Culture: Things to do in Sheffield December 2022
THERE IS NO PLANET B
Theatre Deli // 1-3 December // £12-£14
A father-daughter relationship in a post-industrial town facing evacuation due to climate catastrophe. Hassun El-Zafar, director of My Name Is Rachel Corrie (Theatre Deli, 2018) and Children of War (Sheffield Theatres, 2020) brings to life a new experimental theatre piece exploring relationships in a world facing a climate crisis.
SHE LOVES ME
Crucible Theatre // 11 Dec – 15 Jan // £15-£40
Based on the story that inspired famous rom-com You’ve Got Mail, a glorious comedy musical comes to the Crucible. Amalia and George work together in a parfumerie in a picturesque Hungarian town. They are constantly clashing, but they do have one thing in common: they’ve both answered a lonely hearts advert and now live for the letters they exchange, unaware of the identity of their true loves.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
University of Sheffield Drama Studio // 19 Dec // £6-£13
Watch with delight as the atmosphere of Victorian London is brought to life and the ghosts of Christmas return from the dead – all accompanied by a live violin score. After the phenomenal success of national tours of Shivers and Upon the Stair, The Book of Darkness & Light return with a pleasingly haunting adaptation of this most famous festive ghost story.
THE STAR BAZAAR’S CHRISTMAS DOUBLE DING-DONG
Theatre Deli // 17-18 Dec // £20-£24
Can you hear fairy bells chime as you open the door and enter The Star Bazaar? A magical emporium of delights awaits you. The Star Bazaar burlesque show is a comedy cabaret show like no other, not just a vaudeville variety show, but an immersive theatrical experience, set in an imaginary magical shop.
Lyceum Theatre // 3 Dec – 3 Jan // £15
The annual Sheffield Theatres panto returns with a fun-filled stage adaptation of Disney classic Sleeping Beauty featuring lavish sets and plenty of jokes for the whole family to enjoy. Sponsored this year by our pals at City Grab, the cast will feature comedy great Janine Duvitski (Benidorm), legendary Dame, Damian Williams, alongside actor, presenter and comic Ben Thornton (Cinderella), Lucas Rush (Damian’s Pop-Up Panto!, Rock of Ages), Hannah Everest (Gypsy) and Dominic Sibanda (Hairspray).
PRECISION AS A STATE OF MIND
Graves Gallery // Until 15 Jan // Free
The first new exhibition in the Graves Gallery following its six-month programme of refurbishment and redisplay celebrates the work of the acclaimed sculptor Mark Firth. Mind includes 83 new and recent works, including Ten Cubes for Sheffield, a new series made exclusively for the exhibition. The works on display, meticulously crafted in aluminium, showcase Firth’s continual preoccupation with geometry and his exploration of the meeting point between art and engineering.
BEYOND BLOOMSBURY – LIFE, LOVE AND LEGACY
Millennium Gallery // Until 13 Feb // Free
The extraordinary writers, artists and thinkers of the Bloomsbury Group had a profound effect on British art and literature. This major new exhibition, in partnership with York Museums Trust and the National Portrait Gallery, chronicles the lives, loves and work of the group during the first half of the 20th century. As well as celebrating the group’s key figures, including writer and feminist pioneer Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell, the displays shine a spotlight on their often overlooked peers and reflect on the group’s place in queer art history.
THE PIXIE AND THE PUDDING
Studio Theatre // 11 Dec – 2 Jan // £11-£13
This brand new musical brings a tale from Scandinavian folklore to life with puppetry, original music and a sprinkling of pixie magic. Aimed at ages 4-11, this magical, musical family show explores ideas of tradition, rural life verses city life, friendship and being kind.