shows and events...
SHEFFIELD City Hall: Last Laugh Comedy Club. Runs Friday and Saturday. Doors open 7pm, take your seats by 8pm. Matt Reed, Rob Rouse, Bobby Sparkler, Keith Carter as Nige...the shell-suited Scally with a heart of gold. 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.
NOTTINGHAM Cornerhouse: Just the Tonic Comedy Club. Run Friday and Saturday. Doors open 6.45pm, show starts 8pm. Carl Hutchinson (Friday only), John Robins (Saturday only), Dan Evans, Lloyd Griffith, another act to be confirmed. Carl Hutchinson took the stage in 2007 quickly becoming a multi-award winning comedian holding crowds in the palm of his hand. Tickets £9 full, £5.50 students. Box office 0115 9100009 www.justthetonic.com
SUTTON IN ASHFIELD The Diamond Club: Limehouse Lizzy. Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic -fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. Tickets £10. www.limehouselizzy.co.uk
DONCASTER Little Theatre: The Airborne Adventures of Elisabeth and Jeanne. Performance at 7.30pm. Elisabeth and Jeanne, balloonists-extraordinaire, are about to perform their most daring feat. At midnight one will jump from a balloon floating high above their world, the world of men, parachute alone through the twelve chimes of midnight, and return to earth in a brand new century. Ahead of them - female emancipation, gender equality, and sexual liberation. For a woman in 1799, the only way was up. In 2011, other directions are also available. Tickets £8 / £6. Box office 01302 340 422.
SHEFFIELD O2 Academy: Bigga Fish Tour - Summer Edition. Doors open 6pm. Featuring Lethal Bizzle, Ghetts, Lady Leshurr, Political Peak, Lovelle, T Dogg, Astroid Boys, Dot Rotten, Roxxxan. Over 14s only. Tickets £8 / £15 VIP. Box office 0844 477 2000 / www.ticketweb.co.uk
SHEFFIELD Memorial Hall: All Stars of Comedy. Doors open 7pm, performance 7.45pm. The hugely successful international comedy clash, is back for a red hot summer instalment. This show has got everybody talking and features an all-star Def Jam USA and UK international line-up. Headliners include Tony Roberts, Tony Hendricks, Trixx, Kat and Jason Patterson. Tony T Roberts’ hard hitting, energetic, style of comedy has catapulted him into the premiere league of international comedy. Tickets from £14. Box office 0114 2 789 789.
NOTTINGHAM Rock City: Eddie Spaghetti. Starts 7pm. Support from Joe Slater. Eddie Spaghetti has been the ringleader of the Supersuckers since 1988. But with the band’s creation of their own conglomerate - Mid Fi Recordings - in 2002 Spaghetti found time for a solo career. His album ‘Sauce’ was released in 2004 featuring covers of outlaw country favourites from Kristofferson and Cash as well as a few Spaghetti originals. By 2005 Spaghetti released another solo album called Old No2. And this year he released his third solo album Sundowner. Tickets £8.00. Box office 0845 413 4444.
DONCASTER Little Theatre: Andy and Lewis’ Magical Mayhem Show. Performances at 11am and 2pm. A fun-packed show for kids aged two to 10 with comedy, magic, ventriloquism and balloon modelling. Tickets £5, family of four ticket £12. Box office 01302 340 422.
NOTTINGHAM Royal Centre: The Sound of Music. Runs until Saturday 6th August at various times. This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic once again, for young and old alike. With its unforgettable score The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage. Tickets £15 - £39.50. Box office 0115 989 5555.
SHEFFIELD Botanical Gardens: Pride and Prejudice. Runs until Sunday 7th August at various times. Jane Austen’s most popular classic set in the rural village of Meryton follows the story of five sisters’ amorous exploits. Heartbreak Productions offer a fresh and contemporary adaptation which highlights the wit, fun and absurdities of the characters - interspersed with period dance, music and song. Tickets £8.50 - £15.50. Box office 01926 430307 / www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk