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Sheffield Theatres January – May 2013

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The Full Monty Sat 2 – Sat 23 February


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Get behind the scenes of Sheffield Theatres Ever wondered what our theatres look like behind the curtains? Gain exclusive backstage access with one of our guided tours which explore both the Crucible and Lyceum Theatres. Tour dates are: Fri 25 January Fri 8 March Fri 24 May

Welcome We’re delighted to let you know about our spring season at Sheffield Theatres. It’s beyond thrilling that The Full Monty is coming home to Sheffield in February with our own production - the world premiere of a new stage version written by Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the hit film back in 1997.

All tours begin at 4.30pm and last approximately 75 minutes £5.00 Combine your tour with a two-course meal in Crucible Corner for only £19.00

We have two further world premieres in the season: Mike Bartlett’s, Bull, and, This is My Family, written specially for us by Tim Firth (the author of Calendar Girls). In the Crucible Theatre, D.H. Lawrence’s classic The Daughter-in-Law is directed by Paul Miller (Democracy), whilst The History Boys, a play that’s set in our city, takes to the stage in May. In the Lyceum we’re thrilled to welcome Blood Brothers, The Mousetrap, Propeller and Matthew Bourne - as well as Dolly Parton’s brand new musical 9 to 5! 2012 has been a fantastic year for us. Sheffield Theatres’ productions were seen in the West End and on the London fringe. We received four nominations for our shows in the Theatre Awards UK. Thank you for your continued support which allows us to maintain the quality of the work on our stages and ensure that the city remains at the forefront of the country’s cultural ecology.

Dan Bates Chief Executive

Looking for the perfect gift? Why not treat your friends and loved ones to a special night at the theatre by buying them Sheffield Theatres Gift Vouchers. You can buy online 24 hours a day (http://bit.ly/STGiftVouchers) and print the voucher at home (ideal for those last minute gifts!) or buy them from our Box Office on 0114 249 6000.

Daniel Evans Artistic Director

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Fri 7 December 2012 – Sun 6 January 2013 Tickets are still available for our spectacular family pantomime. Grab your tickets now and we’ll see you at the ball! Tickets from only £10.00. Performance times vary, please ask Box Office for further details or see sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

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Performance Schedule

My Fair Lady Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabrial Pascal’s motion picture ‘PYGMALION’ Original production directed by Moss Hart Wed 12 December – Sat 26 January On a cold rainy night in Covent Garden, a chance encounter between a flower girl and a professor transforms both their lives forever. Packed full of sensational songs including the classics On The Street Where You Live, With A Little Bit of Luck and Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, My Fair Lady will make you want to dance, dance, dance all night… My Fair Lady is one of the greatest musicals of all time – a perfect treat for all the family. Director Daniel Evans Designer Paul Wills Choreographer Alistair David Musical Director Nigel Lilley Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell Sound Designer Simon Baker Dialect Coach Richard Ryder

Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

Cast includes

Thu 10 Jan 7.30pm Touch Tour Thu 10 Jan 6.00pm Carly Bawden 4

Dominic West

£5.00 16-26 year olds Thu 13 Dec Tue 18 Dec Sat 22 Dec 2.00pm For more information on concessions see p41

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PDR Green Performances Pink Performances Orange Performances Blue Performances Purple Performances

7.30pm PDR 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm No Performances 7.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm CP 7.30pm No Performances 2.00pm No Performances No Performances 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm No Performances 2.00pm No Performances 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm No Performances No Performances 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm AD SP 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm No Performances No Performances 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm No Performances No Performances 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm

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Family ticket 4 tickets for £100 (1 to be 16 years or under). Max 2 family tickets per customer Concessions, Group and School discounts available on selected performances. No concessions or discounts apply between Thu 27 – Mon 31 Dec Talk Back Thu 17 Jan after 7.30pm performance. Free

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Tue – Thu 7.45pm £25.00 £29.00 £32.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Moscow City Ballet

Swan Lake Tue 8 – Sat 12 January Moscow City Ballet’s flawless production of one of the world’s best-loved ballets, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake follows the fate of Prince Siegfried as he falls in love with the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette. With a superb orchestra and additional choreography by the distinguished Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, Swan Lake’s soaring climax sees the power of true love conquer the forces of evil. ‘Not to be missed’ ★★★★ Sunday Express

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £27.00 £31.00 £34.00 Thu 2.00pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 School discounts apply Sat 3.00pm £20.00 £24.00 £27.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

Lyceum Theatre

Mon – Thu 7.45pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Bill Kenwright presents

Blood Brothers Mon 14 – Sat 26 January Written by Willy Russell, Blood Brothers is the ‘Musical for all time’ and tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks only to meet again with fateful consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and Tell Me It’s Not True. ‘Exhilarating… One of the best musicals ever written’ Sunday Times ‘Gritty, gripping, superb… It’s a must!’ Mail on Sunday

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Fri & Sat 7.45pm £24.00 £28.00 £31.00 Thu 2.00pm £19.00 £23.00 £26.00 School discounts apply Sat 3.00pm £20.00 £24.00 £27.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41


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Why the Lion Danced

John Shuttleworth

Tue 22 January 7.00pm

Out of Our Sheds

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Yellow Earth!

Fri 1 February 7.30pm

Deep in the mountains of ancient China, every thirteenth moon the dreaded monster Nian pays a visit to the village. The villagers must protect themselves but which animal can save them? Come and help scare the monster away. Join young Tom and his family as they prepare for New Year’s Eve and discover the story behind the Lion Dance.

