shows and events...
Crucible, Sheffield: Macbeth. Runs to Saturday 6th October. Performance times vary. Tickets £17-£25. Box Office: 0114 249 6000.
Macbeth, Shakespeare’s psychological thriller of irrepressible ambition, is a potent cocktail of deception, witchcraft and murder. Join us and be drawn into the minds of a couple who will stop at nothing in their unscrupulous crusade for power.
This compelling, large-scale production, directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans, is staged in-the-round.
Lyceum, Sheffield: Madame Butterfly. Runs to Saturday 22nd September. Performance time vary. Tickets £15-£32. Box Office: 0114 249 6000.
Innocence, love and betrayal unfold in the picturesque gardens of a Japanese Villa. Butterfly is fragile, unworldly and prepared to sacrifice everything for the love of the handsome American, Lieutenant Pinkerton. He deserts her and their child, only to return years later with his new wife. Abandoned and betrayed, Butterfly is left with only one honourable course of action.
East meets West as Northern Ballet blend classical ballet with Japanese-style dancing, alongside Puccini’s beautiful score played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
MOTORPOINT Arena, Sheffield: Mrs Brown Ride Again. Runs to Saturday 22nd September. Doors open at 6.30pm. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50-£39.50. Box Office: 0114 2 565656.
Mrs Brown Rides Again follows the phenomenal success of Sunday’s BAFTAs with a nomination in the Serial Comedy category for TV series Mrs Brown’s Boys on BBC ONE.
Written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll, the tour is part of the hilarious series and will head across the UK to some of the country’s biggest arenas.
MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: Happy Days - A New Musical. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £8.50-£9.50. Box Office: 01623 633133.
This brand new musical promises all the fun, laughs and drama of the TV show and more; bringing to life all your favourite characters including the Cunningham family, Potsie, Ralph, Chachi, Arnold and the King of Cool, ‘Fonz’.
An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Limited. Based on the Paramount Pictures television series Happy Days created by Garry Marshall. Book by Garry Marshall. Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams.
THEATRE Royal, Nottingham: #Nottingham Rocks. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Box Office: 0115 989 5555.
Indulge yourself in an evening of music with three of Nottingham’s most exciting performers Natalie Duncan, Nina Smith and Indiana. Don’t miss the very best female singer/songwriters in the region backed for the first time by a live orchestra on the stage at the Theatre Royal.
This showcase of up-and-coming musical talent is a must-see for music fans of all ages.
NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Alan Davies. Performance at 8pm. Tickets £25. Box Office: 0115 989 5555.
After more than a decade since his last stand-up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011, Alan Davies, the much-loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI, makes a long-awaited return to live stand-up this Autumn.
Lyceum, Sheffield: Chicago. Runs to Saturday 29th September. Performance times vary. Tickets £25-£35. Box Office: 0114 249 6000.
Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and, together with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, fights to keep herself from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.
NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Ultravox. Performance at 8pm. Tickets £32.50. Box Office: 0115 989 5555.
Ultravox follow the hugely anticipated release of their forthcoming new album Brilliant with a UK tour. This will be the first time the band have played live since their Return To Eden reformation shows of 2009.
THEATRE Royal, Nottingham: Bouncers. Runs to Saturday 29th September. Performance time vary. Tickets £12-£26. Box Office: 0115 989 5555.
International hit comedy written and directed by John Godber. It’s disco night! All over town the preparations start early... hair is gelled back, outfits selected and handbags are at the ready. Down at the disco the DJ croons into his microphone, on the dance floor the night-clubbers gyrate to the pulsating beat outside stand the watching, waiting and ever ready Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph - The Bouncers!