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RUNNING SHOWS

CRUCIBLE: The Way of the World. Runs to 25th February. Performance at 7.30pm, as well as matinees. Box office: 0114 249 6000.

When you live in a world of extravagant parties, outrageous fashion and scandalous gossip, image is everything. So when Mirabell, a man with a reputation for wine, women and song, decides to go after the girl of his dreams, he knows it won’t be easy.

For one, he’ll need the consent of the formidable Lady Wishfort before he can make his match. And to get that, he’ll have to resort to what he does best: deceit, slander and seduction.

A fresh new staging of William Congreve’s classic Restoration Comedy about morals, money and everything in between.

LYCEUM: Legally Blonde The Musical. Runs to 25th February. Performances at 7.45pm as well as matinee times. Box office: 0114 249 6000.

Based on the hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this critically acclaimed new musical is created is an all singing, all dancing, feel good musical comedy that is guaranteed to be the highlight of your year and the most fashionable ticket in town. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!

SATURDAY

SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena: The Wanted. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets are £19.50 and £27.50. Box office: 0114 2 56 56 56.

Boyband The Wanted have announced their first ever UK Arena Tour for spring 2012. The five piece group that became one of the biggest breakthrough acts of 2010 will be playing 11 arenas across the country, with a show here at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday 18th February.

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall: James Morrison. Performace at 7pm. Box office: 0115 989 5555.

The BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist from Warwickshire is ready to burst on to the Nottingham stage.

RETFORD Majestic Theatre: Chris and Pui. Performances at 11am and 2pm on Saturday 18th February. Tickets range from £10-£12.50.

CBeebies’ double-act Chris and Pui are coming to town! Fresh from their hit show Show Me Show Me, they invite you to join them at the theatre. Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee have been the main faces on CBeebies since it started and remain top of the tots with their new high rating show shown every weekday on CBeebies.

Sunday

SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - plus special guests Reverend And The Makers. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets range from £35 - £59.50. Box office: 0114 2 56 56 56.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds eponymous album debuted at number one last month, one of only four albums this year with sales in excess of 100,000 in it’s first week and has now been certified platinum.

Sheffield City Hall: Johann Strauss Gala. Performance at 3pm. Tickets from £14.00. Box office: 0114 2 789 789.

Waltz back in time to the glittering ballrooms of 19th Century Vienna with an enchanting mix of music, song and dance from the Strauss Family and Friends. David Juritz will direct from the violin in the traditional Viennese manner.

MONDAY

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse: Omid Djalili. Runs to Tuesday 21st February. Performance at 8pm. Box office: 0115 941 9419.

Comedy: He’s back! And with the razor-sharp wit and acute observations we love him for.

Tuesday

Rotherham Civic Theatre: Dracula. Runs to 25th February. Performance at 7.15pm. Tickets £7.50. Box office: 01709 823640.

Before Buffy. Before Twighlight. Before True blood. Dracula is the chilling story that started it all.

True to Stoker’s original novel, this is a fast moving multi-layered masterpiece of fear. as a sudden and mysterious storm whips the coast of England, a Ship crashes through the harbour entrance, abandoned except for an immense dog and fifty boxes of grave dust. The Transylvanian Count Dracula has arrived in England. From the co-authors of “Shakers”, a tale that will make the audiences hair stand on end in sheer terror and excitement.

Wednesday

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: Carnival Du Vampires Rock. Runs to 25th February. Performance at 7.30pm.

Time: 7.30pm

Set in New York in the year 2030, the undead are amongst us and livelier than ever, none more so than in club Live and Let Die, where aspiring singer Pandora arrives to audition for the resident vocalist position. Little does she know that the only job on offer is to be the eternal bride of evil Baron Von Rockula! (Steve Steinman).