The star of Radio 4’s The Shuttleworths and TV’s 500 Bus Stop and It’s Nice Up North, is back on the road after a longish absence. The Sony and Perrier nominated John Shuttleworth ventures beyond the garden gate to tread the mean streets of Britain. Which is better: city life or country living? Supermarket or village shop? Or is it better to sit in your shed and count the cobwebs?

All the excitement, colour and sounds of the Chinese New Year are brought to you in this inventive production featuring live music, song and dance by Yellow Earth, the award-winning British East Asian Theatre Company.

‘A National Institution... the 42nd Best Reason to Love Britain’ Sunday Telegraph ‘His stand up is second to none, his timing is impeccable, and you can practically warm your hands on his good nature’ Guardian Guide

‘Outstanding! Fantastic. Perfect for adults and children, informative and lively. Best production I have ever taken my kids to’ Audience member at Lyric Hammersmith

£17.50

£10.00 Concessions £2.00 off

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Lomper

Gaz

Preview Sat 2 February 7.30pm £9.00 £11.00 £15.00 £18.00

A Sheffield Theatres Production

The Full Monty

Mon – Thu 7.30pm £16.00 £19.00 £21.00 £25.00 £28.00 Concessions £2.50 off

A Play By Simon Beaufoy Sat 2 – Sat 23 February In 1997, a BAFTA award-winning British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose took the world by storm. Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar winning writer of the film has gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole. Director Daniel Evans Designer Robert Jones Choreographer Steven Hoggett Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin Music and Sound Ben & Max Ringham

Gerald

Fri & Sat 7.30pm £16.00 £21.00 £23.00 £28.00 £30.00 Thu 2.00pm & Sat 3.00pm £16.00 £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 School discounts available Mon – Thu eves Group discounts available Mon – Thu eves

Thu 7 Feb 7.30pm

Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

Thu 7 Feb 7.30pm

All discounts available Mon 2 – Sat 16 Feb only

Sat 9 Feb 3.00pm

For more information on concessions see p41

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Food Fight Against Cancer Starring Celebrity Chefs James Martin & Brian Turner Hosted by Christa Ackroyd

Mon 4 February 7.00pm For one night only, two of Britain’s best loved chefs, James Martin and Brian Turner, face off; cooking live on stage in a Food Fight Against Cancer, to be refereed by BBC Look North’s Christa Ackroyd. A hilarious and fun-filled evening, with a chance to learn some key tricks of the trade.

Woody Sez

24 Hour Musical

Tue 5 – Wed 6 February 7.30pm

Tue 12 February 7.30pm

Woody Sez weaves together American Folk legend Woody Guthrie’s life, songs and political activism to create a theatrical portrait of a true American hero. Following its acclaimed tour of Europe and America, the West End cast of Woody Sez, including charismatic Broadway performer David M. Lutken, return to the UK, bringing Guthrie and his timeless music to life. £20.00

Sheffield University’s 24 Hour Musical is back! At 7.30pm on Monday 11 February, students will have a musical announced to them. At 7.30pm on Tuesday, you are invited to enjoy the culmination of 24 hours of learning, designing and rehearsing a much-loved musical, raising funds for local charity Cavendish Cancer Care. This is the debut of 24 Hour Musical at the Crucible - it promises to be extraordinary. But what will it be... ? £12.00 Concessions £2.00 off

All proceeds will be donated to Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Cavendish Cancer Care and Anthony Nolan.

Soul Sister

Mon - Thu 7.45pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply

Mon 25 February – Sat 2 March

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £24.00 £28.00 £31.00

Bill Kenwright and John Miller present, direct from the West End’s Savoy Theatre

Inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, this ‘slick’ new musical stars the sensational Emi Wokoma (Times). Wokoma’s ‘volcanic voice’ has taken London by storm; critics and audiences alike are raving about her raw energy and dazzling command of Turner’s class hits (Daily Mail). Do not miss Wokoma’s star-making performance alongside the complete West End cast including Chris Tummings’ triumphant ‘hissably cocksure and sleazy Ike’ (The Independent) the ‘exuberant Ikettes’ (Daily Express) and the ‘superb’ on-stage band (Metro).

£45.00

Soul Sister features What’s Love Got To Do With It, Proud Mary, Private Dancer, River Deep Mountain High and of course Simply the Best. Full of heart and soul, electrifying choreography, and stunning musical numbers, Soul Sister is sure to have you on your feet, partying the night away.

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Thu 2.00pm £17.00 £21.00 £24.00 Sat 3.00pm £20.00 £24.00 £27.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

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Director Clare Lizzimore Designer Soutra Gilmour Lighting Designer Peter Mumford Sound Designer Christopher Shutt

A Sheffield Theatres Production

Bull By Mike Bartlett Wed 6 – Sat 23 February ‘This is nothing to do with business’

Public Dress Rehearsal Wed 6 February 7.45pm £1.00

Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt…

Previews £10.00

By one of the UK’s most exciting young writers, Mike Bartlett (Earthquakes in London, Chariots of Fire, Love Love Love), this is the world premiére of Bull, a razor sharp play about office politics; or playground bullying - depending which side you’re on.

