Spring 2011 At The Drama Studio The Drama Studio is provided by The University of Shefﬁeld for the recreation of its own members and for the beneﬁt of the people of Shefﬁeld and the surrounding community. We are grateful for ﬁnancial assistance received from The University of Shefﬁeld Alumni Foundation and the Union of Students. The Alumni Foundation. Spring Season 2011 List of events Thursdays from 10 February to 7 April Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 January at 1:10 at 7:30 Department Of Music Saturday 22 January at 2:15 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Handsworth And Hallam Theatre For more up to date information regarding Company the lunchtime concerts, including details of CINDERELLA all programmes, see the concerts website by Stephen Duckham at www.shef.ac.uk/concerts. Would you like to go to the ball? Then join us! Admission free; Donations gratefully received. Welcome back to our spectacular fun-packed family pantomime featuring Cinderella, her prince, loveable buttons and of course the ugly sisters! Handsworth & Hallam Theatre Company once again are back to present fabulous musical numbers, family comedy and audience participation! Tickets: £8, concessions £5 From: Mrs B. Walker, 46 Royston Avenue Owlthorpe, S20 6SG Tel: 0114 247 6179 Web: www.hhtc.info Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 January Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 January at 7:30 at 7:30 Hallam ’89 Theatre Club Apex Players MEN OF THE WORLD FUNNY BUSINESS by John Godber by Derek Benfield Three northern coach drivers reminisce Looking after his sister’s hotel, Ferris learns about a pensioners’ tour down The Rhine of the visit of a journalist who writes critical Valley where we meet dotty old complainers, reviews for a Sunday newspaper. An retired miners seeking excitement, ladies who assortment of guests with guilty secrets to get lost and those with their various ailments. hide leads to a dizzy round of subterfuge and A touching, often hilarious, bitter-sweet play lies – and poor Ferris doesn’t know which one full of John Godber’s usual clever, perceptive is the journalist! view of “men of the world”. Tickets: £6.50, concessions £6 Tickets: £7; concessions £6 From: Chris Boydell, 28 Valley Road From: David Hague, 403 Wood Lane Sheffield, S8 9FY S6 5LR Tel: 0114 249 6126 Tel: 0114 233 5333 or 0114 230 3718 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Web: www.apexplayers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 February Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 February at 7:30 at 7:30 The Company Hispanic Society ARSENIC AND OLD LACE LAS BICICLETAS SON PARA by Joseph Kesselring EL VERANO “Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops” by Fernando Fernán-Gómez Mortimer Brewster must deal with his family Set in 1930s Spain, Las bicicletas son para el as he debates whether to marry. With two verano shows how a middle-class Republican murderous aunts, a brother who thinks he’s family and their neighbours cope with daily Teddy Roosevelt and another who looks like life, love and politics during the Spanish Civil Boris Karloff, he has his work cut out in this War. The production will be in Spanish with hilarious black farce. a programme and synopsis in English. Tickets: £7; concessions £5 Tickets: £4 From: The Company Box Office From: Becky Atkinson 95 Doe Royd Crescent, S5 8GD 21 Spring House Road Tel: 0114 201 0090 Sheffield, S10 1LT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07534 198850 Web: www.thecompanysheffield.co.uk Email: email@example.com Web: www.sheffield.ac.uk/union/ get-invovled/societies/hispanic Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 February Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 February at 7:30 at 7:30 Sheffield University Theatre Company Sheffield University Theatre Company CLOSER BROKEN GLASS by Patrick Marber by Arthur Miller When Alice is hit by a taxi, it sparks a chain of Sylvia Gellburg has mysteriously become events which lead to her, Anna, Dan and Larry paralysed from waist down, yet Dr. Hyman falling in and out of love as they each find how can find no medical explanation, deciding much the truth means to them. As emotions he must therefore probe into her psyche. run high, the play reaches a heart-wrenching As he searches, we see what it means to climax as each has to decide who they be American and Jewish in New York, 1938. truly love. A powerful and moving psychological thriller Tickets: Wednesday £4; Thursday to from Arthur Miller. Saturday £6, concessions £5 Tickets: Wednesday £4; Thursday to From: Union Box Office, Students’ Union Saturday £6, concessions £5 Western Bank, S10 2TG From: Union Box Office, Students’ Union Tel: 0114 222 8676 Western Bank, S10 2TG Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0114 222 8676 Web: www.sutco.co.uk Email: email@example.com Web: www.sutco.co.uk Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 March Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 March at 7:30 at 7:30 French Society Players Sheffield University Drama Society LES ESPRITS TERRY PRATCHETT’S WYRD by Pierre de Larivey, adapted by SISTERS Albert Camus adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs Les Esprits is the play from which Molière In the original novel, Terry Pratchett took stole key comic scenes for L’Avare. Albert Shakespeare’s Macbeth and turned it up until Camus adapted Larivey’s text for the modern the knob came off. Stephen Briggs’ adaptation stage and won rave reviews with a production provides our actors and our audience with an in 1953. Two Fathers, Four Lovers, A Few Liars opportunity to visit Discworld and have fun. and Fun All Round. This is the British Even those who have never read a fantasy première. novel can enjoy themselves. Tickets: £4, concessions £3 Tickets: £9; concessions £7 From: Professor David Walker From: Julia Morrison, 116 Union Road Dept. of French Sheffield, S11 9EN University of Sheffield Tel: 0114 255 3417 Tel: 0114 222 4893 Web: www.suds.ac.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.shef.ac.uk/french Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 March Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 March at 7:30 at 7:30 Sheffield University Theatre Company Sheffield University Theatre Company TRANSITION BLOOD WEDDING by Dominic Gee-Burch by Federico García Lorca What would do if you had a secret you knew A Wedding. The bringing together of could destroy everything? Fast paced and a community for music, dancing, joy. action fuelled; Transition follows Seth and But love and tragedy go together always, his new found responsibilities. This journey and what begins as a feast of colour and of discovery challenges the principles of happiness soon descends into nightmare, whether we're born inherently good or evil. leaving those that remain bereft. Join us An exciting and adventurous new script which this March for Lorca’s most beautiful and challenges audiences in an innovative new most passionate tragedy. approach to theatre. Tickets: Wednesday £4; Thursday to Tickets: Wednesday £4; Thursday to Saturday £6, concessions £5 Saturday £6, concessions £5 From: Union Box Office, Students’ Union From: Union Box Office, Students’ Union Western Bank, S10 2TG Western Bank, S10 2TG Tel: 0114 222 8676 Tel: 0114 222 8676 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.sutco.co.uk Web: www.sutco.co.uk Friday 8 and Saturday 9 April at 7:30 Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 April at 7:15 SHU Drama Velma Furniss School Of Theatre Dance LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS THE STORY MAKER by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken by Christine Dearden Little Shop of Horrors, a story of a young A delightful story when the Story Maker man who, to his amazement, discovers a intervened with the pantomime character man eating plant from outer space. The to create a mysterious tale. We travel above plant brings fame and fortune but with the sky and beneath the earth to meet the a deadly consequence. This upbeat and Weather Maker and his entourage and then energetic musical comedy will have you Kind Edward and his cronies before returning laughing and dancing in the aisles. home when peace reigns. Featuring all ages Tickets: £6, concessions £5 in colourful costumes From: HUBS Box Office, The Hubs Tickets: Adults £8, concessions £7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2QQ From: Velma Furniss, 2 Oaks Lane Tel: 0114 225 4111 Sheffield, S5 0TA Email: Shudrama@gmail.com Tel: 0114 240 0011 Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 April at 7:30 Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7 May at 7:30 Saturday 16 April at 2:30 Midland Players Dore Gilbert & Sullivan Society IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY HMS PINAFORE & THE ZOO by Ray Cooney by WS Gilbert & A Sullivan/A Sullivan Neurologist Dr David Mortimore is about & B Rowe to deliver a prestigious lecture when Jane, A double bill which parodies difficulties faced an old flame arrives, announcing that his by lovers