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  1. We are thrilled to announce that Spike Milligan's Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall has won Best Regional Production at the What's On Stage Awards 2010! This is a particularly special honour for the production, as these are the only major UK theatre awards voted for by theatregoers themselves. Don't forget that our competition to win a pair of tickets to the opening night here in Sheffield is open until this Thursday - just tell us your story of good camaraderie or friendship in a post on this thread for your chance to see this award-winning show.
  2. The Magic of Motown Sat 3 April 4.00pm - extra show Sat 3 April 7.45pm SOLD OUT Lyceum Theatre Live on stage, the music of The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, The Isley Brothers and more. The best live Motown tribute concert show boasts a talented, superbly-choreographed cast; 38 million-selling hit songs, dozens of dazzling costume changes and that authentic Detroit sound. It will have you singing and dancing to 50 years of classic hits – charting Motown’s rise from its first 1960 million-seller to becoming the world’s greatest record label. Due to popular demand an extra matinee performance has been added at 4.00pm. Tickets: £16.00-£23.00 (concessions available) Box Office: 0114 249 6000 Book online
  3. Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall Tue 2 - Sat 6 March 2010 Lyceum Theatre Spike Milligan’s celebrated war memoirs are brought to anarchic life in this critically acclaimed touring production at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 2 March to Saturday 6 March. This epic, everyman’s odyssey through World War Two, with a cast of extraordinary characters, charts Gunner Milligan’s progress from joining the Royal Artillery through the North African and Italian campaigns. High comedy and tragedy collide, as we follow him and his ad hoc jazz quartet – complete with their famed comedy routines – adrift on the tide of great historic events. Using Milligan’s own words, the story is told through a joyous fusion of comedy, jazz, song and dance – showing how humour, music and comradeship enabled a hapless and disparate bunch of young men to prevail against the might of the Nazi War Machine. Songs include Chattanooga Choo Choo, Ain’t Misbehavin’, In the Mood, Honeysuckle Rose and many more. Winner of Best Regional Production at the What's On Stage Awards 2010. ‘Entertainingly offbeat’ Daily Telegraph ‘A joyously funny, gloriously ramshackle evening’ The Guardian ‘Fond and faithfully barmy’ Sunday Times Tickets: £13.00 - £24.00 (concessions available) Box Office: 0114 249 6000 Book online Competition To celebrate this wonderfully comic production coming to the Lyceum, we have a pair of tickets for the opening night to give away to one lucky Sheffield Forum user. For your chance to win, simply reply to this thread to tell us how comradeship and good humour have got you through tough times. Maybe you have a story about a great bunch of workmates, or when friends and family have rallied round during a time of difficulty? Whatever your story, we'd like to hear it. The winner will be picked at random from all replies posted by individual users after the deadline of Thursday 18 February at 10.00am. Good luck!
  4. Our competition winner was Tommyboi - congratulations and enjoy the show! Opening night tonight!
  5. Our competition has now closed - and our winner, Electric Blue has been notified. Congratulations! Roll on Thursday!
  6. Thanks for the brilliant replies everyone, some really funny stories.. Don't forget our competition closes on Monday at 10.00am, so drop us a line before then for your chance to win tickets.
  7. COMPETITION Hot on the heels of its smash hit US tour, Bill Kenwright’s critically acclaimed production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind is set to thrill audiences in Sheffield when it arrives at the Lyceum in February. For your chance to win a family ticket (4 tickets) to the opening night on Monday 1 February, just reply to this thread to tell us a story you have about the innocence of childhood - maybe a memory from you were younger, or a funny thing that a young relative or friend said. Whatever it is, let us know about it on the thread and you could win tickets to this perfect family treat! The competition deadline is 10.00am on Wednesday 27 January. Winners will be selected at random from all users that reply to the thread. Good luck!
