Four fab things to do this week

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Our pick of the best events across the region

1 Guitar Legend

Legendary guitarist and musician, Eric Clapton, comes to the region this week on othe second of his only two UK dates this year.

Last year was a big year Clapton, who marked an astonishing 40 years in music and released his first solo album in three years, Old Sock.

Ranked as the number four guitarist of all time in a recent poll by Rolling Stone magazine, Clapton is one of rock’s most influential musicans.

The 69-year-old began his career in 1963, with blues outfit The Yardbirds and since then has been involved with numerous different outfits including Cream, Derek and the Dominos, Blind Faith and The Bluesbreakers.

WHERE: Leeds First Direct arena

WHEN: Sunday, June 22 from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £50

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0844 248 1585 or visit www.firstdirectarena.com to book

2 Twist and Shout

A Beatles’ musical spectacular, which features more than 40 of the Fab Four’s most famous songs is set to arrive in Sheffield this week.

Let It Be relives The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. Songs featured in the show Twist And Shout, She Loves You and All My Lovin’, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be.

WHERE: Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

WHEN: From Monday, June 23-Saturday, June 28.

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £18

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

3 High Drama

Noel Coward play, Hay Fever, is brought to life once more with a brand new production at the Rotherham Civic Theatre.

The play tells the story of Judith Bliss, once a glittering star of the London stage and now in early retirement, who is still enjoying life with more than a little high drama.

To spice her weekend up, Judith invites a young suitor to join her in the country, but her novelist husband, and two eccentric children also had the same idea for themselves.

Any hopes for private flirtations disappear as their admirers begin to arrive and spectacular bad manners break out when the clan realise they’re obliged to host a house party.

Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations all run riot at the most outrageous of all house parties.

WHERE: Rotherham Civic Theatre

WHEN: Runs until June 21

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £8

CONTACT: Please call the box office on 01709 823621

4 Jazz Japes

The Hull jazz festival takes place this week, and as part of the event, Forro Porro come to the Hull Truck Theatre.

The Hut People and Mambo Jambo collide to create Forro Porro, playing South American fiesta sounds: Brazilian Forro and Colombian Porro and Cumbia - a driving accordian and drum music that raises spirits. Forro Porro create the kind of killer rhythms that make the evening swing.

WHERE: The Hull Truck theatre

WHEN: Saturday, June 21 at 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: £12

CONTACT: Call 01482 323638