Mon – Sat 7.45pm Wed & Sat 4.00pm £14.00 School discounts available Mon – Thu eves and midweek matinees Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41 £5.00 16–26 year olds Thu 7 – Mon 11 Feb

Thu 21 Feb 7.45pm Talk Back Thu 21 February after 7.45pm performance. Free

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DAUGHTERIN-LAW

A Sheffield Theatres Production

The Daughter-in-Law By D.H. Lawrence Wed 27 February – Sat 23 March ‘My son’s my son till he ta’es him a wife...’ It’s 1912 in a Derbyshire mining town and strike action looms. But it’s strife at home that hurts all the more. After their long courtship the Gascoignes’ short honeymoon is well and truly over.  Ambitious Minnie is still trying to disentangle miner Luther from his mother’s apron strings when a pre-marital dalliance makes a reappearance and blows the marriage apart. Will his mother have to pick up the pieces? Or will events at the pit decide all their fates for them? The bonds between a mother and her sons, between husband and wife, between desire and freedom, are stretched to breaking point. One of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, by the author of Sons and Lovers.

Director Paul Miller Designer Simon Daw Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday Composer Terry Davies Dialect Coach Charmian Hoare Public Dress Rehearsal Wed 27 February 7.30pm £1.00 Previews (Mon 4 March 7.00pm) £10.00 Mon – Fri 7.30pm £19.00 Concessions £2.50 off Sat 7.30pm £21.00 Matinees £15.00 School discounts available Mon – Thu eves and midweek matinees Group discounts available Mon – Thu eves

Cast includes

Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41 £5.00 16–26 year olds Thu 28 Feb – Mon 4 March

Lynda Baron

Thu 14 March 7.30pm Thu 14 March 7.30pm Wed 20 March 7.30pm Talk Back Thu 14 March after 7.30pm performance. Free

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Show and Tell present

Tony Law Maximum Nonsense

Sat 9 March 7.45pm Join Tony Law, ‘the sherpa of stand-up’ (Stewart Lee), for some gloriously absurd, loud and ridiculous comedy. Tony is striding out on tour with his fivestar, Edinburgh Festival 2012 total sell-out show. Mon - Thu 7.45pm £21.00 £25.00 £28.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply

Agatha Christie’s

The Mousetrap Mon 4 – Sat 9 March

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £23.00 £27.00 £30.00

A classic. A landmark. A legend. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre - with almost 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time, complete with a star cast. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerveshredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Thu 2.00pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 Sat 3.00pm £21.00 £25.00 £28.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

Thu 7 Mar 7.45pm

As seen on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Tony won the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2011, the Chortle Breakthrough Award 2012 and was nominated for the most prestigious prize in live comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2012. ‘Law’s genius for the random makes Salvador Dali look about as abstract as Constable’ ★★★★★ Metro £12.00 Concessions £2.00 off

Thu 7 Mar 7.45pm Sat 9 Mar 3.00pm

‘A truly entertaining classic thriller’ Sunday Times

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Red Ladder and Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

The Thing about Psychopaths Written by Ben Tagoe Directed by Rod Dixon

Mon 11 – Tue 12 March 7.45pm Britain. 2013. Times are hard, but the money’s still out there if you know where to look and are prepared to gamble. Whether it’s prison or the corporate world, there are rules to be followed. Only the fittest survive. It’s every man for himself. A searing, funny and thoughtprovoking new play from Ben Tagoe (Cold Turkey at Nana’s and Bittersweet Sunshine), The Thing about Psychopaths asks important questions about power and empathy in modern Britain.

Unlimited Theatre and Bush Theatre present

Money... The Game Show Written and directed by Clare Duffy

Fri 15 – Sat 16 March 7.45pm Before the financial crisis of 2008, Casino and Queenie were hedge fund managers. Now, in an inspired - or desperate - career move, they’ve turned to performance art to share their stories of how to make (and lose) billions from economic downturn. Playing with £10,000 in real pound coins, you are invited to bet long, short and hedge as Casino and Queenie guide you through high stake games, demonstrating how the world’s economic system came to the brink of collapse.

‘The play’s sharpness, competence and passion for its theme are memorable, and full of promise’ The Scotsman on Ben Tagoe’s Cold Turkey at Nana’s

Money... The Game Show is a playful and politically sharp look at the roots of the financial crisis and its impact, and asks the big questions: What is money? What is it worth? What happens if we stop believing in it?

£12.00 Concessions £2.00 off

£12.00 Concessions £2.00 off

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Connect with Connections National Theatre Connections is a festival of new writing performed by young people.

Croft House Theatre Company Tue – Thu 7.45pm £15.00 £24.00 £29.00 £32.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Northern Ballet

The Great Gatsby Tue 12 – Sat 16 March Northern Ballet return to Sheffield Theatres with an exciting new full length ballet, The Great Gatsby, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. On New York’s Long Island, in the heady indulgent days of the 1920s, Nick Caraway comes to know his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby – a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties. As the sparkling façade of Gatsby’s world begins to slip away, Caraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lie beneath. Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, The Great Gatsby promises to be a stunning retelling of one of the most compelling stories of the twentieth century. ‘Thanks in part to Northern Ballet, no wonder we are the dance envy of Europe if not the Western world’ Sunday Express

Lyceum Theatre

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £17.00 £26.00 £31.00 £34.00 Thu 2.00pm £12.00 £19.00 £24.00 £27.00 School discounts apply Sat 3.00pm £15.00 £24.00 £29.00 £32.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

