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shows and events... FRIDAY

ROTHERHAM’S Civic Theatre: Metamorphosid Arkwright, by Ian Mcmillan and John Turner. Tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50. What is happening to committee club member and concert secretary Sid Arkwright? Why is he eating the wallpaper? Will Westhorpe Social Club ever be the same again? This is a surreal dark comedy set in a working men’s club heartland of South Yorkshire.

NOTTINGHAM’S Theatre Royal: South Pacific. Tonight until Saturday 9th June. Tickets £18 - £39.50. This breathtaking and lavish Lincoln Center Theater production re-invented Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. It swept the 2008 Tony Awards, played for two years to sold-out houses on Broadway and was televised across America. With a cast and a live orchestra of 50, this international landmark production, brought to you by the producers of West Side Story and Guys and Dolls comes to Notts for two weeks only.

NOTTINGHAM’S Royal Concert Hall: Queens Jubilee Variety Night. Tonight at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10. Nottinghamshire Pride hosts The Queens Jubilee Variety Night, a royal variety performance’esque set-up with bands The Idolins (folk), Just James, Babserella Rubenstein (as seen on Deal or No Deal), the fabulous House of Gaga (Lady Gaga tribute), and the Rollo Academy of Performing Arts.

SATURDAY

SHEFFIELD’S Leadmill: CUD.Tonight at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.50. CUD are a British indie rock band formed in Leeds, England in 1986. They disbanded in 1995 and reformed in 2006 after the release of their Anthology. They were critically acclaimed throughout their career, supported the Pixies and recorded many sessions with the late John Peel. SHEFFIELD’S Crucible: Betrayal. Runs until 9th June. Performance times vary. Tickets £16-£23. As Jerry and Emma reminisce about times gone by, it’s clear they both yearn for the security of the past. After a seven year affair, their final meeting brings to light the destructiveness of their betrayal . John Simm returns to the Crucible stage alongside Ruth Gemmell and Colin Tierney in Harold Pinter’s heartbreaking comment on love and relationships.

SUNDAY

NOTTINGHAM’S Royal Concert: Dionne Warwick. Tonight at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 - £45. Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and iconic voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music singer, Dionne Warwick. To celebrate 50 years in entertainment, she comes to Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, accompanied by her band and a 12-piece string section. with her signature songs I Say a Little Prayer, Walk On By, What the World Needs Now is Love and many more.

MONDAY

CRESWELL Crags: Dragonfly Kite Making. Free drop-in children’s craft activity. 11am - 3 pm. Make your own willow framed dragonfly kite with Environmental Practitioners Growth Ltd.

TUESDAY

SHEFFIELD City Hall: Tea Dance. Today from 11am - 2.30pm. Tickets are £3.00. The Ballroom is brought to life with couples quickstepping and waltzing around the art deco room and it seems that the tea dances at City Hall are as popular as ever.

WEDNESDAY#

mansfield Palace Theatre: Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play.

Today at 4.30pm and tomorrow at 11am and 1.30pm. Tickets £11 - £13. Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely ever so wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music.

ROTHERHAM’S Civic Theatre: Andy and Mike’s Big Box of Bananas. Today. Tickets: £10. Box Office: 01709 823640. Andy Day, the BAFTA-nominated CBeebies Presenter and his long-term comedy partner Mike James have created a hilarious, slap-stick and fast-paced show. When a magical and mysterious box appears in the duo’s ‘fun pad’, the boys find they are unable to open it. They make it their mission to find out what’s inside, which leads them into the greatest adventure of their lives. SHEFFIELD’S City Hall: The Chieftans. At 7pm. Tickets £33. Six-time Grammy Award winners and international ambassadors of traditional Irish music, The Chieftains are back with a nationwide tour to celebrate 50 definitive years. They have performed with many symphony and folk orchestras worldwide and have broken many boundaries by collaborating and performing with some of the biggest names in rock, pop and traditional music in Ireland and around the world.

THURSDAY

WORKSOP’S Acorn Theatre: The Gingerbread Man by Aesop Touring Theatre Company. Today at 2pm. A great half-term treat for kids aged two to seven. The well-loved tale of The Gingerbread Man is brought magically to life live on stage by Aesop’s Touring Theatre Company. Filled with sparkling songs, the show is sure to captivate a young audience - and their parents! Superb value for families - all tickets at a very special price of only £5.