shows and events...
ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: Not Now Darling. Runs Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm. A swinging sixties farce by Ray Cooney & John Chapman. The mistaken identities, misunderstandings and double-entendres of Not Now Darling provide a hilarious romp and an evening of delicious and uproarious fun. Tickets £7. Box office 0114 2874022.
NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Fur Coat and No Knickers. Runs Friday 7.30pm and Saturday 5pm and 8pm. A comic family feud; a disastrous stag do; a drunken priest and a wedding. Two families from very different sides of the tracks are brought together with hilarious consequences as they gather for the wedding of Deirdre Ollerenshaw, and her husband-to-be Mark Greenhalgh. Tickets £9 - £19. Box office 0115 989 5555.
SHEFFIELD City Hall: Dylan Moran. Runs Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Star of Black Books , Shaun of the Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is about to spread a little happiness with a brand new tour for 2011. Ageing, religion, kids and relationships intertwine with the general absurdities of life. Searing observations and sumptuous imagery, painted across a large fraying canvas with cruel, curmudgeonly Moranesque brush strokes and all delivered with Dylan’s renowned, shambolic charm. Tickets from £20. Box office 0114 2789 789.
NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Good Mourning Mrs Brown. Runs Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. Following the success and popularity of the TV comedy series, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Brendan O’Carroll returns to the stage to present Good Mourning Mrs Brown. Tickets £19.50 - £27.50. Box office 0115 989 5555.
NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Calendar Girls. Runs until Saturday 9th July at various times.
A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference!
Based on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
Tickets £11 - £27.50. Box office 0115 989 5555.
NOTTINGHAM Rock City: Death Cab For Cutie + support from The Head and The Heart.
Doors open 7.30pm. American indie rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997 are playing a limited number of shows in the UK following the release of their new album Codes and Keys.
Tickets £18.50 plus booking fee. Box office 0845 413 4444.
ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: West End to Broadway. Runs until Saturday 9th July at 7.15pm.
A spectacular production featuring professional singers performing a contemporary range of West End and Broadway hits.
With classic favourites and cutting edge music in the musical theatre world this is one not to be missed.
Tickets £10. Box office 01709 823621.
Sheffield City Hall: Sheffield World Series of Pong. Starts 7pm. A unique fundraising dinner with a difference where guests will be able to play table tennis as well as eat.
The informal event, hosted by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce will pay for two of China’s top table tennis coaches to visit the city and pass on their expertise to the Great Britain team before the 2012 Olympic Games.
The national squad is based at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield (EISS). Tickets £30. Box office 0114 2 789 789.
RETFORD Majestic Theatre: Oliver! Runs Thursda, Friday and Saturday 2.30pm and 7pm.
A youth production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited New York.
Based on Dickens’ classic novel Oliver Twist, the show will engage audiences of all ages with its pathos and drama, while delighting with well known musical numbers including Food Glorious Food and I’d Do Anything.
Tickets £8, family of four £30. Box office 01777 706866.
SHEFFIELD Studio Theatre: The Pride. Runs until Saturday 16th July at various times. Richard Wilson returns to Sheffield this month to direct an emotionally charged play about love and relationships in two different eras.
The Pride is a powerful reflection on changing attitudes to sexual freedom over 50 years. Passionate, heartfelt and gripping, this uncompromising play is regarded as one of the best of the last decade. Tickets £10 - £18. Box office 0114 249 6000.