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April 26 - May 3 2018

The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
DK Ugonna, Suzanne Celensu, Edd Bower, Cassandra Hodges in new play, Paradise Road

How giving refuge can bring further conflict

A new play about asylum seekers by Sheffield writer James Stone has its professional premiere at the Library Theatre this weekend.

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Danny Mac, Ria Jones and Adam Pearce in Sunset Boulevard

Strictly star steps out on to Sunset Boulevard

Danny Mac is known as a soap actor who nearly won Strictly and now is starring in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Sunset Boulevard, which comes to the Sheffield Lyceum next week.

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Canvas of divisive  opinions

Canvas of divisive opinions

A three-hander originally in French has proved the unlikely ingredients for a global hit that is still going strong after more than 20 years.

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Walking in the footsteps of 2,000 years of history

A rambling group set up to help improve the health and well being of Sheffield’s BME community has inspired a play which comes to the Crucible Studio next week.

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Joseph Taylor as Mr Rochester and Hannah Bateman as Jane in Northen Ballet's production of Jane Eyre. Photo by Emma Kauldhar.

Bringing feminist icon Jane to the dance stage

Northern Ballet’s production of Jane Eyre, nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award 2017, comes to the Sheffield Lyceum next week.

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Review: York Realist, Sheffield Crucible

Review: York Realist, Sheffield Crucible

After playing to enthusiastic reviews at the Donmar Warehouse, Peter Gill’s 2001 play about the north-south divide appropriately has arrived in Sheffield for the remainder of its run.

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Downton star back in the kitchen

Lesley Nicol, who found fame as Mrs Patmore the cook on Downton Abbey, finds herself in a Yorkshire kitchen again in The York Realist which arrives at the Crucible Theatre next week.

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Rehearsals for Into the Woods by Sheffield youth group Easy Street Theatre

Into the Winter Garden for musical

A Sheffield youth theatre group have chosen the very apt setting of the Winter Garden for their production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Woods.

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Stand-up comic and actor Kerry Godliman

Comedian Kerry’s not just putting on an act

It is not unusual for comedians to gravitate to acting roles, as we were reminded this week that the late great Ken Dodd was once in Twelfth Night.

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St Patricks Day celebration getting under way for the staff of the Frog and Parrot on Devonshire Green'Luke Skinner Fawcett, Siobhan Humphries and Sara Charlesworth

WHAT’S ON: Sham-rock the night away this St Patrick’s Day!

Get ready to sham-rock the night away, as St Patrick’s Day celebrations take over the city this weekend!


‘I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.’... The classic one-liners and greatest jokes of Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of "How tickled I am".

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Dynamos who drive classic Abba musical

Dynamos who drive classic Abba musical

The combination of a feel-good story set to the music of Abba has proved irresistible since opening in 1999 in the West End, where it still going strong, and now Mamma Mia! is enjoying a three-week sell-out run in Sheffield.

The MakeShift Ensemble are heading to The Crucible Studio in Sheffield this April as part of their spring tour of 'Sofa', a brand new play exploring memory and 'unmemory'.

The sofa keeps memories for siblings in new play coming to Sheffield

A travelling theatre company who produce plays based on people power is bringing its latest show to the Crucible next month.

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Kiss Me Kate, coming to Sheffield Theatres

Sensational musicals and new plays take centre stage at Sheffield Theatres this season

Sheffield Theatres has announced its packed new season of shows to take centre stage throughout 2018 and into 2019 including plays, sensational musicals and traditional dramas.

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Ama Y Bebe exhibition by Marta Soul, being shown at Dina Venue, Sheffield.

Review: ‘Ama Y Bebe’ by Marta Soul at Sheffield’s Dina Venue

We went to the opening of the exhibition of “AMA Y BEBE” by Marta Soul, a notable Spanish photographer who is starting to work in the UK as well.

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Richard Hawley

Sheffield musician Richard Hawley to tell Park Hill's story in song at the Crucible theatre in new stage production

The history of Sheffield's Park Hill estate will be told through song at the Crucible theatre in the debut stage production by city musician Richard Hawley.
Jonathan Hyde as Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon at the Crucible, Sheffield

Review: Frost/Nixon at Crucible, Sheffield

When Peter Morgan’s play transferred from the West End to Broadway, the Americans wanted to call it Nixon/Frost. They had a point beyond pure jingoism because it is the former US President who dominates the drama, and this is especially so here thanks to an extraordinary performance by Jonathan Hyde who uncannily inhabits Tricky Dicky in voice, facial expression and physical gesture without it being an impersonation.

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