Five fabulous things to do this week

Progressive rock band Yes.
Progressive rock band Yes.
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Our pick of the best events across the region

1 Prog rock legends

The iconic and influential progressive rock band, Yes, are back on the road and come to the region this week.

The award winning band, who shot to fame in the 1970s for their distinctive music which combines complex compositions with intricate instrumentation, return to the stage on their European-wide triple album tour.

Yes will perform three of their most famous albums: The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One in their entirety at the concert.

Fans attending the concert can expect to hear Yes classics such as Yours is No Disgrace, I’ve Seen All Good People and Starship Trooper as well as Close to the Edge, And You And I and Going For The One.

WHERE: Sheffield City Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7 at 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £37.50

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0114 2 789 789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk to book

2 Hall lot of laughs

Grouchy, deadpan comedian, Rich Hall, has established himself as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit and is set to delight audiences in Leeds this week.

The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the UK once again.

Rich is a plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word and this gig promises to be no different.

WHERE: Leeds City Hall

WHEN: Today and tomorrow (May 1-2) from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £16.50

CONTACT: To book please visit: www.cityvarieties.co.uk or call the box office on 0113 243 0808

3 May the fourth be with you

Following on from the success of last year’s Geeks Unleashed event at the Dome, the convention returns on Friday, or as it is also known -International Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You).

There will be collectables, memorabilia and guest stars from the world of science fiction including Danny John-Jules, who played the cat in Red Dwarf, Star Wars actor Ken Coombs and actor Brian Wheeler are set to attend this one of a kind event.

WHERE: The Dome, Doncaster

WHEN: Sunday, May 4 from 11am, but early bird tickets allowing admission from 9am are also available

HOW MUCH: Entrance costs £5

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01302 303959 to book

4 One man show spectacular

Ewan Wardrop stars as George Formby in a new production which arrives in Hull this week.

Formby follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars.

In a captivating one-man performance, Ewan plays not only the role of Formby but all of the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life.

WHERE: Hull Truck Theatre

WHEN: Runs from May 2-3

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £12

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01482 323638 to book

5 Tale as old as time

A Ballet Theatre UK production of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid comes to the Rotherham Civic Theatre.

The story begins when the kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love onto the shore she makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch, but it comes at a heavy price. This ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices has lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.

WHERE: Rotherham Civic Theatre:

WHEN: Today (May 1) from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £18

CONTACT: Call 01709 823621