Sheila's Island

sheila's island


Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St Peter's Quarter, Derby DE1 2NF
Sheila's Island

Book your tickets to see the BSL interpreted performance of Sheila's Island at Derby Theatre on 24 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 GirlsKinky BootsThe 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?



Sign Language Interpreted by:

Nicola Williams

Date & Time:

Thursday 24 March, 2022


Derby Theatre

Contact details:

01332 593939