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Autumn Programme Brought to you by Sheffield Students' Union and The University of Sheffield Performance Venues


Sheffield Students’ Union and The University of Sheffield Performance Venues are bringing a new and exciting Arts & Culture Programme to the city. Including talks, theatre and screenings, there’s more inside our venues to explore.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

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Thursday 12 October 7.30pm

Friday 13 October 7pm

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

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SO THEY CALL YOU PISHER!

IS MONOGAMY DEAD?

MICHAEL ROSEN

ROSIE WILBY

The memoir of the poet and political campaigner, exploring his frst 23 years. Michael Rosen’s parents met as teenage communists in the 1930s Jewish East End. Party meetings were in their front room, summers were for communist camping holidays. Later Michael followed a journey of radical selfdiscovery – marching at Aldermaston, performing in experimental political theatre and getting arrested in 1968. Hear Michael tell his story as no one else can.

Rosie Wilby’s book, Is Monogamy Dead? is a hilarious mix of memoir, heartache and science, putting modern relationships under the microscope. The award winning comedian and Radio 4 regular presents her book-based show, using breakup emails and Richard Hawley music to examine separation in a post-Gwyneth world. Her show The Conscious Uncoupling, was shortlisted for Best Show 2016 in the Funny Women Awards. Studio, £7/£6

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Sunday 15 October 1pm

Sunday 15 October 2pm

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OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

OAK AND ASH AND THORN

UNBROKEN

PETER FIENNES Peter Fiennes celebrates the beauty and mystery of Britain’s woods, examining issues of conservation, power and property. He visits Norwegian spruces in the Welsh/English borders, wildflowers in a haunted Norfolk wood, the trees in his childhood garden and everything in between, on his enchanted journey around Britain. This beautifully illustrated talk reveals our relationship to forests and our duty to protect them. Auditorium, £8/£6.50

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MARTINE WRIGHT Martine Wright’s life changed forever when she lost both legs in the London bombings of 7/7. Not only did she survive her horrific injuries, but she went on to take up sitting volleyball and represented GB at the 2012 Paralympics. Since then she has become a national figure: a formidable heroine who has overcome incredible challenges. Unbroken is her inspiring tale of tragedy turned to hope. Foundry, £7.50/£6


Monday 16 October 7.30pm

Monday 16 October 7.30pm

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

BLACK TUDORS

FORTY NINE DEGREES

MIRANDA KAUFMANN Until now, the story of Africans in Tudor England has remained untold. Historian Miranda Kaufmann’s new book Black Tudors explores their lives and reveals new research. We hear the stories of John Blanke – Henry VIII’s black trumpeter– along with a sailor, a prostitute, a silk weaver, a porter and a prince. Black Tudors reassesses our national story and what it means to be British today.

CHINESE TRANSLATION SLAM “In the heat of a traffic jam, a man and woman get stuck in a taxi on their way to visit the woman’s parents. She’s a graduate with few prospects; he’s the man her parents desperately want her to marry. Will they make the train? Nicky Harman and Michelle Deeter compare alternative translations of this story by one of China’s brightest women writers, Aman Song. With host Deborah Smith from Tilted Axis Press”

Auditorium, £8/£6.50 Studio, £6/£5

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Tuesday 17 October 7.30pm

Wednesday 18 October 6.30pm

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

DAD, YOU SUCK

DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISIS

TIM DOWLING Much-loved journalist Tim Dowling’s popular weekly Guardian column charts the ups and downs of family life. And his largely unsuccessful attempts to be recognised as a competent father and husband. A book about fatherhood and being a modern man, Dad, You Suck examines the banalities and challenges of family life with Tim’s usual selfdeprecating humour and dry wit.

A. C. GRAYLING Celebrated philosopher A C Grayling examines the contemporary problems of democracy and presents his case for how to fix them. As authoritarian leaders and populism rise in Europe and the USA, Grayling argues for a civilised society that looks after all its people, drawing on five key historic examples to explore how similar challenges were resolved in the past, and the consequences when they were not.

Auditorium, £8/£6.50 Auditorium, £8/£6.50

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Wednesday 18 October

Sunday 22 October 3pm

8.30pm

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BITCH DOCTRINE LAURIE PENNY Smart, provocative and uncompromising, Laurie Penny writes at the raw edge of the zeitgeist and is one of the most urgent feminist voices of our time. From Trump’s election and victories of the far right, to online harassment and the transgender rights movement, these are darkly humorous essays for dissenting adults. Laurie’s writing provokes challenging conversations about the definitive social issues of today and gives readers hope and tools for change.

NELSON MANDELA PROFESSOR ELLEKE BOEHMER Elleke Boehmer’s book explores Nelson Mandela’s inspirational story and its importance today. Over his lifetime Mandela was a city slicker, dashing guerrilla and millennial saviour. By examining these roles, the book presents a fascinating portrait of the shapeshifting life of one of the most influential men of the 20th century. Studio, £6/£5

Auditorium, £8/£6.50

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Sunday 22 October 7.30pm

Monday 23 October 7.30pm

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

THE SCIENCE OF STAR WARS

DONE! THE SECRET DEALS THAT ARE CHANGING OUR WORLD

KARL BYRNE Can you build a lightsaber? What is the Force? How powerful was the Death Star? Is the Millennium Falcon the coolest spaceship ever? Join Jedi Master (or is that Sith Lord?) Karl Byrne as he answers these and more questions about the science from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Karl is an expert at communicating science and a guest lecturer at Cambridge University. Suitable for Star Wars fans of all ages Foundry, £7.50/£6 8

JACQUES PERETTI What if the way we understand our world is wrong and it isn’t politicians and events that shape our lives, but secret deals? Done tells the story of 12 such deals that changed everything, including our money and the food we eat. These deals never make the news, but they shifted the power balance between business and government. Investigative journalist Jacques Peretti lets you into the secret. Auditorium, £8/£6.50


Tuesday 24 October 7.30pm

Wednesday 25 October

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THE CHILDREN OF JOCASTA

MY LIFE IN AND OUT OF SQUEEZE

NATALIE HAYNES

CHRIS DIFFORD

Natalie Haynes stands up for the classics. She is a brilliant, stand-up comic and a passionate believer that we should continue to read and enjoy classical literature. In The Children of Jocasta, Haynes reimagines the Oedipus and Antigone stories from the perspectives of two often overlooked women: Jocasta and Ismene. This new novel breathes new life into an ancient story through vivid storytelling.

Pop legend Chris Difford discusses his book Some Fantastic Place, charting his rise to fame in Squeeze, one of the best-loved British bands of the 1970s and 1980s. As a lyricist and performer, Chris has worked with Elvis Costello, Jools Holland and Elton John as well as longtime collaborator Glenn Tilbrook. Chris will be giving a short performance at this event ahead of the Squeeze gig at City Hall on Thursday 26 October

Auditorium, £8/£6.50

Auditorium, £8/£6.50

7.30pm

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Thursday 26 October 7.30pm

Thursday 26 October 7.30pm

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

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THIS IS GOING TO HURT

TRANS LIKE ME: A JOURNEY FOR ALL OF US

ADAM KAY Get ready for the funniest book ever written about the NHS. Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010 and kept a diary of his experience. This is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, hilarity, horror and maddening bureaucracy. Adam’s sell-out Edinburgh Festival show had rave reviews and left audiences feeling even more impassioned about the everyday heroism of NHS staff. Auditorium, £8/£6.50

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C N LESTER CN Lester busts some mainstream myths and honestly relays what it’s like to grow up transgender. They share the liberation of feeling at home in one’s skin and ask how we strive for authenticity in a world that often limits us by labelling. Trans Like Me explores pressing questions in the transgender debate combined with a personal narrative of what it means to be a transgender person today. Foundry, £7.50/£6


Saturday 28 October 3pm

Saturday 28 October 6pm

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

OFF THE SHELF PRESENTS:

ROUTE 57

INTERVENTIONS - RETHINKING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Route 57 is the University of Sheffield’s creative writing journal featuring work from students, staff and alumni. Exquisitely produced, this thing of beauty features a choice selection of the most thoughtful, outrageous and stirring writing in Sheffield and includes poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Hear some of the contributors to Edition 13 read their work. Ticket price includes a copy of the anthology. Raynor, £6/£5

DR ANNA BARTON & PROFESSOR ANDREW SMITH “Why does Victorian literature so often describethe act of reading? This event will explore the representation of the Victorian reader in fction and poetry. You will discover how to read like a Victorian, why the Victorians believed that you are what you read and how learning to read and write could expand your world – and even help you defeat vampires” Studio, £6/£5

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Thursday 2 November

Sunday 19 November 7.30pm

7.30pm

HAZEL O’CONNOR

EUROPEAN OUTDOOR FILM TOUR The most renowned film event on the European outdoor calendar: The European Outdoor Film Tour is heading to more than 300 venues in 14 countries showing inspirational protagonists with an heartfelt passion for adventure and the great outdoors. Throughout the programmes of the last 15 years, we’ve followed one principle: We need no actors, no blue screen, no second takes. Only true adventure. THIS IS REAL. No script, no actors, no special effects. Only true stories, authentic characters and breath-taking action. Auditorium, £12

Award-winning singer, writer and actress Hazel O’Connor became an overnight sensation after her BAFTA nominated portrayal of Kate in the 1980 smash hit film Breaking Glass. Live onstage today, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, I seem even more relevant in our present times. During this period, Hazel released three of her most successful albums; Breaking Glass, Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus, which produced a stream of top ten hits, including the iconic Will You, Eighth Day and D-Days. Hazel is back for this very special show performing songs from these three albums with her full band and will be joined on stage by her brother Neil O’Connor for the first time in since their two-week residency at Ronnie Scott’s back in 1984. Neil played original guitars on the Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus album and enjoyed his own success as the front man of the punk band The Flys. Hazel is joined on stage with a 5-piece band including Clare Hirst on Sax and Sarah Fisher on Keys. “They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.” Daily Telegraph

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Foundry, £27.50


The Enable US Festival returns for two weeks of independent theatre and new performance at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio this Autumn. You’ll find 11 spectacular shows at the end of October and November, each staged for one night only at the beautifully intimate Church-turned-theatre on Shearwood Road. We’re enabling small scale touring theatre companies to come to Sheffield, when previously they haven’t been able to. That way you’re able to enjoy fantastic theatre and performance right on your doorstep at the heart of the University in the Drama Studio. If you book soon you may be lucky enough to get yourself one of the limited £5 Enable Us early bird tickets. But be quick because when they’re gone, they’re gone! Advance tickets are available: Online: Enableus.sheffield.ac.uk In person: The Students’ Union Box Office By phone: 0114 223 3777 (Some tickets may be available on the door from 30 mins before the start of the performance – if there are any left!)

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Sunday 29th October 8.00pm

Monday 30th October

BRENNAN REECE EVERLONG

KWAIDAN

“Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee and English Comedian of the Year, Brennan Reece Everlong returns with a ‘powerfully entertaining’ (Chortle) show about the stars (in the sky), memories (in the mind) and his Nanna (in a home). The ‘teenage Alan Bennett’ and Last Laugh Comedy Club regular brings his acclaimed, five-star ‘inspirational and moving’ (ArtsAwardVoice.com) to Sheffield.

Part Japanese ghost stories, part horror movie Kwaidan is a chilling theatrical experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It unnvervingly combines life-sized humanette puppets, shadows and live performance. A young woman returns to her abandoned family home after many years. Strange happenings begin as disturbing spirits from the past awaken. And the memory of a terrible event resurfaces.

**** Independent **** Sunday Times **** Scotsman **** List Drama Studio, £10/£8 (limited no. £5 early bird)

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8.00pm

“The audience is kept on the edge of their seats… a classic in the puppetry mystery horror genre” Total Theatre “An unsettling and unique theatrical experience” The Upcoming Drama Studio, £10/£8 (limited no. £5 early bird)


Wednesday 1st November

Thursday 2nd November

8.00pm

8.00pm

HOWARD BARKER DOUBLE BILL

DEAD FLOWS THE DON

Howard Barker’s theatre is uniquely alluring and startlingly original.

Originally a BBC Radio3 documentary (with collaborations from Sheffield Hallam University’s Dr David Clarke, Ian Rotherham and author Alan Moore) writer and presenter Dr David Bramwell will take you on a mysterious water journey from the pollution of Sheffield’s industrial revolution back to a time when rivers were worshipped as living goddesses, encountering superstitions, the drowned village of Derwent and Jarvis Cocker’s adventures down the Don in an inner tube.

Slowly - As barbarians approach the palace of a decaying culture, four princesses debate their fate. Decorum demands suicide. But, in a culture of conformity, it may not be up to the individual to decide... All This Joseph - the world premiere of one of Barker’s most recent and unpublished plays. A re-imagining of the Biblical story of Potiphar’s wife who attempts to seduce a slave, then accuses him of attempted rape. “Barker, with witty, wicked glee, pricks the pomposity of the tortured artist” The Times “An ambiguous interrogation of the artistic impulse” Time Out”

The performance will be followed by a Post Show Talk and Book Signing. “The old pagan gods, when ousted by Christianity, took refuge in the rivers, where they still dwell’” Old English saying Drama Studio, £10/£8

Drama Studio, £10/£8 (limited no. £5 early bird)

(limited no. £5 early bird)

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Saturday 4th November

Monday 27th November 8.00pm

11.00am & 2.00pm

MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE)

3 BEARS A familiar fairy tale told in a whole new way – using kitchen utensils! The metal world of Goldilicks meets the lovely natural wooden world of the three bears for a very sticky adventure. Thankfully they soon become friends and together cook up a wonderful porridgey recipe. While Steve bakes in the kitchen he finds time to tell this wonderfully warm and tasty story packed full of imagination. Especially for younger children aged 3 – 7 years. “The children loved it, the parents loved it and the grandparents loved it too” Strathmiglo Parish Church “Full of Imagination, brilliant” Beverly Puppet Festival Drama Studio, £8.50/£6.50

A raw, up-to-the-minute show for these turbulent times of political uncertainty that predicts what might happen between now and a general election in 2022. This is gig theatre at its most engaging. Mixing time travel and guitar music it channels a gamut of emotion from anger to apathy and passion to despair. Just how does popular culture, political policy and inane day-today live impact on who we choose to vote for? “The storytelling is superb and deeply moving… An engaging show by a talented company with a powerful message” Quiet Man Dave “A constantly engaging whirlwind of a show” The Reviews Hub “A heartfelt piece that, in form as well as narrative, dramatises the contradictions of caring in a globally connected world” British Theatre Guide Drama Studio, £10/£8 (limited no. £5 early bird)

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Tuesday 28th November

Wednesday 29th November

7.30pm

8.00pm

WIFI WARS

THE PRINCIPLE OF UNCERTAINCY

The World Record-Breaking live comedy game show where the entire audience plays along! Login with your smartphone or tablet (make sure you’ve got plenty of battery!) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes! Hosted by comedian and regular videogames commentator Steve McNeil (Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit Team Captain and Challenge TV’s Videogame Nation regular). Critic’s Choice – Time Out “Not to be Missed” The Guardian ”Incredible...Amazing... The best night out for classic videogame fans we can think of” Den of Geek Drama Studio, £10/£8 (limited no. £5 early bird)

A lecture on quantum physics turns into a heart-breaking search to answer life’s greatest questions. Dr Laura Bailey can explain how a cat in a box can be both dead and alive but when faced with a personal crisis, science falls short of showing her a way out. This wonderfully poignant evening of intimate theatre has an emotional punch that will leave you reeling. The performance will be followed by a Post Show Talk. “Excellent. I never thought that a mixture of science and art could be brought together so perfectly. Five stars? A galaxy of them...” Erica, Edinburgh Festival “Fantastic show, amazing experience! If you’re a science fan just go and enjoy this play – it’s incredibly accurate and engaging. If you are into theatre you’ll be thrilled – the acting is top-notch and the whole time you just forget it’s a staged show” Marek, Edinburgh Festival. Drama Studio, £10/£8 (limited no. £5 early bird)

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Thursday 30th November 8.00pm

LLOYD PARRY OH, WHISTLE… TWO M.R. JAMES GHOST STORIES BY CANDLELIGHT **** “Lloyd Parry catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality” The Times Over a century later, M.R James ghost stories retain their power to terrify and amuse. Enjoy two of his unforgettable spine-chillers by candle light. Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered to be his masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations. Prepare to scared! The performance will be followed by a Post Show Talk Drama Studio, £10/£8 (limited no. £5 early bird) 18

Friday 1st December 8.00pm

WELCOME TO PARADISE Strap in for an anarchic rollercoaster that ventures to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree. Think Bad Santa meets The League of Gentlemen meets Jam by Chris Morris. Expect danger, hilarity and horror as they tap dance back and forth over the lines of decency for your amusement. You will laugh. You may cry. You might even top yourself! **** “An expertly written and constructed show… Instead of a love letter to the most wonderful time of the year, what we get is a searingly clever pile of hate mail“ Broadway Baby Drama Studio, £10/£8

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Saturday 2nd December 11.00am and 2.00pm

RAPUNZEL Welcome to Dame Gothel’s garden where you can let your hair down with Rapunzel. Narrated by a fabulous frog this fun adaptation has all the elements of a traditional tale – a witch, a beautiful girl locked in a tower and a handsome prince. With specially recorded music and beautiful handmade puppets, this is a show that is enjoyed by adults and children alike. A new show for families ages 4+ years. “The children were totally wrapped up in the story and the frog was an absolute hero!” Sauchie Nursery Drama Studio, £8.50/£6.50

