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FRIDAY

SHEFFIELD City Hall: St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Alexander Dmitriev and the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra make a welcome return to Sheffield with an all-Russian programme. The concert opens with the overture to Glinka’s epic fairytale, Ruslan and Ludmilla, and Borodin’s striking Second Symphony, bursting with exuberance and concluding with an irrepressible finale. In Stravinsky’s most popular ballet, The Firebird, lies a fantasy legend of royal romance and a battle which rages between good and evil, the glittering firebird versus the greentaloned ogre Kashchei. The technical wizardry demanded from the soloist here will be displayed by Freddy Kempf, one of today’s most successful pianists. Performance 7pm. Tickets from £15.

SATURDAY

RETFORD Majestic: The Drifters. Following the highly successful gold album Up On The Roof’released on Sony Music in 2011, The Drifters are back on the road performing the classic hits from the last six decades and their new material. There have been over 65 vocalists in the group’s 59-year history. The current line up perform fabulous hits including Up On The Roof, Under the Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row, Save The Last Dance For Me and many more, as well as popular new tracks such as Do You Dream Of Me. Tickets £23.50 and £22.50.

SUNDAY

SHEFFIELD City Hall: Kate Rusby. The defining voice of contemporary English Folk Music, Kate Rusby’s interpretations of traditional songs and self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches beyond the genre. The concert will echo the sentiments of her new album Twenty, revisiting some old favourites with new ideas and a sprinkling of classics from her back catalogue. Kate will be joined on stage by the talented musicians who form part of her band and to add to the party atmosphere there will be special guest appearances throughout the evening from some of the artists who have contributed to Kate’s new album. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets from £16.

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Lets Rock The Jukebox. Award-winning band Past Masters return to the Acorn with another great night of live music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Featuring hits from Elvis, Cliff, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, T Rex, The Beatles and many more. Tickets £12.50. Performance 7.30pm

MONDAY

SHEFFIELD Lyceum: What if I’m one of the guys who never has a baby? Why is this not a ‘male subject’?’ ‘I plan to give birth, live on stage, then raise it – in front of you. Come along!’ Multi–talented writer, TV presenter and comedian Russell Kane brings his brand new show Posturing Delivery to the Lyceum Theatre as part of the Last Laugh Comedy Festival. Performance 8pm. Tickets £18.

TUESDAY

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Keith Jack, runner-up in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do, takes on the title role, having won the hearts of the nation with his sparkling charisma and sensational singing voice. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do. Various performances to 27th October. Tickets £16 to £28.50.

WEDNESDAY

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: An Audience With Pam Ayres. Pam Ayres presents her latest show to coincide with the paperback release of her autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, which was one of the best selling autobiographies when it was published in hardback last year. Pam is still a regular on TV and Radio, on programmes such as Just A Minute, Ayres On The Air, QI, The Paul O’Grady Show and Countdown. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £19.

THURSDAY

SHEFFIELD Crucible: A Taste Of Honey. Jo is 16 and fearless. Her boyfriend’s at sea, her mother’s gone AWOL and her due date is just around the corner. The only person she can rely on is herself. But with Geof, her new flatmate, by her side, this feisty teenager is about to take on the world. Set in 1950s Manchester and exploring Britain on the precipice of change, A Taste of Honey celebrates the spirit of one young girl with the strength to rebel against the social constraints of her time. A seminal first play by the late Shelagh Delaney. This brand new production – the first since the writer’s death last year – features a live jazz trio on stage and is directed by Polly Findlay. Various performances until 17th November. Tickets various.