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New this season First Time Fridays This year, the Crucible is 40 and because life begins at 40, we’re encouraging people who have never been to the Crucible before to begin a relationship with us. There are 40 tickets for 40p for each Friday performance in the Crucible Theatre throughout the birthday year. Simply contact the Box Office to book your tickets.

Welcome The Crucible is 40 years old - and the celebrations start here!

(Max. 2 tickets per new customer. See website for further terms and conditions).

Othello, Shakespeare’s psychological thriller brings two mighty actors, Clarke Peters and Dominic West, to the Crucible stage. At Christmas, Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking Company will explore the highs and lows of married life with joyful wit and an explosive sassiness.

Young people aged 16-26 can claim up to two tickets for £5.00 each on selected performances by registering for our Live for 5 scheme.

In the Studio, in a co-production with Eclipse Theatre, we present the European première of the brilliantly funny One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, whilst with Paines Plough, one of the UK’s pre-eminent new writing companies, we will produce three world premières by three British writers.

Look out for the Live for 5 logo throughout the brochure. Tickets are available over the phone or direct from the Box Office until 6.00pm on the day of the performance (subject to availability). To keep up to date with special offers, ‘like’ our facebook page ‘Live for Five at Sheffield Theatres’ or visit our website.

November sees the birthday celebrations in full swing with our new People’s Theatre performing on the Crucible stage for the first time.  

A new membership scheme that offers exclusive discounts, priority booking and a host of other benefits! Standard Membership £40.00*

Prestige Club £120* (Payment packages of £10.00 per month are available by direct debit).

Standard membership discount of £3.50 per ticket applies to evening performances (max. 4 tickets per production).

By joining the Prestige Club you provide invaluable support to the Theatres as well as enjoying a range of exclusive benefits.

Concession Membership (Over 60s, Students (NUS), Disabled and Unemployed) £35.00*

The Prestige Club membership discount of £3.50 per ticket applies to evening and matinee performances (max. 8 tickets per production).

Concession membership discount of £3.50 per ticket applies to evening and matinee performances (max. 4 tickets per production).

Other benefits include: • 12 free Sheffield Theatres programme vouchers per year • The use of our private bar, The Hepworth Room, in the Lyceum Theatre • Invitations to special events with the Artistic Director and Chief Executive.

All Centre Stage members receive a package of benefits including priority notice and booking, 10% discount at the theatre bars and Crucible Corner and free ticket exchange (within the same production, subject to availability).

Meanwhile, the Lyceum offers a dynamic blend of music, dance, comedy and drama including Northern Ballet’s Hamlet, Mr Stink, Season’s Greetings and the devastating Journey’s End. If you are currently a member of Sheffield Theatres, you will have received information about your membership with this brochure. The new discount of £3.50 applies to selected performances from Thu 1 September. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us on 0114 249 6007.

This is a special time for Sheffield Theatres and we hope you’ll join in the celebrations throughout the year.

Dan Bates Chief Executive

Daniel Evans Artistic Director

Please feel free to let us know what you think by emailing us at feedback@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or tweet @crucibletheatre, @sheffieldlyceum or Daniel Evans at @DanCrucibleAD 2

Join Now! Call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or the Membership Line on 0114 249 6007 and start saving today! * Prices relate to membership purchased by direct debit with sign up to email communications. Standard Membership £50.00, Concession Membership £45.00, Prestige Club membership £150 when purchased without the direct debit and e-communications discount. Photography by Robert Day and Donald Cooper

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A Sheffield Theatres and Eclipse Co-Production Sat 10 – Sat 24 September ‘That’s what comes from listening to white folks!!!’ ‘Poor folks, baby! I’ve been listening to poor folks!!!’ The Harrisons are the most respectable middle-class Black family in Philadelphia. However, the arrival of their young niece and her new ideas from the rural South, turns their polite, Christian, suburban life on its head.

Writer Don Evans Director Dawn Walton Designer Libby Watson Public Dress Rehearsal Sat 10 September 7.45pm £1.00 Previews 7.45pm £10.00 Mon – Fri 7.45pm £14.00 Concessions £2.50 off

The Cosby Show meets Restoration Comedy in this hilariously outrageous play about how hard we try to hide who we really are.

Sat 7.45pm £18.00

This co-production between the critically acclaimed Eclipse and Sheffield Theatres marks the European première of Don Evans’ lost American classic.

Wed & Sat 2.15pm £12.00 Group and School discounts apply Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40 £5.00 16 – 26 year olds, Mon 12 – Thu 15 Sep

Thu 22 Sep 7.45pm Talk Back Thu 22 Sep. Free

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A Sheffield Theatres Production

Director Daniel Evans Designer Morgan Large Lighting Designer Lucy Carter Sound Designer Alex Baranowski

Thu 15 September – Sat 15 October

OTHELLO

‘I am not what I am.’ A celebrated foreign general is sent to war on his wedding night. A secret plot to destroy him is set in motion by his most trusted friend. ‘Put out the light...’ Clarke Peters plays Othello and Dominic West plays Iago in Shakespeare’s most thrilling psychological drama, coming to the Crucible stage for the first time.

