What’s on this week...

Russell Watson
Russell Watson

shows and events...

Friday

LYCEUM, Sheffield - Birds of a Feather. Runs to Saturday 30th June. Performance times vary. Tickets: £17.50-£28.50. Box office: 0114 249 6000.

The girls are back! One of BBC TV’s most popular and fondly-remembered sitcoms comes to the stage with all three of its original leading cast members: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph.

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre - Stage Door presents Live, Love Dance! Runs to Sunday 1st July. Performance times vary. Tickets: £7. Box office: 01623 633133.

Saturday

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse - Showcase. Performance at 7.30pm. Also shown on Friday 29th June.Tickets £15, under 16s £12.50. Box office: 0115 941 9419.

MADD College Nottingham presents Showcase - a sizzling summer showcase of musical theatre and dance performed by the full-time students.

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall - The Best of Russell Watson. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets: £29.50-£55. Box office: 0115 989 5555.

This summer, Raymond Gubbay are delighted to present Russell Watson on a national tour as he sings some of his most loved songs in his own tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a programme that includes such heart warming numbers as You’ll Never Walk Alone, Men of Harlech, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia!

Monday

Studio, Sheffield Theatres - Babe the Sheep Pig. Runs to Tuesday 3rd July. Performance at 7.15pm. Tickets: £4-£6. Box office: 0114 249 6000.

The production tells the well-known tale of a courageous piglet’s extraordinary adventure. After Babe is won by Farmer Hogget at the village fair, they develop a special friendship, and with the help of his new “mother”, the old sheep-dog Fly, Babe soon learns the herding instinct. Will Babe triumph in the show, against all odds?

THEATRE Royal, Nottingham - Birds of a Feather. Runs to Saturday 7th July. Performance times vary. Tickets: £17.50-£28.50. Box office: 0115 989 5555.

The girls are back! One of BBC’s most popular and fondly-remembered sitcoms comes to the stage with all three of its original leading cast members: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph.

Tuesday

Crucible, Sheffield - Cuban Voices, Sheffield Voices. Performance at 7pm. Tickets: £4. Box office: 0114 249 6000.

Get ready to be transported to a balmy summer evening in Santiago de Cuba. Come and be thrilled by the exquisite singing of Sheffield children and Camerata Vocal Musica Áurea, a world class choir from Cuba, led by award winning director Delvis Sanchez.

NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall - George Benson. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets range from £45-£150. Box office: 0115 989 5555.

In a career spanning five decades, Grammy Award winner George Benson has used his jazz roots as the basis for an engaging mix of pop, R&B and other shades that add up to a style that appeals to a broad mainstream audience.

Wednesday

Studio, Sheffield Theatres - On Fire! Performance at 6.30pm. Tickets: £3. Box office: 0114 249 6000.

Children’s Composer Paul Rissmann, workshop leader Polly Ives, professional musicians Ensemble 360 and children from Phillimore and Nether Green Junior Schools will perform a new piece of music inspired by the Olympic Torch.

Lyceum, Sheffield - Horrible Histories. Runs to Saturday 7th July. Performance times vary. Tickets: £11.50-£13.50. Box office: 0114 249 6000.

Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians are guaranteed to thrill and entertain both you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips.

Upcoming shows

MAJESTIC Theatre, Retford - Annie. Runs from Thursday 5th July - Saturday 7th July. Performances at 7.30pm. Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £10, £8 (Consessions) and family ticket £32. Box office: 01777 706866.

The Retford MOB presents Annie. Book by Thomas Meehan. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charin. This amateur youth production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall - The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets: £17-£42. Box office: 0115 989 5555.

An all-star line up of Britain’s most charismatic artists performs this special concert in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. People’s favourite Lesley Garrett presents this celebratory evening and also be performing famous opera songs.