What’s on this week...

Chart-topping singing sensation James Morrison is heading to Notts this week
Chart-topping singing sensation James Morrison is heading to Notts this week

shows and events...

FRIDAY

SHEFFIELD City Hall - Russell Watson. Tickets £25 - £55. The Best of Russell Watson and his tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee featuring songs: You’ll Never Walk Alone, Men of Harlech, Land of Hope and Glory, Rule, Britannia and many more. With special guest Laura Wright and the Manchester Concert Orchestra. RETFORD Majestic Theatre - Roy Orbison and Friends. Tickets £18. Roy Orbison tribute act Barry Steele will be headlining in The Majestic with a fabulous five piece show band. Not only will all the favourites by Roy Orbison rock the house, but this sensational show will also feature hits by The Shadows, Jerry Lee Lewis plus special guest Peter Jackson as Johnny Cash

BODEGA Social Club, Nottingham - Kate Nash. Tickets £15. Kate Nash has been in Los Angeles writing and recording her as-yet-untitled third album due on Fiction Records later this year. To give fans a sneak preview of the new songs Kate has announced the Faster Pussycat Run Run Tour, a series of intimate shows in June, full details below. NOTTINGHAM Playhouse - Viki Stone and David Morgan. Tickets £10. Box Office 0115 941 9419. Award-winning comedian, singer and musician Vikki Stone (as seen on ITV’s This Morning, BBC3’s Britain in Bed and MTV’s Flashprank) makes her first appearance in Nottingham with the follow-up to her award nominated debut. Also joined by David Morgan and his brand new show, it’s set to be an evening full of laughs from two of the best up and coming comedy stars.

SATURDAY

CHESTERFIELD Pomegranate Theatre - Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets £10.50 - £12.50. Box Office: 01246 345334. This stage adaptation of an affectionate B-movie spoof tells the story of Skid Row florist Seymour Krelbourn who has his life turned around by a strange plant with an appetite for blood! A charming, tuneful and hilarious show, but what ever you do don’t feed the plants. NOTTINGHAM Playhouse - The Hare and Tortoise at 11am and 2pm. Tickets £6 - £7. Box Office 0115 941 9419. Two unlikely friends compete in the greatest race on earth in this enchanting new adaptation of Aesop’s much loved fable. From sun-shining spring to snow-falling winter, it’s a story about racing, opposites, time and friendship. NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal - Ladies in Lavender. Tickets £16 - £27.50. Based on the hit film by Charles Dance starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and on the original short story by William J Locke, Ladies in Lavender tells the tale of two sisters Ursula and Janet who live in a close-knit fishing village in picturesque Cornwall, in 1937. When a handsome and talented young Polish-Jewish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Widdington sisters take him under their wing and nurse him back to health.

RETFORD Majestic Theatre - Louise Clarkson School Of Dance presents

Hold Your Dream. Tickets £6 - £8. Runs until Sunday 24th June. Featuring dancers from three branches, working together to portray their long-standing ethos of fun and affordable dance classes for all ages.

Saturday will feature Sutton and Tickhill dancers with Retford dancers performing on the Sunday.

MONDAY

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal - Avenue Q. Runs until Saturday 30th June. Tickets £15.50 - £33. After nearly five years of mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness, London’s funniest show by far is hitting the road. The Tony Award-winning Avenue Q is the irresistibly charming musical about the lovably hopeless characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues: love, work, relationships and, above all, just how are you supposed to pay the bills with a SA in English?

TUESDAY

ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre - Bedroom Farce. Runs until 30th June. Tickets £7.50. Box Office Ernest and Della are preparing to go out to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Malcolm and Kate are preparing for a housewarming party. Nick and Jan should be there but Nick has hurt his back and is preparing to rest up in bed. All three bedrooms are visited in turn by Trevor (Ernest and Della’s son) and Susannah, who have marital problems. Chaos reigns everywhere in their wake.

WEDNESDAY

NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall - James Morrison. Tickets £28.50. James Morrison is a Brit Award Winner who first came to prominence in 2006 as a 21-year-old, with his hugely successful debut album Undiscovered which debuted at number one, following the success of his smash hit single You Give Me Something. It went on to become a success all over the world

.THURSDAY

RETFORD Majestic Theatre - The Ladyboys of Bangkok. Tickets £21. More than 16 of the world’s most entrancing beauties take you on their carnival parade. With elaborate costumes, you can feel the heart breaking beats, sense the mystery and live the intensity that can only be - The Lady Boys Of Bangkok’s all new production ‘Carnival Queens’.