shows and events...
SHEFFIELD Leadmill: Villagers. Doors open 7.00pm. A one-off festival warm up gig. Connor O’Brien’s band are the only act from Ireland to have been signed by Domino. Jape’s Richie Egan has said of O’Brien: “That gentleman embodies everything I hold dear about music”. Villagers generate the type of music that will spread beyond the confines of niche appreciation into a great blue yonder. Sparse, eerie, casually disheveled, tangibly cool. Tickets £8.00. Box office 0114 221 2828.
ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: West End to Broadway. Runs until Saturday 9th July at 7.15pm. A spectacular production featuring professional singers performing a contemporary range of West End and Broadway hits. With classic favourites and cutting edge music in the musical theatre world this is one not to be missed. Tickets £10. Box office 01709 823621.
SHEFFIELD City Hall: Last Laugh Comedy Club. Runs Friday and Saturday. Doors open 7pm, take your seats by 8pm. Toby Foster, Tony Burgess, John Warburton, Quincy...one of the happiest and funniest acts in the business. Laugh with the finest stand-up comedians. Fill your belly with food available on the night. Pre-order or order food on the night for less than a fiver. Ask for the menu once you have booked your tickets. Shake your booty and dance into the early hours. Bar open until late. Tickets £16. Box office 0114 221 0317.
RETFORD Majestic Theatre: Oliver! Runs Friday and Saturday 7pm. Matinee performance Saturday 2.30pm. A youth production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited New York. Based on Dickens’ classic novel Oliver Twist, the show will engage audiences of al ages with its pathos and drama, while delighting with well known musical numbers including Food Glorious Food and I’d Do Anything. Tickets £8, family of four £30. Box office 01777 706866.
WORKSOP The Crossing: Michael Davies and Sophie Cameron. Performance at 7.30pm, doors open 6.45pm. Two young musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music. Welsh pianist Davies plays all over the country and won the John Barbirolli Prize in 2009 with Irish cellist Paul Grennan. Virtuoso violinist Sophie is a regular music prize winner and a past member of the Albion Quartet. Tickets £10 adults, £9 concessions and £4 children and students. Box office 01909 475421.
SHEFFIELD O2 Academy: Playground Mafia, Without Our Crowns, Gazelles, A Season Of Secrets, The Culprits, Decode. Doors open 6pm, finishes 10pm. The urban electro collective play a home town show with new member Alice Turton. Support from five other up and coming artists. Tickets £6. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Box office 0844 477 2000.
NOTTINGHAM Rock City: Future Sound of Nottingham. Doors open 6.30pm. In association with Nusic, Splendour and LeftLion. Five Notts acts live the dream playing our most famous venue as they compete for the chance to take that dream to the next level and open the main stage at this year’s Splendour. Free gig. Box office 0845 413 4444.
SHEFFIELD Studio Theatre: Writers Night. Performance at 7.45pm. Sheffield Theatres proudly presents an evening of brand new plays written by local writers and performed script-in-hand by professional actors for one night only. Expect an eclectic, stimulating and entertaining evening of work by locally based writers in response to our chosen theme of Living in a Big Society. Tickets £5. Box office 0114 249 6000.
BLYTH Barnby Memorial Hall: The Railway Children. Runs Thirsday, Friday and Saturday. Perfoermances at 7.15pm. Blyth Players junior section present their latest production. The classic E Nesbit tale, adapted by Dave Simpson, tells the story of a well-to-do family from London who are happy until one day their father is mysteriously taken away. A spell of time without him sees the family make new friends and bond with the community. A happy ending ensues as the family is finally reunited. Tickets £5.50 adults, £4.50 concessions. Box office 01909 531289 or email email@example.com
SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre: Calendar Girls. Runs until Saturday 23rd July. Various performance times. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. Based on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Tickets £16.50 - £28.50. Box office 0114 249 6000.