Kick away the cobwebs and get out now

Henry Moore Large Spindle Piece at the Yorkshire Scuplture Park. Picture courtesy of YSP.
Henry Moore Large Spindle Piece at the Yorkshire Scuplture Park. Picture courtesy of YSP.


COMEDY: DOUBLE award winning comedian Paul Tonkinson comes to Sheffield City Hall with his tour, Fancy Man for one night only where audiences will enjoy a plethora of first class material combined with some extremely physical and hilarious impressions that you won’t want to miss.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets from £10.00. Call the Box Office on 0114 2 789 789 for more information.

MUSICAL: STUDENTS will be rocking out at a production of Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You at the Trinity Academy in Thorne. Impressively the whole production is in-house including the music which will be performed live by the schools We Will Rock You band. The show runs until February 8. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets from £3. For more information please call the school on 01405 813000.

LIVE SCREENING: A live cinema broadcast of the West Gala opening of the new film adaptation Great Expectations will be screened live at the Vue in Doncaster to celebrate the launch of The Dickens Legacy at the Gala Evening at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. Starts at 18:45. 

PARTY: TO kick off this year’s Children’s Theatre Festival the Hull Truck Theatre is inviting families to their Children’s Theatre Birthday Parties event where youngsters will be treated to games, jokes, food and much more. There are two parties during the course of the day starting at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Cost £4 for children, and adults are given free entry. To book please call 01482 323638.

THEATRE: FOLLOWING last year’s success with Crossing Points the Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, with Particle Velocity, an abstract piece of theatre with a solo dancer filling the stage with physical and intense dance. Starts at Tickets from £17.

FAIR: A WEDDING and beauty fair comes to Doncaster Minster and offers a collection of exclusive, quality products and services which are perfect whether you’re shopping for a wedding or other occasions. Entrance is free. Doors open at 10am. Please call 01904 65 66 22 for more information.

COMEDY: OBSERVATIONAL comic Lucy Porter of Mock the Week and Unbelievable Truth fame comes to the Hull Truck Theatre with a show that promises to tackle the big subjects. From home shopping to the psychological impact of daytime TV’s Dom Littlewood. Starts at 8pm. Tickets from £12. Call the box office on 01482 323638 for more information on the show.

WORKSHOP: THE Royal Shakespeare Company’s head of movement, Struan Leslie and director of voice, Cicely Berry will be holding a special day long workshop at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, which will explore the body and voice in relation to Shakespeare’s work. The workshop is open to actors, directors and teachers aged 18 and over. The workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm. Costs £20. For more information call the box office on 0114 249 6000.

THEATRE: CATCH the last night of new comedy play Losing the Plot at the Theatre Royal Wakefield which tells the story of Jack Munroe, a man who walks out on his wife to travel across Europe and write his much promised novel. When he returns three months later with no novel, no money and no idea about why he’d left, Jack begins to wonder if he’s losing the plot. Starts at 4pm. Tickets cost £12. Call the box office on 01924 211311 for more information.

WORKSHOP: FOR anyone wanting to add the personal touch to their Valentine’s gift this year, the free Valentine’s badge making event at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley might be for you. Anyone interested can drop in at the event any time between 10am and 4pm. Runs until February 14. For more information call 01226 242905.


WALK: AN art and landscape tour of the ground of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield is on offer. It takes place every weekend until July 28. The sculpture park opens at 10am. Entrance is free, and for more information contact the park on 01924 832631.

EXHIBITION: PRINT artist Leonard Beaumont was a prolific artist and designer whose work is being honoured in an exhibition at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. Runs until September 14. Call 0114 278 2600


THEATRE: ONE man goes in search of adventure, freedom and the good life but finds reality is no picnic in Alaska at the York Theatre Royal. Runs until February 12. Starts at 7.45pm. Tickets from £8. Call the box office on 01904 623568 for more information.

THEATRE: CLASSIC Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is spoofed in a SCAR production at the Doncaster Little Theatre. For two nights only Sir Arthur Conan’s Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover Runs until February 12. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets from £8. Call the box office on 01302 340422.

WORKSHOP: IF you’re looking for a way to keep your children occupied this half term the Hull Truck Theatre might have the answer for you with a two day theatre workshop for eight to ten year olds called A Play in Two Days: The Mysteries of the Night Time. Runs between 10am and 3pm. Costs £30 per person for two days. Book a place on 01482 323638.

CLUB: CRAFTERS will love the Craft Club at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield where people are encouraged to knit, sew and crochet in a laid back, creative atmosphere, led by volunteer crafters. Entrance is free. Starts at 10:30am and people are welcome to drop in. For more information call the museum on 0114 278 6000.