What’s on listings: Friday 26th August - Thursday 1st September

shows and events...

Friday

SHEFFIELD City Hall: Last Laugh Comedy Club. Runs Friday and Saturday. Doors open 7pm, take your seats by 8pm. Toby Foster, Sean Percival, Dan Nightingale, Justin Moorhouse - full of northern charm and cheekiness. Laugh with the finest stand-up comedians. Fill your belly with food available on the night. Pre-order or order food on the night for less than a fiver. Ask for the menu once you have booked your tickets. Shake your booty and dance into the early hours. Bar open until late. Tickets £16. Box office 0114 221 0317.

Saturday

SHIREOAKS Sports and Social Club: A Night of Laughter. Starts 9pm. Zany comedian and vocalist Jon Willy Brown will have you in stitches this bank holiday Saturday. Tickets £3 available from the venue or Shireoaks Post Office. Non-members always welcome.

WORKSOP Library: Dr Who, Daleks and Cybermen. From 10am - 3pm. Worksop Library will take on an intergalactic look for this Dr Who themed day. The fan-based day will feature three replica Daleks, cybermen, a full-sized Tardis, the character Ood and David Tennant and Matt Smith look-alikes. And to give it a real authentic flavour, the man who played Tom Baker’s stunt double in the BBC series will be enacting a few action-packed scenes. The Dr Who themed spectacular is the latest event in the library’s summer programme which has seen a mix of activities including storytelling, exhibitions and photographic events.

SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena: Festival of Hockey. Starts 11am. A whole day of ice hockey fun, warming up to the first Sheffield Steelers game of the season. Over eight hours of entertainment. In the evening it will be your first chance to see Ryan Finnerty’s Steelers team of 2011-12 take on Gered Adams’ Devils side. Your first chance to see new Steelers Stars such as Colt King and Chad Huttel. Children £5 adv / £7 on door. Adults £18 - £24.50. Concessions £14 - £18. Discounts for season ticket holders. Box office 0114 2 56 56 56.

SHEFFIELD City Hall: Hot Pants – The Ultimate 70s & 80s Disco. Doors open 11pm. If you’re in the mood for dancing then Hot Pants has the answer. Illuminated flashing dancefloors, the legendary Dean of Disco on the decks and fancy dress items that will have you ending the night as a brand new person. Hot Pants will have you coming back every month for more. It is the ultimate party place on a Saturday night and will promise to be a night to remember. Tickets £5 adv, £6 on door. Box office 0114 2 789 789.

Wednesday

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: The John Stokes Bachelors. Performance at 2.30pm. The John Stokes Bachelors will take you on a trip down memory lane with their great songs from the past including Ramona, I Believe, Marta, Diane and more. Superbly backed by the Martin St. James Sound, they produce a show not to be missed. Tickets £11 full, £10 concessions. Box office 01623 633133.

Running shows

SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena: Sainsbury’s UK School Games. Runs Thursday 1st September until Sunday 4th September. A multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age. The 2011 sports programme will for the first time include rugby 7s and wheelchair basketball with a change to the cycling competition from road cycling to mountain biking. These sports combined with athletics, badminton, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, judo, swimming, table tennis and volleyball, gives a total of 12 sports. There is an integrated programme of disability events in athletics, swimming and table tennis resulting in a projected 1800 competing athletes. Tickets £5 adults, £3.50 concessions. Box office 0114 2 56 56 56.

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Strangers on a Train. Runs until Saturday 27th August. Performances at various times. Part of the theatre’s classic thriller season. Craig Warner’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel about two strangers who enter into a deadly pact. One of them was joking, the other was deadly serious... Tickets £9 - £19. Box office 0115 989 5500.

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Murderous Liaisons. Runs Tuesday 30th August until Saturday 3rd September. Performances at various times. Part of the theatre’s classic thriller season. Originally entitled Inside Job by Brian Clemens. Diamond heists, deceit, double-crosses and dastardly murder plots on the Costa Del Sol. Several twists add to the suspense in this exciting thriller. Tickets £9 - £19. Box office 0115 989 5500.

WORKSOP Anchor Inn: Beer and Cider Festival. Runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This popular pub on Eastgate in Worksop launches its first ever beer and cider festival this bank holiday weekend. This celebration of beer will feature a range of cask ales and real ciders, live music and great home cooked food. Call 01909 477807 for details.