Public Dress Rehearsal Thu 15 September 7.15pm £1.00 Previews £12.00 Mon – Thu 7.15pm (Tue 20 Sep 7.00pm) £22.00 Concessions £2.50 off Fri & Sat 7.15pm £25.00 Wed & Thu 1.15pm £16.00 Sat 1.15pm £17.00 Groups & Schools discounts available Mon – Wed eves & weekday matinees between Tue 20 Sept and Thu 6 Oct only Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40 £5.00 16 – 26 year olds, Fri 16 – Tue 20 Sep First Time Fridays For more information see p2

Thu 13 Oct 7.15pm Sat 15 Oct 1.15pm Talk Back Thu 6 Oct. Free

Clarke Peters

Page to Stage Wed 12 October 11.00am – 12.30pm, £3.50

Dominic West

For more information on Theatre insights see p38

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Tue – Thu 7.45pm £23.00 £27.00 £30.00

Northern Ballet

Hamlet

Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Tue 20 – Sat 24 September How would you feel if you arrived home to find everything you had ever known and loved destroyed? Surrounded by the terrifying events of the Nazi occupation of Paris and witness to the depths to which man can descend, Hamlet finds himself drawn into a world he can no longer make sense of, surrounded by people he can no longer trust. Masters of dramatic dance, Northern Ballet use powerful dance, gripping theatre and stirring live music played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, to draw you deeper into Shakespeare’s famous tragedy than you’ve ever been before. ‘This Hamlet has a theatrical power and energy that makes it thoroughly compelling’ The Mail on Sunday Age guidance 12+ Contains scenes of a sexual nature and violence

Mr Stink

Tue – Thu & Sat 7.00pm Thu 1.30pm Fri 10.00am & 4.00pm Sat 2.00pm

A musical adaptation based on the story by David Walliams

£12.50 £14.50 £17.50

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £25.00 £29.00 £32.00

Tue 27 September – Sat 1 October

Wed 2.00pm £16.00 £20.00 £23.00

David Walliams, that funny tall bloke from Little Britain, has written the smelliest book of all time and this new adaptation will break new ground with a Scratch ‘n’ Sniff musical production that brings Mr Stink pongingly to life.

School discount applies Sat 3.00pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40

Northern Ballet revealed Thu 22 Sep 10.45am – 12.15pm £4.00

Chloe doesn’t like school very much. She isn’t as cool as the other kids. No iPhone, no DS and no friends. Then she meets Mr Stink –the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit but he’s the only person who’s ever been nice to her and that includes her mother – an awful snob who wants to be the local MP and is trying to rid the streets of its homeless. About to lose her only friend, Chloe finds Mr Stink a secret hiding place. But is there more to him than meets the nose? Suitable for anyone aged 6+

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Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40


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Public Dress Rehearsal 7.45pm £1.00

A Sheffield Theatres and Paines Plough Co-Production

Roundabout Wed 5 October – Sat 26 November Three new plays by three exciting playwrights about the realities of love, life and the world. Performed by an ensemble of four actors in a unique in-the-round auditorium.

One Day When We Were Young

Mon – Fri 7.45pm £14.00 Sat 7.45pm £18.00

By Nick Payne Directed by James Grieve

Matinees £12.00

When Leonard and Violet embark on their first night together, they know it might also be their last. It’s 1942 and, as the bombs begin to fall, they know their world will never be the same again.

Book for all three plays and save £3.00 per ticket (excludes Previews)

A new play about the impact of World War II on an ordinary couple and a love that spans more than 60 years.

Lungs By Duncan MacMillan Directed by Richard Wilson In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child. But they’re running out of time. What will be the first to destruct – the planet or the relationship? Lungs is produced in a simultaneous world première with the Studio Theatre, Washington DC.

Untitled By Penelope Skinner Directed by Clare Lizzimore Two boys. Two girls. You may think you’ve heard this story before. You haven’t. Full of searing dialogue, razor sharp wit and a darkness that deftly unfolds, this play has been specially commissioned for the Roundabout acting ensemble.

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Previews 7.45pm One Day When We Were Young Thu 6 Oct Lungs Thu 20 Oct Untitled Thu 17 Nov £10.00

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Centre Stage Membership discounts apply £5.00 16-26 years old One Day When We Were Young Thu 6 – Fri 7 Oct Lungs Thu 20 – Fri 21 Oct Untitled Thu 17 – Fri 18 Nov One Day When We Were Young Tue 11 Oct Talk Back One Day When We Were Young Tue 11 Oct. Free


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Shakespeare Schools Festival Mon 3 – Wed 5 October 7.00pm In partnership with the National Theatre and the National Youth Theatre, Shakespeare Schools Festival breathes life in to Shakespeare. Celebrate an evening’s professional entertainment with four half-hour productions of different Shakespeare plays, performed by young people. ‘This charity has done more than anybody to jazz up the once-dreary curricular approach to our greatest playwright’ The Times £8.00 Concessions £6.00

Fascinating Aida The Cheap Flights Tour Thu 6 October 7.45pm With Adèle Anderson, Dillie Keane and Liza Pulman Fascinating Aida are Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. This new show will include their infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights, as well as (according to The Times) ‘the dirtiest & funniest song of the century so far’, together with some old favourites.

£20.00

Little Leap Forward by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow Fri 7 October 11.00am

Soweto Gospel Choir

Michael Parkinson

African Grace

Parky’s People

Sat 8 October 7.45pm

Wed 19 October 7.30pm

Through vibrant rhythm, movement and their renowned vocal harmonies, Soweto Gospel Choir’s inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Sir Michael Parkinson interviewed the movers and shakers of his time in his multi award-winning flagship BBC programme. He sang with Bing Crosby, danced with Will Smith and sparred with Muhammed Ali!

The choir’s 24 singers, dancers and musicians deliver a flawless performance of traditional and contemporary songs infused with irrepressible spirit. Be uplifted by this joyful spectacle of song and dance.

A local lad, born near Barnsley, he started as a journalist on the Manchester Guardian and Daily Express and presented TV-am and BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in his long and distinguished career. This is your chance to meet the man who’s met everyone.

‘Meticulous and unstoppable… spirited and spectacular’ The New York Times

In partnership with Off the Shelf - Festival of Writing and Reading.

£17.50 £21.50 £24.50

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Concessions £2.50 off Group discount applies

Concessions £10.00

Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40

Join us for the spellbinding Little Leap Forward, a moving account of growing up at the time of the Cultural Revolution in China. Guo and Clare’s performance combines readings from their story with images of Old Beijing, fascinating personal anecdotes and haunting music played by Guo on his bamboo flute – a magical and riveting experience. In partnership with Off the Shelf – Festival of Writing and Reading.

£3.50 (a free teacher with every 10 tickets)

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My Dog’s Got No Nose

The Comedy Store Players

By Ron Aldridge

Fri 14 October 8.00pm

Mon 10 October 8.00pm

The world famous Comedy Store Players perform a completely improvised show, based on audience suggestions. The cast have no script and no idea of what is going to happen. Expect a fast-paced, exciting and spontaneous show with absurdity, surreal sketches, music and expertly-crafted mayhem from the finest in the business.

Sheffield’s favourite panto dame and host of Sky One’s Are You Smarter Than A Ten Year Old? Damian Williams takes us on a journey to a stand-up comedian’s first ever public performance. Sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad and definitely extremely funny, this bittersweet comedy will leave you laughing and crying at the same time.

£15.50

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Paul Zerdin

The Everly Pregnant Brothers

Tue 11 October 8.00pm

Sat 15 October 8.00pm

Arguably Britain’s most talented and leading ventriloquist and comedian, Paul Zerdin is sure to entertain you with this hilarious show. Come and see Paul and friends; the cheeky and lovable Sam, Albert, Baby and some new faces.

Ooh crikey, it’s The Everly Pregnant Brothers’ Big Night Out! Sheffield’s favourite ukulele playing sons, including Pete McKee and Toby Foster, return to Grin Up North with a whole raft of new, even ruder songs, and a bigger smile on their face than ever before.

‘The best ventriloquist Britain has discovered for many years’ The Stage

Stand-up comedy, ukuleles, fun, beer. What else is there?

£15.50

£14.50

Jon Richardson & Shappi Khorsandi

Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show

Thu 13 October 8.00pm

Sun 30 October 7.30pm

Shappi Khorsandi and Jon Richardson are two of the hottest comedy prospects in the country. She’s feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny, handling every subject with razor sharp wit. He’s pessimistic, taking the audience on an eclectic journey with his loveable, vivacious delivery.

It’s Halloween and it’s time for the world’s campest cult classic! Featuring the film, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf and Richard O’Brien, it’s the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this.

The two stars of Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You are here to take the Lyceum Theatre by storm.

Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!

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Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn Mon 17 – Sat 22 October With Glynis Barber, Ricky Groves and Denis Lill

Mon – Thu 7.45pm £16.00 £20.00 £23.00

Annie

Tue – Thu 7.45pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00

Concessions £2.50 off Group & School discounts apply

Tue 25 – Sat 29 October

Concessions £2.50 off Group discount applies

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 Thu 2.00pm £13.00 £17.00 £20.00 School discount applies Sat 3.00pm £14.00 £18.00 £21.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

It’s Christmas at Belinda and Neville’s house, a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the festivities. And celebrate they do! Take one frustrated wife, add a seductive stranger, two eccentric uncles and a mechanical monkey and watch the hilarity unfold in Ayckbourn’s explosive festive treat. Christmas will never be the same again. Glynis Barber, EastEnders’ notorious vixen Glenda Mitchell and one half of ’80s TV crime fighting duo Dempsey and Makepeace, stars alongside Ricky Groves (EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing) and Denis Lill (The Royal).

