Sheffield Theatre Preview: March

The Mousetrap – Lyceum – 4th-9th March

The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British, and to celebrate 60 years on stage it’s going to tour for the first time.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Black Comedy and White Liars – Lantern Theatre – 13th-16th March

Black Comedy: Carol and Brindsley have invited a millionaire art dealer to view Brindsley’s sculpture. As the lights fuse, and several unexpected visitors arrive, the evening goes from bad to worse.

White Liars: Friends Frank and Tom, visit the mystical Baroness Sophie, who will tell their fortunes. Lies surround the seedy trio, and who will unpick the truth?

The Private Ear and The Public Eye – Lantern Theatre – 20th-23rd March

The Public Eye: Charles and Belinda are an ill-assorted couple yet they were once in love. Insanely jealous, Charles engages a private eye, Julian, to follow Belinda around London…

The Private Ear: Bob is a born loser; plain and shy he is no match for Ted whose facile charm impresses the birds. They await Bob’s dinner guest, but is Doreen a different kind of girl, and will she see what Bob’s got to offer?

The Great Gatsby – Lyceum – 12th-16th March

Adapted from the classic novel by F Scott Fitzgerald, Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby recreates the heady, indulgent days of the 1920s on New York’s Long Island.

Nick Caraway comes to know his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby – a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties. As the sparkling façade of Gatsby’s world begins to slip, Caraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lie beneath.

Deathtrap – Library Theatre – 21st-25th March

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plans to take credit for a student’s script….spine chilling and humorous.

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