Sheffield Theatres Announce Summer Shows
It's time to dust down your finest clothes, polish up your shoes, and don your best hat- because the theatres of Sheffield have announced their summer setlist, and it's set up to be a belter.
Highlights include the return of John Simm, who played the eponymous role in Hamlet to wide critical acclaimed, as Jerry Harold Pinter's Betrayal- a heartbreaking comment on love and relationships directed by Olivier Award winner Nick Bagnall.
Earlier in the Lyceum Theatre calendar, a packed programme of musicals, drama, children’s shows and comedy brings a host of familiar faces to the theatre including Connie Fisher (Sound of Music, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?) in the award-winning musical comedy Wonderful Town (Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 May), Rhydian Roberts (X Factor) in the electrifying extravaganza Grease (Monday 14 – Saturday 19 May) and Andy Abraham (X Factor) singing live with his 13-piece band in The History of the Big Bands (Wednesday 23 May).
For those of you looking for a little comedy injection, Paul Merton (Have I Got News For You) returns to his stand-up roots for the first time this century with a night of sketches, music, magic, variety and dancing girls in his Out of My Head show (Monday 21 May), as well as Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van (Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 June), which reunites original cast members Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph on stage (Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 June), and Ken Dodd, returns to the Lyceum for an evening of jam-packed jokes and celebration (Friday 13 July).
There's even something for the little 'uns, David Wood’s (Shaun the Sheep) critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of the much-loved story The Tiger Who Came To Tea brings magic, sing-along songs and fun for ages 3 and above (Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 May), whilst families can meet the Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians in Horrible Histories (Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 July).
The summer season at Sheffield Theatres goes on sale to the public on Saturday 17 March. Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or by clicking here.