Pick of the Week

Comedian Dara O'Briain
Comedian Dara O'Briain

Thursday

Irish comedian brings show to South Yorkshire

Theatre: There are just three more performances of Macbeth at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. The production is led by Geoffrey Streatfeild (Spooks) in the role of the Macbeth and Claudie Blakley (Lark Rise to Candleford) as Lady Macbeth. Performances until Saturday. Tickets from £18. Contact Sheffield Theatres

Theatre: A comic insight into the frustrations of a woman who is pregnant but not quite ready to settle down. The Village Bike is on until Saturday at Sheffield’s Studio theatre. Tickets £18. Call 0114 2496000. Sheffield Theatres

Theatre: Direct from a sell–out West End season, the classic black comedy The Ladykillers comes to life in a hilarious and thrilling new adaption by Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) and directed by Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote). At Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre until Saturday. Call 0114 2496000. Sheffield Theatres

Friday

Comedy: Best and brightest comedians from across the UK will be performing at the Dome. The Jongleurs tour promises a night of laughing in the aisles. Tickets £12. Call 01302 370777.

show: cult classic the Rocky Horror Show has got the sing-a-long treatment. It is coming to Rotherham Civic Theatre. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended. Suitable for those aged 12 and above. Tickets £15. Call 01709 823621.

Dance: Dazzling audiences with their dance moves tomorrow and Saturday night are the Jackie Everton Dance and Stage School. Starts 7pm. Tickets £7. Call 01302 342349.

Comedy: Irish funnyman Dara O Briain has hit the road again with a brand new show. Following 2010’s 150 date sell-out tour. Dara is one of the most recognisable faces of British TV, hosting Mock The Week, The Apprentice - You’re Fired, Stargazing Live and starring in 3 Men in a Boat. Sheffield City Hall. Tickets £21. Recommended age 14 and above. Call 0114 2789789.

Talk: A Little taste of Italiano spirit is coming to Tickhill Pavilion. Starts 7.45pm. Voglia D’Italia - the Italian society for South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire - will hear from British Coal scientist Bill Grayson about the country’s hidden geology. Admission £3 for non-members. Call 01909 481136.

Film: An insight into the life of women in 19th century Ireland is on offer in film, Albert Nobbs. From 2pm. Posing as a butler in Dublin’s smartest hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. The film is showing at Doncaster Little Theatre. Tickets £5.

Workshop: Exlpore a range of paintings and poster art with a fortnightly class, starting tomorrow. Held at the Stable Parish Room in Main Street, Sprotbrough. Fee £63 for the full class. The course is called Exploring Art History. For more information, call 01724 844245.

Saturday

Music: Electric violinist Alexandra Parker is performing at a Doncaster bar and venue. The Britain’s Got Talent star is playing at Liberty Bar and Grill, off Cleveland Street.

Music: Blues legend Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band had two of the biggest selling UK albums of the sixties. Both of these were live albums. Hand Clappin, Foot Stompin, Funky Butt Live was in the album charts for 48 weeks of the year . Geno is playing at The Dome in Doncaster. Tickets £10. Call 01302 370777.

Music: Acoustic pop of the highest quality is coming to Doncaster’s Leopard. Selling out venues across the land with their firebrand mix of punk passion and folk roots are The Men They Couldn’t Hang. Tickets £13. Visit Ents 24

Sunday

Music: An acclaimed Canadian singer is playing at a Doncaster pub this weekend. Michael Stanfield will be bringing his energetic live show to The White Swan in West Laith Gate. Michael has won awards including the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Award. From 4pm.

Music: Multi-million-selling rock stars Nickleback are touring the UK for the first time in two years. The Canadian superstars are playing at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena. Tickets £35. From 7.30pm. Call 0114 2565656. Monday

Dance: A DONCASTER dance school will be making waves at the town’s Civic Theatre on Monday and Tuesday. The bi-annual show of the Irene Clark School of Dance will have the theme of an international cruise. Tickets £7.50 and £6.50 concessions. Call 01302 342349.

Tuesday

Family: Roll up, roll up - the circus is coming to town.
For one-week only, Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium will be playing host to a display of illusionists, trapeze artists and jugglers. Tickets £10. Until October 14. Call 01302 762576.

Theatre: Popular comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too is back at Barnsley’s Academy Theatre. Strictly for adults only with offensive and sexual references. Tickets £10. Starts 7.30pm. Advance booking recommended. Call 01226 744442.

Wednesday

Music: British folk band Show Of Hands is calling at the Doncaster Civic Theatre. They are joined by double bassist and singer Miranda Sykes. Sounds from rock, blues and country as well as more traditional folk. Starts 8pm. Tickets £16. Call 01302 342349.

Music: Mexborough school pupils will be performing as part of the season of lunch-hour concerts at Doncaster Museum and Gallery. Starts at 1pm. Admission £4.

Music: Expect euphoric guitar music from The Darlingtons at their Doncaster gig. From 8pm. Ticketed event but no admission fee. Visit Ents 24