shows and events...
Retford Majestic Theatre: Unforgettable. Friday 7th September only. Featuring a world class cast of vocalists and musicians, Unforgettable features the songs of some of the most loved musical icons of the 50s and 60s including Elvis, Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and many more. Tickets £16 and £18.
SHEFFIELD Crucible: Macbeth. Runs until Saturday 6th October. Macbeth, Shakespeare’s psychological thriller of irrepressible ambition, is a potent cocktail of deception, witchcraft and murder. This compelling, large-scale production, directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans, is staged in-the-round. The sixteen-strong cast is led by Geoffrey Streatfeild (Spooks) in the role of the Macbeth and Claudie Blakley(Lark Rise to Candleford) as his manipulative and driven wife. Tickets from £17.
SHEFFIELD City Hall: Last Laugh Comedy Club. Every Friday and Saturday. Laugh with the finest stand-up comedians on the circuit. Doors open 7pm, take your seats by 8.15pm. Tickets £16.
NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall: Planet Earth in Concert. Friday and Saturday. Following its critically acclaimed UK premiere, Emmy Award-winning British composer George Fenton conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra and special guest soloist Haley Glennie-Smith, in a breathtaking production of Planet Earth in Concert. This stunning performance of music and film, combines live orchestral music with spectacular reworked HD imagery from the groundbreaking BBC television series Planet Earth. Tickets from £12 to £50.
NOTTINGHAM Playhouse: The Importance of being Earnest. Until 22nd September. Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy has been delighting audiences for over 100 years. It’s Victorian England and two bachelors are bending the truth to add excitement to their lives. Jack invents a brother Ernest as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind him to pursue Gwendolen, the daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Algernon decides to take the name Ernest, when visiting Jack’s young ward Cecily. When each is forced to reveal himself – being earnest takes on a new meaning. Tickets £7.50 to £27.
NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Layers of Skin. Layers of Skin is a multi-layered performance event with bold choreography by Belgian/English choreographer Filip Van Huffel and his inspirationally fearless Retina Dance Company, performed to music from Belgian chamber rock group Aranis. In this unique event, six Retina dancers will be joined by professional and community dancers from Nottinghamshire, to present a work seen in layers of energy, sensitivity, power and versatility. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £12.
NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Cabaret. On until 15th September.Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Cabaret. Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a haven of decadence, at the heart of which the legendary Sally Bowles performs at the infamous Kit Kat Klub. Internationally celebrated singer Will Young and acclaimed actress Michelle Ryan make their musical theatre debuts in this re-imagining of Rufus Norris’ double Olivier-award winning production. Tickets from £18.
SHEFFIELD City Hall: Dirty Laundry. 12th and 13th September only. Doors 6.30pm. Sharon Holland and Alison Pennells’ funny yet moving play Dirty Laundry will make you think and perhaps inspire you to rebel against the mundane. When Jean recovers from breast cancer she realises it’s time to make every day matter, finding renewed optimism for a brighter and more fulfilling future. After finding support hard to come by she finds inspiration in a hidden artistic talent, and true friendship from an unconditional source. Tickets £15.
ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: The Jackie Generation. Performance 7.30pm. Taking the UK by storm, the Jackie Generation is an incredible live show packed full of classic 70s hits based around the biggest selling magazine of the day, Jackie. The six piece band will take you back to a time when pop was at its peak, from Queen and ELO to the The Osmond’s, David Essex and Grease. Tickets £15 and £16.
MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: Eurobeat - Almost Eurovision. Eurobeat, the musical that celebrates everything we love and cringe about when watching the Eurovision Song Contest, heralds the dawn of the interactive musical as the audience votes for their favourite song via text messaging.Set in Sarajevo, every audience member is assigned to one of the ten competing countries as they enter the theatre with a badge, so it doesn’t matter if you come from the United Kingdom, tonight you are from the country you are given. Tickets from £9.