Acorn Antiques – The Musical! Tue 19 – Sat 23 March Victoria Woods’ Acorn Antiques – The Musical is an all-singing extravaganza about an antiques shop in Manchesterford and its owner Miss Babs’ struggle to keep it open. First seen on BBC television over 25 years ago, written by Victoria Wood and starring Julie Walters, it has remained a firm favourite of the nation ever since. This fabulous production sees the return of Croft House Theatre Company, following their 2012 sell out The Sound of Music. Tue – Fri 7.15pm £10.00 £18.00 £20.00 Buy 14 tickets and get the 15th free (excluding front circle) Sat 2.00pm £10.00 £18.00 £20.00 Sat 7.15pm £10.00 £20.00 £22.00

All workshops are £5.00. A more detailed programme will be released on our website sheffieldtheatres.co.uk, early in 2013. Are you interested in performing at one of our Platform events? We are looking for bands, soloists, mime acts, comics, rap artists, choirs and performers aged 13 - 19 who would like to stage a 10 minute performance during the NT Connections Festival. To register your interest, please email e.hutchinson@ sheffieldtheatres.co.uk with some information about your act.

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Running alongside the performances during the festival, Sheffield Theatres will offer an exciting programme of workshops, led by national artists. Covering a range of topics, these workshops are perfect for students and school groups.

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PW Productions and Nick Brooke Ltd in association with Haddock Productions present

English Touring Opera

Mozart, Così fan tutte Verdi, Simon Boccanegra

Spot’s Birthday Party

Mon 8 – Tue 9 April 7.45pm

Adapted and directed by David Wood Based on the books by Eric Hill

In many ways Mozart’s most perfect opera, Così fan tutte is a touching comedy of innocence and experience about unfaithfulness, desire and love. This new period production is sung by a remarkable cast, including ETO favourites Laura Mitchell, Paula Sides, and Kitty Whately (Rosina in ETO’s The Barber of Seville in 2012).

Tue 26 – Wed 27 March It’s Spot’s birthday, it’s party time and you’re invited!

National Theatre Connections

Tickets go on sale from Sat 12 January 2013 from only £5.00.

Thu 21 – Thu 28 March

It’s the birthday of everyone’s favourite puppy! All Spot’s friends will be here; Steve the Monkey, Helen the Hippo and Tom the Crocodile plus Spot’s mum and dad, Sally and Sam. Special guest Marco the Rabbit Magician will be there too, ensuring there’s never a dull moment.

Each year the National Theatre asks 10 exciting writers to create new plays which are performed by young theatre companies all over the country. From Plymouth to Inverness and from Belfast to Norwich, National Theatre Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.

Join in the fun with music and songs, games and stories. This is theatrical magic to capture everyone’s imagination.

With a double bill of plays each night, this is your opportunity to be amongst the first to see these thrilling new works, performed by the North’s rising theatre stars.

Concessions £2.00 off School discounts apply

Simon Boccanegra is English Touring Opera’s first new Verdi production for several years. It tells the story of a once ruthless pirate (the title role, played by Craig Smith) who is made ruler of the medieval republic of Genoa and has to fight off opposition from his spiteful father-in-law and the leader of his own party (Grant Doyle, who played Figaro in ETO’s The Barber of Seville).

Tue 1.30pm Wed 10.30am & 1.30pm £12.50

Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte (sung in English) Mon 7.45pm Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra (sung in Italian with English surtitles) Tue 7.45pm £19.00 £25.00 £28.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

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The Chuckle Brothers

Magic of Motown

Meet the Phantom at the Theatre

Thu 11 April 7.45pm

Wed 10 April 2.00pm & 5.00pm

Ain’t no mountain high, no valley low, no river wide enough to keep Magic of Motown from getting to you!

Don’t miss Rotherham favourites The Chuckle Brothers in this brand new, rip-roaring comedy, featuring songs, slap-stick, spectacular magic, UV puppets and bags of fun for all of the family.

The 39 Steps By John Buchan Adapted by Patrick Barlow

Tue – Thu 7.45pm £15.00 £19.00 £22.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply

Tue 2 – Sat 6 April

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00

Direct from the West End, Broadway and 25 countries around the globe comes The 39 Steps, ‘a joyous version of the Alfred Hitchcock classic’ (Sunday Times) brilliantly and hilariously recreated as the smash hit Olivier Award-Winning Best New Comedy. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.  Four fearless actors, 139 roles and 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. ‘Uproariously jolly and splendidly inventive’ Guardian

Thu 2.00pm £12.00 £16.00 £19.00 Sat 3.00pm £13.00 £17.00 £20.00

Direct from the States, the UK’s biggest Motown concert tour presents 36 massive hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Lionel Richie.

A theatre manager is in trouble because a ghostly presence is scaring the audience away! In fact, things have gotten so bad that he is having to sell everything in order to pay the rent. And an empty stage is never any good!

With an all-new show, all-star cast, the original Detroit sound, stunning costumes and amazing choreography, The Magic of Motown will be a spectacular show that brings you to your feet!

Paul and Barry, The Chuckle Brothers agree to help - although things might not go exactly to plan. Will the ghostly phantom allow the boys to put on a show?

