Autumn 2022

At the New Wolsey Theatre

Artwork for Kinky Boots. The inside of shoe making warehouse, with bricked walls. There is a production line with brown suede brogue-style shoes being made. However at the end of the line is a bright pink sparkly pair of knee-high boots. To the right of these is a window with a man and a woman looking in, shocked. On the left of the artwork is text which from top to bottom reads "Kinky Boots The Musical. Book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Original Broadway production directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots Written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International 1-24 Sept 2022 wolseytheatre.co.uk

Kinky Boots

THURSDAY 1 – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited a struggling shoe business from his ‎dad, which he’s desperate to save. He unexpectedly bumps into a larger than life drag queen Lola, who’s looking for some sturdy stilettos. They think they’ve nothing in common, but as the unlikely pair ruffle a few feathers, designing some fabulous footwear for the factory floor, perhaps they do…

A regional premiere new production from the producers behind ‘Made in Dagenham,’ ‘The Ladykillers’ and ‘Once.’

Trio

FRIDAY 7 – SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER

It all started at a party back in the Eighties. Ian the celebrity record producer, Phil, the hot young singersongwriter, Becca the cool studio receptionist and a glance across a crowded floor that sparks a blaze to last a lifetime. As the tangled web between these three unfolds – the anger and the ecstasy, the loyalty and betrayal, the love and the lust – are all captured in the songs which will be their lasting legacy. Following their work together on Midsummer Songs, Oxy and the Morons and Mods and Rox, this is the latest world premiere from the trio of Paul Sirett, Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. 

Three stools, three characters, one piano, one guitar and a lifetime’s worth of pleasure and pain in an album’s worth of songs.

'Trio: A new play with songs by Paul Sirett, Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard.'
'Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare.' This is a co-production between Sheffield Theatres and Ramps on the Moon. The background is pink, and yellow hearts dot around it, showing fragments of photographs of people kissing, pointing or eavesdropping.

Much Ado About Nothing

TUESDAY 18 – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER

Besotted young couple Claudio and Hero have fallen fast and are quickly engaged. Not everyone finds romance so straightforward – Benedick balks at the very thought of it and Beatrice agrees with him, on that if nothing else. But somewhere in this world, there’s someone for everyone, even if they’re right under your nose.

Shakespeare’s raucous comedy Much Ado About Nothing is made in association with Ramps on the Moon, the pioneering initiative committed to putting deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work. Every performance features the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2022 – SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2023

Dame Belinda Bigtop’s circus troupe has fallen on hard times. But her ringmaster, Tommy Topper, Bobo the Clown and Ali the Aerialist have stuck by her and she is determined that the show must go on. Down the road rival circus owner, Wilberforce T. Whippum, and his two sidekicks Flog’em and Fleece’em, are coining it in with their animal acts – Dexter the dancing dromedary and Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Whippum plans to buy up Belinda’s operation and pull the pegs on her beautiful travelling tent forever. But soon the girl and the bears hatch a plan to free Dexter, escape from Whippum and give Belinda’s old carnival just the boost it needs. Will Goldilocks find true love with Tommy Topper? Can Bobo the clown find a partner for his double act? Will the bears get their porridge and will Belinda get her oats?

Packed with over twenty classic songs, all played live by our multi-talented company of actor-musicians, a brand new rock ‘n’ roll pantomime to amaze and delight every member of the family.

Roll up! Step this way! Ringside seats available! Book early to avoid disappointment!

'Goldilocks and the Three Bears: the Rock 'n' Roll panto.' Beneath this gold title are two red and white circus tents, glowing against a starry night sky.