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Mock the Week star takes his shed on the road

THURSDAY

Theatre: Enjoy an evening of Shakespeare with the latest performance of A Winter’s Tale at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The story goes that a man tears his family apart in an act of wild and passionate jealousy. Now, only a miracle can mend his pain. Starts at 7pm. For tickets contact the box office on 0114 249 6000.

Music: Bay City Rollers fans are in for a treat at Rotherham Civic Theatre when former lead singer Les McKeown will be performing a medley of the band’s hits. The Bay City Rollers Story is a celebration of those hectic days of hit songs, touring, TV shows and the behind the scenes pandemonium that followed the band everywhere they went. Les McKeown performs all of their hit songs and recollects first hand those heady, crazy days promising audiences a night of fun and nostalgia. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £18.50 for adults and £16.50 for concessions. Box office 01709 823621.

FRIDAY

Comedy: Comic Russell Kane brings his latest tour to the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield. This time the Jedward-haired award-winning stand up is pondering the little questions in life, specifically how Brits are obsessed with small things. To find out the answers take your seat from 8pm. Part of the Last Laugh Comedy Festival. Tickets are £18 available on 0114 249 6000.

Music: Singer-songwriter Don Maclean will headline the The Good Old Days of the Music Halls show at Leeds’ City Variety Hall. Sit back and enjoy an unrivalled bill filled with the cream of the crop of variety entertainers. Also features Graham Cole, Jan Hunt, The Great Desmondo and Cherry, Tino Navas and Ben Hewlett. Tickets start from £16 available by ringing 0113 243 0808.

Music: Neil Diamond stands in a league of his own and his music and influence span more than five decades. From the hit records of the 60s, through the jazz era, right up to the present day. Watch The Diamond Decades perform all of his hits at Rotherham Civic Theatre from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £17.50 from the box office on 01709 823621.

Music: Fans of Paul Weller are in for a treat when The Modfathers return to the 02 Academy in Sheffield. Rated as one of the UK’s leading tribute acts to The Jam, The Style Council and Weller’s solo act, the band will be performing all of The Modfather’s hits. Doors open from 6.30pm. Tickets are £9 available from www.02academysheffield.co.uk

SATURDAY

Music: An evening of classical music is in store at Priory Place Church in Doncaster. Ensemble 360 present a rare opportunity to hear Brahms’s beautiful Serenade Op.11 as it was originally conceived, for ten instruments, before he reworked it for orchestra. The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the door priced at £12 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Music: Back by popular demand is the high energy rock ‘n’ boogie tour For Those About To Rock. Live/wire will be performing all the hits of Aussie rock legends AC/DC. The unique six man tribute to rock’s greatest band includes annons, a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of high voltage rock ‘n’ roll. And with a tribute to both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson present, the very start of AC/DC is covered followed by a musical tour of the past 40 years. But the show doesn’t end there as The ZZ Tops will be performing all the hits of Billy Gibbons and co. Tickets are £20 available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

SUNDAY

Comedy: Familiar to Mock the Week viewers, comic Andy Parsons presents his latest show I’ve Got a Shed at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield. Andy says this, his fourth touring show, is his favourite. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are £15.50 available from the box office on 0114 249 6000.

MONDAY

Comedy: Comic and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong celebrates his love of music and great songs in his fantastic new stage show at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield. Armstrong will introduce to us to the songs he loves, from jazz standards and rock classics to some lesser known pop delights. Armstrong’s gloriously powerful baritone, along with his exceptionally versatile band, breathe new life into a wonderfully diverse range of songs from Louis Jordan’s Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby, to Spandau Ballet’s True and Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Starts at 8pm. Tickets are £23 available from the box office on 0114 249 6000.

TUESDAY

Theatre: Two worlds collide in this explosive take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night at Cast in Doncaster. Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery. An enormously funny, fast-paced production of Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 for adults and £13 for concessions. Ring the box office on 01302 303959.

Theatre: The Royal Photographic Society is presenting its 156th International Print Exhibition at Barnsley Civic Theatre. On display will be a wide variety of photographic work from artistic to documentary, portraiture to natural history. Free entry between 10am and 5pm.

WEDNESDAY

Show: Calendar Girls is back by popular demand at The Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe. A group of extraordinary women, members of a women’s institute, persuade each other to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. Tickets cost £9 for adults and £8 for concessions. Contact 01724 290640.

Comedy: Roy Walker is well known to millions as the former host of TV`s Catchphrase and has appeared on countless television shows spanning over four decades. He brings his latest show Roy Walker and Son to Sheffield City Hall. Show starts at 8pm and tickets cost £10 from the box office on 0114 2789 789.

Exhibition: Artist St Michelle Clarke-Stables’ presents her latest exhibition at Barnsley Civic Theatre. Free admission between 10am and 5pm.