‘Spellbinding all the way through’ Western Gazette ‘the evening throbbed with music...’ Blues & Soul Magazine

£14.50 Family Ticket £54.00 (4 people, max. two adults)

£19.00 £23.00 £26.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply

Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p41

For more information on concessions see p41

Thu 4 Apr 7.45pm Thu 4 Apr 7.45pm Sat 6 Apr 3.00pm

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Director Andrew Loretto Designer Tom Rogers Lighting Designer Gary Longfield Sound Designer Nick Greenhill Musical Director Moony Wainwright Movement Director Lucy Cullingford

Sheffield People’s Theatre

20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield Mon 8 – Sat 13 April

20 Tiny Plays. 1 big city. A theatrical experience unique to Sheffield. After the success of their inaugural production, Lives in Art, Sheffield People’s Theatre presents a compilation of five-minute plays, written by twenty writers, old and new, spanning a range of performance genres. Full of dramatic, quirky and surprising perceptions of Sheffield in the twenty-first century, 20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield is an eclectic mix of what we all love... or hate about our seven hills and the people that know them.

Preview £10.00 Tue – Sat 7.15pm & Sat 2.15pm £12.00 Concessions and Centre Stage Members £2.00 off Groups 10+ £10.00 available Mon – Thu eves and midweek matinees School discounts available Mon Thu eves and midweek matinees For more information on concessions see p41 Talk Back Wed 10 April after 7.15pm performance. Free

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Snooker Legends

Tall Stories

With Ronnie O’Sullivan and Jimmy White

The Gruffalo’s Child

Thu 11 April 7.00pm

Fri 12 April – Sat 13 April

Two of the biggest names in snooker come together for a very special Snooker Legends exhibition, just one week before the 2013 championships take place.

From the makers of the hugely successful The Gruffalo comes The Gruffalo’s Child. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

World Snooker Champion, Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan goes head to head with his great friend and former World Seniors Champion Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White. At a recent meeting, Ronnie made a maximum 147 break.

Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winnning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.

Once again, John Virgo will be on hand to provide expert analysis and last year’s World Snooker Championship Final referee, Michaela Tabb, will officiate.

All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child. ‘Everything good children’s theatre should be’ The List

£25.00 VIP Ticket £75.00 (to include champagne reception and a chance to meet the players before the event)

All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 2004, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

Fri 1.30pm & 4.00pm Sat 10.30am & 1.30pm £11.00

Directed by Christopher Luscombe

Mon – Thu 7.45pm £24.00 £29.00 £32.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply

Mon 15 – Sat 20 April

Fri & Sat 8.45pm £26.00 £31.00 £34.00

Richard O’Brien’s

Rocky Horror Show

Follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget, with the scandalous Frank ’n’ Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta. Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic rock ‘n’ roll musical now celebrating its incredible 40th year on the planet! Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet and, of course, the pelvic thrusting Time Warp, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop party. Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughtiness, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life. Don’t dream it, be it! ‘Fast, funny, sexy’ ★★★★★ Daily Mirror ‘As delightfully naughty as ever’ Daily Telegraph

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Fri 5.00pm £20.00 Sat 5.00pm £24.00 £29.00 £32.00 Group discounts apply Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41


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9 to 5 The Musical Starring Mark Moraghan, Jackie Clune and Amy Lennox

Mon 22 – Sat 27 April A brand spankin’ new musical by Dolly Parton 9 to 5 The Musical is the hilarious new musical comedy, based on the hit movie about three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do - even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5 is about teaming up and taking care of business. Featuring 18 original numbers from Dolly Parton’s Oscar, Tony® and Grammy Award nominated score including Backwoods Barbie, Shine Like the Sun, an exclusive new song written by Dolly Parton for the UK premiére and the original hit song 9 to 5. Join in the fun - sing along to 9 to 5 with Dolly, from her desk in Dollywood!

Mon – Thu 7.45pm £28.00 £33.00 £36.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply

Yes Prime Minister

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £30.00 £35.00 £38.00

Following two sell-out West End seasons, the original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have reunited for this anniversary production of Yes Prime Minister. Last seen at the Lyceum Theatre in 2011, Prime Minister Jim Hacker and his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby are back in this hilarious play.

Thu 2.00pm £23.00 £28.00 £31.00 Sat 3.00pm £28.00 £33.00 £36.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

Thu 25 Apr 7.45pm Thu 25 Apr 7.45pm Sat 27 Apr 3.00pm

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick

Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009 This production presented by permission of JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York

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Mon – Thu 7.45pm £20.00 £24.00 £27.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply

Mon 29 April – Sat 4 May

In a world of spin, BlackBerrys and ‘sexed up’ dossiers, the PM is staring disaster in the face. The country is on the brink of financial meltdown and the Government’s only apparent salvation comes from a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge? ‘The audience loved it. A hit’ ★★★★ Daily Mail ‘Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey are back in truly vintage form. As politically sharp and blissfully funny as ever’ Daily Telegraph

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Fri & Sat 7.45pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00 Thu 2.00pm £17.00 £21.00 £24.00 Sat 3.00pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

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By William Shakespeare

Wed & Thu 7.45pm £16.00 £20.00 £23.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Wed 8 – Sat 11 May

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00

Propeller in association with The Touring Partnership

The Taming of the Shrew

‘I am not what I am’ Two disguised, competing suitors clamour for the hand of the beautiful Bianca, whilst gold-digging Petruchio agrees to wed her viciously ill-tempered sister Kate, sight-unseen. The difference between marrying for love and marrying for money, however, becomes increasingly difficult to judge. This brash, brutal and darkly comic story pulls no punches. One thing is certain – nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller. ‘This isn’t just Shakespeare – this is rock and roll’ Daily Express ‘Fresh, physical and utterly modern’ Independent (on Henry V & The Winter’s Tale 2012)

