New Shows Announced For Spring Season At Lyceum Theater

February 2
10:01 AM 2012

Five new shows, including Sheffield Theatres' annual Christmas pantomime, have been confirmed as part of Sheffield Theatres spring/summer 2012 season and will go on-sale on Saturday 4 February.

Grease will visit the Lyceum Theatre this May. Danny Bayne (winner of ITV's Grease Is The Word, Hairspray) will star as Danny. He is joined by Carina Gillespie (Grease, Buddy) as Sandy and RhydIan Roberts (X Factor) will play Teen Angel.

Musicals continue in June with Hair, which comes to the Theatre as part of its first ever UK tour.

About Hair: Hair follows a group of people who fight for peace, love and freedom in 1960s New York. Directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live, X Factor), this musical spectacular stars Pop Idol sensation Gareth Gates, alongside fellow Pop Idol finalist Zoe Birkett and BBC1's Over the Rainbow finalist Amy Diamond. Capturing the mood and movement of the times, Hair is the original rock musical and features classic songs such as Aquarius, Let the Sunshine in and the infectious title track Hair.

The History of the Big Bands brings another X Factor star, Andy Abraham, to the Lyceum stage on Wednesday 23 May. Singing live with his 13-piece big band, audiences will be "taken on a musical journey that revisits the very best of the swing era in an evening of high energy, virtuoso musi­cianship and wonderful songs."

Also in May, Breakin' Convention, the festival of hip hop dance theatre, will entertain audiences once more with performances from local and International Artists, including performances from Clash 66 (France & Korea) and World B-Boy champions Vagabond Crew (France).

Finally, following on Sleeping Beauty in 2011, this year's Lyceum Theatre pantomime, Cinderella, promises to "be bigger and better than ever." On from Friday 7 December 2012 – Sunday 6 January 2013, this magical fairytale is the sixth pantomime produced by Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes, and will see Sheffield's favourite comedy genius, DamIan Williams, take on the role of Cinderella's trusty sidekick Buttons.

The new shows at the Lyceum Theatre will go on sale to the general public on Saturday 4 February. Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or online at

Crucible Lyceum Studio 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
Box Office 0114 249 6000 - Mon - Sat 10.00am to 8.00pm (for telephone bookings)
All telephone bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee, £1.00 for online bookings
Mon - Sat 10am to 8.00pm (in person) - On non-performance days the Box Office closes at 6.00pm.

Sheffield Theatres Listings


Monday 14 – Saturday 19 May

Press Night Monday 14 May 7.45pm
Mon – Thu 7.45pm

Fri & Sat 8.30pm

Fri 5.30pm
Sat 5.00pm
£22.00 - £35.00 (concessions, group and other discounts available)


Monday 18 – Saturday 23 June
Press Night Monday 18 June 7.45pm
Mon – Thu 7.45pm
Fri & Sat 7.45pm
Thu 2.00pm
Sat 3.00pm
£19.00 - £31.00 (concessions, group and other discounts available)

Andy Abraham's History of the Big Bands
Wednesday 23 May 7.45pm

Breakin' Convention
Friday 25 – Saturday 26 May 7.15pm
Press Night Friday 25 May 7.15pm
£14.50 - £19.50 (concessions, group and young person's ticket available)

Friday 7 December 2012 – Sunday 6 January 2013
Press Night Tuesday Tue 11 December 7.00pm
£10.00 - £23.00 (concessions, groups and other discounts available on selected performances)

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