New season unveiled at Sheffield Theatres

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The new season at Sheffield Theatres has been unveiled and promises an exciting line-up of musicals, witty comedy, chart-topping music, poignant drama and family fun.

The summer begins with music, as five-time Grammy winner Mary Chapin Carpenter and X Factor winner Matt Cardle light up the Lyceum stage next month.

Operation Crucible, the highly-acclaimed play that tells the story of the bomb that exploded at the Sheffield’s Marples Hotel in Sheffield in 1940, opens the season in the Studio.

In the Crucible, a brand new production of D H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover takes to the stage in September. Directed by Phillip Breen, passion, class, love and sexual freedom are at the heart of this modern classic which will go on to tour the UK following its run in Sheffield.

Alongside previously-announced musicals Cats and Sister Act, starring Alexandra Burke, the Lyceum is hosting some of the best musicals on tour in the UK this season.

Tommy Steele celebrates the life of a big band legend in The Glenn Miller Story throughout August. This new musical features a 16-piece orchestra playing the hits of the era including In The Mood, Chattanooga Choo Choo and Moonlight Serenade.

Inspired by the moment in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins played together for the first and only time, the smash-hit show Million Dollar Quartet is set to rock the stage.

Moving forward a decade to the Swinging Sixties, Sunny Afternoon charts the rise to stardom of one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, in October. That will be followed by Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments and cult musical Little Shop of Horrors in November.

For details of the full autumn season visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.