Thu 2.00pm £13.00 £17.00 £20.00 School discounts apply Sat 3.00pm £14.00 £18.00 £21.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

A New Adventures Production

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty Tue 21 – Sat 25 May Sleeping Beauty sees Matthew Bourne return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of ballet masterworks that started with Nutcracker! and the international smash hit, Swan Lake. Our story begins at the christening of Princess Aurora in 1890, a time when fairies and vampires fed the gothic imagination, before moving forward in time to the modern day. Sleeping Beauty features designs by Olivier Award-winners Lez Brotherston (Set and Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) as well as Sound Design by Paul Groothuis that will take the audience into the heart of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score in specially recorded surround sound. Matthew Bourne’s haunting new production is a gothic romance for all ages; a supernatural love story that even the passage of time cannot hinder. ‘Demolishing convention, bestriding art forms from ballet to musical comedy to film, Bourne’s work isn’t just high-brow or low-brow. It’s all-brow’ Time Magazine

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Tue – Thu 7.45pm £22.00 £24.00 £29.00 £32.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group discounts apply Fri & Sat 7.45pm £25.00 £27.00 £32.00 £35.00 Wed 2.00pm £17.00 £19.00 £24.00 £27.00 Sat 2.00pm £22.00 £24.00 £29.00 £32.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41


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Director Michael Longhurst Designer Chloe Lamford Lighting Designer Neil Austin

A Sheffield Theatres Production

The History Boys By Alan Bennett Thu 16 May – Sat 8 June

Public Dress Rehearsal Thu 16 May 7.30pm £1.00

‘I’m a Jew. I’m small. I’m homosexual. And I live in Sheffield. I’m f**ked’.

Previews £10.00

A levels may be over, but for one set of unruly pupils, their education is far from finished. Back in lessons to train for entrance exams, the boys find themselves caught between two opposing styles of teaching. Eccentric Hector leads with a flamboyance that brings everything to life, while cynical Irwin’s been brought in by the Head to provide a ruthless route to Oxbridge. But with love, sex and university on their minds, the question is, will any of them make the grade? The History Boys by Alan Bennett is one of Britain’s favourite comedies, full of stunning one-liners and teenage anxieties.

Mon – Fri 7.30pm (Wed 22 May 7.00pm) £19.00 Concessions £2.50 off Sat 7.30pm £21.00 Matinees £15.00 School discounts available Mon – Thu eves and midweek matinees Group discounts available Mon – Thu eves Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41 £5.00 16–26 year olds Fri 17 – Wed 22 May

Thu 30 May 7.30pm Thu 30 May 7.30pm Sat 1 June 2.30pm Talk Back Thu 30 May after 7.30pm performance. Free

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Sheffield Sizzler

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Fri 31 May – Sat 1 June

Sat 1 June 7.45pm

Sheffield Theatres presents the third annual Sheffield Sizzler, and this time it’s even bigger! With events happening in and around the theatres, both evenings will highlight the eclectic mix of Sheffield’s grassroots cultural scene.

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-Bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars.

Grab a drink or snack at Café Crucible or Crucible Corner and take in a brand new line-up of acts all for free. Northern Spirit, in association with Sheffield Theatres, Northern Stage, the Unity Theatre, New Writing North and the Royal Exchange Theatre, presents

A Wondrous Place Thu 23 May – Sat 1 June

Tue - Sat 7.45pm & Sat 2.15pm £14.00 Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts available Tue - Thu eves Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

‘It’s grim up north.’

This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is ‘The one that you want’. The host will lead a vocal warm up, judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your free goody bag. Then sit back and sing-a-long with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the gang.

Want to perform at Sheffield Sizzler? If you have a live act that you would like us to consider for Sheffield Sizzler then we want to hear from you! Email Creative Producer, Andrew Loretto at a.loretto@sheffieldtheatres. co.uk or call 0114 201 3849. The deadline for submissions is Monday 25 February.

Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. £15.50 Concessions £2.00 off

For more information on concessions see p41

We think it’s time to tell a different story. Writers, artists and theatre makers from across the North are coming together to create A Wondrous Place - four brand new short stories for the theatre, each inspired by four amazing North of England cities: Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.

£5.00 16 – 26 year olds Thu 23 – Tue 28 May

A Wondrous Place is about seeing this part of the world with fresh eyes and in surprising, unexpected ways. It’s about bringing to the stage an image and a story about the North which firmly belongs to a new generation, challenges stereotypes and celebrates the gritty, witty optimism of this part of the UK. Join us at northernspirit.org.uk: each week a different, surprising perspective on Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle.

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A Sheffield Theatres Production

This Is My Family A brand new musical comedy by Tim Firth

Director Daniel Evans Designer Richard Kent Lighting Designer David Plater Sound Designer Nick Greenhill

Wed 19 June – Sat 20 July Imagine you entered a magazine competition to describe your family. Imagine you came first and won a dream holiday for the lot of you, anywhere in the world. Then imagine you’re thirteen and what you’d written was a load of lies ’cause actually you feel your family is on the verge of splitting up. Is there any place on earth you could take them that might make a difference?

Public Dress Rehearsal Wed 19 June 7.45pm £1.00 Previews £10.00 Mon - Fri 7.45pm £15.00 Concessions £2.50 off Sat 7.45pm £18.00 Matinees £13.00 School discounts available Mon - Thu eves and midweek matiness Group discounts available Mon - Thu eves Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41 £5.00 16–26 year olds Thu 20 Jun Mon 24 Jun

Thu 4 July 7.45pm Talk Back Tue 9 July after 7.30pm performance. Free

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Forthcoming events

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.

