This Easter week, Sheffield Theatres is taking audiences on an action-packed adventure as Bristol Old Vic’s hit musical Swallows and Amazons sails into the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 April.

A stage adaptation of the much-loved book by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the school holiday exploits of the Walker and Blackett children and their sailing boats – the Swallow and the Amazon. As the crews set sail for Wildcat Island, they encounter savages, capture dastardly pirates and defeat mortal enemies.

The production has already premiered at the Bristol Old Vic and been resident in the West End before embarking on its new spring 2012 tour of the UK and is the perfect way to remember the long-lost days of endless summer evenings playing with friends and getting lost in an imaginary world.

Directed by Tom Morris, Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic and co-director of the National Theatre’s Tony Award-winning War Horse, and featuring songs by The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon.

Tickets are on sale now, priced from £10.50 – £19.50 and can be bought by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or online at

Performances nightly at 7.00pm, and 2.00pm matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Jump aboard for Easter adventures!