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FRIDAY

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Showstoppers. Runs Friday and Saturday. Performances at 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2pm. The youngsters from Wales Musical Theatre Company present a thrilling show packed with all your favourite numbers from the world’s most famous and well loved musicals. Tickets £9 full, £7 concessions. Box office 01909 501817.

RETFORD Majestic Theatre: Vampires Rock. Performance at 7.30pm. Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula owner of the Live and Let Die club. In search of a new bride the Baron must convince the unsuspecting Pandora who auditions for the new singing position, to cross over to the dark side and live for ever in rock n roll hell. The cast blast through some of the greatest ever rock anthems including We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since You’ve Been Gone, Sweet Child Of Mine and many more. Tickets £20. Box office 01777 706866.

SATURDAY

WORKSOP The Crossing: The Sterndale Singers. Performance at 7.30pm. As they evoke musical memories of France, from their August 2011 tour, the Crossing offers a warm welcome to the Sterndale Singers. A Sheffield audition-standard mixed voice chamber choir with some 30 singers. Directed by Robert Webb. Tickets £9 full, £8 concessions, £4 children and students. Box office 01909 475421.

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: Brass and Voices. Performance at 7.30pm. Newstead Brass Band returns to the stage to delight audiences once more. Back by popular demand, the Newstead Brass Band returns along with friends Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir. They will be joined by University of Salford’s award winning tuba quartet Four Tubby Tubas and a talented saxophone quartet from Derbyshire called Imperfect Fifth. The evening promises to be a real variety of music to suit all tastes. Tickets £8 full, £7 concessions. Box office 01623 633133.

ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: 101 Dalmatians. Performance at 2pm. When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the search is on for them before Cruella uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. Tickets £3 full, £2.50 children and concessions. Box office 01709 823621 or 01709 823640.

ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: 100 Years Celebration. Performance at 7.30pm. Join Maltby Miners’ Welfare Band in a concert to celebrate 100 years of music making. Like all concerts, the band aims to entertain and with Charlie Mansell as guest singer they guarantee you will not be disappointed. Tickets £6 full, £4 concessions. Box office 01709 823621 or 01709 823640.

SHEFFIELD City Hall: Super Trouper. Doors open 6.30pm, performance at 7.30pm. Super Trouper formerly Abba Mania, is now accepted as the world’s number one touring production. Featuring a special concert presentation which celebrates the music of Abba in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when Abba ruled the airwaves. Join in and enjoy all of your favourites including Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more. Tickets from £10. Box office 0114 2 789 789.

SUNDAY

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: That’s Entertainment. Performance at 7pm. Join the cast of Masque Productions as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a night of variety entertainment. With some of your favourite songs from classic musicals such as South Pacific, Oliver, 42nd Street and present day blockbusters Wicked, Les Miserable’s, Mamma Mia and many more. There will be classic comedy sketches, an acrobatic comedy act and fantastic dance routines from the Benson Studio Dancers. Tickets £9. Box office 01623 633133.

SHEFFIELD City Hall: Jane McDonald. Doors open 6.30pm, performances at 7.30pm. Live orchestra, live backing singers, fabulous costumes and a humour and warmth so rarely seen on the British stage these days, compliment one of the greatest vocal talents this country has produced in many a year. A rare opportunity to see one of Britain’s greatest divas. Tickets £27.50. Box office 0114 2 789 789.

Running shows

SHEFFIELD Crucible Theatre: Othello. Runs until Saturday 15th October. Performance times vary. Clarke Peters plays Othello and Dominic West plays Iago in Shakespeare’s most thrilling psychological drama, coming to the Crucible stage for the first time. A celebrated foreign general is sent to war on his wedding night. A secret plot to destroy him is set in motion by his most trusted friend. Tickets £12-£25. Box office 0114 249 6000.