What’s On Listings 17th June - 23rd JUne

Running SHOWS

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Hobson’s Choice. Runs until Saturday 25th June. Performance times vary. Tickets range from £10-£23 and can be purchased from 0114 249 6000.

Henry Horatio Hobson, widower, lives above his boot shop with his three increasingly independent daughters. When his eldest girl, Maggie, decides to set up a business to rival his own, stealing his best bootmaker in the process, Hobson’s life is set to change forever.

Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield: Heartbreak Productions. Runs until 14th August. Performance times vary. Tickets range from £8.50-£13.50 and can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres Box Office on 0114 246 6000.

The Taming of the Shrew (Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th June) - suitable for ages eight to 80 and well beyond. Pride and Prejudice (Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th August). Pinocchio (Thursday 11th August - Sunday 14th August).

Nottingham Theatre Royal: The Pitman Painters. Runs to Saturday 18th June. Performance times vary. Tickets range from £12-£26. Box office 0115 989 5555.

In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine.

Friday

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield: Ken Dodd. Performance at 7.15pm. Tickets range from £17.50-£19.50 and can be purchased via the Sheffield Theatres Box Office.

Ken Dodd is a true comedy legend, icon and national treasure who has been entertaining us for over 50 years. Come and enjoy a fun-filled variety show for all the family.

SAtURday

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield: Jaleo Flamenco. Performance at 7.45pm. Tickets range from £12.50-£19.50 and can be purchased from the Sheffield Theatres Box Office.

Fusing the essential elements of flamenco with their own charismatic brand of Spanish passion, Jaleo unleash raw energy and sensuous rhythms. A cocktail of explosive footwork, haunting singing, virtuoso guitar playing and percussive handclapping, this show features some of flamenco’s finest artists.

RETFORD Majestic Theatre: Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story. Performance at 7.15pm. Tickets range from £16.50-£17.50 and can be purchased from the box office: 01777 706866.

The story of a shy young boy from Liverpool who went on to become one of Britain’s best loved rock stars is set to warp you back to the 60s.Hits include: Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy and Halfway To Paradise.

MONday

The Leadmill, Sheffield: Mona. Doors open at 6.30pm. To purchase tickets call the box office on 0114 221 2828.

There’s a thin line between rock’n’roll and religion, and nowhere thinner than in the intense, sharp, sweat-drenched, duelling-guitar euphoria of Mona. The four-piece Nashville-based band of brothers are young, charismatic punk preachers.

TUESday

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield: The (all new) Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers.

Jake and Elwood Blues are back in town and on a mission to entertain you. Featuring cast members from the original West End run, this all-new show brings you the classic moments of a Blues Brothers show plus a brand new set, new twists, new moves, new songs, old favourites including Everybody, Shake A Tail Feather, Sweet Home Chicago, Think, Respect, Gimme Some Loving – and freshly laundered suits!

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Horrible Histories Ruthless Romans & Awful Egyptians. Runs until Saturday 25th June. Tickets range from £9-£16. Box office 0115 989 5555.

Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows The Awful Egyptians and The Ruthless Romans are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!

THURSday

Rock City, Nottingham: Summerlin. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £5 and can be purchased from the box office at 0845 413 4444.

The Leeds based 5 piece set out to carve their own niche with a unique blend of light hearted power-pop. With their fan base growing rapidly, attention on the band began to swirl after playing shows across the UK with the likes of The Atari’s Chris Roe.