BOEING BOEING Revival, THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES & More Set for Sheffield Theatres' 2014 Season
Artistic Director Daniel Evans today reveals Sheffield Theatres' spring season for 2014. The spring includes a season of work dedicated to playwright Brian Friel running across all three auditoria, the world première of a new dance-theatre adaptation of Kes, by Barnsley born director Jonathan Watkins; a major revival of fast-paced French farce Boeing Boeing, directed by Jonathan Humphreys, and The Sheffield Mysteries, the new Sheffield People's Theatre production directed by Daniel Evans. The company will also co-produce a brand new production with Third Angel, The Life and Loves of a Nobody.
Following the success of the David Hare and Michael Frayn seasons, the company will dedicate a season of work across all three auditoria to Irish playwright Brian Friel, with new productions of Afterplay, directed by Róisín McBrinn, Translations, directed by James Grieve, and Wonderful Tennessee, directed by Associate Director Paul Miller. Translations will be co-produced with English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kingston, and will tour following performances at Sheffield Theatres.
Other highlights of the season include the world première of Kes, a new dance-theatre adaptation of Barry Hines' celebrated story, A Kestrel for A Knave, directed and choreographed by Jonathan Watkins, with original music by Alex Baranowski.
Jonathan Humphreys returns to Sheffield Theatres to direct a major new production of Marc Camoletti's classic farce Boeing Boeing; and the company will co-produce with the locally based Third Angel on The Life and Loves of a Nobody.
Artistic Director Daniel Evans will direct this season's Sheffield People's Theatre community project, The Sheffield Mysteries, on the Crucible stage; as well as seeing the company's award-winning production of The Full Monty into the West End.
The Lyceum Theatre plays host to an exciting season of work in the spring. Propeller return to present their A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors (Thursday 23 January - Saturday 1 February). Blink, a dysfunctional and funny love story by Bruntwood Playwriting Prize winner Phil Porter opens the season in the Studio Theatre (Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 January), directed by Soho Theatre Artistic Associate and nabokov Artistic Director Joe Murphy.
The world-renowned Moscow City Ballet returns to the Lyceum Theatre with The Nutcracker (Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 January). Northern Ballet also returns with the unique retelling of Cleopatra (Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 March).
For musical lovers, the West End smash-hit sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats rock 'n' rolls onto the Lyceum stage from Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 January, followed by the classic American musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Monday 10 - Saturday 15 February). Garry Marshall's Happy Days - A New Musical, a brand new production based on the hit 1950s TV show, opens at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 17 - Saturday 22 February, and Fiddler on the Roof, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, takes to the stage from Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 March, before a brand new production of Fame - The Musical comes to the Lyceum (Monday 31 March - Saturday 5 April). The much-anticipated production of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage arrives at the Lyceum from Tuesday 15 April - Saturday 3 May, followed by Brassed Off, the heart-warming story of a brass band struggling for survival in a Yorkshire mining community (Wednesday 7 - Saturday 10 May) and the National Theatre's award-winning comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors (Wednesday 14 - Saturday 24 May). An all-singing, all-dancing production inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart, Tonight's the Night, lights up the stage from Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 May.