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What's on this autumn at SHEFFIELD THEATRES

Heading into the autumn, Sheffield Theatres has a host of thrilling shows in store. Running in the Crucible, Playhouse and Lyceum from this September, there are returning favourites, revamped classics and exhilarating new productions, perfect for an evening of escapism.

In the Lyceum

Roaring back into Sheffield, Life of Pi makes its triumphant return following the show’s opening in the Crucible in 2019. Now beginning its UK and Ireland tour in the Lyceum, Life of Pi is the epic journey of endurance and hope, running from Tuesday 29 August – Saturday 16 September and showcasing Divesh Subaskaran in his professional debut in the central role of Pi. After a storm in the Pacific Ocean, Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Jaw-dropping visuals and world-class puppetry combine in a unique and ‘breath-taking’ (The Times) theatrical event that is ‘a wonder to behold’ (Daily Mail).

life od Pi production shot

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s much-loved Calendar Girls the Musical returns with an all-star cast from Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 September. Following the death of an adored husband, a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women's Institute are prompted to do an extraordinary thing and set about creating a nude calendar to raise money for charity. Inspired by the true story of the Calendar Girls, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity and proves that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.

Direct from the West End, discover the remarkable story of The Drifters and the truth about the woman who made them with The Drifters Girl, running Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 September. From the highs of hit records to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, Faye Treadwell is the legendary manager of The Drifters who refused to give up on the group she loved. Including a phenomenal soundtrack packed full of iconic hits including Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last Dance For Me, and Stand By Me, and featuring newly-announced Carly Mercedes Dyer, former star of Six the Musical, as the music industry change-maker, Faye Treadwell.

calendar girls artwork

In the Crucible

A new Sheffield Theatres production of Molière’s witty satire, The Hypochondriac opens in the Crucible from Saturday 30 September - Saturday 21 October and features South Yorkshire’s own talent Edward Hogg (Taboo, Harlots) and Jessica Ransom (Doc Martin/Horrible Histories). Self-obsessed and fixated on his health, wealthy Argan spends his time and money on frequent visits to the family physician. But with medical bills piling up, Argan’s time may be better spent addressing what is real, rather than worrying about what is imagined. A witty satire that proves that laughter really is the best form of medicine.

image from sheffield theatres the hypochondriac

In the Playhouse

We Could All Be Perfect, the debut play by Doncaster writer and actor Hannah Morley, is ready to burst into the Playhouse from Saturday 23 September – Saturday 14 October. A teenage girl steps over a barrier and destroys a painting. Another steals a lipstick. Another has her first kiss in the dark. Whilst another walks into a supermarket and starts a republic. This is the superpower. A furious and funny new play that explores whether teenage girls will save the world and asks if they should have to.

we could all be perfect artwork

Tickets for all productions are on sale now and can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000 or at


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