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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Theatre picks

Fill your diaries with theatre trips, with our picks of the shows that are taking to the Sheffield stage this autumn.

Browse our What's On calendar for even more theatre events.

Drip Drip Drip

Wed. 26 February 2020

Theatre Deli

Bed 6, Oncology ward, a local NHS hospital. Over time, carers and cared-for become an unlikely, dysfunctional family, in this National Health Story of bigotry and belonging.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Sat. 8 February 2020 — Sat. 29 February 2020

Lyceum Theatre

The homecoming of Sheffield Theatres' smash hit teenage drag queen musical. Read our review.

The Duck

Sat. 7 March 2020

Theatre Deli

Sometimes we all feel different, but not everyone has that confirmed by a professional. A funny and moving new play by Rhi Lloyd-Williams, The Duck is an exploration of one woman’s life after she gets her autism diagnosis.

Polly: The Heartbreak Opera

Wed. 11 March 2020

Theatre Deli

A raucous, radical, rallying adaptation of 18th-century rom-com Polly, John Gay's banned sequel to The Beggar's Opera. A satirical, unashamedly sexy, and very funny not-quite-musical with songs inspired by Peaches, Britney and Nina Simone.

The Kingdom Come #6

Sat. 21 March 2020

Abbeydale Picture House

Dive into a world of queer joy, at a special Under the Sea edition of Andro and Eve's drag king cabaret.

Run Sister Run

Thu. 27 February 2020 — Sat. 21 March 2020

Crucible Theatre

Spanning four decades up to the present day, nurture competes with nature as a pair of sisters navigate their unbreakable bond.