What’s On guide

Kevin Bridges
Kevin Bridges

Friday, December 4

Pantomime. The Young Theatre Company presents Jack and the Beanstalk at Acorn Theatre, Worksop. Nightly at 7pm until Sunday, plus 2pm matinee on Sunday. Tickets £8 via www.acorntheatre.net or 01909 501817.

Ballet. The Nutcracker will be performed by Vienna Ballet at Majestic Theatre, Retford, at 7pm. Tickets £21, £19.50 (concession), £12.50 (child). Contact 01777 706 866 or www.majesticretford.com

Family. Children will love 59 Minutes to Save Christmas, an interactive adventure at Sheffield Crucible. Various times daily, except Sundays, to Christmas Eve. Tickets £10 via 0114 2496000 or www.sheffield boxoffice.com.
Pantomime. Cinderella, starring Maureen Nolan (from The Nolan Sisters) at Rotherham Civic Theatre until January 10. Tickets from £13, £11 (child, concessions). Contact 01709 8236210 or email: theatre.tickets@rotherham.gov.uk

Comedy. Mike Wilkinson, James Meehan and Katie Mulgrew at Buxton Buzz Comedy Club, Pavilion Arts Centre, 8pm. Tickets £10 on door or £7 advance via 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Pantomime. Aladdin opens at the Sheffield Lyceum, until January 3. Tickets £12-£25, show times vary. Details and bookings on 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldboxoffice.com.

Music. The Mingus Profiles Sextet play the music of jazz-great Charles Mingus at Sheffield Crucible Studio, 7.15pm. Tickets £3-£15 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2496000.

Pantomime. Cinderella opens at Derby Theatre, running until January 9. Tickets £12-£26, show times vary. Details and bookings on 01332 593939 or www.derbytheatre.co.uk.

Music. Tribute show Frankly Sinatra at Sheffield City Hall, 8pm. Tickets £26.40-£28.60 from www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2789789.

Saturday, December 5

Crafts. Newstead Abbey cloisters host a craft market. 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday, entry £5, under-16s go free.

Music. Musicians gather for the second concert in memory of Peter Cropper at the Sheffield Crucible Studio, 7.15pm. Programme includes Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Tickets £5-£17.50, 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldboxoffice.com.

Music. Nottingham Harmonic Choir perform the complete score of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Concert Hall, 7pm. Tickets £13-£22 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.

Pantomime. Christopher Biggins and Simon Webbe star in Aladdin, opening at Theatre Royal Nottingham and running until January 10. Show times vary, tickets £15-£33.50, details and bookings via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.

Music. Palma Violets play Leadmill, Sheffield, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 via www.leadmill.co.uk or 0114 2727040.

Sunday, December 6

Music. Andy Powell and his band perform jazz at Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 1pm. Tickets £9 on door or £7 in advance on 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Comedy. The All Stars of Comedy, with Slim, Smash, Wayne Rollins, Judy Love and Axel Blake, at Sheffield City Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.25 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2789789.

Theatre. West End revue show Beyond the Barricade visits Buxton Opera House for a Christmas-themed show, 7.30pm. Tickets £23 via www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or 01298 72190.

Music. Tribute show Whitney—Queen of the Night lands at Majestic Theatre, Retford, 7.30pm. Tickets £21/£23 via www.majesticretford.com or 01777 706866.

Monday, December 7

Music. The Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir perform a Christmas concert at the city’s Royal Concert Hall, 1pm. Free admission.

Talk. Don Evans discusses how to photograph flowers for impact at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 1pm. £3 entry.

Music. Status Quo play Sheffield Arena, supported by Wilko Johnson Band. Tickets £43.45/£46.75 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2565656.

Music. Nicola Farnon Trio play jazz at the Pomegranate Theatre bar, Chesterfield, 8pm. Tickets £5.50-£9 via www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or 01246 345222.

Tuesday, December 8

Music. The Kaleidoscope Community Choir perform a Christmas concert at Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 1pm. Tickets £3.50 via www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or 01298 72190.

Talk. Bob Croxton of the Sorby bats group will discuss British bats, alongside a Christmas social, at Annunciation Church, Queen Street, Chesterfield, 7pm, £2.50.

Music. Enjoy carols, brass and mince pies at SS Augustine’s, Chesterfield. Ireland Colliery band perform. Tickets £3 via www chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or 01246 345222.
Dance. Ballroom dancing at Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Admission £4.85.
Song. Christmas Crooners - Baby’s It’s Cold Outside, featuring festive favourites and the hits of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole performed by West End singers, at Rotherham Civic Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Contact 01709 8236210 or email: theatre.tickets@rotherham.gov.uk

Music. The Charlatans at Rock City, Nottingham. Tickets £30.35 via www.alt-tickets.co.uk or 0115 9506547.

Music. Folk singer Kate Rusby performs at Sheffield City Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50-£27.50 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2789789.

Wednesday, December 9

Music. Violinist James Clark and principal cellist Jonathan Aasgaard of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic play at Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 1pm. Tickets £7 via www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or 01298 72190.
Hypnotist. Andrew Newton at Civic Theatre, Rotherham, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 via 01709 823621 or www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk. Family. Hare and Tortoise opens at Nottingham Playhouse Neville Studio. Suitable for ages 4-8, performances 10.30am/1pm, most days until January 2. Tickets £8/£10 via 0115 9419419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Thursday, December 10

Variety. A variety show at the Acorn Theatre, Worksop, at 7.30pm, with X Factor finalist Peter Jones, and chldren’s and ladies choirs, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Tickets £10. Contact 01909 501817 or www.acorntheatre.net

Music. That’s Be The Day Christmas Party at the Majestic Theatre, Retford, at 7.30pm. Tickets £23.50 and £22.50. Contact 01777 706 866 or www.majesticretford.com

Theatre. Show Boat Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre at 7.30pm. Public dress rehearsal. Minimum donation £1. Call 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Comedy. Ivan Brackenbury, Alfie Moore, Ian D. Montfort and Robyn Perkins will be performing at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 8pm. Tickets £12.50 (advance), £14.50 (door), £8.50 (student). Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk