Sheffield: Set sail on the Show Boat for a sweeping romantic epic

Gina Beck and Michael Xavier star in Show Boat at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Picture: Johan Persson/www.perssonphotography.com
Gina Beck and Michael Xavier star in Show Boat at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Picture: Johan Persson/www.perssonphotography.com

Sheffield Theatres are bringing to life one of the most romantic musicals of all time with a lavish new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s epic musical, Show Boat.

The show opens at the Crucible Theatre this week and runs until January 23.

When Magnolia falls deeply in love with a handsome stranger, they set off on an adventure to the big city.

But can their love survive away from the banks of their beloved Mississippi?

Guaranteed to sweep audiences off their feet this Christmas, this classic show features a live orchestra, a stunning set and an unforgettable score that includes the soaring melodies of Make Believe, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, the show-stopping Ol’ Man River.

The show stars Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal and Gina Beck as Magnolia.

Tickets are £20 (concessions available) on 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk