Sheffield Theatre tours are back!

This Summer you can enjoy touring not just one, but three Sheffield theatres.

From 22 July to 4 November, on a number of Saturdays, you’ll have the chance to join a fascinating tour of Sheffield’s trio of fascinating theatres- Lyceum, Crucible and Playhouse.

Find more details and book at their website here

Photo: Sheffield Lyceum via Sheffield theatres website, photo by James Stewart


Listen to the stars’ recollections of Manchester’s Playhouse Theatres

Here’s a radio treat that theatre fans will enjoy!

In a 30-minute programme broadcast on the BBC in April 2002, Geoffrey Wheeler revisits the scene of the Manchester Playhouse Theatre in Hulme. Built back-to-back with the Hulme Hippodrome, the Playhouse was used by the BBC as a radio and TV recording studio for light entertainment, comedy and music shows from 1955-86.

It was host to some of the BBC’s best-loved comedy and variety shows with Al Read, Ken Dodd, Les Dawson, Jimmy Clitheroe, Morecambe & Wise and many other shows. It was also home to the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.

Thanks to YouTube poster ricardo2266, you can listen to this nostalgic show right now. Enjoy!