shows and events...


TICKHILL St Mary’s Primary School: Performance at 8pm. Tickhill Music Society presents Peter Robinson. Pianist Peter Robinson will perform classical music from Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Chopin. Christmas readings by June Tomlinson. Tickets £12 / £8 concessions. Members and children free. Box office 01302 742612.

NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Motown’s Greatest Hits. The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back by popular demand. In its 9th successive year this stunning live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography and an amazing band. More than 50 golden years of Motown music are remembered, featuring songs from legendary artists like The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers and many, many more. Tickets £18 - £24. Box office 0115 989 5500.


MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: Christmas Storytelling. Age 3-5 years 10am - 10.45am. Age 6-8 years 11.15am - 12.15pm. Paul Goldsmith returns with his festive cheer and fun to celebrate Christmas, Palace Theatre style. Share in the magic of Christmas as Paul the Storyteller takes you on a sleigh ride to discover the world of Christmas stories. One adult must accompany children at all times. Tickets £3.50 child / £6 two children / £8.70 three children. Adults free. Maximum one adult per three children. Box office 01623 633133.


SHEFFIELD Crucible Theatre: Theatre Futures. Talk starts 1pm. Interested in working in theatre? Sheffield Theatres are offering young people aged 18+ the chance to take part in workshops to gain a broader understanding of professional theatre. You’ll hear from a range of theatre professionals to get a real insight into the industry and, as part of the experience, you’ll watch the evening performance of Company. The cast includes Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director, Daniel Evans. Tickets £30. Box office 0114 249 6000.


NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Nottingham Classics – The Hallé. Musical theatre leading lady Shona Lindsay brings some West End pizzazz to this year’s Christmas concert with the Hallé. Besides her great stage presence, the star of The Phantom of the Opera, Singin’ in The Rain and Chicago has a voice to die for and she’ll be treating you to some Broadway showstoppers as well as some heart-warming festive numbers. Stephen Bell is your personable host for this musical feast. One of the most versatile maestros in the business, he’ll be conducting a roof-raising programme that includes Russian favourites from Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, French polish from Debussy and some sparkling numbers from the likes of George Gershwin, Malcolm Arnold and Leroy Anderson. Tickets £10 - £32. Box office 0115 989 5500.

Running shows

ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk. Runs until 8th January. Times vary. Spillers Pantomimes are delighted once again to be presenting this year’s family festive show, guaranteed to appeal to all ages. With a big professional cast including Chico and Tara Verloop. Tickets £10.50 - £13. Family tickets available. Box office 01709 823621 / 823640.

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk. Runs until Sunday 8th January. Times vary. Audiences will be delighted by this family favourite with an all star cast. Including Colin Baker from Doctor Who as Fleshcreep, Chris Pizzey from the Basil Brush Show as Simple Simon, Emma Nowell from CITV’s Hi-5 as Jack, and Stephen David as Dame Trott. Tickets £10 - £12. Family tickets available. Box office 01623 633133.

SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre: Sleeping Beauty. Runs until Sunday 8th January. Times vary. Don’t miss this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, with an all-star cast including Margi Clarke (Jackie Dobbs in Coronation Street) as the Wicked Queen, Sid Sloane (Sid from CBeebies) as the Jester, Dani Rayner (Over The Rainbow) as Sleeping Beauty and Sheffield’s favourite Dame, the brilliant Damian Williams as Nurse Nellie. Tickets £10 – £20. Box office 0114 249 6000.

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Sleeping Beauty. Runs until Sunday 15th January. Times vary. Starring comedian, television presenter, actor and all-round entertainer Joe Pasquale and Ceri Dupree as Queen Passionella - the most glamourous dame with one of the most spectacular wardrobes of amazing costumes you will ever see, and Lucy Evans as Princess Beauty. Featuring superb 3D effects including an enchanted forest. Tickets £13 - £26.50. Box office 0115 989 5500.