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THEATRE LISTINGS SUTCo

Sheffield University Theatre Company Sheffield Students’ Union’s award winning drama society and one of the country's leading student theatre companies. sutco.org

11 - 14 Oct

My Mate Dave Died Drama Studio, Glossop Road, Wed £5 adv, £6 OTD, Thur-Sat £6 adv, £7 OTD

25 - 28 Oct

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Drama Studio, Glossop Road, Wed £5 adv, £6 OTD, Thur-Sat £6 adv, £7 OTD

15 - 18 Nov

The 39 Steps Drama Studio, Glossop Road, Wed £5 adv, £6 OTD, Thur-Sat £6 adv, £7 OTD

6 - 9 Dec

Journey’s End Portland Works, Wed £5 adv, £6 OTD, Thur-Sat £6 adv, £7 OTD

SUPAS

Sheffield University Performing Arts Society Sheffield Students’ Union only society specialising in musical theatre. We love to sing, act, dance, and most importantly have fun. supassheffield.com

22 - 25 Nov

Fiddler on the Roof Drama Studio, Glossop Road, £7.00 - £9.00

1 - 2 Dec

Musicals through the Ages Venue TBC, £7.00 - £9.00

USLES

University of Sheffield Light Entertainment Society We perform pantomime and comedy and generally do silly things, in aid of local Sheffield charities, and to entertain people who may not normally get to go to the theatre.

8 - 9 Dec

Kuzco

King Edwards VII School, Glossop Road, £4.00 - £5.00

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TICKETS £3.00, UNDER 12 £1.50 AVAILABLE FROM THE SHEFFIELD STUDENTS’ UNION BOX OFFICE AND ONLINE AT TICKETS.SHEFFIELDSTUDENTSUNION.COM WEEKDAY SCREENINGS 19:30 | SAT & SUN SCREENINGS 15:30 & 19:30

Sun 17 Sep

Mon 9 Oct

Fri 3 Nov

Sun 26 Nov

Kong: Skull Island 12A

Chasing Ice 12A

Speed 15

Manhattan 12A

Wed 11 Oct

Sat 4 Nov

Wed 29 Nov

Mon 18 Sep

Get Out 15

Merchants of Doubt 12A

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Tue 19 Sep

Fri 13 Oct

War For The Planet Of The Apes 12A

La La Land 12A

Demain

Sun 5 Nov

Wed 20 Sep

Sat 14 Oct

The Salesman

The Big Sick 15

12A

Thu 21 Sep

Sun 15 Oct

Moonlight 15

The Handmaiden 18

Fri 22 Sep

Fri 20 Oct

Fight Club 18 Sat 23 Sep

Wonder Woman 12A

Sun 24 Sep

Beauty and the Beast PG Fri 29 Sep

Neruda 15 Sat 30 Sep

Baby Driver 15 Sun 1 Oct

Princess Mononoke PG Fri 6 Oct

Raw 18 Sat 7 Oct

Dunkirk 12A Sun 8 Oct

Princess Bride

PG

A Ghost Story 12A

Sat 21 Oct 19:30, £3*

I Am Not Your Negro 12A Sun 22 Oct

My Life As A Courgette PG Fri 27 Oct

The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki 12A Sat 28 Oct

Fri 10 Nov

Sat 2 Dec

City of God 18

Logan Lucky

Sat 11 Nov

Sun 3 Dec

The Beguiled 15

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Sun 12 Nov

Victoria And Abdul U Wed 15 Nov 8 1/2 12 Fri 17 Nov

Lady Macbeth 15

Sat 18 Nov

PG

Wed 6 Dec

Bicycle Thieves U

Fri 8 Dec

Patti Cake$ 15 Sat 9 Dec

Pulp Fiction 18

It Comes At Night 15

Sun 10 Dec

Sun 19 Nov

TBC

Spiderman: Homecoming

Sun 29 Oct

Wed 22 Nov

Captain Underpants U

2001: A Space Odyssey U

Mon 30 Oct

Fri 24 Nov

Rashomon 12A 22

PG

It’s Only the End of the World 15

Detroit

Wed 1 Nov

Fri 1 Dec

The Red Turtle

12A

Psycho 15

City of Ghosts

Clash 15 Sat 25 Nov

Blade Runner 2049

Cinema Takeover Film Sun 10 Dec

Cinema Takeover Film

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Ticket Information You can buy all tickets for events in the programme at the main Students Union Box Office & Online.

Sheffield Students’ Union Online: sheffieldsu.com/moreinside In person Mon-Fri 9am - 5:15pm

Doors open for all shows 30 minutes before the start time

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