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RETFORD Majestic Theatre: The Chuckle Brothers meet The Phantom. Performance time 2pm. In this new adventure a theatre manager is in trouble because a ghostly presence is scaring all the people away. He calls Paul and Barry for help and asks ‘Have you got any ideas?’ Of course they have because they are The Chuckle Brothers, although things might not exactly go to plan. Songs, slap-stick, spectacular magic, puppets and fun for all the family. Tickets £14, family ticket £52. Box office 01777 706866.
MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: Circus of Horrors. Performance time 7.30pm. The new sensation, which stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, is packed with new shocks that will take you on a whirlwind journey into 1927 Berlin. This was the roaring twenties, a decadent decade, the birth of the Cabaret and the home to The Devil Doll. The new phantasmagoria twists and turns, sending a shiver down your spine and with the Ventriloquist now dead, his demonic dummy seems to take on a life of its own. Featuring fangtastic, dare devil and bizarre circus acts from all four corners of the world that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Tickets £21 full, £18 concessions. Box office 01623 633133.
WORKSOP The Crossing: Doncaster Youth Swing Orchestra. Performance time 7.30pm. The award-winning band returns under the direction of John Ellis MBE, director of Doncaster Youth Jazz Association. These super-talented young musicians play with skills and discipline much beyond their years. Tickets £8 full, £7 concessions, £4 under-16s. Box office 01909 475421.
NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Boogie Nights In Concert. Performance time 7.30pm. Legendary 70s musical Boogie Nights is back in a remixed concert version with a massive all star cast - The Osmonds’ Merrill, Jimmy and Jay and Gareth Gates with Louisa Lytton from Eastenders plus X-Factor stars Andy Abraham and Chico. Plus introducing Shane Richie Junior with a cast of 15 singers, dancers and musicians. The hit-fest includes Boogie Wonderland, I Will Survive, Le Freak, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Love Train, Play That Funky Music, Disco Inferno, We Are Family, Y.M.C.A., Street Life, If You Leave Me Now and all the hits of The Osmonds. It’s the biggest, best, all star Boogie Night ever. Tickets £29.50 - £35.50. Box office 0115 989 5555.
WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Kings of Cloth of Gold. Performance time 7.30pm. Angus and Ross Theatre Company presents this sparkling new physical comedy which sees King Henry VIII meet Francis I at the most magnificent tournament ever held - the ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’. The kings compete to outdo each other in displays of wealth, wit, feasting and sporting prowess. Each king is proud, intelligent, and the epitome of chivalry. But who will eventually win this battle of vanity? Tickets £8 full, concessions £7. Box office 01909 501817.
SHEFFIELD City Hall: Bellowhead. Doors 7.30pm. Performance time 8pm. Bigger, bolder, brassier and more brazen than ever, Bellowhead released their mighty new album, Broadside in October last year. The 11-piece line-up incorporates top-notch jazz, world, folk and classical musicians in a swathe of brass, strings, squeezebox, percussion and anything else that seems like a good idea. Since forming in 2004, they have had four albums, a glut of awards, sell-out tours and a long trail of thunderous festival appearances, that have transported folk music into hitherto unknown territory, introducing a whole new audience to it with them. Tickets £17.50. Box office 0114 2 789 789.
NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Dirty Dancing. Runs Tuesday 12th February – Saturday 2nd March. Performance times vary. Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping I’ve Had The Time Of My Life. Tickets £20 - £48.50. Box office 0115 989 5555.
SHEFFIELD Studio Theatre: Bull. Runs until Saturday 23rd February. Performance times vary. Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt. Bull is a play by one of the UK’s most exciting young writers, Mike Bartlett (Earthquakes in London, Chariots of Fire, Love Love Love) A razor sharp play about office politics; or playground bullying – depending which side you’re on. Tickets £8 - £14. Box office 0114 249 6000.