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Sheila's Island

Tue 01 Mar to Sat 05 Mar 2022

Evenings Tue - Sat 7.30pm | Matinees Wed & Sat 2:30pm

Age: 13+

King's Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £18.50*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discount

2 for 1 on Opening Night, or 20% Off all other performances

An Yvonne Arnaud Theatre production

Sheila's Island

By Tim Firth

A Comedy in Thick Fog

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. 

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?

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?

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), Judy Flynn (The Brittas Empire, Dinnerladies) and Rina Fatania.

 

Please Note: If you choose to have your tickets posted, this will take longer than normal and may take a few weeks. As an alternative, please consider using e-tickets, or printing your tickets at home.

Friends 2 for 1 on Opening Night, or 20% off all other performances 

Groups (8+) £4 off Stalls and Dress 

Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eve). Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Student Standby £10*

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000, by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003, or emailed at bookings@capitaltheatres.com.

From Monday 28 June 2021, the Box Office phones will be open Mon-Fri, 11-3pm.

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

Captioning

Thu 03 March 7.30PM

Audio Description

Sat 05 March 2.30PM

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 05 March 2.30PM

Touch Tours

Sat 05 March 1.30PM

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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