Monthly Archives: May 2018

What’s on in Sheffield in June 2018

Fly DSA Arena

Following on from the success of 2016 and 2017, Yorkshire Cosplay Con is returning to Sheffield on the 2nd and 3rd June for the 3rd consecutive year! Not only will famous stars of TV shows and movies be there, but the event has live stage performances, activities suitable for families, including workshops, gaming events, and roleplay games.  Yorkshire Cosplay Con has been described as the ultimate family day out. So even if you don’t go there dressed up, you can still head across and have a great day there, but I bet when you leave the event, you’ll be planning what you’re going to go as next year (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/yorkshire-cosplay-con-2018-5563#eventddLink).

Now this one is massive! American pop superstar Katy Perry is live in Sheffield as part of her ‘Witness’ Tour. Supported by actress and musician Hailee Steinfeld, Katy Perry will perform some of the decades biggest pop songs as well as her latest hits of her most recent album ‘Chained to the Rhythm’. After rising to fame in 2008, she’s topped charts across the world, won numerous awards and become one of the leading females in pop music. This is guaranteed to be an incredible live show, taking place on 19th June (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/katy-perry-5552#eventddLink).

Another incredible act this month taking to the stage it one of the UK’s most loved comedians, Michael McIntyre. His Big World Tour comes to Sheffield on the 23rd June, and he’s not unfamiliar to sell-out worldwide tours, holding records in many countries for having the biggest selling comedy tour, and has sold over 1.5 million tickets in the UK. I can’t explain how funny he is, and I probably don’t need to as I’m sure you’re already aware at just how much of a comedy genius he is. If you want to come to Sheffield and have an evening of non-stop laughter, here’s the link (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/michael-mcintyre-5583#eventddLink).

Sheffield Theatres

The Sheffield Theatres are treated to a whole host of shows, musicals and interviews this month, as some of the best loved productions come to the city. Between 4th and 9th June, an Officer and a Gentleman will be showing in the Lyceum Theatre. It’s the world premiere of the new musical based on the Oscar-winning film. It offers a feel-good soundtrack with hit songs from 80s, including ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, ‘Material Girl’ and ‘The Final Countdown’ (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/an-officer-and-a-gentleman).

Now that the Snooker Championships have come to an end at the Crucible, it allows for another major show to take to the stage. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest appears on the Crucible stage from 8th June until 23rd June, giving you plenty of time to watch this dramatic piece of theatre, directed by Award-winning director Javaad Alipoor (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest).

From 9th until the 11th June in the Studio Theatre, you could watch a range of interviews as part of the Sheffield Doc/Fest. To me, the main highlight would be the interview with legend Sir Trevor McDonald as he discusses what drives to make some of the most moving and gripping documentaries. However, you could also listen to Munroe Bergdorf talk women, gender & activism, listen to a BAFTA Masterclass with Matthew Heineman or listen to BAFTA winning actress Vicky McClure talk Dementia and Music (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on?from=2018-06-01&genre=&q=&to=2018-06-30&venue=Studio).

Another incredible show taking to the Lyceum Theatre stage from 19th to the 30th June, is Jersey Boys. Back in Sheffield, this smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It features some of the world’s most incredible songs, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Oh What A Night’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’. It is definitely not a show you want to miss out on (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/jersey-boys).

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

Sheffield City Hall

Sheffield City Hall kicks off the great entertainment for the month on the 1st June with Queen tribute royalty, Killer Queen. They’ve been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993, and their expertise and extraordinarily accurate portrayal of one of the world’s greatest band has made them one of the most successful tribute acts around (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp). Due to sell out shows and performance this month, the next event on the list is The Simon and Garfunkel Story on 14th June. After a very successful sold out worldwide tour this story features huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the duo’s biggest hits, including ‘Cecilia’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ to name but a few (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp).

On 18th June there’s more live music in the form of progressive rock musician, Neal Morse, as he takes over the Memorial Hall for his up close and personal solo acoustic tour. It spotlights some of the music behind his new album, ‘Life and Times’, with the intimate performances revealing more about the man, his life and his music. With a successful 2017 world tour under his name, it’s an intimate performance not to be missed (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp). The Lion King is one of the worlds most beloved musicals, and on 23rd and 24th June, the June D Gill School of Theatre and Dance presents The Circle of Life. It’s a sensational production in drama, song and dance inspired by the iconic music of The Lion King (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp).

