks are thrown on the stage and made to look real! Maximum group of 30 £150.00 +VAT £12.00 Page-to-Stage Work with theatre practitioners to discover how productions are brought to life on our stages. Revealing practical insights into how each element - including lighting, sound and direction - work together to create the effects you see on stage, this is an exciting look behind the scenes. The Winter’s Tale Wed 16 October 10.30am – 12.00pm Oliver! Wed 22 January 10.30am – 12.00pm These projects are supported by To book a place on any of the workshops here and for further information, call Box Office on 0114 249 6000. 36 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk From as little as £40.00 a year, you can put yourself Centre Stage at Sheffield Theatres With a Centre Stage Membership, you can save money on all the tickets you buy, hear about new productions at the theatre before anyone else and get the chance to book your favourite seats before they go on sale to the general public. You’ll also receive exclusive behind-the-scenes information with regular copies of Notes newsletter. Make sure you don’t miss out on all the savings you could be making by becoming a member – from less than £3.50 a month, you can’t afford not to be Centre Stage! Buy a membership online now at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or call our Box Office on 0114 249 6000 and start saving straight away. Interested on a higher level of membership that gives you access to more exclusive benefits? Find out more about Prestige Membership by calling our Box Office. 37 How to Book Discounts and Concessions You can book tickets by telephone, in person or on our website Concessions: £2.50 off for Senior Citizens, registered unemployed, disabled, full time students and children under 16. Box Office 0114 249 6000 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Groups: £3.00 off top two prices for groups of 10 or more, £4.00 off top two prices for groups of 25 or more. Call 0114 249 6000 for more information. All bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) are subject to a £1.50 transaction fee. Bookings made online are subject to a £1.00 fee. Schools: £10.00 tickets for full time education groups of 10 or more. One free supervisory ticket for every 10 bought. Our Box Office is situated inside the Crucible Theatre on Tudor Square. Box Office opening hours Mon – Sat 10.00am to 8.00pm On the first Tuesday of every month the Box Office opens at 11.00am due to staff training. Centre Stage Members: £3.50 off for all Sheffield Theatres members Mon – Sat evenings. On non–performance days the Box Office closes at 6.00pm. On Sundays and Bank Holidays the Box Office opens one hour before the show. Prestige Club and concession members can also claim this discount on matinees. For further details on membership, call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000. Book tickets for Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield City Hall & World Snooker. Our scheme for 16-26 year olds offers £5.00 tickets to selected performances of Sheffield Theatres productions (subject to availability). Sheffield Theatres is part of the Sheffield Ticketing Network which means you can book tickets for events at Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield City Hall and the World Snooker Championships at our Box Office or on our website (10% transaction fee applies). Visit our website or designated Facebook page for more information. Join the conversation If you want to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from Sheffield Theatres, you can subscribe to our e-newsletter at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Did you know we’re also on Facebook and Twitter? Join our followers @crucibletheatre and @SheffieldLyceum, or ‘Like’ our Facebook page and join in the conversation. Hear about our forthcoming shows, be the first to see photographs from our rehearsal rooms, enter exclusive competitions and tell us what you think of the productions you’ve seen recently. Terms and conditions All offers and discounts are subject to availability. Sheffield Theatres reserves the right to add or remove discounts at any time. Only one discount type applies per ticket. Proof of status must be shown. Re–sales: We endeavour to exchange (for the same production) or re–sell tickets (re–sale not guaranteed) if required at a charge of £1.00 per ticket. Tickets must be returned before 12 noon on the day of the performance. This service is free to members. We reserve the right to change Box Office opening hours. The information in this brochure was correct at the time of printing. Sheffield Theatres cannot be held responsible for late changes to programmes and casting. 