Chubby Brown comes to town

Comedian Roy Chubby Brown
Comedian Roy Chubby Brown

Our pick of the best events across the region this week

Roy Chubby Brown is still rude, is still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter comes to Sheffield where he’s cure to burst bellies with his latest hilarious tour.

Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked.

As politically incorrect as ever ‘The World’s Most Outrageous Comedian’ is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian.

This comedy performance is a must see, and is not for the easily offended.

WHERE: Sheffield City Hall

WHEN: Saturday from 6.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £20

CONTACT: To book, please call 0114 2789 789

2 MUSICAL Magic

The UK’s longest running musical theatre concert, Beyond the Barricade, which re-creates original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity and features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables comes to Doncaster this week.

This production will look back over the show’s amazing 15 years and include many of the musicals that have made it the UK’s leading concert of its kind, including Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from Les Miserables.

WHERE: Cast theatre, Waterdale, Doncaster

WHEN: Saturday from £16.50

HOW MUCH: £16.50

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01302 303959 to book

3 SWINGING SIXTIES

Inspired by the six smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era and arrives in Sheffield this week.

In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue. But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons.

WHERE: Lyceum theatre, Sheffield

WHEN: Runs until Saturday

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £20

CONTACT: Call 0114 249 6000 to book

4 gig with the x factor

James Arthur shot to fame after winning the X Factor in 2012, and now the singer songwriter has taken to the road on his debut headline tour, and stops off in Leeds along the way.

People attending can expect to hear hits such as Impossible, You’re Nobody Until Somebody Loves You and Recovery.

WHERE: O2 Academy, Leeds

WHEN: Tuesday from 7pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £27.50

CONTACT: Call 0844 477 2000 to book.

5 DONNY STAR PLAYS VILLAGE VENUE

Westwoodside is set to rock as Doncaster legend and St Elmo’s Fire star, John Parr prepares for his second gig in the village. Following a sell-out show in July at the village hall, Parr has bowed to pressure to stage a repeat performance. The 59-year-old rocker has shared stages all over the world in the past with names such as Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Tina Turner and Meatloaf, but enjoys the intimacy of Westwoodside.

The evening will chart the rise of John’s career from his humble beginnings in Doncaster to appearances at vast venues such as the Sydney Opera House. He has worked on major box-office hits in Hollywood.

He wrote the score for the Schwarzenegger movie Running Man. His biggest hit was St Elmo’s Fire which was released in 1985.

WHERE: Westwoodside Village Hall

WHEN: Saturday from 7pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £10

CONTACT: Call 01427 752766