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Sheffield Theatres announces stellar final season for Artistic Director Rob Hastie

Sheffield Theatres has announced Robert Hastie’s final season, as he steps down after eight triumphant years as championed Artistic Director. The season is complete with new productions running from summer 2024 to spring 2025 in the Crucible Theatre and Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse, and an exciting assortment of stellar touring productions coming to the Lyceum. This isn’t going to be an on sale to miss (is it ever?)!  



Crucible


Chariots of Fire

Saturday 6th to Saturday 27th July

A Sheffield Theatres Production


Chariots of Fire opens Hastie’s final season in the Crucible. Adapted by Mike Bartlett from the iconic 1981 film based on the remarkable events of the 1924 Olympics and directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie. This production marks the 100th anniversary of the true stories of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, and their record-breaking achievements.



A Doll’s House

Saturday 21st September to Saturday 12th October

A Sheffield Theatres Production


The Crucible will be interpreting Henrik Ibsen’s canonical and everlasting, A Doll’s House. The powerful drama explores a happy home built on false foundations, and this new adaptation is by our beloved Chris Bush and directed by Elin Schofield. The pair last worked together on SCISSORS in Sheffield Theatres' 50th-anniversary production ROCK / PAPER / SCISSORS. We’re expecting a devastatingly beautiful, and brutal, dissection of gender roles, norms, and compressions.



Little Shop of Horrors

Saturday 7th December to Saturday 18th January

A Sheffield Theatres Production


We can start looking forward to Christmas, as this festive season Sheffield Theatres produce Little Shop of Horrors! The cult musical is to be staged in the Crucible and directed by the delightfully talented Amy Hodge (Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, Henry VIII does this mean SIX?). This killer rock musical has plenty of bite, and features the classic songs Little Shop of Horrors, Suddenly Seymour and Skid Row (Downtown).



Death and the King’s Horseman

Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th February 2025

A Sheffield Theatres and Utopia Theatre Production


Into the new year, Sheffield Theatres and Utopia Theatre collaborate once again to present Death and the King’s Horseman, written by Wole Soyinka, and directed by Mojisola Kareem. Set in 1940s Nigeria, a thought-provoking, resonant theatrical experience deeply rooted in the culture and spirituality of the Yoruba people.



A Streetcar Named Desire

Saturday 1st to Saturday 29th March 2025

A Sheffield Theatres Production


Stelllaaaaaa!!!!!! In spring 2025, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire is directed by Josh Seymour. In the sultry back streets of New Orleans, two sisters must choose between fantasy and reality as past truths begin to resurface. This play launched Plastic Theatre, and Marlon Brando – so there’s many reasons to come and see this interpretation at the Crucible. 


Tickets for A Streetcar Named Desire go on sale later this year.



Playhouse


SK Shlomo: Breathe

Saturday 1st June


Described by The Times as a “one-person music festival”, SK Shlomo: Breathe comes to The Playhouse. International non-binary beatboxing star SK Shlomo presents their award-winning gig theatre solo show. A rollercoaster love letter to the lifesaving power of beats, bass and breathing.



Thatcher-Rite

Saturday 8th June


Welcome to Mrs. Thatcher’s very own traditional English tea party! This is an interactive performance exploring the personal and political legacy of Margaret Thatcher complete with lip-sync, clown, and verbatim theatre.



Dead Girls Rising

Monday 10th - Tuesday 11th June


Katie and Hannah love murder. They go to bed listening to podcasts about serial killers. Dead Girls Rising is Silent Uproar’s twisted coming-of-age story is about our deepest fears and how we seek to control them.



Lost Communications

Friday 21st June


Created by electronic musician, An-Ting, and creative technologist, Ian Gallagher, Lost Communications is a live audio-AI-visual performance that immerses the audience deeply into the light and darkness of nature.  



Dizzy

Wednesday 25th September to Saturday 12th October

A Sheffield Theatres and Theatre Centre Production


Sheffield Theatres and Theatre Centre collaborate again after the recent success of Wish You Weren’t Here, presenting Dizzy, a fantastical odyssey of grief, love, unexpected heroes and painting the town red (literally). Written by Mohamed-Zain Dada and directed by Theatre Centre’s Artistic Director Rob Watt.



KENREX

Saturday 26th October to Saturday 16th November

A Sheffield Theatres and Aria Entertainment Production


Part Western, part True Crime, with a foot-stomping Americana soundtrack, KENREX is presented by Sheffield Theatres and Aria Entertainment. By Jack Holden and Ed Stambollouian, performed by Jack Holden with music by John Patrick Elliott. 



Pig Heart Boy

Thursday 27th February to Saturday 15th March 2025

A Sheffield Theatres, Unicorn Theatre and Children's Theatre Partnership Production


Is it better to have a pig's heart that works, than a human heart that doesn't? Malorie Blackman’s award-winning book Pig Heart Boy, adapted by iconic British playwright Winsome Pinnock, is a Sheffield Theatres, Unicorn Theatre and Children’s Theatre Partnership co-production, to be directed by Tristan Finn-Aiduenu.



Lyceum


Uncanny: I Know What I Saw

Saturday 1st June


Join Danny Robins and his team of experts for chilling real-life stories of the supernatural for one night only. Part of the recently announced Crossed Wires festival, Uncanny is back due to popular demand!