Our Box Office is situated inside the Crucible Theatre on Tudor Square.

Schools: £10.00 tickets for full time education groups of 10 or more. One free supervisory ticket for every 10 bought.

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.

Music in the Round

Music & Lyrics in association with Venue Cymru Llandudno presents

Spring Concert Series

High Society

January – March 2013

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Arthur Kopit Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

Music in the Round celebrates a wealth of different music this spring. A jam-packed Mozart mini-festival, exploring the work of the best-loved composer of all time, (Friday 1 – Sunday 3 March); percussionists O Duo, ‘brimming with style and panache’, present an engaging and virtuosic performance on a host of instruments (Wednesday 13 March); Theatre of the Ayre performs a selection of Renaissance composer John Dowland’s most personal and direct songs (Thursday 24 January), and globally renowned harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock (Wednesday 6 March) plays Bach.

Tue 11 – Sat 15 June Get ready for the musical event of the season as Cole Porter’s timeless classic, High Society, skips into town. Starring Michael Praed as Dexter Haven (Robin of Sherwood, The Sound of Music), Carolyn Pickles as Margaret Lord (Emmerdale), Daniel Boys as Mike Connor (Any Dream Will Do) with Sophie Bould as Tracy Lord. Adapted from the hit 1956 film, High Society bubbles with a host of beautiful ballads including True Love, You’re Sensational and the unforgettable Well, Did You Evah!

The series includes audience favourites performed by resident group Ensemble 360, as well as a range of engaging and insightful talks, and opportunities to find out more about the music and musicians.

What a swell party it is gonna be! Tickets £19.00 – £34.00 Concessions and Group discounts apply to selected performances

Tickets £5.00 – £15.00

Centre Stage Membership discounts apply For more information on concessions see p41

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.

Centre Stage Members: £3.50 off for all Sheffield Theatres members Mon – Sat evenings.

All bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) are subject to a £1.50 fee. Bookings made online are subject to a £1.00 fee.

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.

Online Keep up–to–date with the latest news and information by subscribing to our e–bulletin at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. You can also join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. @crucibletheatre @sheffieldlyceum

£5.00 tickets for selected performances of Sheffield Theatres productions for 16–26 year olds (Subject to availability).

Book tickets for Motorpoint Arena and Sheffield City Hall Sheffield Theatres is part of the Sheffield Ticketing Network which means you can book tickets for events at Motorpoint Arena and Sheffield City Hall at our Box Office or on our website (10% fee applies).

See our website or designated Facebook page for more information.

Looking for the perfect gift? Why not treat your friends and loved ones to a special night at the theatre by buying them Sheffield Theatres Gift Vouchers. You can buy online 24 hours a day (http://bit.ly/STGiftVouchers) and print the voucher at home (ideal for those last minute gifts!) or buy them from our Box Office on 0114 249 6000.

Terms and conditions

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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. 41


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Play. Learn. Debate. Imagine...

with Sheffield Theatres Workshops Develop a range of theatre skills or explore the background of one of our productions in more depth with our workshops. RSC: Voice and Body Sat 9 February 10.00am – 5.00pm (Advanced - suitable for actors, directors and teachers aged 18+) The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Director of Voice, Cicely Berry, and Head of Movement, Struan Leslie, come together in Sheffield to lead a special day-long workshop exploring the body and voice in relation to Shakespeare’s text. £20.00

Play Reading Group

Theatre Futures

Read and discuss plays linked to the season. Reading facilitators include actor and director Jack Ryder and playwright Richard Hurford.

Schools and colleges can engage with Sheffield Theatres through an exciting programme of workshops, projects and performance opportunities linked to the work on our stages.

Calendar Girls by Tim Firth Mon 11 February Adapted by the writer from his hit screenplay, a group of intrepid Yorkshire WI members embark on a mission to produce a charity calendar in the best possible taste.

Voices in the Square A creative musical project for primary schools. Work with a musical composer and director to write, sing and perform a musical extravaganza which will bring Tudor Square to life.

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd by DH Lawrence Mon 11 March A classic depiction of the clash between human desire and restrictions of life in an early 20th Century Midlands mining community.

Finding Truth in Performance Sat 23 February 10.00am – 4.00pm (Suitable for actors aged 16+) Discover practical ways to find emotional truth as an actor. By exploring a range of play texts, unlock a relationship to words, character and situation that is meaningful for you and the audience. Led by actor and writer, Stephanie Street, previously seen on stage at Sheffield Theatres in her critically-acclaimed play Sisters. £15.00

Richard Wilson – Staging the Text Mon 18 February 2.00 – 5.00pm (Suitable for actors, directors, students and teachers aged 16+) Explore how a director can approach rehearsals for new plays in this lively workshop led by acclaimed actor, director and Sheffield Theatres’ Associate Director, Richard Wison. £8.00

Auditioning for Stage & Screen Sat 18 May 2.00 – 5.00pm (Advanced - suitable for actors aged 16+) Pick up hints and tips about how to prepare for auditions for stage and screen. Participants are requested to bring a short monologue they are familiar with. Led by internationally experienced screen and stage agent, Ness Evans, and Sheffield Theatres’ Creative Producer, Andrew Loretto. £8.00

To book a place on any of the workshops here and for further information, call Box Office on 0114 249 6000.

