Five fab things to do this week

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers  Goin' Courtin' Helena Blackman (Milly) and the Brothers  Photo Geraint Lewis
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Goin' Courtin' Helena Blackman (Milly) and the Brothers Photo Geraint Lewis

Our pick of the best events across the region.

Classic American musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers arrives in Sheffield.

The feel good musical tells the story of Adam, the eldest of 11 brothers, who goes into town to find a wife and convinces Milly to marry him the same day.

They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers – all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness – kidnap the women they want.

Sam Attwater of Eastenders fame stars as Adam alongside Helena Blackman, from How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, as Milly.

WHERE: Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

WHEN: Runs until Saturday

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £19

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0114 249 6000 or visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk to book.

2 critics choice

Award winning singer-songwriter, Tom Odell, comes to the region this week on his UK wide tour.

Winner of the 2013 Brit’s Critic’s Choice Award, London born Tom started out as a classically trained pianist, before turning his hand to more contemporary material.

Tom’s folksy and emotional music has been influenced by artists such as Elton John, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen but at the same time offers something fresh and contemporary.

The 23 year-old’s critically acclaimed debut album, which was released last summer, has gone platinum so make sure you get your tickets while you still can.

WHERE: O2 Academy, Sheffield

WHEN: Today (Thursday, February 13) at 7pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £12

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0844 477 2000 to book.

3 breath-taking performance

A funny and magical re-working of Pinocchio comes to Cast this week.

Set in Moss Side, Manchester in 1976, the story begins with Pinocchio on the run. And in a ramshackle shop his father Elijah, the toymaker, waits.

Will Pinocchio ever return to make him proud? Featuring body-popping and puppetry, music and animation this is a retelling of Carlo Collodi’s children’s classic like no other.

WHERE: Cast theatre, Waterdale, Doncaster

WHEN: Saturday with showings at noon and 5pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £12.50

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01302 303959 or visit www.castindoncaster.com to book.

4 comedy veteran

David Baddiel returns to the comedy circuit with his first show in 15 years, entitled Fame, Not The Musical.

From accidentally stealing the spotlight at Russell Brand’s wedding, to realising Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks he’s Ben Elton, David Baddiel examines his strange relationship with the new lad/token Jew/comedy rock’n’roller’/football singer-songwriter persona he’s co-existed with for 20 years.

This is a thought-provoking and hilarious show, which is well worth a watch.

WHERE: City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

WHEN: Friday, February 14 from 8pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £20.60

CONTACT: Call 0113 243 0808 to book.

5 laughs aplenty

A sell-out every time in their opening season, Cast Comedy Club has already proven itself a hot ticket, and this month’s event promises to be no different.

Comedy performers include star of the hugely successful Plusnet telly adverts, no nonsense Northerner Craig Murray, who is one of the hottest talents on the comedy circuit. Katie Mulgrew will also be performing.

WHERE: Cast theatre, Waterdale

WHEN: Friday at 8pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £10.50

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01302 303 959 to book or go to www.castindoncaster.com for more information.