TV chef James Martin heading to Sheffield City Hall for unique show featuring special guests

Celebrity chef James Martin is hitting the road with a brand-new tour for 2022 that comes to Sheffield next March.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:15 am

James Martin Live will include live demonstrations, cooking tasks and special guests.

The fast-moving, fun show is at Sheffield City Hall on Wednesday March 23. Tickets are on sale now from

James has been entertaining and educating the nation for almost three decades with his expert culinary skills both on screen and through his best-selling cookbooks. He is best knownas the former presenter of the BBC show Saturday Kitchen and travel food shows.

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TV chef James Martin, cooking up a storm at Sheffield City Hall nest year

He currently presents James Martin’s Saturday Morning from his home on ITV.

James said: “I love going out on tour so I’m really excited to be announcing brand new shows for 2022.

“We’ve had some really great fun with tours in the past. Of course, I’ll be cooking and trying to teach everyone some tips and tricks but fear not, there will be plenty of humour injected into these shows so prepare to have a really good night out.”

Expect more laughs from ‘viral sensation’ Gary Powndland (pronounced like the shop), bringing the comedy that got him 10 million hits online to the stage.

Rachel E Thorn in her show Lovefool

A Birmingham show last December sold out within minutes, so now he’s out on tour, playing the Leadmill on March 30, 2022. Tickets:

Gary said: “When I heard that our show in Birmingham had sold out, I spat my Calpol sandwich up the wall. Then I phoned my best mate Barry and we went flat out on the session to celebrate.

"I’m still hungover but hopefully that will have cleared up in time for the show in December. I just want to thank everyone who bought tickets. It was an overwhelming response, and I can promise you we will have a top-notch night.”

Gary lives in his dead Nan’s house with his sister Tash, her son Kaylied and a family of ten foxes he’s befriended. In this new show Gary’s inviting you round to his place, where he’ll be joined by his sister, Jimmy, and best mate Barry Mullet. “It’ll be a right proper wot a joke!” he said.

A new show created in Sheffield is to be livestreamed from The Space Theatre in London this month.

Delving through her teenage treasures in her mum’s attic inspired Sheffield actress and writer Rachel E Thorn to create Lovefool.

Copies of Sugar magazine from 1995 and 1996 were the inspiration for this comedy show about using ‘90s pulling advice to figure out modern dating.

“I read the magazines cover to cover and I was struck by the irreverent and upbeat tone,” says Thorn.

“I think anyone dealing with modern dating would like Sugar in their corner.”

Alongside the make-up, horoscopes and tips on bagging a boy runs the ‘90s theme of girl power. Lovefool looks at that concept through older eyes, asking what female empowerment means when life gives you lemons.

“Being a grown-up can really suck,” said Rachel. “Maybe it’s just as well those teen magazines kept that quiet!”

The ‘90s nostalgia doesn’t stop at magazines. Lovefool features a raft of other attic treasures, including a Natwest piggy bank, troll dolls, and a Dolly Surprise, plus a soundtrack of ‘90s female artists.

“Going back to my teenage years to create this show has been one of the few joys of lockdown!” laughed Rachel.

“I’m so honoured that The Space Theatre has chosen Lovefool for its first in-person show this year. I can’t wait to share it with audiences both in the theatre and through the livestream.”

The show will be livestreamed from the theatre on May 21and 22 at 7.30pm. To book, go to

Back in Sheffield, Per-so-na is part of the Together Festival Season that reopens the Crucible Theatre to live audience shows.

The bilingual one-woman show looks at what it means to be a not-so-typical Yorùba Nigerian girl; tough, Vulnerable, Woke, Traditional, QUEER.

The character Ápinké, played by writer and actor Kafayat Adegoke is brassy and sure of herself, and certain that she is not going to conform to the traditional stereotype and judgemental mindset expected of her by her people.

Kafayat is currently appearing in TV drama Years and Years on BBC One, Great British Sex and Steph's Packed Lunch, both on Channel 4.

The Together season, featuring a wide range of local talent, runs from May 24 to June 5. Details and box office at