38 Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Access Sheffield Theatres is committed to making your visit as welcoming as possible and provides a wide range of access facilities. Impaired mobility We have lower counters in the Box Office and bars in the Crucible, and wheelchair access is provided in all of our venues, including bars and toilets. Customers who benefit from the assistance of a companion can also claim one free carer seat. Guide dogs Guide dogs and support dogs are welcome in public areas of the theatre and staff will be happy to take care of them during performances. Please advise Box Office when booking. Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing A loop system is available at the Box Office counter and we operate an infra-red system in the auditorium. We also have regular British Sign Language interpreted and captioned performances. Relaxed performances Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for people with learning disabilities and other sensory and communication disorders - providing a more relaxed and supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety. Touch Tour We offer a touch tour on some of our performances. Touch tours are available on The Winter’s Tale and Oliver! this season. For further details on accessibility and access performances, including booking information or to join our free access mailing list, please contact the Box Office on 0114 249 6000. Visually impaired We have regular Audio Described performances and a number of these are preceded by guided Touch Tours of the production. Alternative formats of this brochure can be provided upon request. Getting Here The main entrance to the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio Theatres is on Tudor Square. Visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk for advice, maps and guides about getting here on foot, by rail, tram, bus, coach, car and taxi. Visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk for more information on travel. Sheffield Theatres Trust 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1DA Tel: 0114 249 5999 Public Transport Log on to travelsouthyorkshire.com/timetables/sheffield for details of bus and tram services in Sheffield or call 01709 515151. St re 21 A6 n e wa rd S t re et al Str ee t Pa ter no ste r R o w Ho Sh ea f S qu nd el St. Aru Fu rniv s S tre e Ar u nd el e S t. From A61 t Lan e Ch arl e Ga te The Moor Shopping Area Eyr Ch art er R o 39 ate l G de un ree r A t are lk S t. Pin sto orfo N al nio n S t. rni v Un ion Ln . Ch arle s S t w Please ask a member of the Front of House team for a voucher to get your first hour free. U Fu Pond Street Su rre y S tre et Winter Gardens S t. Peace Gardens From M1 reet Town Hall t. John Lewis lk S old ool ers P ess St Bark Parking Discounted car parking can be found at the nearby Q Park on Charles Street (S1 2NJ), a two–minute walk from the theatre. There are disabled parking spaces available on Surrey Street and Norfolk Street. Fargate Shopping Area Burg City Hall No rfo p Leo Need a taxi? Our preferred taxi partner is Sheffield City Taxis. Book yours by calling 0114 239 3939. et Castle Square Tram Stop et tr e n S ow Br Train Station FOOD & DRINK Complete your visit to the theatre with a drink at one of our bars and a delicious meal Crucible Corner A favourite of patrons, cast and crew, Crucible Corner offers a superb view of the theatres and Tudor Square. With its open fronted setting and spacious outdoor seating area, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the summer days. Choose a freshly prepared dish from our new a la carte menu of light bites, main meals and weekly specials complemented by a wide variety of wines, real ales, draught and hot drinks to enjoy as you soak up the sun. If you are visiting the theatre enjoying a show, join us at Crucible Corner afterwards to receive 10% off your drinks simply by showing your ticket- you never know who you’ll see! Café Crucible At the hub of Sheffield Theatres, our Cafe offers a variety of freshly made sandwiches, Panini, salads, cakes and hot food daily. A great place to sit and relax with friends or colleagues or to simply watch the world go by, our friendly service and reasonable prices are a great reason to pop in and say hello. Open from 10.00am Mon – Sat The opening of Cafe Crucible has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Foyle Foundation. All food is freshly cooked using locally sourced produce Open daily until late Mon – Sat Bookings recommended 0114 273 8255 We can’t wait to see you on your next visit. Photography by India Hobson 40 41 2.00pm A Passionate Woman Mon 16 7.45pm 7.45pm A Passionate Woman New Jersey Nights New Jersey Nights New Jersey Nights New Jersey Nights New Jersey Nights Sat 21 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 7.15pm PRE 7.15pm PRE The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale Thu 3 Fri 4 Sat 5 Mon 7 Tue 8 Wed 9 Thu 10 Fri 11 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.00pm Room on the Broom Room on the Broom Shakespeare School’s Festival Yesterday Daytona Daytona Daytona Daytona Wed 2 7.15pm PRE Daytona The Winter’s Tale Tue 1 October 2013 7.45pm A Passionate Woman Fri 20 10.30am, 1.30pm 1.30pm 3.00pm CP 2.00pm 3.