On 28th June, critically acclaimed and award winning stand-up comedian, Chris Ramsey, brings his ‘Just happy to get out of the house tour’ to the City Hall. You might recognise his from the TV, as he hosts his own TV show and stand-up comedy show on Comedy Central as well as being a regular on Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/mapSelect.asp).

The City Hall at night

The City Hall at night

O2 Academy Sheffield

On 1st June, James Bay is performing at O2 Academy Sheffield to promote his long-awaited second album, Electric Light. This is the follow up to his internationally acclaimed, BRIT winning, triple Grammy nominated debut, Chaos & The Calm, which featured incredible songs such as ‘Hold Back the River’ and Let it Go’ (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1112098/james-bay-tickets).

Last up on my list is an event that will give you an incredible night out. A favourite amongst the younger population of Sheffield, Bongo’s Bingo return for another consecutive month. I’ve written about this before, describing it as Bierkeller meets Bingo, there’s great prizes to be one (including A LOT of money of course), there’s singing and dancing on the benches, and there’s alcohol. Sounds like a great night to me (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1112980/bongos-bingo-tickets).

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What’s on in Sheffield in May 2018

Sheffield City Hall

The Sunday Times described this live podcast show, My Dad Wrote A Porno: Live, as a ‘cultural phenomenon’. Comedian Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine read a lost chapter from his dad’s notorious book on 1st May. With tickets still available, it’s well worth having a look for yourself (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/seatSelect.asp). On a similar theme, Love Island narrator, Iain Stirling, appears on his brand-new ‘U OK Hun? X’ tour. He’s been busy appearing on many different programmes as of late, but on 6th May he’ll be performing his comical material on the Memorial Hall stage (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/seatSelect.asp).

On 2nd May, Westlife’s very own Shane Filan will be on the Oval Hall stage on the second leg of his very successful tour. After the incredible success of his boyband days, his solo tour has been just as successful, seeing him add new dates and new cities this time round (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/seatSelect.asp). Between the 16th May until the 19th May, The Manor Operatic Society return to Sheffield once again, this time to one of the worlds most loved musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (https://sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com/Online/seatSelect.asp). As part of Sheffield International Concert Season 2018, conductor Sir Mark Elder performs with dazzling pianist Hong Xu, perform The Hallé (https://buy.sivtickets.com/sics/Online/seatSelect.asp) taking place on 25th May.

Fly DSA Arena

On 18th May, wrestling fans will be able to see all of their favourite WWE superstars in one location, the Fly DSA Arena. You’ve probably seen it on TV, but WWE Live is unique blend of sport and entertainment. In-ring match action is coupled with dramatic entertainment and exciting environment, making this event the ultimate in family entertainment (http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/wwe-live-5573#eventddLink)!

Sheffield Theatres

With the Crucible still being busy with the Snooker Championships, The Lyceum is where a lot of the live shows are this month! First up, from the 1st May until the 5th May we have The Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas. Travel back in time to the glitz and glam nights of Vegas in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers. Performing hits such as That’s Amore, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Candyman and Everybody Loves Somebody (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-rat-pack).

On the 11th and 12th May, The English Touring Opera will be performing Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and Puccini’s ‘Il tabarro/Gianni Schicchi’ respectively. The Marriage of Figaro Is acclaimed for its music and its sense of fun, whereas Il tabarro/Gianni Schicchi is described as being a moody romance that speaks to the heart. They’ve had countless 5-star reviews, making it a perfect show to go and see (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/english-touring-opera-2).

Chances are, you’ve probably seen Titanic, but have you seen it as a musical? From 21st May until 26th May, you can just do that! The show is based on real people aboard, this production focuses on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of its passengers. It’s even won critical acclaim across the board, with The Times giving it 5-stars.

The Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre

O2 Academy Sheffield

The Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience returns to Sheffield, celebrating the band as they commemorate 30 years since the original album was released. This isn’t just a tribute, it’s a journey through the story of Roy Orbison and the Wilburys (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1067332/roy-orbison-traveling-wilburys-experience-tickets). For the younger audience, We Are Scientists will be taking to the stage for the release of their new album ‘Megaplex’, with support coming from The Pale White and Cora Pearl (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1083198/we-are-scientists-tickets).

A night you don’t want to miss, is Bongo’s Bingo on Saturday 19th May! I can only describe it as Bierkeller meets bingo, you have the chance to win cash prizes, obscure prizes and just have an incredible night (https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield/events/1112977/bongos-bingo-tickets).

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