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FRIDAY

SHEFFIELD’S Studio: Music in the Round: May Festival 2012. Runs to Saturday 19th May. Performance times vary. Ticket office: 0114 249 6000.

A selection of musical performances to entertain the whole family. For more information visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

SATURDAY

NOTTINGHAM’s Theatre Royal: John Williams Blockbusters. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets from £12.50-£34.50. Box office: 0115 989 5555.

Including music from: Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Schindler’s List, The Witches of Eastwick, JFK, Jaws, Saving Private Ryan, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Superman.

SUNDAY

MOTORPOINT Arena: Westlife – The Greatest Hits Tour. Also on Saturday 19th May. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets from £41.50. Box office 0114 2 56 56 56.

After 14 years, 26 top ten hits including 14 number one singles, 11 top five albums, seven of which hit the top spot and have collectively sold over 44 million copies around the world, Westlife are to go their separate ways after a farewell tour this year.

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: The Chuckle Brothers In The Return of The River Rother 2. Performances at 2pm and 5pm. Tickets from £14. Box office: 01623 633133.

Paul and Barry are visiting a Theme park for the day and decide to brave going on one of the daring water rides. Once inside, they are leaning on a wall when they accidentally fall through and find themselves magically transported back in time into a world of Pirates and Sunken Treasures.

MONDAY

SHEFFIELD’S Lyceum: Grease. Runs to Saturday 19th May. Performance times vary. Tickets £22-£35. Ticket office: 0114 249 6000.

Everybody’s favourite musical is back on the big stage for one week only! Danny Bayne (winner of ITV’s Grease Is The Word, Hairspray) stars as Danny with Carina Gillespie (Grease, Buddy) as Sandy and X-Factor singing sensation Rhydian Roberts as Teen Angel. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as ‘bad boy’ Danny and ‘the girl next door’ Sandy fall in love all over again.

ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: Dead Ringer. Performance at 7.15pm. Tickets £7. Box office: 01709 823640.

A Phoenix Players Production: When the Prime Minister drops dead from an apparent heart attack on the eve of a General Election, two members of the Cabinet, fearing defeat without the charisma of the PM, hire an out of work actor, a Dead Ringer for the deceased, to take his place until the election is won. The actor enjoys his role until he discovers the real PM was poisoned! Thereafter this thriller plunges from early amusing fantasy into murder and dark plots.

Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall: Paul Merton’s Out Of My Head. Performance at 8pm. Tickets £23. Ticket office: 0115 989 5555.

Discover the bizarre workings of Paul Merton’s brain, as he muses on the mighty behemoth that is his noggin. Paul returns to his stand-up roots for the first time in years. Away from the Have I Got News For You desk Paul Merton proves he’s got legs.

Tuesday

Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall: Rhod Gilbert. Performance times 8pm. Tickets £25. Ticket office: 0115 989 5555.

Following several sell-out UK tours and best-selling stand-up DVDs, multi-award winning welsh wonder Rhod Gilbert is back on the road with a brand new live show. A regular on Live At The Apollo and with his own BBC One show Ask Rhod Gilbert, he’s one of the world’s hottest comedians.

Wednesday

MANSFIELD’S Palace Theatre: The Tempest. Performace at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 and concessions apply. Box office: 01623 633133.

Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece “The Tempest”. Shakespeare’s last and most fulfilling play is given a new and utterly fresh awakening as a full length ballet.

UPCOMING SHOWS

RETFORD’S Majestic Theatre: Dominic Kirwan. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50. Box office: 01777 706866.

Dominic Kirwan, widely regarded as one of Ireland’s finest ever entertainers, brings his dynamic and vibrant performing style to theatres across the UK with his brand-new show ‘Live and Personal’

With a fresh look at the finest in Country, Pop, Traditional Irish music and of course his trademark show-stopping ballads, ‘Live and Personal’ has something for music fans of all ages.