SHEFFIELD THEATRES ANNOUNCE NEW PRODUCTIONS
Sheffield Theatres have announced a new season of productions including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, critically acclaimed Titanic the Musical and a return visit from smash hit musical Jersey Boys. The season also includes drama and dance, and a selection of one night shows. Tickets for all productions go on sale to Centre Stage members on Saturday 10 June November and on general sale on Saturday 17 June at 10.00am.
Tony Award-winning Sunset Boulevard comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 23 – Saturday 28 April 2018 with Ria Jones in the role of faded film star Norma Desmond. With a much-loved score, including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look and The Perfect Year, performed with full orchestra, this production promises to be spectacular.
Titanic the Musical, based on the hopes and aspirations of the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, wowed London critics last year and now Sheffield audiences will be able to experience this award-winning production, from Monday 21 – Saturday 26 May, on its first ever UK tour.
Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet perform Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker from Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 January and the creative team behind last year’s smash-hit thriller Gaslight bring gripping psychological drama Strangers On A Train from Monday 15 – Saturday 20 January. Looking further ahead, Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara along with a cast of fabulous dancers, musicians and singers, pay tribute in song and dance to Fred Astaire, one of Hollywood’s Golden Greats, in Remembering Fred on Tuesday 8 May and theJersey Boys make a triumphant return from Tuesday 19 – Saturday 30 June.
Ruby Wax brings her five-star one-woman show A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled to the Crucible stage on Wednesday 25 October and audiences can also spend An Evening with Monty Don, the nation’s favourite gardener on Friday 10 November.
Mark Lockyer’s hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers Living with the Lights On comes to the Studio from Monday 6 – Tuesday 7 November; Coney challenge theatrical convention with REMOTE, an interactive piece of game-theatre (Thursday 9 November) and Edinburgh Fringe favourites Austentatious The Improvised Jane Austen Novel conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Austen, based on a title suggested by the audience on Thursday 16 November.
Also in the Studio Theatre, The Claim, (Wednesday 22 – Thursday 23 November) based on true stories of migrants, is a comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant society and on Friday 24 November, Team Viking combines storytelling, comedy and live music in a remarkable and heart-lifting story of the power of friendship. On a rare visit to the city, celebrated performance poet Lemn Sissay tells the story of his upbringing in Something Dark (Saturday 25 November) and Daniel Bye (Going Viral) returns to Sheffield with his unique storytelling inInstructions for Border Crossing on Thursday 30 November.
The new season of shows go on sale to Sheffield Theatres’ Centre Stage Members on Saturday 10 June, and will be on general sale to the public from Saturday 17 June at 10.00am. Visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or call 0114 249 6000 for more details.