New Shows at Sheffield Theatres

11th May 2017

A host of new shows have been added to the Lyceum Theatre's line-up, including master illusionist Derren Brown, a stage adaptation of best-selling novel The Kite Runner, and looking ahead to 2018, the return of everyone's favourite ogre in Shrek The Musical.

Tickets for the productions go on sale to Sheffield Theatres' Centre Stage Members on Saturday 21 January and to the general public on Saturday 28 January. The latest stage show from the multi award-winning master of psychological illusion Derren Brown: Underground comes to Sheffield from Thursday 24 Saturday 26 August. Provocative and entertaining, this spell-binding show offers a unique opportunity to see the ultimate showman perform some of his favourite work, live on the Lyceum stage. Cut loose with rock 'n' roll musical Footloose when it bursts onto the stage from Tuesday 29 August Saturday 2 September. Based on the 1980s film which took the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music, Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who moves to a rural American backwater, where dancing is banned. Starring Maureen Nolan as Vi Moore, the show features a score of classic hits including Holding Out For A Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy and Footloose. TV favourites Paul Bradley (Elliot Hope Holby City, Nigel Bates EastEnders) and Jessie Wallace (Kat Slater EastEnders) lead the cast in Ira Levin's spine-chiller Deathtrap from Wednesday 6 Saturday 9 September. With a plot full of twists and turns, it's guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat. The Kite Runner a haunting tale of friendship based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel comes to the Lyceum from Tuesday 17 Saturday 21 October. Spanning cultures and continents, it follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Following the unprecedented success of its UK tour, Shrek The Musical returns to the Lyceum Theatre for Easter 2018 (Wednesday 28 Sunday 8 April 2018). This larger than life production sees unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a 14 foot fire-breathing, love-sick dragon. Featuring new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I'm a Believer, Shrek The Musical brings over 100 much-loved fairytale characters to life in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. The new shows go on sale to Sheffield Theatres' Centre Stage Members on Saturday 13 May at 10.00am and to the general public on Saturday 20 May. For more details about Centre Stage membership or to book tickets call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

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