shows and events...
Worksop Library: Young Artists’ Showcase. Runs until Wednesday 17th August. An inspirational exhibition showcasing exciting, experimental paining and sculpture, innovative graphic design and adventurous garments produced by the next generation of artists and designers. Selected from the end of year exhibition of the Centre of Creative Arts and Technology at North Notts College.
Nottingham Theatre Royal: The Sound of Music. Runs until Saturday 6th August. Performances: Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm. 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 including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music. Tickets £15-£37.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Pride and Prejudice/Pinocchio. Runs until Sunday 14th August. Heartbreak Productions return to the Botanical Gardens with new shows for the summer. Pride and Prejudice runs from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August. Pinocchio runs from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August. All tickets are unreserved. Seats provided with covered tickets only. Tickets priced £8.50 - £15.50. For more information on show times visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or call 0114 2496000.
Sheffield City Hall: Last Laugh Comedy Club. Runs Friday and Saturday. Show starts 8.15pm. An evening of mirth and merriment guaranteed with Dave Twentyman, Tim Clark, Sol Bernstein and Dan Nightingale. Tickets priced £16. For more information and to book tickets visit www.lastlaughcomedy.com or call 0114 221 0317.
Sheffield Plug: Covert. Doors open 10.30pm. Sheffield’s biggest Friday night party. Free glowsticks and shutter shades. Covert photo booth with dressing up box. Tickets £4 advance/NUS, £5 on the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for free entry before midnight.
Rock City Nottingham: That Sunday Feeling. Doors open at 7pm. New Notts rock band, released in September 2010. Keep a look out for the band’s first single and music video You’re So Vain this autumn. Featuring support from Go-X and Miss Skarlett. Tickets £5 plus booking fee.
Sheffield Plug: Love to Be...Masquerade Ball. Doors open 10.30pm. The Love to be... Masquerade Ball is a mysterious party full of intrigue, glamour, illusion and surprise. Either bring your own mask or get down early to grab one of the 250 Plug will be giving away. Tickets priced £5.
Theatre Royal: Sweet Revenge - The Classic Thriller Season. Runs until Saturday 13th August. Performances Monday - Friday 7.30pm and 2pm, 5pm and 8pm on Saturday. An affair, a broken heart, a web of enemies and a murder. The twists and turns of this classic whodunnit will keep the audience guessing until the very end. By Francis Durbridge. Tickets priced £9-£19.
Worksop Library: Comedy Night. Doors 7pm. Ray Kane headlines this comedy competition: nine of the finest new acts on the comedy circuit battle it out for £100, a bona fide trophy and a contract of paid gigs on the UK comedy circuit. With performers ranging in experience from genuine first timers to acts with a year on the open mike circuit it should be a fascinating evening of up and coming stand-ups. Including two bona fide Worksop residents in the line-up. Tickets £8, £6 concessions.
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena: Batman Live. Runs until Sunday 14th August. Performance times: 7pm Wednesday to Friday, 11am, 3pm, 7pm Saturday, 11am and 3pm Sunday. Batman Live is based on the story of young Dick Grayson (Robin), a circus performer who loses his parents to organised crime. Faithfully adapted from the DC Comics characters and stories, the show focuses on Robin’s quest for justice, which leads him to follow in the footsteps of his hero, the mysterious vigilante known as the Batman – much to the dismay of his protective guardian, millionaire Bruce Wayne – who secretly happens to be Batman. This triangle resolves itself in a non-stop thrill-ride across Gotham City that transforms Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson into the legendary crime-fighters Batman and Robin. It transports the audience from the Big Top of Haly’s Circus to the lower depths of Arkham Asylum – from the glittering peaks of the Penguin’s Iceberg Lounge to the subterranean wonders that await inside the Batcave, which features a revolutionary, all-new Batmobile designed exclusively for Batman Live by legendary car designer Professor Gordon Murray. Tickets £20-£45. Family of four £79 and £99. Visit www.batmanlive.com for more information.