Pick of the Weekend

Cambridge Touring Theatre will be putting on an outdoor performance of The Sword in The Stone at Hodsock Priory.
Cambridge Touring Theatre will be putting on an outdoor performance of The Sword in The Stone at Hodsock Priory.

Theatre

Friday and Saturday: CUT loose and kick of those Sunday shoes for an energetic production of Footloose. The Scott Stevenson School of Dance present the hugely popular musical at Doncaster’s Civic Theatre. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Call 01302 342349.

Sunday: AN OUTDOOR theatre performance of The Sword in the Stone is taking place at Hodsock Priory, near Worksop. Don’t miss seeing a new side to this classic tale as actors take you through a world of magic and mystery. Suitable for all ages. Visit Cambridge Touring Theatre Gates open at 1pm for picnics. Adult tickets £14, children £10.

Saturday: SHAKESPEARE classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream is coming to Gainsborough’s Trinity Arts Centre with the Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Starts 7.30pm. Visit chapter House Theatre Company

Friday and Saturday: NOSE-GROWING favourite Pinnochio is a must-see for the kids. Written and directed by Simon Carr, the 2Act Theatre company production is taking place at Doncaster Little Theatre at 7pm. Tickets £10. Call 01302 340422.

Tuesday: CHARACTERS from kids’ favourite Dr Seuss are taking to the stage in Seussical Jnr at Doncaster’s Civic Theatre. See Gertrude McFuzz and Lazy Mayzie up close in this colourful show that makes for a family night out. Tickets £8.50. Starts 7.30pm. Call 01302 342349.

Monday and Tuesday: THE ADVENTURES of Robin of Sherwood is a story that will never get old. Full of action packed scenes, the traditional story of the legend Robin Hood is brought to life, with the battles against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and the love story with Maid Marion. At the Studio Theatre, within the Crucible theatre. Tickets £7. Call 0114 2496000.

Until Saturday: FROM West End to Broadway is coming to Rotherham’s Civic Theatre this week. Starts 7.15pm. Tickets £10.50. Call 01709 816876.

Days out

Sunday: ADMIRE the footwork of BMX riders and skaters at the Area 51 skatepark in Sprotborough. There will also be live music and refreshments on offer at the Anchorage Lane park. From 10am to 7.30pm. Visit Area51 Doncaster for more details.

Family days out

Saturday: SINGING sensations Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers are performing at the Proms in the Garden. Head to 8 Rossmoor Close in Auckley for the fund-raising barbecue. Tickets include food and entertainment. From 4pm to 9.30pm. Call 01302 770007.

Sunday: WHAT more could you want from the summer than strawberries, scones and steam? Go along to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, near Louth, Lincolnshire, where steam trains will be running from 10.45am. A family ticket with unlimited train travel costs £18. Visit Lincolnshire Wolds Railway for more information.

Sunday: TAKE the family along to the Denaby and Cadeby Miners Commemorative March and Gala. Denaby Miners Welfare will host the event. Call Jeff Lovell on 01709 865522 for more details.

Sports

Saturday: SHEFFIELD’S new superstar boxer Kell Brook is taking to the ring for a showdown against highly-ranked American Carson Jones. This fight at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena might be his chance for a shot at the world title. Tickets from £30. Call 0114 2565656 or visit Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Friday: ANOTHER great day of racing is coming to Town Moor with a Flat Meeting. Gates open 7pm. Visit Doncaster Racecourse

Music

Thursday: Musicians from the world-renowned Chetham’s School of Music are playing at Sheffield City Hall. The programme includes Strauss’s exuberant and virtuosic tone-poem Don Juan,which perfectly depicts the legendary seducer, Schubert’s universally popular Unfinished Symphony, often described as the first Romantic symphony and Bartók’s brilliant showpiece for the orchestra written in Boston in 1943, the Concerto for Orchestra. Tickets £5. Call 0114 2780780 for more details.

Sunday: PACK up your deckchairs and picnics and hear bands performing in an afternoon concert at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Performance starts at 3pm. Tickets £5.70.

Saturday: SOUTH YORKSHIRE music fans will have the chance to hear some of the greatest rock tunes in history with a tribute night at Sheffield’s Leadmill club. Tributes to the Kings of Leon, Green Day, Oasis, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam will be playing from 7pm. Tickets £10. Under 14s only. Visit The Leadmill

Friday: THE latest in a series of afternoon organ recitals takes place at Doncaster Minster. Music from Bach and Elgar will be part of a performance from Matthew Searles, of Royal Holloway. Starts 7pm.

Outdoor activities

Friday: LEARN about the history and heritage of Doncaster with a walk through Doncaster town centre. Join staff from the tourist information centre for a walk around the town’s historical buildings. Starts from the Blue Building at 10.30am. Tickets £4.

Comedy

Friday: CANADIAN comedian Tom Stade’s tour is calling at Barnsley’s Civic Theatre. His appearances on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow have earned him a reputation as man not to miss. Tickets £15. Starts 8pm. Call 01226 327000.

Arts and crafts

Saturday: CRAFT lovers should head to Doncaster markets for a special array of craft stalls. The special arts and crafts fair is due to take place on the first Saturday of each month.