Sheila's Island

An Yvonne Arnaud Theatre production
Plays and Drama , Comedy
Tuesday 22 March 2022 - Saturday 26 March 2022

The Office meets Lord of the Flies meets Miranda

Sheila’s Island is a sparkling, sharp-witted new comedy from writer Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band), starring Olivier Award winner Sara Crowe (Private LivesCalendar GirlsFour Weddings and a Funeral), Judy Flynn (The Brittas EmpireDinnerladies), Abigail Thaw (Endeavour) and Rina Fatania who won the Best Actress in Theatre category at the Eastern Eye Awards, for her ‘perfect comic timing’ in Love and Stuff at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Bonfire night 2019, Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. Somehow, 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.

Our intrepid heroines find themselves manufacturing weapons from cable ties and spatulas, and create a rescue flag with plastic plates and a toasting fork.

Questions are asked; truths are told; dirty washing is aired.

Is it possible to build an adequate night shelter with a prom dress and a sleeveless jumper? What is Julie’s husband really up to in Aldi? And why are they on this bloody team building exercise when they could be at a spa?

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted - Thursday 24 March, 7.30pm

Audio Described - Saturday 26 March, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1.15pm)

Friends Membership Deal

Discount: Friends get £5 off the first performance on Tuesday 22 March only. Offer available on all seats.

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Written by Tim Firth

Age Guidance: 13+

The post-show Q&A is available


Prices from: £16 - £31.50

Concessions: £5 off for Friends (on Tue 22 Mar)