The Gruffalo

Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th July


Embark on an exciting journey alongside Mouse as you traverse the mysterious depths of the enchanted forest in Tall Stories' captivating musical rendition of The Gruffalo! Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's beloved picture book, this magical adaptation promises a delightful blend of songs, laughter, and thrilling adventures for children aged 3 and above.



Here You Come Again

Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st September


Experience Dolly Parton's greatest hits like never before in a lively and delightful new musical comedy. Featuring iconic songs such as Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, I Will Always Love You and, of course, Here You Come Again. This vibrant and heartfelt musical narrates the tale of a devoted fan whose fantasy of the legendary Dolly Parton helps him navigate challenging moments.



Heathers The Musical

Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th October


Step into Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is an ordinary nobody yearning for a brighter future. However, as she becomes part of the glamorous yet ruthlessly cruel Heathers, her aspirations for popularity seem within reach. As she inches closer to her dreams of popularity, the mysterious rebel JD teaches her a chilling lesson: it might be dangerous to be a nobody, but being a somebody could be downright deadly.



Art

Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th October


The critically acclaimed and widely celebrated comedy, recipient of multiple awards and a phenomenal success, makes its triumphant return in a fresh production in 2025. Honoured as the best comedy at the Olivier, Tony, and Molière Awards, Art held its ground for a remarkable nine years in London's West End and traversed the world, bringing laughter to audiences across the globe.



Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad and Dangerous

Tuesday 29th October


Join for an extraordinary evening in the company of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, acclaimed as 'the world's greatest living explorer,' in "Mad, Bad and Dangerous" for one night only. Delve beyond his record-breaking accomplishments as he takes you on a journey to uncover the person behind the myth.



Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol

Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th November


Experience an enchanting evening with three enigmatic ghosts in Northern Ballet's rendition of A Christmas Carol. As the clock strikes midnight, embark on a transformative journey with Ebenezer Scrooge, unraveling the genuine essence of Christmas. Dickens' timeless narrative is beautifully reimagined through the artistry of dance, music, and storytelling, transporting you to Victorian England and leaving your heart aglow.



The Rocky Horror Show

Monday 25th to Saturday 30th November


Prepare for an electrifying experience filled with excitement and cheeky moments as Richard O'Brien's legendary rock 'n' roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, makes its return. With a massive following of over 30 million theatregoers, The Rocky Horror Show promises the ultimate party atmosphere, featuring unforgettable classics like Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and, of course, the iconic pelvic-thrusting showstopper, Time Warp.



Room on the Broom

Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th January 2025


Soar into Sheffield with Room on the Broom! Embark on a whimsical journey with Tall Stories' delightful adaptation of the bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Join the witch and her cat as they cruise on their broomstick, picking up some unexpected passengers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird, and a frantic frog. But, when the broomstick proves too crowded for five, it snaps in two just as a hungry dragon makes an entrance! This magical and Olivier Award-nominated show is perfect for everyone aged 3 and up.



Chicago

Tuesday 28th January to Saturday 1st February 2025


Immerse yourself in the glitzy extravagance of the 1920s with Chicago! Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer, takes matters into her own hands when her secret lover threatens to leave her. In a desperate bid to avoid conviction, Roxie manipulates the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly. She enlists the services of Chicago's most polished criminal lawyer, turning her crime into a whirlwind of sensational headlines that could easily be plucked from today's tabloids.



Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th February 2025


In the winter of 1934, an avalanche halts The Orient Express in its tracks, creating a chilling scenario. With one murderer on board and a train full of suspects, the case seems impossible. Stranded in the snow with a killer in their midst, can Hercule Poirot solve the mystery before the train reaches its final destination? This new production of an Agatha Christie classic, directed by Lucy Bailey (And Then There Were None, Witness For The Prosecution), promises to keep you in suspense until the very end of the line.



Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Tuesday 18th February to Saturday 1st March 2025


Prepare for the most enchanting musical experience ever as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang takes flight at the Lyceum. The Potts family's whimsical journeys to distant lands in their magical motor car promise a delightful treat for the entire family. This beloved classic is brimming with memorable tunes by the Sherman Brothers, including favorites like Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, Truly Scrumptious, and, of course, the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.



There’s a Monster in Your Show

Monday 31st March to Tuesday 1st April 2025


Your little ones are in for a treat as their favorite characters, such as Monster, Dragon, Alien, and Unicorn, come alive from Tom Fletcher’s beloved tales in a musical performance filled with playful moments for you and your child to enjoy together.



Dear Evan Hansen

Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th April 2025


Featuring some of the biggest musical songs of the last decade, step into the world of Evan, an anxious high school student yearning to belong. In his quest to fit in, he takes a path of partial truths, leading to a life he never imagined. As events unfold, truths surface, and Evan is confronted with a reckoning—both within himself and with those around him.



& Juliet

Tuesday 20th to Saturday 31st May 2025


Fresh from London's West End, the Olivier Award-winning & Juliet graces the Lyceum stage. Crafted by the writer of the multi-award-winning Schitt’s Creek, this production is delightfully new and an absolute blast! Bursting with numerous pop anthems by the legendary songwriter Max Martin, including hits like Britney Spears' …Baby One More Time and Katy Perry's Roar, & Juliet proves that there is indeed life after Romeo!


 

New productions will go on sale to Centre Stage Members at 10am on Saturday 16 March and on general sale at 10am on Saturday 23 March, with A Streetcar Named Desire going on sale later in the year.


Accessible performances are available on the majority of productions.


Tickets can be booked through Sheffield Theatres' Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000 or at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

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