  8. Opera della Luna presents Die Fledermaus Thu 28 - Sat 30 January 2010 Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield The country’s best chamber opera company, Opera della Luna, presents Johann Strauss’s masterpiece Die Fledermaus in a glittering new production. One of the world’s best-loved operettas, Die Fledermaus is transformed under the inventive and comic touch of a company renowned for its highly entertaining performing style. With elements of trickery and disguise, farce, amorous tête-a-têtes and a rousing waltz finale, this production combines an intriguing story line with sparkling song, rousing music and deft comic touches. "A fresh spin on this Viennese classic" The Times - Opera Critic's Choice Tickets: £17.00 - £24.00 (discounts available) Box Office: 0114 249 6000 Book online: http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=whatson.production&ProductionID=863 COMPETITION The title Die Fledermaus or The Bat, refers to a practical joke played on one of the characters long before the opera begins, in which a drunken partygoer is left to walk home through the city the morning after a costume party, still dressed in a full-length bat costume. For your chance to win a pair tickets to this fabulous new version of this madcap comic opera, just reply to the thread to tell us your funniest costume-related story. What's the most memorable costume you've ever worn? Have you or your friends ever got into an embarassing situation in an hilarious outfit? Tell us about it by replying to the thread and you could win a pair of tickets to see the show! The competition deadline is 10.00am on Monday 25 January. Winners will be selected at random from all users that reply to the thread. Good luck!
  9. We're pleased to announce that after the power problems experienced yesterday, the Lyceum is open as normal and tonight's performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Wed 6 January, 7.00pm) will go ahead as scheduled. http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
  10. Due to adverse weather conditions tonight’s performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre will be cancelled. There has been a power failure at the Lyceum and unfortunately telephone lines are still not working. Sheffield Theatres will be contacting all audience members within due course to arrange a full refund. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
  11. We are currently experiencing power problems at the Lyceum Theatre and currently have no phone lines due to the severe weather conditions. There will be an update on our website and via the media (BBC Radio Sheffield) at 3pm. Thank you for your co-operation.
  12. Mon 1 - Sat 6 February 2010 Whistle Down the Wind Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Jonathan Ansell, who won the heart of the nation as lead vocalist in X-Factor runners-up G4, has been cast in his musical debut, starring at the Lyceum in Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind. In a twist of fate the bright-eyed and youthful Swallow discovers a mysterious man hiding in her family’s barn. When she asks for his identity the first words he utters are "Jesus Christ"… and it’s as though her prayers have been answered. While the rest of the townspeople are searching for a fugitive escaped from jail, Swallow gathers the town’s children who make a pact to protect their new found saviour from the cruelties of the outside world. An extraordinary and uplifting tale, Whistle Down the Wind is based on the beloved sixties film starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates, and features numerous multi-award-winning songs, including Boyzone’s international smash hit No Matter What (which topped the UK charts for 6 weeks). The musical shows how powerful love can be when the innocence of childhood collides with the cynicism of the adult world. In a stunning combination of multi-award-winning songs, powerful all new staging and epic storytelling, Whistle Down the Wind is a record breaking theatrical sensation that is both mesmerizing and moving. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best show since Phantom Charles Spencer - Daily Telegraph Tickets: £17.00 - £31.00 (concessions available) Box Office: 0114 249 6000 Book online
  13. Fri 11 December 2009 - Sun 10 January 2010 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs A Sheffield Theatres Co-Production with Evolution Pantomimes Lyceum Theatre Mirror, mirror on the wall, where is the funniest panto of them all? This Christmas, don't miss our spectacular, fun-packed, family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. With comedy, singing, dancing, audience participation, and stunning sets and costumes, this year's Lyceum Theatre pantomime promises to be our biggest and best panto ever! Our star-studded cast includes pop icon, Toyah Willcox as The Wicked Queen; the hilarious Damian Williams (Sky One's Are You Smarter Than Your 10 Year Old?) is back by popular demand as Nurse Nellie and the funniest man in town, Toby Foster (BBC Radio Sheffield), makes his Lyceum debut as Muddles the Court Jester. Local legend, Bobby Knutt will also make a special 'virtual' appearance as the Man in the Mirror. They are joined by a top quality supporting cast and seven of the best professional dwarfs in the country. Written and directed by Paul Hendy and produced by the team that brought you last year's smash hit Aladdin, Snow White promises to be top quality family entertainment. COMPETITION To celebrate the start of our spectacular new pantomime, we have a number of family tickets (4 tickets) to give away to the opening night on Friday 11 December at 7.00pm! For your chance to win, just reply to the thread to tell us your favourite pantomime memory. Do you remember going to the panto as a child with your family? Do you have a particularly favourite pantomime experience? Maybe there was a classic moment you remember from our panto Aladdin last year? Ticket winners will be picked at random from all users that reply to the thread, but enter now for your chance to win - our competition closes at 10.00am on Thursday 10 December. Good luck! Tickets: £12.00 - £20.00 Book online Box Office: 0114 249 6000
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