at opposites of the social scale. HMS previously unsuspected son wants to meet Pinafore is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most him. David invents two husbands for Jane popular works full of well-known tunes. The who, together with a police sergeant, senile Zoo is set in London Zoological Gardens, patient, assorted matrons and a syringe of where a chorus of the Biritish Public witness tranquiliser lead to an hilarious farce before tow love affairs. matters are untangled. Tickets: £10, concessions £9 Tickets: £7 From: Val Howard From: J & M Stone, 55 Chatsworth Road Tel: 01246 416364 Sheffield, S17 3QG Web: www.doregas.co.uk Tel: 0114 236 1186 Web: www.midlandplayers.co.uk Spring Season 2011 Calendar of events Thu 13 Jan 7:30 Men of the World Wed 9 Mar 7:30 Transition Fri 14 Jan 7:30 Men of the World Thu 10 Mar 1:10 Lunchtime Concert: Sat 15 Jan 7:30 Men of the World Lee Horne piano Wed 19 Jan 7:30 Cinderella 7:30 Transition Thu 20 Jan 7:30 Cinderella Fri 11 Mar 7:30 Transition Fri 21 Jan 7:30 Cinderella Sat 12 Mar 7:30 Transition Sat 22 Jan 2:15 Cinderella Wed 16 Mar 7:30 Les Esprits 7:30 Cinderella Thu 17 Mar 1:10 Lunchtime Concert: Thu 27 Jan 7:30 Funny Business David Ross violin Fri 28 Jan 7:30 Funny Business 7:30 Les Esprits Sat 29 Jan 7:30 Funny Business Fri 18 Mar 7:30 Les Esprits Wed 2 Feb 7:30 Arsenic and Old Lace Wed 23 Mar 7:30 Blood Wedding Thu 3 Feb 7:45 Arsenic and Old Lace Thu 24 Mar 1:10 Lunchtime Concert Johan Delin double bass Fri 4 Feb 7:45 Arsenic and Old Lace 7:30 Blood Wedding Sat 5 Feb 7:45 Arsenic and Old Lace Fri 25 Mar 7:30 Blood Wedding Wed 9 Feb 7:30 Closer Sat 26 Mar 7:30 Blood Wedding Thu 10 Feb 1:10 Lunchtime Concert: Thu 31 Mar 1:10 Lunchtime Concert Eung-Jung Kim (keo-mun-go) Matt Ingram euphonium Korean Music Concert 7:30 Closer Thu 7 Apr 1:10 Lunchtime Concert Katherine Harper soprano Fri 11 Feb 7:30 Closer Fri 8 Apr 7:30 Little Shop of Horrors Sat 12 Feb 7:30 Closer Sat 9 Apr 7:30 Little Shop of Horrors Thu 17 Feb 1:10 Lunchtime Concert: Inja Davidovic piano Tue 12 Apr 7:30 HMS Pinafore/The Zoo 7:30 Las Bicicletas Son Para El Verano Wed 13 Mar 7:30 HMS Pinafore/The Zoo Fri 18 Feb 7:30 Las Bicicletas Son Para El Verano Thu 14 Apr 7:30 HMS Pinafore/The Zoo Sat 19 Feb 7:30 Las Bicicletas Son Para El Verano Fri 15 Apr 7:30 HMS Pinafore/The Zoo Wed 23 Feb 7:30 Broken Glass Sat 16 Apr 2:15 HMS Pinafore/The Zoo Thu 24 Feb 1:10 Lunchtime Concert: 7:30 HMS Pinafore/The Zoo Nathan Burton piano Tue 19 Apr 7:15 The Story Maker 7:30 Broken Glass Wed 20 Apr 7:15 The Story Maker Fri 25 Feb 7:30 Broken Glass Thu 21 Apr 7:15 The Story Maker Sat 26 Feb 7:30 Broken Glass Wed 4 May 7:30 It Runs in the Family Wed 2 Mar 7:30 Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters Thu 5 May 7:30 It Runs in the Family Thu 3 Mar 1:10 Lunchtime Concert: Fri 6 May 7:30 It Runs in the Family Catherine Benson soprano Sat 7 May 7:30 It Runs in the Family Sophia Carrol soprano 7:30 Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters Fri 4 Mar 7:30 Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters Sat 5 Mar 7:30 Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters While every effort is made to ensure that all the information in this brochure is accurate at the time of going to press, the management of the Studio can accept no responsibility for any alterations or cancellations. General Information Mailing List If you wish to receive information about our Booking future productions contact: For details of advance booking, please The Theatre Manager see under specific production overleaf. The University of Sheffield Drama Studio Subject to availability, tickets for each Shearwood Road production are on sale at the Studio Box Sheffield Office from half an hour before each S10 2TD performance of that production. Telephone: 0114 222 0200 Tickets booked in advance must be collected at least 15 minutes before the Fax: 0114 222 0209 start of the performance. E-mail: email@example.com Box Office telephone number Web site: www.sheffield.ac.uk/drama (performance times only) 0114 222 0208 Buses The information in this booklet is available in alternative formats. Services 10, 30, 40, 42, 51, 52, and 120 stop close by the Drama Studio. Parking Evening parking facilities are available in the University car park off Clarkson Street - Entrance from Durham Road. Refreshments Coffee is normally served during the interval. We do not have a licensed bar, but the Springfield Tavern and the West End Hotel are both very close by.
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