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FRIDAY

Clumber Park: Rockin’ The Park. Prepare to see Brit Floyd, Focus, Curved Air, The Strawbs and many more take Clumber Park by storm. Tickets £31.95 - visit www.clumberparkconcerts.com or call 01909 512534.

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall: Chicago. Runs until Saturday 18th August. Performance: Friday 8.30pm, Saturday 7.40pm. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Starring Ali Bastian (Hollyoaks) as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth (The Bill, Eastenders) as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu (Coronation Street) as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Matron Mama Morton. Tickets priced £17-£35.

SATURDAY

Clumber Park: Flashback Festival. Music lovers will go back in time to the 1980s with sets from OMD, Marc Almond, ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Go West and The Christians. Tickets priced £34.45 - visit www.clumberparkconcerts.com or call 01909 512534.

Sheffield City Hall: Gold Soul’s Yorkshire’s Soul Night Out. Doors open 9pm. Join the three rooms of classic dancefloor favourites presented by the north’s Best Loved Soul DJ’s. Remember the Mojo, Motown and great clubbing days of the 60s and 70s in the Main Room with DJs Richard Ss Richard Searling, Kev Roberts, Steve White, Snowy or head to the Northern Soul Room for all-nighter favourites from Clifton Halls Rotherham, Samantha’s and Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes with Sean Hampsey, Melv Walker and Andy Bellwood. In the Modern Room, enjoy the very best of the 80’s club scene with John Kane, Tony B and Dave Needham. Over 18s Only. Tickets priced £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door.

SUNDAY

Clumber Park: Alfie Boe. Classical music star Alfie Boe and his orchestra, who performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert earlier this year, promise music lovers a concert to remember. Tickets £29.95 - visit www.clumberparkconcerts.com or call 01909 512534.

MONDAY

Nottingham Theatre Royal: The Final Twist. Runs until Saturday 25th August. Performance time 7.30pm, Saturday 8pm. The latest offering in the Colin Macintyre Thriller Season When writer Charlie Nicholson is asked to write a play, little does he know that creating the ‘perfect murder’ could lead to the real thing... Tickets priced £9.50-£19.50.

TUESDAY

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall: Starlight Express. Runs until Sunday 2nd September. Performance time: 7.30pm. Light years ahead of the rest, this futuristic tale about love and hope in the face of adversity promises to take you on the ride of a lifetime - with two hours of speed, spectacle, energy and turbo charged excitement, combined with an electrifying sound track, dazzling sets and costumes, some of Andrew Lloyd Webbers most memorable musical hits and extraordinary nonstop roller-choreography by TV’s favourite dance show judge Arlene Phillips. Tickets priced £16-£39.50.

THURSDAY

Mansfield Palace Theatre: Expressions School of Performing Arts. Performance 7pm. Tickets £8, £7.50 concessions.

LOOKING AHEAD

Majestic Theatre, Retford: Unforgettable 50s and 60s hits. Friday 7th September. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £18 and £16.

Featuring a world class cast of talented vocalists and musicians, Unforgettable features the songs of some of the most loved musical icons of the 1950’s and 60’s – legends of music such as Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and many more. With four superb leading artists delivering first class vocals and harmonies, the first set features the post war, early rock n roll music of the 1950’s transporting you back to the glamour era of the period, moving on in the second set to include the high energy and much loved pop sounds of the 60’s.

Acorn Theatre, Worksop: Hancock’s Half Hour - The ‘Lost’ Episodes. Friday 14th September. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets adults £8,50, concessions £7.

Take this humorous trip down memory lane as Hambledon Productions present two of the original ‘lost’ episodes from BBC sitcom Hancock’s Half Hour. Originally broadcast featuring Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams, enjoy some vintage British comedy unheard for nearly 60 years.

THE Crossing, Worksop: Leyland Band with Heroes and Celebrations. Saturday 22nd September. Performance at 7.30pm.

Ranked number seven in the world and current Brass in Concert UK Champions, the show is not to be missed.