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FRIDAY

SHEFFIELD Lyceum: Copenhagen. Runs until Saturday 10th March. Performance 7.45pm, various matinees.

In 1941, at the height of the Second World War, two old friends meet for the last time. Niels Bohr, the leading quantum theorist of the time, half Jewish but remaining in occupied Copenhagen; Werner Heisenberg, a German and the former protégé of Bohr, working for his country on a new project. On opposing sides, these two men have the ability to change history. This Tony Award-winning play is an intriguing and powerful exploration of the uncertainty of the past and the inevitability of the future told through a story based on actual historic events. Tickets £17-£24.

Retford Majestic Theatre: Rock Around The Sixties. Performance 7.30pm. Re-live the iconic sounds of the Sixties with The Foundations who will perform hits such as Build Me Up Buttercup, In Those Bad, Bad Old Days and Baby Now That I’ve Found You. They will be joined by The New Honeycombs who will re-create silver sounds such as Have I The Right, Is It Because and That’s The Way - plus many many more. Tickets £17, £15 concessions.

Sheffield Studio: Benefectors. Runs until Saturday 24th March. Performance 7.45pm, various matinees. When David dreams of improving the lives of those living in an inner city slum, his idealistic view of the world leads him to reach for the skies. But life isn’t easy when your neighbour is the town’s most cynical journalist, your wife has principles and your secretary falls in love with you. An award-winning comedy about idealism, realism and the tangled nature of human relationships. Performance 7.45pm.

SATURDAY

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: Dancebiz. Creswell Disco Divas present their annual show Dancebiz 2012.

Contact dance group for tickets.

MONDAY

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Runs until Saturday 10th March.

Performance time 7.30pm. Following his critically acclaimed performance in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre in 2010, David Suchet returns in Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey into Night, one of the greatest American plays written in the 20th century. Set in 1912, the story is a compelling family drama between James Tyrone (David Suchet), Mary Tyrone (Laurie Metcalf) and their sons, Jamie and Edmund, during one fateful summer’s day. Tickets £15-£32.50.

Sheffield City Hall: Joan Baez. Performance time 7.30pm. Legendary artist Joan Baez comes to Sheffield as part of an extensive UK tour. She will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell and will feature a repertoire spanning her five-decade career. Tickets £39.50, £36 and £33.50 concessions.

TUESDAY

Sheffield City Hall: The Solid Silver 60s. Performance time 7.30pm. They say that if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits. Now in its 27th year the show features the unforgettable talents of Peter Noone, Chris Montez, Brian Hyland with Brian Poole and all backed by Vanity Fare. Tickets from £22.

WEDNESDAY

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Matt Cardle. Performance time 7pm. 2010 X-Factor winner Matt Cardle performs songs from his debut album Letters.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets £26.50.

Sheffield City Hall: La Traviata. Performance 7.30pm. A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La dame aux Camelias. Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate consumptive Violetta. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato. Tickets priced from £16.

THURSDAY

WORKSOP Acorn Theatre: It’s Fun To Dance.

Runs until Saturday 10th March. Performance times 7.15pm with 2pm matinee on Saturday. The young , talented performers of Dance Worksop present a show full of wonderful dancing and great costumes, proving it really is... Fun To Dance! Tickets priced £8.50, £7.50 concessions.

Sheffield Crucible: Democracy. Runs until Saturday 31st March. Performance 7.30pm. The leader of a new coalition government must keep his friends close and his enemies closer. The problem is knowing who to trust. Left, right and centre all regard each other with suspicion. And as for the Russians… Willy Brandt, one of the most charismatic leaders in post-war politics, makes history as he starts to reunite Europe. But there’s a spy in his office and his plans are about to be thrown into chaos. What is loyalty? And where does yours lie? Democracy is a witty and compelling Olivier Award-winning play about an inspirational man. Tickets £15.