Exciting new shows and old favourites heading to Sheffield theatres

Benidorm Live, based on the popular TV show, is coming to Sheffield Lyceum
Benidorm Live, based on the popular TV show, is coming to Sheffield Lyceum
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Sheffield Theatres has announced a myriad of exciting shows throughout 2018 and into 2019, including spectacular musicals, intense dramas and much-loved favourites.

The Lyceum will host a huge line-up of shows, including the West End smash hit Kinky Boots (June 10-22, 2019), Green Day’s American Idiot (March 26-30) and Doctor Doolittle the Musical (April 23-May 4) and Saturday Night Fever (February 26-March 2).
Benidorm LIVE (January 21-6) promises all the fun in the sun from the popular TV comedy.
There’ll be fun for all the family when The Tiger Who Came To Tea visits (November 1-3) and The Worst Witch casts her spell from January 29 to February 2.
Popular returning shows include Ghost The Musical (January 15-19), Blood Brothers (February 5-9), Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (Feb 11-16), the Rocky Horror Show (Feb 18-23), Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls (April 2-13) The Full Monty (May 7-18).
The Crucible will host Ru Paul’s Drag Race favourite Jinkx Monsoon and lyrical genius Major Scales in The Ginger Snapped on November 3.
As they showcase music from their new album, drag star Jinkx worries that her best years are behind her.
In order to avoid a breakdown of diva proportions, Major must act as both pianist and therapist.
Utopia Theatre and Sheffield Theatres present The Spirit of Africa Festival on October 26 and 27, celebrating its culture and people of Africa with music, theatre, film, fashion, visual arts, dance and poetry.
The Christmas line-up will be completed by The Singing Mermaid (December 6-30) in the Studio, aimed at younger children.
One day, the singing mermaid is tempted away from her sea creature friends and her peaceful home at Silversands to join a travelling circus.
The audience love to hear her sing but she is kept in a small tank by the wicked circus master. Can she escape and who will help her?
These shows complete a line up of recently-announced Sheffield Theatres productions, including Love and Information (Studio, June 28-July 14), Songs from the Seven Hills (Crucible, July 18-21), Steel (Studio,September 12-October 6), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Crucible, September 27-October 20), Close Quarters (Studio, October 24-November) 10, this year’s Crucible Christmas musical Kiss Me, Kate (December 6-January 12), fun-filled Lyceum pantomime Peter Pan (December 7-January 6), Rutherford and Son (Crucible, February 7-23), hang (Studio, February 20-March 9) and Richard Hawley’s show Standing at the Sky’s Edge (Crucible, March 14-April 6).
The intimate Studio space is set to host an extensive range of touring productions, including Give Me Your Love (October 9), One Life Stand (October 10), Where We Began (October 11), Often Onstage (October 17), Declaration (November 15), Windows of Displacement (November 20), We Can Time Travel (November 21) and Butterflies (November 24).
The fierce and fabulous Rent Party will be returning on November 22 and 23, following a popular run in the Studio last Christmas.
Tickets for all newly-announced shows will go on sale to Centre Stage Members - who enjoy discounts and priority booking - on Saturday (June 9). General booking will open on Saturday, June 23 at 10am. Websaite: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Ginger snapped, starring RuPaul's Drag Race favourite Jinkx Monsoon

Ginger snapped, starring RuPaul's Drag Race favourite Jinkx Monsoon