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FRIDAY

ACORN Theatre, Worksop: Hancock’s Half Hour - The ‘Lost’ Episodes. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £8.50, £7 for concessions.

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!

Sheffield Crucible: Macbeth. Runs until 6th October. Various performance times. Tickets £18-£25.

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. The 16-strong cast is led by Geoffrey Streatfeild (Spooks) in the role of the Macbeth.

Sheffield City Hall: Motown’s Greatest Hits ‘How Sweet It Is.’ Performance 7.30pm. Tickets from £20.50.

The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is now in it’s 10th successive year. Come and join in the party and be a part of our anniversary festivities in 2012, we have lots of new surprises. This stunning 100 per cent live show combine’s first class music together with the slickest choreography, and an amazing band to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have! The 10th anniversary special will have you ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, featuring songs from legendary artistes.

Rotherham Civic Theatre: Roy Orbison & Friends 75’ Special with Barry Steele. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £18.

If you love good music, then this is the show for you as Barry Steele presents his all live spectacular Multi Media Tribute to The Big O. Featuring classic Orbison hits from the 60’s right through to the Late 80’s when Roy joined a band of men, who called themselves The Travelling Wilbury’s. Add to the mix the sounds of The Shadows, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis you have yourself a spectacular fusion of good old Rock ‘n’ Roll and contemporary musical genius all on one stage.

Saturday

Rotherham Civic Theatre: A Night At The Oscar’s. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.

Enjoy a night at the Oscar’s with Maltby Miners Welfare Band. Come and experience a concert featuring music from Oscar winning films, ranging from epic movies to classic romances and songs from famous musicals. A few surprises will be thrown in as usual.

Tuesday

Sheffield Lyceum: Madame Butterfly. Runs until Saturday 22nd September. Various performance times. Tickets £12-£34.

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.

Rotherham Civic Theatre: Calendar Girls. Runs until Saturday 22nd September. Performances at 7.15pm. Tickets £7.50.

A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. As interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned. A very British story, with a very British heart, Calendar Girls is based on an uplifting and very inspiring true story that is quirky, poignant and hilarious

Wednesday

Acorn Theatre, Worksop: Showstoppers. Runs until Saturday 22nd September. Performances at 7.30pm, 2pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets 10, £8 for concessions.

Wales Musical Theatre Company present a thrilling show packed with all your favourite numbers from the world’s most famous and well loved musicals.

Thursday

Mansfield Palace Theatre: Happy Days - A New Musical. Runs until Friday 21st September. Performances at 7.30pm. Tickets £9.50, concession £8.50.

Do you remember the TV series ‘Happy Days’? Then this is the musical for you! 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.