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Eddie Izzard to perform two very special Sheffield shows this weekend at The Leadmill in support of the #WeCantLoseLeadmill campaign

While facing current threats of closure from their landlord, the Leadmill have been continuing to fight back and so have local, national and international artists and customers. These include Eddie Izzard who the Leadmill have just announced will be performing two back-to-back shows in support of #WeCantLoseLeadmill. Read what the Leadmill have to say on this surprise shows taking place this weekend (9th and 10th April):


“We’re delighted to announce that the iconic Eddie Izzard will be performing two very special Sheffield shows this weekend at The Leadmill in support of our #WeCantLoseLeadmillcampaign.



It is a tremendous honour to be hosting such a revered performing talent, and we can’t express our gratitude enough to Eddie and her team for organising these performances at such short notice.



On Saturday 9th, Eddie will be treating us to her exquisite stand-up show Wunderbar+, featuring new and classic material alike, whilst Sunday 10th at 3pm will be dedicated to her dramatic performance of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.


As well as being a perfect example of the world-class talent we’ve consistently showcased at The Leadmill, these two shows are also the kind of performances that would cease to happen should our landlords push ahead with their eviction plans, as their venues do not programme comedy or theatre.



Our thanks to Eddie once more, and we can’t wait for you to join us this weekend.


Just another reason why #WeCantLoseLeadmill”


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