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm CP 7.45pm A Passionate Woman Thu 19 2.00pm A Passionate Woman Wed 18 7.00pm 8.00pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm AD SP 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm AD SP 7.45pm A Passionate Woman 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.00pm Tue 17 7.15pm PDR 7.45pm A Passionate Woman Sat 14 3.00pm 7.45pm A Passionate Woman Fri 13 7.45pm A Passionate Woman Thu 12 2.00pm A Passionate Woman 7.45pm A Passionate Woman Wed 11 Fundraising Gala Tue 10 Fri 6 7.00pm Music in the Round Tony Law Carl Donnelly Being Human The Ugly Sisters Tomorrow’s Parties Tomorrow’s Parties Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards Stuart: A Life Backwards 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 7.15pm September 2013 7.15pm 2.15pm Carrie’s War 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm TB 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm PRE 7.45pm PRE 7.45pm PDR 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm Evening Sat 17 Matinee Carrie’s War Performance/Event Studio Fri 16 Evening Carrie’s War Matinee Thu 15 Performance/Event Lyceum Carrie’s War Evening Wed 14 Matinee Carrie’s War Performance/Event Crucible Tue 13 Date August 2013 The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale Sat 26 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 31 42 Our House Our House Rent in Concert Fri 15 Sat 16 Mon 18 Slava’s Snow Show Thu 21 Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers 7.45pm Love Your Soldiers 7.45pm Slava’s Snow Show Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers Wed 20 7.45pm 7.15pm Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers Tue 19 2.00pm 7.15pm Our House Thu 14 2.00pm 7.15pm Our House 7.15pm Our House Wed 13 7.15pm 7.45pm Tue 12 Mon 11 7.45pm A Christmas Carol Sat 9 3.00pm 7.45pm A Christmas Carol Fri 8 2.00pm A Christmas Carol Love Your Soldiers Thu 7 7.45pm A Christmas Carol Wed 6 Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers 7.45pm 7.45pm 8.15pm Love Your Soldiers A Christmas Carol 3.00pm CP 5.00pm 7.45pm AD SP 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm Music in the Round Tue 5 Priscilla Queen of the Desert Priscilla Queen of the Desert 2.00pm 3.00pm 2.00pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 8.00pm 8.00pm Music in the Round Music in the Round Love Your Soldiers 7.15pm The Winter’s Tale Priscilla Queen of the Desert Priscilla Queen of the Desert Priscilla Queen of the Desert Thriller Live Thriller Live Thriller Live 10.30am, 1.00pm & 3.30pm 1.00pm Mon 4 7.15pm The Winter’s Tale 7.15pm 7.15pm Sat 2 2.00pm 2.00pm 7.15pm 7.15pm TB Fri 1 November 2013 7.15pm The Winter’s Tale Fri 25 2.00pm 7.15pm The Winter’s Tale Thriller Live Thu 24 7.15pm The Winter’s Tale Wed 23 2.00pm Thriller Live The Winter’s Tale Tue 22 7.15pm Thriller Live Everly Pregnant Brothers Dinosaur Zoo Toby Foster Dinosaur Zoo Mon 21 7.15pm The Winter’s Tale Sat 19 2.00pm CP 7.15pm The Winter’s Tale Fri 18 7.15pm SP AD TT The Winter’s Tale Thu 17 7.15pm 2.00pm The Winter’s Tale 8.00pm 10.30am After The Rainfall The Winter’s Tale Page to Stage Adam Hills 8.00pm Wed 16 10.30am, 1.30pm Monkey Bars 7.15pm Room on the Broom Russell Kane The Winter’s Tale 7.15pm Tue 15 2.00pm Monkey Bars The Winter’s Tale Mon 14 Sat 12 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2.00pm 12.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm TB 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm PRE 7.45pm PRE 7.45pm PDR 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk 43 Joseph 7.15pm PDR 7.15pm PRE Oliver! Oliver! Fri 29 Sat 30 Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 7.15pm Oliver! Oliver! Fri 13 Sat 14 7.15pm Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 2.00pm Thu 26 Jack and the Beanstalk CHRISTMAS DAY 11.00am, 2.30pm Wed 25 2.00pm 2.00pm Oliver! Tue 24 Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Oliver! Mon 23 7.15pm 1.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk 2.00pm 7.00pm 5.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 5.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 10.15am, 2.00pm 7.00pm 10.15am, 2.00pm Sun 22 Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk 2.00pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 1.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk 2.00pm 2.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk 7.00pm 7.00pm 5.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 7.45pm 7.45pm AD SP 7.45pm 10.15am, 2.00pm 7.00pm 10.15am 2.00pm RP 2.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk 2.00pm 1.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk 2.00pm 2.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk 1.00pm 4.00pm CP 5.00pm 2.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk 2.00pm CP 7.15pm Oliver! Wed 18 2.00pm Oliver! 7.15pm Oliver! Tue 17 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.15pm Mon 16 Sun 15 7.15pm Oliver! Thu 12 2.00pm Oliver! Wed 11 7.15pm Oliver! 2.00pm Oliver! Tue 10 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm PRE Mon 9 Sun 8 Oliver! Oliver! Tue 3 Sat 7 Oliver! Mon 2 2.00pm Joseph Thu 28 7.15pm PRE Joseph Wed 27 December 2013 Joseph Tue 26 Joseph 3.00pm Slava’s Snow Show Sun 24 7.45pm 7.45pm 3.00pm Slava’s Snow Show Sat 23 2.00pm 7.45pm Evening Slava’s Snow Show Matinee Fri 22 2.00pm Performance/Event Evening Lyceum Matinee Date Performance/Event November 2013 Crucible The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf Music in the Round Music in the Round Music in the Round Beats Music in the Round Music in the Round Music in the Round Love Your Soldiers Love Your Soldiers Performance/Event Studio 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 10.00am 2.15pm Matinee 7.30pm 4.00pm 6.00pm, 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm Evening 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 10.30am 2.00pm Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Page to Stage Oliver! Fri 10 Sat 11 Mon 13 Tue 14 Wed 15 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Mon 20 Tue 21 Wed 22 44 The Comedy of Errors Fri 31 Sat 1 AD CP Audio Described Captioned performance 3.00pm CP SP Signed performance TB TalkBack A Midsummer Night’s Dream PDR Public Dress Rehearsal PRE Preview 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Key: A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night’s Dream Thu 30 February 2014 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wed 29 The Comedy of Errors A Midsummer Night’s Dream 7.15pm Oliver! Sat 25 The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors The Nutcracker The Nutcracker Tue 28 7.15pm 7.15pm Oliver! Fri 24 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm TB 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm Oliver! 2.00pm The Nutcracker 2.00pm 1.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk The Nutcracker 2.00pm 2.00pm AD SP 2.00pm 11.00am, 2.30pm 2.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk 7.15pm SP AD TT The Nutcracker Thu 23 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 7.15pm Oliver! Thu 9 7.15pm 7.15pm Oliver! Wed 8 2.00pm Oliver! Tue 7 7.15pm Oliver! Mon 6 Sun 5 7.15pm Oliver! Sat 4 2.00pm 7.15pm 7.15pm Oliver! Fri 3 2.00pm Oliver! Thu 2 January 2014 2.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Oliver! Tue 31 7.15pm Oliver! Mon 30 2.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk Sun 29 7.15pm 7.15pm 2.00pm CP 2.00pm Oliver! Sat 28 Jack and the Beanstalk 2.00pm Oliver! Fri 27 RP TT 7.30pm 7.30pm Blink Blink Blink Blink Blink The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf Relaxed performance Touch Tour 7.30pm AD SP 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 5.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 5.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Box Office 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Sheffield Theatres’ Corporate Sponsors Sheffield Theatres’ Corporate Supporters enjoy tailor–made, personally managed packages including best–seat tickets, employee benefits, invitations to exclusive events, print and online crediting and publicity, access to private bar for show hospitality and special rates on exclusive function spaces. 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City of Sheffield Theatre Trust is a Registered Charity No. 1121284 and is a company limited by guarantee No. 6308382. 45 Music & Lyrics in association with The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton present CHAEL G I M L U PA ng Starri LASER as Tevye Directed and Choreographed by CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD Based on the Sholem Aleichem Stories By Special Permission of Arnold Perl Book by JOSEPH STEIN BOCK Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK Music by JERRY Produced on the New York Stage by HAROLD PRINCE Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS Mr Robbins’ Original Direction and Choreography reproduced by CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD This production presented by permission of JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York Tue 18 – Sat 22 March 2014 Lyceum Theatre On sale now