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Sheila’s Island

A comedy in thick fog by Tim Firth
  • 10 - 14 April
  • Booking opens 22 September
Sheila’s Island

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Weds & Sat 2.30pm

Tue 10 — Sat 14 May

The Office meets Lord of the Flies meets Miranda.

Bonfire night 2019 and Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. Somehow, Marketing Manager Sheila has been nominated team leader, and, using her cryptic crossword solving skills, has unwittingly stranded her team on an island in the Lake District.

As the mobile batteries die, and cold and hunger, take over, our intrepid heroines find themselves called on to manufacture escape routes using cable ties and spatulas, and create a rescue flag with plastic plates and a toasting fork.

Is it possible to build an adequate night shelter with a prom dress and a sleeveless jumper? Is there an I in Team? And do endless verses of Kumbaya really keep up spirits?

Questions are asked; truths are told; dirty washing is aired. Can Sheila keep tempers from fraying, nails from breaking and get her band of top level executives safely back to shore?

What is Julie’s husband really up to in Aldi? What is it that should be never be mentioned to Fay? And why are they on this bloody team building exercise when they could be at a spa?

‘It appears Fay is in some state of undress…she’s sitting in a tree, she’s got an eighteen inch knife and she’s singing the first line from Oklahoma!’

Sheila’s Island is a sparkling, sharp-witted new comedy from writer Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band); starring Sara Crowe (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Fay, and Judy Flynn (The Brittas Empire, Dinnerladies) as Sheila.

 

Please note: This production is suitable for ages 13+

Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 May

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £26

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

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Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

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Standby tickets and standing spaces are currently unavailable

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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