Sheffield Theatres looking ahead to exciting 2020 season
The year 2019 was a brilliant one for Sheffield Theatres with hit shows such as Life of Pi and Standing at the Sky’s Edge winning huge acclaim – but what’s in store for 2020?
This year promises two world premieres, one of Shakespeare’s best dramas, tales of family and the best shows currently on tour.
And of course Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will make its triumphant return to Sheffield, bursting on to the Lyceum stage on February 8-29.
Shakespeare’s classic drama Coriolanus is coming to the Crucible, adapted and directed by Sheffield Theatres artistic director, Robert Hastie, following on from his critically-acclaimed production of Julius Caesar.
Celebrated soldier Coriolanus is propelled to power, only to lose the trust of the people. Torn down from his pedestal, banished at the height of his fury, he unites with an old enemy to bring down the city he once fought for.
A contemporary take on the tale of disconnect between rulers and the ruled, Coriolanus stars Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons) in the title role and runs from March 6-28.
In the Studio, the world premiere of Run Sister Run by Chloë Moss is a co-production with Paines Plough and Soho Theatre.
Connie and Ursula are sisters, connected by the same beginning but heading in different directions. Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as the pair navigate their unbreakable bond.
This story of family, love and dependence is directed by Charlotte Bennett and runs from February 27 to March 21.
A co-production with Utopia Theatre Company, Here’s What She Said To Me by Oladipo Agboluaje and directed by Moji Elufowoju, is a kaleidoscope of music, ritual, poetry and movement.
T hree generations of women on two continents connect with each other across time and space.
Together they confront the secrets of their past in order to find healing in the present. The show runs in the Studio from June 18 to July 4.
The main stage sees the world premiere of Oscar and the Pink Lady, based on the novel by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt and adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery.
Oscar is 10. He lives in a scary children’s hospital. Granny Rose is old. She’s a hospital volunteer and knows a lot about wrestling. and tells the truth about grown-up stuff. It’s on from June 26 to July 18.
Sheffield People’s Theatre and Dante or Die will be presenting a new show, Everybody’s Got To Leave Sometime (May 25-30). It takes a humorous look at the unexpected repercussions of one person’s decision to create a personalised funeral plan.
Auditions take place from March 12 to 14. Details at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Ramps on the Moon and Leeds Playhouse bring their production of Oliver Twist will to the Crucible from May 13-23. Performances feature integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.
Lyceum highlights include The Sound of Music (April 7-11), hit musical SIX (April 28-May 2), Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes (May 26-30), David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy (June 3-6) and new musical Heathers (June 23-27).
Book online at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or call 0114 249 6000.