For more information on concessions see p40

Thu 20 Oct 7.45pm Sat 22 Oct 3.00pm

With David McAlister and Su Pollard One of the most successful musicals ever, the timeless tale of orphan Annie is back for the last time, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this enchanting musical about hope. Annie is a gutsy 11 year old who, being left on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel and crooked Miss Hannigan, is determined to find her real parents. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils the evil plans of dastardly Miss Hannigan and her devious brother, Rooster. This Tony Award-winning musical boasts one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including It’s a Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, N.Y.C. and the ever-optimistic Tomorrow. Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. ‘A wonderful show that gives you a huge dose of feel good factor’ Gloucestershire Echo

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Fri & Sat 7.45pm £24.00 £28.00 £31.00 Wed & Thu 2.00pm £19.00 £23.00 £26.00 Sat 3.00pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40

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This season, we’re presenting a host of events that celebrate the artistic life of the theatre, the city and most importantly, the people who have played a vital role in its success. From our staff to our actors to our audiences, we’ll be marking the special place the Crucible holds in the life of the city.

The Crucible Celebrates

Invisible Flock presents

Fanfared

Wed 9 November (following the evening performance of Lives In Art - see page 21)

Tue 1 – Sat 12 November 7.00pm 40 years ago, the Crucible Theatre opened its doors for the first time with Fanfare. Now in celebration of its 40th Birthday, discover a new adventure behind the dressing room doors, beneath the stage and on the city’s streets.

A Birthday party with a difference! We invite old friends to reminisce about the theatre’s past and look forward to its future. Familiar faces, including previous artistic directors Colin George, Peter James, Michael Rudman and Deborah Paige, take to the Crucible stage to discuss 40 years of work at this iconic theatre.

Fanfared is an interactive theatrical experience for all ages that takes individuals on a unique and personal journey into the Crucible’s history.

Combined ticket for Lives In Art and The Crucible Celebrates £20.00

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Forced Entertainment presents A collaboration between Striking Attitudes, Sheffield Theatres and Museums Sheffield

That Night Follows Day by Tim Etchells Sat 5 November 2.00pm

Passing Through

This comical and poignant piece is performed by young people aged 8-14. That Night Follows Day explores the ways in which the adult world shapes and defines the lives of young people.

Wed 9 November 6.30pm (beginning at Millennium Galleries) Join us for a unique promenade theatre experience, created with a cast of community performers and renowned Sheffield-born choreographer, Caroline Lamb.

A young cast of 16 take to the Crucible stage to perform a rehearsed reading of this remarkable work. Free

Commencing with The Other Side film installation at Millennium Galleries, join fantastical figures as they glide through the lush landscape of the Winter Gardens towards the warm glow of the Crucible Theatre.

Rationale presents

In My Shoes Tue 8 November 7.15pm

Get involved! We are looking for people aged 40+ to be part of Passing Through. No previous experience necessary. To get involved email us at cruciblebirthday@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

If your shoes could tell stories, what stories would they tell? In My Shoes tells the story of a father and son whose fractious relationship sends them into the most unconventional of family therapy sessions. Sheffield-based hip-hop dance crew Rationale explore age and culture in their own unique way! £5.00

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A Sheffield People’s Theatre Production

Lives in Art Thu 3 – Sat 12 November To celebrate the Crucible’s 40th Birthday, our brand new Sheffield People’s Theatre presents this passionate, moving and humorous play for the whole family. There will be no art here today. Go home! On an empty stage a lone figure tries to stop the creation of art. However, as stories unfold, music soars and memories of love and life come rushing back, the magic proves unstoppable. Featuring a large company of local performers from in and around Sheffield, this production has been created specially for the Crucible’s 40th year. See page 22 to find out how you can be part of Sheffield People’s Theatre and appear on stage or play a role backstage in Lives In Art.

Directed and conceived by Andrew Loretto Writer Richard Hurford Lighting Designer Gary Longfield Movement Director Lucy Cullingford Thu 3, Fri 4, Wed 9 & Thu 10 Nov 7.15pm Sat 12 November 2.15pm & 7.15pm £12.00 Concessions £9.00 Family Ticket (4 people, max. 2 adults) £35.00 Group and School discounts apply Combined ticket for Lives In Art and The Crucible Celebrates £20.00. For more information on The Crucible Celebrates see p19. Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40 Talk Back Thu 10 November. Free

Theatre Insight: Your Life in Art Fri 4 November 2.00 – 4.00pm Explore the art of storytelling for stage with director Andrew Loretto, and choreographer Caroline Lamb. Bring along a cherished photo or object to create a story of your own.

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We’re proud to launch Sheffield People’s Theatre – a brand new intergenerational theatre company. Sheffield People’s Theatre will meet and rehearse regularly at the Crucible and the Lyceum. The debut performance for the company will be Lives In Art on the Crucible stage as part of the theatre’s 40th birthday. If you’re aged 12+ and you want to be part of Sheffield People’s Theatre, please get in touch. No previous experience is necessary – just bags of enthusiasm and commitment. There are also opportunities for people aged 16+ interested in directing, design, lighting, sound and stage management to get involved backstage. For more details on how to apply to be part of Sheffield People’s Theatre please email spt@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or call 0114 201 3888.

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To celebrate our 40th Birthday, we’re publishing a book chronicling the history of the Crucible, which will include photographs, programme covers, posters and memories from our remarkable past. Since its inception in 1971, the Crucible has garnered regional, national and international attention. From the controversy which surrounded the original design of its thrust stage to the pioneering work of its theatre-in-education department, Vanguard; from its world premières to its lavish musicals; from its community ensembles to its internationally renowned casts, the Crucible Theatre has played an essential role in Sheffield’s life for over 40 years. This book tells the Crucible’s story. Pre-order your copy of Crucible 40 (priced £25.00) by emailing cruciblebook@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk and we will reply with an order form.

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Journey’s End

Tue – Thu 7.45pm £16.00 £20.00 £23.00

by R. C. Sherriff

Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Tue 1 – Sat 5 November David Grindley’s international multi award-winning production of R. C. Sherriff’s masterpiece Journey’s End is a must see of British Theatre. Set in St. Quentin in 1917, eighteen-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Raleigh is the new arrival in the company commanded by his former schoolboy friend, Captain Stanhope. There’s only three years between them, but a lifetime of experience separates the pair as Raleigh discovers the man in army greens is much changed from the boy he left behind in cricketing whites. Based on the author’s own experience in the trenches, this gripping tale about ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances celebrates humour and courage, engaging audiences with a compelling insight of how in the face of adversity, the human spirit will always triumph. ‘A corkscrew of tension, emotion and drama. Sublime’ ★★★★★ The Independent ‘Outstanding. An eloquent celebration of heroism’ ★★★★★ The Mail on Sunday

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 Wed & Thu 2.00pm £13.00 £17.00 £20.00 School discount applies Sat 3.00pm £14.00 £18.00 £21.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40

Tue & Wed 7.15pm £10.00 £16.50 £18.00

Sheffield Teachers’ Operatic Society

West Side Story

Thu – Sat 7.15pm Sat 2.00pm £10.00 £18.00 £20.00

Tue 8 – Sat 12 November Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Leonard Bernstein’s score coupled with Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics has helped to establish West Side Story as a masterpiece of musical theatre. Featuring unforgettable songs including Something’s Coming, Maria, America, Somewhere and Tonight, West Side Story has been described as ‘a musical landmark’ (The Guardian). Now Sheffield Teachers Operatic Society are returning to the Lyceum stage with this timeless classic about love and a rivalry so strong, it can only end in tragedy.

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Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith & Harold Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

Sat 5 Nov 3.00pm A donation from each ticket sold will be made to the Poppy Appeal – supporting The Royal British Legion

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Group bookings Buy 14 and get the 15th free (All performances excluding Sat evening)

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End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter Mon 14 – Sat 19 November

Mon – Thu 7.45pm £20.00 £24.00 £27.00

Buddy

Mon – Thu 7.30pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00

Concessions £2.50 off Group discount applies

Mon 21 – Sat 26 November

Concessions £2.50 off Group discount applies

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £22.00 £26.00 £29.00

with Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland London. December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. Determined to reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation, she battles with a tornado of drugs, alcohol and a gruelling schedule of exhausting concerts. Olivier Award-winning Tracie Bennett’s remarkable portrayal of this tough, talented, compelling woman has taken the West End by storm. This extraordinary production is thrilling, hilarious, moving and tragic and is directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Terry Johnson. Featuring a six-piece onstage band, End of the Rainbow includes Garland’s most memorable songs The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and, of course, Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

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 p40

Thu 17 Nov 7.45pm Sat 19 Nov 3.00pm

Oh Boy, the world’s most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll musical is back! A phenomenally multi-talented cast come together to tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Together they present two terrific hours of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Rave On, Everyday and many more. With the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line up, Buddy is a not to be missed evening of family entertainment that will have music lovers from 8 to 80 toe-tapping, hand-clapping and rocking in the aisles! ‘Perfect. Everything a musical should be’ BBC ‘Probably the most satisfying jukebox musical of all time’ The Stage

‘You must see it’ ★★★★★ The Observer ‘One of the greatest musical theatre performances I have ever witnessed.’ The Daily Telegraph Lyceum Theatre

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Fri & Sat 7.30pm £24.00 £28.00 £31.00 Thu 2.00pm £19.00 £23.00 £26.00 Sat 3.00pm £20.00 £24.00 £27.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40


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Dr Marigold and Mr Chops

Tue – Thu 7.45pm £16.00 £20.00 £23.00

Tue 29 November – Sat 3 December

Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

with Simon Callow Simon Callow (Waiting for Godot, Shakespeare in Love) is a virtuoso storyteller and returns to the Lyceum Theatre after The Man From Stratford in 2010 with two one-man plays by Charles Dickens. In an absorbing theatrical event he tells the stories of Dr Marigold, a travelling salesman who adopts a little deaf and dumb girl and Mr Chops, a freak-show turn who wins the lottery and a place in society. Adapted by Patrick Garland, these masterpieces, which were hugely popular when Dickens himself performed them on his famed reading tours, provide a masterly blend of the comic, bizarre and poignant that is classic Dickens.

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 Thu 2.00pm £13.00 £17.00 £20.00 Sat 3.00pm £14.00 £18.00 £21.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

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tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal

Hare and Tortoise Wed 14 December 2011 – Sat 7 January 2012 From the same team that brought you Whatever Next! last Christmas, Hare and Tortoise is the perfect festive treat for children aged 3+. Meet two competing friends in this fantastic new adaptation of Aesop’s fable; a story about racing, opposites, time and friendship. From sun-shining spring to snow-falling winter, tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring you this much loved story brimming with ideas, characters, live music and wonderful movement. The hare and tortoise compete in the greatest race on earth, with a nail biting, seconds ticking, medal winning end. ‘A company worth watching’ The Observer on tutti frutti

‘Callow fills the auditorium with his energy and enthusiasm ...this is theatre in its purest and most noble form’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Telegraph

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For more information on concessions see p40 Aesop’s Adventure Day (Ages 5-9) Sat 17 Dec 10.00am – 4.00pm An action-packed adventure into the world of tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal’s Hare and Tortoise. Use drama, music and art to explore the magical world of Aesop’s fables. £8.00

‘Simon Callow performs these two Dickens monologues with enormous gusto, relish and skill…unalloyed Dickensian joy’ ★★★★ The Guardian Lyceum Theatre

Adults £9.00 Children £6.00 Family Ticket (4 people, max. 2 adults) £22.00

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A Sheffield Theatres Production

Performance Schedule

Tue 29 November 2011 – Sat 7 January 2012 Robert, a commitment-phobic bachelor, is about to hit 35. He is surrounded by well-meaning married friends who think it’s time he settled down.

The Crucible Christmas Musical 2011

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by George Furth Originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

This brilliantly observed musical about love and marriage is sophisticated, fast-paced and funny. Packed with sensational songs, including Getting Married Today, The Ladies Who Lunch and Being Alive, Company stars Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans as Robert. Daniel has won widespread critical acclaim as an actor, particularly for his performances in Sondheim’s musicals (double Olivier Award-winner for Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday in the Park with George). Director Jonathan Munby Designer Christopher Oram Musical Director Nigel Lilley Choreographer Lynne Page Lighting Designer Neil Austin Sound Designer Paul Arditti This production presented by permission of Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

Original Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

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A Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes Co-Production Fri 9 December 2011 – Sun 8 January 2012 Don’t miss this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty at the Lyceum Theatre with an all-star cast including Beverley Callard (Liz MacDonald from Coronation St) as the Wicked Queen, Sid Sloane (Sid from CBeebies) as the Jester and Sheffield’s favourite Dame, the brilliant Damian Williams as Nurse Nellie. Once again the show will be written and directed by Paul Hendy and produced by the same team who brought you last year’s smash hit, Peter Pan. With dazzling sets and costumes, stunning special effects, hilarious family comedy and lots of audience participation, this promises to be our funniest pantomime ever. Tickets always sell fast so don’t be disappointed, book your tickets now!

Performance Schedule Fri 9 Dec Sat 10 Dec Sun 11 Dec Mon 12 Dec Tue 13 Dec Wed 14 Dec Thu 15 Dec Fri 16 Dec Sat 17 Dec Sun 18 Dec Mon 19 Dec Tue 20 Dec Wed 21 Dec Thu 22 Dec Fri 23 Dec Sat 24 Dec Sun 25 Dec Mon 26 Dec Tue 27 Dec Wed 28 Dec Thu 29 Dec Fri 30 Dec Sat 31 Dec Sun 1 Jan Mon 2 Jan Tue 3 Jan Wed 4 Jan Thu 5 Jan Fri 6 Jan Sat 7 Jan Sun 8 Jan

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Tue – Thu 7.45pm £25.00 £29.00 £32.00

Moscow City Ballet

The Nutcracker

Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Tue 10 – Sat 14 January Following a glittering production of Swan Lake in 2011, 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. Set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and featuring unforgettable dances such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, this is the perfect festive treat for all the family. ‘The two ensemble pieces, the Snowflakes and the Waltz of the Flowers, are a delightful triumph for the company dancers’ The Sunday Express

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Fri & Sat 7.45pm £27.00 £31.00 £34.00 Thu 2.00pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00 School discount applies Sat 3.00pm £20.00 £24.00 £27.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

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A Curve Theatre Leicester Production Rodgers and Hammerstein’s

The King and I

Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £27.00 £31.00 £34.00

Tue 17 – Sat 21 January This endearing story of the British governess, brought to the court of Siam to tutor the King’s many children, has already captured the hearts and minds of millions in stage and screen versions. This spectacular new production directed by Paul Kerryson recently premiered at Leicester’s Curve Theatre to fantastic reviews. Told using one of the most sumptuous and heart-warming scores ever written including The March of the Siamese Children, Shall We Dance, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable, Getting To Know You.

