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Friday

Retford Majestic: The Bon Jovi Experience. Performance at 7.30pm. The Bon Jovi Experience is an outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi. They are the only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have actually played and shared a stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. Tickets £16. Box Office 01777 706866.

Sheffield City Hall: Madame Butterfly. Performance at 7.30pm. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Tickets between £16.00-£32.50. Box Office 0114 249 6000.

Rotherham Civic Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk, Performance at 6.30pm. Runs until 6th January 2012. Guaranteed to appeal to all ages. With a big professional cast including X Factor’s Chico and international recording artist Tara Verloop. Tickets from £12. Box Office 01709 823621/01709 823640. NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Chris Addison: Performance at 7pm. Fresh from television’s The Thick of It, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and his sell-out 2010 tour, Chris Addison is touring again. He’s written a brand new show, The Time Is Now, Again. Come along for top class stand-up from one of the classiest, toppiest stand-ups around. Tickets £20. Box Office 0115 989 5555.

SATURDAY Sheffield Lyceum Theatre: Christmas Craft Market. Starts at 10am. It’s nearly Christmas so come and find the perfect gift. The craft market has a range of local suppliers with an abundance of festive treats on offer including pottery, textiles, jewellery, photography, foods and more. Free entry. Box Office: 0114 249 6000. CRUCIBLE Theatre, Sheffield: Christmas Craft Market. 10am - 4pm. It’s nearly Christmas so come and find the perfect gift. Our craft market has a range of local suppliers with an abundance of festive treats on offer including pottery, textiles, jewellery, photography, foods and more. Free Entry

NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Nottingham Harmonic Choir - Messiah. Enjoy an evening of inspirational music, with Handel’s magnificent oratorio Messiah. Celebrate Handel’s genius and this musical triumph with the Harmonic Choir under their exciting new show. Performance at 7pm. Tickets £10.50 - £10.50. Box Office 0115 989 5555.

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse: Cinderella. Performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Enter a beautiful Fairy Godmother with a pumpkin and a touch of magic to whisk Cinders from pantry to party. But with her sisters digging their ugly heels in, it’s not an easy ride to Happy Ever After. Tickets £18 - £22. Box Office 0115 941 9419.

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Aladdin. Join Aladdin and his magical lamp in this fun-filled pantomime for the whole family. A spectacular show packed with song, dance and laughter, featuring a cast of 200 talented local youngsters in Worksop’s biggest and best pantomime this Christmas. Performances at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets £6. Box Office 01909 501817

SUNDAY

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Aladdin. Performance at 7pm. Tickets £6. Box Office 01909 501817

MONDAY

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Aladdin. Performance at 7pm. Tickets £6. Box Office 01909 501817

TUESDAY

CAPITAL FM Arena, Nottingham: Duran Duran. Performance at 7pm. This is Duran Duran’s first tour in seven years on the back of an outstanding career which has seen then sell over 80 million records with 30 chart topping hits in the UK, 18 American hit singles and a huge global presence. Tickets £30 - £55. Box Office 0843 373 3000. WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Performance at 7pm. Tickets £6. Box Office 01909 501817

WEDNESDAY

CAPITAL FM Arena, Nottingham: Status Quo. Performance at 7pm. Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo are back with their first ever QuoFestive tour. The mighty Quo will be joined by Roy Wood and Kim Wilde making it a killer line-up for the ultimate musical Christmas party. Tickets £37.50. Box Office 0843 373 3000. CRUCIBLE Theatre, Sheffield: Performing Musical Theatre. Performance 11am - 1pm. Whilst Company plays on the Crucible stage, why not have a go yourself? You will work with musical theatre professionals to learn more about the performing in musical theatre, become part of a chorus and perform in a short musical number. Tickets £6. Box Office 0114 249 6000

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Aladdin. Performance at 7pm. Tickets £6. Box Office 01909 501817

THURSDAY

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Aladdin. Performance at 7pm. Tickets £6. Box Office 01909 501817