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friday

SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre: Swan Lake. Runs until Sunday 13th January. Various times. Moscow City Ballet’s flawless production of possibly the world’s best–loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake follows the fate of Prince Siegfried as he falls in love with the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette. With a superb orchestra and additional choreography by the distinguished Victor Smirnov–Golovanov, Swan Lake’s soaring climax sees the power of true love conquer the forces of evil. Tickets £18 - £34 available from 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Cinderella. Runs until Sunday 13th January. Various times. This year’s magical family pantomime is led by popular soap and musical theatre star John Partridge as Prince Charming; actress, singer, and former lead-singer of the Three Degrees Sheila Ferguson as The Fairy Godmother, comedy double-act The Grumbleweeds as The Brokers Men, and Aimie Atkinson as Cinderella, Paul Gabriel as Baron Hardup, Martin Ramsdin and David Robbins as the Ugly Sisters, Adam C Booth as Buttons and Chris Milford as Dandini. Tickets priced £13.50 - £24.50 available from 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Sheffield Crucible Theatre: My Fair Lady. Runs until Saturday 26th January. Various times. On a cold rainy night in Covent Garden, a chance encounter between a flower girl and a professor transforms both their lives forever. Packed full of sensational songs including the classics On The Street Where you Live, With A Little Bit of Luck and Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, My Fair Lady will make you want to dance, dance, dance all night. Tickets priced £17-£30 available from 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: Peter Pan. Runs until Sunday 13th January. Various times. Rotherham Theatres and Spillers Pantomimes invite you to experience the magical story of the boy who never grew up. Tickets £12-£13 available from 01709 823621 / 01709 823640 or www.rotherham.gov.uk/theatres.

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse: Robin Hood and the Babes In The Wood. Runs until Saturday 19th January. Various times. He’s back! Kenneth Alan Taylor returns to the stage as Nurse Nellie Noggins in the ultimate Nottingham pantomime. John Elkington is the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, who has hatched a cunning plan to dispose of his niece and nephew in Sherwood Forest so that he can inherit their fortune. Can our favourite outlaw Robin Hood save the day and win the heart of Maid Marian? Together with hundreds, yes hundreds of Merry Men, Robin sets out on his biggest adventure so far! Filled with crazy slapstick jokes, song-and-dance routines, stunning costumes and spectacular sparkly sets, it’s the perfect winter treat for all the family. Tickets £19-£26.50 available from 0115 9419419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

saturday

LETWELL Village Hall: John Parr. Doors open 8pm. Worksop rocker John Parr returns to his roots with a brand new acoustic show. The night will feature tracks from his two new albums Letter to America and The Mission along with classic favourites from the 80s such as St Elmo’s Fire and Naughty Naughty. John has sold more than 10 million albums, enjoyed Number 1 hits all over the world, written the music for blockbuster Hollywood movies such as Three Men and a Baby and worked with legendary figures such as Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Meatloaf and Celine Dion. One of the area’s brightest young singer songwriters Jack Walton will be opening the show. Tickes £12 available from 01909 731626 or 01909 540694.

NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall. Motown’s Greatest Hits. Performance at 7.30pm. The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back by popular demand. Now in its 11th successive year, this stunning live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have. This show will have you Dancing On The Ceiling, featuring songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many, many more. Tickets £18 - £24 available from 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk.

monday

SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre: Blood Brothers. Runs Monday 14th – Saturday 26th January. Various times. West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow will take on the role of Narrator in the critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Blood Brothers. Written by Willy Russell, the ‘Musical for all time’ 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 fateful consequences. Tickets priced £19 - £31 available from 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.