shows and events...
SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena: Once In A Lifetime Tour. Show time 7.30pm. Once In A Lifetime is an unforgettable UK tour that will feature the crème de la crème of 70s superstars and hit singles from the likes of pop icons David Cassidy, Leo Sayer, Hot Chocolate and Smokie. All four artists have had 55 top ten hits and over 200 million record sales between them. This is a once in a lifetime tour – the only time all four of these seminal acts will perform on the same stage together. Tickets £38.50. Box office 0114 256 56 56.
WORKSOP The Crossing: Keith Hearnshaw. Show time 7.30pm. One of The Crossing’s favourite organists Keith Hearnshaw FRCO is back with us with his uber-energetic and most definitely un-stuffy approach to organ-playing. Tickets £8 full, £7 concessions, £4 under-16s. Box office 01909 475421.
RETFORD Majestic Theatre: Roy Chubby Brown. Show time 7.30pm. Get ready for a barn-storming night of jokes, banter and hilarious mickey-taking from Britain’s most outrageous comedian. Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his live audiences with a non-stop battering ram of laugh-out-loud comedy guaranteed. But be warned, stay away if easily offended. Tickets £19.50. Box office 01777 706866.
NOTTINGHAM Rock City: Buzzcocks. Doors open 6.30pm. Hardly any bands performing today genuinely deserve the adjective ‘legendary’. Buzzcocks are one of. those very few. Their achievements are staggering. One of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash), innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock superstars. Eight studio albums, over twenty singles and EPs, a constellation of compilations, covers by other bands and songs on film soundtracks and advertisements have put Buzzcocks among the top echelons of British recording artists. Tickets £16.50. Box office 0845 413 4444.
MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: A Christmas Carol. Show time 3pm. Join Ballet Theatre UK on a magical journey to the dark and twisting streets of old Dickensian London. Meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny clutching old miser, his heart so cold and steely it cannot be softened by any amount of festive cheer. One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts, who show him there is more to life than work and money and slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets £18 full, £17 concessions, £12 children, £52 family of four. Box office 01623 633133.
NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Rufus Wainwright & His Band. Show time to be confirmed. Affectionately referred to by Elton John as ‘the greatest songwriter on the planet’ and praised by the New York Times for his ‘genuine originality’, Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. Don’t miss him as he returns to the Royal Concert Hall for one night only to perform from his back catalogue and from his seventh and latest studio album, Out of the Game. Krystle Warren will open the show and the main support act will be Adam Cohen. Tickets £25 - £45. Box office 0115 989 5555.
MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest. Show time 7.30pm. Oscar Wilde’s theatrical masterpiece is widely-acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English language, with wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance. Brought to you by London Classic Theatre. Tickets £14 full, £12.50 concessions, £8 children, £36 family. Box office 01623 633133.
WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Runs Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th November. Show time 7.30pm. The Dukeries Theatre Group will be showcasing their version the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams. It tells the story of Brick and Maggie, a couple who are struggling to keep their marriage on track. The action takes place on one evening on Brick’s family estate in Mississippi, where everyone is eagerly celebrating the birthday of Big Daddy Pollitt - who has come home from the clinic with a clean bill of health. But the rest of the family know the awful truth. Tickets £6. Box office 01909 501817.
ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: A Christmas Carol. Runs Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th Novemnber. Show time 7.15pm. This vibrant new version of the classic Christmas play by award-winning playwright Neil Duffield who wrote From Rotherham With Love. Gives all you can ask for in Christmas entertainment, carols, merriment and ghosts. Bah-humbug. Tickets £7.50. Box office 01709 823621 or 01709 823640.