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For more information on concessions see p40 Based On The Novel Entitled Anna And The King Of Siam By Margaret Landon Original Orchestrations By Robert Russell Bennett, New Orchestration By Julian Kelly Presented By Arrangement With Josef Weinberger Limited On Behalf Of R & H Theatricals Of New York


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Chimpanzees of Happytown

Music in the Round Autumn Series

Eureka! Season

Sunday 9 October 2.00pm

September – December 2011

with Ensemble 360 and Narrator Polly Ives

Celebrate some of music’s great ‘Eureka’ moments as Music in the Round’s Autumn Series takes a lead from the Greek scientist and mathematician, Archimedes. Hear wonderful examples of pure genius and invention from 300 years of music as Sheffield’s resident Ensemble 360 and a host of fabulous guest artists reveal their own personal moments of musical revelation.

Propeller and The Touring Partnership present

The Winter’s Tale

Mon – Thu 7.45pm £16.00 £20.00 £23.00

by William Shakespeare

Concessions £2.50 off Group and School discounts apply

Tue 31 January – Sat 4 February

Fri & Sat 7.45pm £18.00 £22.00 £25.00

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale tells the story of a man consumed by an inexplicable jealousy that destroys his family, his kingdom and himself. Wracked by guilt, Leontes sets off a chain reaction of events leading to a miraculous climax and the chance of redemption. The greatest playwright writing at the height of his powers, this is poetry in motion.

Thu 2.00pm £13.00 £17.00 £20.00

Internationally acclaimed all-male company, led by Director Ed Hall, Propeller returns to Sheffield following their critically acclaimed productions of Richard III and The Comedy Of Errors. Renowned for combining a rigorous approach to the text with an exciting, physical aesthetic Propeller engages its audience’s imagination and bring fresh understanding to classic plays. It’s Shakespeare rediscovered. ‘A beautifully acted evening. Roars of approval all round’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Follow the story of Chutney the chimp as he and his beautiful tree help to spread colour and happiness throughout the town. Chimpanzees, this town is dead. These streets are all the same. Let’s celebrate our differences. Let’s make it fun again! Let’s make our houses colourful. Let’s pull our fences down. And, while we’re at it, Why not change its name to Happytown!

The season launches on Thu 29 September with a very special Beethoven event. ‘Eureka’, indeed!

Following last year’s sell-out tour of Little Red Riding Hood, Ensemble 360 and Polly Ives present this brand new piece for 2 – 7 year olds. Music in the Round’s Children’s Composer in Residence, Paul Rissmann, has written this imaginative and inspirational piece based on the children’s book, The Chimpanzees of Happytown by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees and published by Orchard Books. With projections of the images from the book and lots of audience participation, this concert is ideal for engaging young children in high quality music, as well as firing up their imaginations.

School discount applies Sat 2.00pm £14.00 £18.00 £21.00 Centre Stage Membership discounts apply

For more information on concessions see p40

Thu 2 Feb 7.45pm Sat 4 Feb 2.00pm

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If you’ve never been to a Music in the Round concert before then you can enjoy your first performance for just £5.00

Under 18s and students £3.00

£5.00 tickets are also available for under 35s

‘A joy to behold’ The Daily Telegraph Lyceum Theatre

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Play. Learn. Debate. Imagine... with Sheffield Theatres Enjoy even more at Sheffield Theatres by getting involved in our fun workshops and events for local people, communities and artists of all ages. Just some of the events on offer this season are listed across the next two pages.

Theatre Skills Gain new skills and get insights into theatre and performance.

Photograph by Craig Fleming

Play in a Day (ages 10-13) Sat 10 September 10.00am – 5.00pm Create a short piece of theatre from scratch to perform to friends and family. £8.00 Open Access Suitable for ages 14+. No previous theatre experience necessary. Hiphop Theatre Skills Mon 10 October 6.00 – 9.00pm Learn aspects of streetdance and Mc’ing with local artist Nathan Geering a.k.a. Bboy Diggady (Breakin’ Convention). £8.00

Sheffield Unbound – Launch Event Thu 29 September 6.00pm

Find out more at the Sheffield Unbound launch, tying in with RIBA Yorkshire and Sheffield Hallam University’s Forgotten Spaces Sheffield exhibition at the Crucible Theatre. www.architecture.com/forgottenspacessheffield Free

Theatre Insights Explore aspects of Sheffield Theatres’ productions in more depth with a Theatre Insight event. Othello: Stage Combat Wed 5 Oct 11.00am – 1.00pm Work with a stage combat coach to learn combat skills, then give it a go yourself in a short choreographed piece based on Othello.

Company: Performing Musical Theatre Wed 7 Dec 11.00am – 1.00pm Whilst Company plays on the Crucible stage, why not have a go yourself? Become part of a chorus and perform in a short musical number!

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The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe Tue 27 September 2.00 – 4.30pm

Advanced Suitable for ages 18+. A significant amount of previous theatre experience required.