Tours for school groups We deliver tours of Sheffield Theatres for groups of young people from primary through to college students. Tour dates are subject to space availability and are for a maximum group of 30 and minimum of 10. £8.00 per student

The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett Mon 20 May A hilarious examination of British monarchy, dirty politics and quack medicine from one of British theatre’s national treasures.

Look out for extra educational opportunities like Page to Stage, Talkbacks and Connect with Connections for other great ways to explore our productions.

Neville’s Island by Tim Firth Mon 24 June A work’s team-building exercise goes horribly wrong when four men are stranded on an island in the middle of the Lake District. Funny, alarming and poignant.

For further information about any of the above contact Emily Hutchinson, Creative Projects Manager at e.hutchinson@ sheffieldtheatres.co.uk, or call 0114 249 5999.

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Money... The Game Show

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Music in the Round

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Music in the Round

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Why the Lion Danced

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The Full Monty

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24 Hour Musical

The Full Monty The Full Monty

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Food Fight against Cancer

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Blood Brothers

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My Fair Lady

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Blood Brothers

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Blood Brothers

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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.

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We offer a touch tour on some of our performances.

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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.

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Please ask a member of the Front of House team for a voucher to get your first hour free.

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The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm TB AD SP

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

4.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.00pm

7.30pm

7.30pm PRE

7.30pm PRE

7.30pm PRE

7.30pm PDR

7.00pm

Evening

PRE Preview SP Signed performance TB Talk Back

2.30pm

2.30pm

2.30pm CP

2.30pm

2.30pm

Matinee

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Sheffield Sizzler

Sheffield Sizzler

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Yes Prime Minister

Yes Prime Minister

Yes Prime Minister

Yes Prime Minister

Yes Prime Minister

Yes Prime Minister

9 to 5

9 to 5

9 to 5

9 to 5

9 to 5

9 to 5

Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

The Gruffalo’s Child

The Gruffalo’s Child

The Magic of Motown

2.00pm

2.00pm

3.00pm

2.00pm

3.00pm CP

2.00pm

3.00pm CP

2.00pm

10.30am, 1.30pm

1.30pm, 4.00pm

2.00pm

The Chuckle Brothers

Simon Boccanegra

Cosí fan tutte

3.00pm CP

2.00pm

Matinee

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Performance/Event

Lyceum

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Key: AD Audio Described CP Captioned performance PDR Public Dress Rehearsal

Sat 8

Fri 7

Thu 6

Wed 5

Tue 4

Mon 3

Sat 1

June 2013

Fri 31

The History Boys

The History Boys

Wed 29 Thu 30

The History Boys

The History Boys

Theatre tour

The History Boys

Tue 28

Sat 25

Fri 24

The History Boys

The History Boys

Wed 22 Thu 23

The History Boys

The History Boys

Mon 20 Tue 21

The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

Sat 18

Fri 17

Thu 16

Sat 11

Fri 10

Thu 9

Wed 8

Mon 6

Sun 5

Sat 4

Fri 3

Thu 2

Wed 1

May 2013

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

Mon 29 Tue 30

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

Sun 28

Sat 27

Fri 26

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

Wed 24 Thu 25

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

Mon 22 Tue 23

World Snooker Championships

World Snooker Championships

Snooker Legends

Performance/Event

Crucible

Sun 21

Sat 20

Fri 19

Thu 18

Wed 17

Tue 16

Mon 15

Sat 13

Fri 12

Thu 11

Wed 10

Tue 9

Mon 8

Sat 6

Fri 5

Thu 4

Wed 3

Tue 2

Date

April 2013

20 Tiny Plays 20 Tiny Plays

5.00pm 7.45pm

A Wondrous Place

7.45pm

7.45pm

A Wondrous Place

A Wondrous Place

A Wondrous Place

A Wondrous Place

A Wondrous Place

A Wondrous Place

A Wondrous Place 7.45pm

20 Tiny Plays

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm SP AD

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm SP AD

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

5.00pm, 8.45pm

5.00pm, 8.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

20 Tiny Plays

20 Tiny Plays

20 Tiny Plays

7.45pm

Performance/Event

Studio

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm AD SP

7.45pm

7.45pm

Evening

2.15pm

2.15pm

2.15pm

Matinee

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm TB

7.15pm

7.15pm PRE

Evening

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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.

To find out more about corporate memberships or sponsorship, please contact Jess O’Neill on 0114 201 3868 or email j.o’neill@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Alexander Calder Financial

Our Partners

Preferred Restaurant Partner

Production Partner

Preferred Car Parking Partner

Preferred Florist

AES Seal Charitable Trust The Foyle Foundation The Freshgate Trust Foundation The Garfield Weston Foundation HSBC Charities Committee

Sheffield Theatres Crucible Lyceum Studio Box Office 0114 249 6000 Admin 0114 249 5999 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Sheffield Theatres Trust is a Registered Charity No. 257318 and is a company limited by guarantee No. 932254. Sheffield Theatres Crucible Trust is a Registered Charity No. 1120640 and is a company limited by guarantee No. 6035820. City of Sheffield Theatre Trust is a Registered Charity No. 1121284 and is a company limited by guarantee No. 6308382.

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Preferred Taxi Partner

Production Partner

Trusts & Foundations The J G Graves Charitable Trust Neil MacDonald Sheffield Town Trust The Wolfson Foundation


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