11 live shows to check out in Sheffield in July
Exposed and local ticket office SIV have got together and had a long hard think about some of the cracking shows in Sheffield this month. We’ve whittled them all down to just 11, just so you’re not overwhelmed with choice. Cos we’re sound like that.
LAST LAUGH EDINBURGH EXPRESS – SALLY ANNE HAYWARD & TROY HAWKE
Sheffield City Hall // 12 July // £17.80
Sally-Anne Hayward “combines the things you shouldn’t like about your best friend’s mum with the sensibilities of Jack the Ripper”. An accomplished radio presenter with stage and TV acting credentials, Sally-Anne’s confident persona and quick wit have rapidly made her a much sought-after comedian. Troy Hawke is an erudite home-schooled 1930’s throwback, “the Errol Flynn of the high street”. Educated, sophisticated, but utterly clueless, he tackles modern issues head on in his uniquely untimely manner.
THE ELO EXPERIENCE
Sheffield City Hall // 12 July // £28
The world’s greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra touch down in Sheffield for an evening of symphonic rock magic. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.
THE RUDE AWAKENING
Café Totem // 12 July // £11
The Rude Awakening perform their new ground-breaking Kaleidoscope album in its entirety, accompanied by fellow synth acts Morgan King (Lene Lovich Band) and Ooberfuse.
LAST LAUGH EDINBURGH EXPRESS – TOM HOUGHTON & LLOYD LANGFORD
Sheffield City Hall // 19 July // £17.80
Performances from solo stand-up comedian Tom Houghton, a former member of the Noise Next Door improv troupe and Welsh stand-up, actor and writer Lloyd Langford.
THE FRINGE AT TRAMLINES – MONO, AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR & MORE
Sheffield City Hall // 20 July // £6.72
Japanese post-rock titans MONO and Belfast’s And So I Watch You From Afar headline a day of crushing riffs and left-field noise in the atmospheric City Hall Ballroom.
THE FRINGE AT TRAMLINES – DESPERATE JOURNALIST & SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS
Sheffield City Hall // 20 July // From £3.36
Following the release of their stunning third album this year, post-punkers Desperate Journalist are joined by Sheffield’s own indie darlings Sophie and the Giants.
Sheffield City Hall // 23 – 24 July // From £9.63
A powerful theatrical production that sees real soldiers and veterans join forces with professional actors to explore their first hand experiences of returning from combat.
The Leadmill // 23 July // £27.50
Multi-platinum selling band Gomez are heading to the Leadmill in July to celebrate 20 years of the iconic Liquid Skin album.
AN AUDIENCE WITH SIR MICHAEL MORPURGO
Sheffield City Hall // 24 July // From £5.50
The beloved author of ‘War Horse’ and ‘The Butterfly Lion’ is joined by broadcaster and Paralympian Ade Adepitan for an intimate and revealing discussion and Q&A. Join one of the UK’s best-loved authors as he shares his gift for magical storytelling and reveals the secrets nearly fifty years of writing have taught him.
LAST LAUGH EDINBURGH EXPRESS – ELLIOT STEEL & JO CAULFIELD
Sheffield City Hall // 26 July // £17.80
Elliot Steel’s hilarious and honest routines are gritty real-life tales of growing up on a South London council estate – all delivered in his refreshingly individual style with a confidence and stage presence beyond his years. Jo Caulfield has been described as “one of the finest female comics at work” and can regularly be seen headlining the UK’s biggest and best comedy clubs.
IN THE NIGHT GARDEN… LIVE
Sheffield City Hall // 27 – 28 July // From £14.56
The children’s TV phenomenon returns to the stage with a brand new show, bringing favourite characters to life in a colourful, enchanting live production.