SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINERS

Palin

Credit: John Swannell

For six days in June (5-10) Sheffield Doc/Fest will once again bring its eclectic and lively mix of celebrity appearances, live music and archive films and world-class documentaries to many of the city’s major venues and cinemas.

Tickets are now on sale for the first of many celebrity headliners to appear at the Crucible Theatre and City Hall in June including Michael Palin for Monty Python – The Meaning of Live; Jolyon Rubinstein, Heydon Prowse and Joe Wade, the makers of BBC Three’s satirical comedy The Revolution Will Be Televised; and historian and TV presenter Lucy Worsley. On Saturday March 28, tickets will go on sale for Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell who will talk about ITV’s hit series The Making of Long Lost Family.  Also announced is Sounds of the Cosmos presented by Festival of the Mind. More names and events will be announced in coming weeks.

Tickets for all events and films at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest are available to purchase here: https://sheffdocfest.com/articles/264-first-events-sessions-announced-for-2015/

Monty Python – The Meaning of Live followed by Q+A with Michael Palin.
Wednesday June 10, 18.30
Crucible Theatre, tickets on sale now
£15 adult / £12 concessions

Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to welcome back to the festival Monty Python member Michael Palin along with co-directors Roger Graef and James Rogan for a Q&A following the screening of their film Monty Python – The Meaning of Live. Last year Graef and Rogan gained unprecedented access to the five surviving members of Monty Python: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin as they reformed for their first live show in 34 years, Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go.  The resulting documentary offers a unique insight into the inner workings of five diverse talents pulling together to recreate their unique brand of comedy on stage.  As well as following their journey to The O2, this intimate and provocative documentary includes never before seen archive footage from the group’s early live shows, including Live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1980.  With intimate interviews with each of the Pythons, who talk frankly about the trials, tribulations and successes of the shows, in Graef’s own words, “it’s the Pythons as never seen before, and will never be seen again.”

Meet The Makers: The Revolution Will Be Televised 

Monday June 8 2015, 20:15
Crucible Theatre, tickets on sale now
£10 adult / £8 concessions

The creators and presenters of BBC Three’s satirical comedy The Revolution Will Be Televised, described as “one of the bravest pieces of television in recent years…” will come to Doc/Fest to talk about their BAFTA winning TV series. Jolyon Rubinstein, Heydon Prowse and Joe Wade follow in the footsteps of the great satirical mischief-makers Chris Morris, Mark Thomas, Sacha Baron Cohen and Dom Joly, and have grabbed the headlines with their bite-sized, ballsy sketches, which highlight the corruption, greed and hypocrisy of politicians and multi-nationals. Their targets have included Bill Clinton, Dennis Rodman, Gordon Brown, Sarah Palin, Bernie Ecclestone, Theresa May, Coca Cola, Wall Street, The Sun, Google and the whole of Las Vegas.  The boys will talk about their careers, the making of the series, their future plans and reveal what it takes to ask to Donald Trump for a few dollars…

The Making of Long Lost Family with Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell
Monday June 8, 18.00
Crucible Theatre, tickets on sale 28 March
£12 adult / £10 concessions

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, stars of ITV’s hit documentary series Long Lost Family, are coming to Sheffield to share their insights into the making of a programme that delivers some of the most emotionally powerful scenes ever seen on television. The series, which aims to reunite relatives after years of separation, is a powerful study of estrangement, hurt, regret, growing up, identity, family and love.

Lucy Worsley In Conversation
Saturday June 6 2015, 14:00
City Hall Memorial Hall, tickets on sale now
£10 adult / £8 concessions

Sheffield Doc/Fest welcome historian and TV presenter Lucy Worsley to the 2015 festival. Lucy’s inimitable style at bringing English history to life has made her a firm TV favourite.  Her most recent programmes for the BBC include; The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain (2014) and Dancing Cheek To Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance (2014) with Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman. Lucy will share insights into her work as both a presenter and social historian, which focuses on where history meets human interest.

Festival of The Mind presents Sounds of the Cosmos
Tuesday June 9, 20.30
Crucible Theatre

Sounds of the Cosmos will transport audiences on a breath-taking voyage to the outer limits of the universe as Gustav Holst’s The Planets is performed by the Sheffield Rep. Orchestra accompanied by images of interplanetary odysseys and newly commissioned visuals by Sheffield creative design agency Human and a commentary from astronomer Paul Crowther. Presented by the University of Sheffield Departments of Music and Physics/Astronomy, Festival of the Mind and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place from 5-10 June 2015.

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