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FRIDAY

Sheffield Lyceum: Blood Brothers. Runs until Saturday 12th February. Performance 7.45pm, various matinees. Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Tickets £19-£31.

Sheffield Studio: Plenty. Runs until Saturday 26th February. Performance 7.45pm, various matinees. One of three plays in The David Hare Season. Stationed behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied France, Susan Traherne, a former secret agent, lived for the moment – her every hour filled with danger, intrigue and exhilaration. But back in Britain, Susan’s string of dead-end jobs and destructive relationships drives her to the very brink of madness. Viewing society as morally bankrupt, Susan becomes self-absorbed, bored, and destructive. A powerful and momentous comment on post-war England, where ideals collapse and values collide. Tickets £10-£15.

Nottingham Theatre Royal: George’s Marvellous Medicine. Runs until Saturday 5th February. Join us for Roald Dahl’s amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper. But, when his grandmother drinks his special new potion, the most incredible things start to happen, and George’s adventure has just begun! Performance 7pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets £8.50-£15.

SATURDAY

Worksop Acorn Theatre: Let’s Rock The Jukebox. Performance 7.30pm. Award-winning band Past Masters return to the Acorn with another great night of live music from the 50s, 60s & 70’s. It’s 51 years since the untimely death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper. Join this celebration of some of their music, along with all the other rock & roll greats plus some sixties hits too! Ticket price £10.

Doncaster Civic Theatre: Joe Longthorne In Concert. Performance 7.30pm. This talented artist began his career over four decades ago with appearances on Junior Showtime, followed by a grounding on the tough Northern club circuit. Joe’s repertoire of voices is endless and features hundreds of the world’s top singers including his well-known impersonation of Shirley Bassey. Tickets £20.

SUNDAY

Sheffield City Hall: Sleeping Beauty. Performance 2pm. Every child’s favourite fairy tale, this is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse. Performed by the Russian State Ballet. Tickets from £13.

MONDAY

Nottingham Theatre Royal: Murdered to Death. Performance 7.30pm. Runs until Saturday 12th February. Resurrected by popular demand, Murdered to Death returns for one week only. This hilarious spoof of the Agatha Christie genre guarantees to delight all lovers of murder mystery. Tickets £9-£19.

TUESDAY

Mansfield Palace Theatre: A Taste of Honey. Performance 7pm. When Delaney’s play A Taste of Honey premiered in 1959 it sent shockwaves throughout the theatrical world and defined how theatre was used to depict and criticise our everyday lives. Jo hasn’t had it easy, growing up with a volatile, alcoholic mother, moving from one bedsit to another. Until Jo meets Jimmy, a black sailor, who she spends the night with while her mum is gallivanting with a younger man. Jo finds out she is pregnant. With her mother abandoning her, she seeks solace with a homosexual friend, Geoffrey, who becomes a leading father figure to Jo. Geoffrey moves into Jo’s flat and shares her troubles giving Jo a brief taste of happiness. But when Jo’s mother reappears, the life that she has so delicately put together for herself gradually starts to fall away again. Tickets £12.

THURSDAY

Sheffield Crucible: Racing Demon. Runs until Saturday 5th March. Performance 7.30pm, various matinees. In a poor inner city parish, Lionel Espy leads a team of eccentric vicars who are wholly intent on the welfare of their parishioners. But the churches are empty. Tony Ferris, the new evangelical curate who joins the team, longs for a full church. But the day of judgement is coming. Tickets £12-£19.

Mansfield Palace Theatre: Comedy Night Out. Performance 7.30pm. Everyone likes a good laugh, and who better to provide the laughter than three TV legends of comedy - Frank Carson, Duncan Norvelle and Ian “Sludge” Lees. Expect a two-hour show with laughter, laughter and more laughter. What a great night out...just like it used to be! Tickets £18, £17 concessions.