Precious Sons by George Furth Mon 12 December 2.00 – 4.30pm

Working The Stage: the Movement Mode Sat 24 – Sun 25 September 10.00am – 10.30pm (until 2.00pm on Sun) A major weekend event working with some of the finest movement artists in British theatre. Workshop leaders include Struan Leslie (Head of Movement at the RSC), Lucy Cullingford, Caroline Lamb, Charlotte Vincent and Company Chameleon. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore all aspects of movement on the stage. Perfect for budding actors and directors. £60.00 (includes a ticket to see Othello on Sat evening)

Intermediate Suitable for ages 16+. Some previous theatre experience required. A Play in Two Days Mon 21 and Mon 28 November 6.00 – 9.00pm Euphoric Ink’s writing workshops are a gift for budding storytellers. Led by Ola Animashawun (Royal Court Associate Artist). £25.00 for both sessions

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The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett Thu 3 November 2.00 – 4.30pm

Theatre Futures Sheffield Theatres is keen to nurture new ideas and talent through a series of development initiatives. Theatre Experience Day Mon 19 December 1.00 – 10.30pm Thinking about a career in theatre and aged 18+? Take part in workshops and talks to gain a broader understanding of professional theatre. £30.00 (includes a ticket to see Company) To book, call Box Office on 0114 249 6000. Alternatively for further details on any of the projects here, contact Sue Burley on 0114 201 3835 / s.burley@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Photograph by Chris Saunders

Sheffield Theatres is inviting local people to nominate their iconic places and spaces in and around Sheffield to become the focus of innovative theatre projects. Working with local communities, artists and businesses, the Sheffield Unbound project will transform your favourite places and spaces in the city you love.

Aqua Kathak! Tue 15 November 6.00 – 9.00pm Be part of Synchronised - the UK’s first fusion of classical Indian dance Kathak and synchronised swimming! Led by the Balbir Singh Dance Company, learn basics of Kathak before taking to the pool. All levels of swimming ability welcome. www.synchronised2012.co.uk An imove commission www.imoveand.com £8.00

Play Readings Group Designing for Sheffield Theatres Wed 12 October 6.00 – 9.00pm Explore stage design for Sheffield Theatres with designer, Lucy Osborne (Paines Plough). £10.00

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How to Book

Discounts and Concessions

Getting Here

Access

You can book tickets by telephone, in person or on our website

We offer a wide range of concessions and discounts for selected shows. Please speak to a member of Box Office for more information.

The main entrance to the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio Theatres is on Tudor Square.

Sheffield Theatres is committed to making your visit as welcoming as possible, and we offer a wide range of access facilities to ensure an easy and enjoyable experience for all customers.

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Concessions: £2.50 off for Senior Citizens, registered unemployed, disabled, full time students (NUS) and children under 16.

sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Our Box Office is situated inside the Crucible Theatre on Tudor Square. Box Office opening hours Mon – Sat 9.30am to 8.00pm (from 9.30am for telephone bookings)

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 6060 for more information.

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.

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

Telephone bookings are subject to a £1.50 fee. Bookings made online are subject to a £1.00 fee.

Visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk for advice, maps and guides about getting here on foot, by rail, tram, bus, coach, car and taxi.

Impaired mobility We have lower counters installed in the Box Office and bars in the Crucible, and wheelchair access is provided in all of our venues, including associated bars and toilets. Customers who benefit from the assistance of a companion can also claim one free carer seat.

Public Transport Log on to travelsouthyorkshire.com/timetables/ sheffield for details of bus and tram services in Sheffield or call 01709 515151. Parking Discounted car parking can be found at the nearby Q Park on Charles Street (S1 2NJ), a two-minute walk from the theatre. Visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk for more information.

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. Please see below for details.

Please ask the Box Office or a member of the Front of House team for a voucher.

Group Bookings Great savings plus reserve now pay later. For more information or to make a booking please call 0114 249 6060.

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

Online Keep up-to-date with the latest news and information by subscribing to our e-bulletin at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

For further details on membership, see page 3 or contact Leah Woffenden on 0114 249 6007

Prestige Club and concession members can also claim this discount on matinees.

There are disabled parking spaces available on Surrey Street and Norfolk Street. Visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk for more information Sheffield Theatres Trust 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1DA Tel 0114 249 5999

Visually impaired We have regular Audio Described performances and a number of these are preceded by guided Touch Tours of the production. 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.

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Sheffield Theatres Corporate Supporters

Join us at the Corner our café bar on Tudor Square ‘Cool and classy, with an air of urban chic.’ Sheffield Telegraph Why not pop in for a homemade cake and coffee; enjoy a glass of wine over lunch; a pre or post-theatre drink and a bite to eat; all freshly cooked using locally sourced produce in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. 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

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Winner, Best Musical – Olivier Awards 2011 Coming soon to the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Tue 14 – Sat 25 February 2012 Sheffield goes blonde! Omigod you guys! Totally fabulous show For the first time ever, the West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Awardwinner (Best New Musical) and winner of Best New Musical Whatsonstage.com Awards, Legally Blonde The Musical comes to the Lyceum Theatre. Based on the hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this critically acclaimed new musical is created by a top-oftheir-class creative team, led by Tony Awardwinning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray).

Original poster concept designed by aka. Photo Uli Webber.

This all singing, all dancing, feel-good musical comedy will be the highlight of your year and the most fashionable ticket intown. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal! ‘Hysterically Funny’ ★★★★ The Mail on Sunday ‘Ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Perfection’ ★★★★ The Independent Tickets £22.00 - £42.00 Discounts Apply


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