Spring season of shows announced for Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre

Alexandra Burke will star in national tour of The Bodyguard next year
Alexandra Burke will star in national tour of The Bodyguard next year
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A mix of smash-hit West End musicals, hilarious comedy, gripping drama and family shows are to keep Sheffield fans of the stage thoroughly entertained in 2015.

The beautifully refurbished Lyceum and Studio theatres have announced an impressive line-up of productions that will be gracing their boards during the spring season.

Lovers of dance are in for a treat as Moscow City Ballet brings its breathtaking production of Swan Lake to the stage in January, and Northern Ballet returns to the Lyceum with its adaptation of Emily Brontë’s romantic masterpiece Wuthering Heights in March.

Popular musicals, including Willy Russell’s legendary Blood Brothers, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational Jesus Christ Superstar and family favourite The Sound of Music, will take their turns on the stage between January and May.

The triple Olivier award-winning Top Hat will also sashay into the city during the spring season and, later in the year, former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will star in smash hit musical The Bodyguard.

Drama fans can look forward to a host of critically acclaimed plays direct from the West End, beginning with Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece To Kill A Mockingbird.

Theatre goers can also book tickets for The King’s Speech, The Full Monty and Barnum, which will arrive at the Lyceum later in the year.

In the Studio, Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit Grounded will look at the stark reality of combat through the eyes of a pregnant F16 fighter during January, while Fleabag, a darkly funny comedy about one female’s life, will entertain audiences in February.

Music lovers will not be disappointed in March as the English Touring Opera returns to perform Puccini’s heart-breaking La Bohème and Donizetti’s highly acclaimed, yet rarely performed, The Siege of Calais.

Comedy performances on the spring bill include Cuckooed and Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, while family fun will be provided by Shrek The Musical and The Chuckle Brothers.

Ahead of the World Snooker Championships, followers of the sport can join players Neal Foulds and Doug Mountjoy when they return to the spiritual home of the game in April.

The full spring season will go on sale to Sheffield Theatres’ Centre Stage members on November 8, and to the public on November 15. For details and tickets, contact 0114 249 6000, or visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk