Richard Wilson debut in new Sheffield Theatres season

Actor Richard Wilson is to make his Sheffield stage debut
Actor Richard Wilson is to make his Sheffield stage debut

Homegrown favourites and classic shows are set to wow the crowds after Sheffield Theatres unveiled its new season.

A dance-theatre adaptation of South Yorkshire-based Kes and Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night will draw crowds to The Crucible – before the second show goes on a national tour.

Actor Richard Wilson, Sheffield Theatres associate director, will also make his Sheffield stage debut in Krapp’s Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett.

Daniel Evans, Sheffield Theatres artistic director, who announced the company’s autumn season yesterday, will see his critically acclaimed production of This Is My Family return to the Lyceum before it hits the road on a national tour.

He said: “I’m delighted to announce our autumn season, particularly as it combines two strands of work of which we are incredibly proud, classical theatre and musical theatre.

“I’m especially pleased we are able to remount Tim Firth’s This Is My Family in the Lyceum after its award-winning run in the Studio last year.

“It’s also a mark of the company’s confidence that there will be two productions touring the country – Twelfth Night and This Is My Family.

“It’s wonderful to be able to take the work we make in Sheffield to a wider audience across the UK.”

The season starts at the end of the month.

Fans of musical theatre are in for a treat as Ben Elton’s Tonight’s The Night, The Buddy Holly Story, Beatlemania tribute Let It Be and West Side Story are all included in the new season. Other highlights are comedian Dawn French’s first solo national tour, and drama Brassed Off.

Among the Sheffield Children’s Festival events featured are June D Gill School of Theatre Dance performing Chitty and High Storrs School with Grease – School Edition.

n Tickets go on sale on Saturday March 22 .