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THURSDAY

Theatre: An entertaining 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 to book.

Play: The acclaimed play Death in Venice, is about Gustav von Aschenbach, a novelist in crisis, who leaves Munich for Venice in search of fresh inspiration. Aschenbach is captivated by the beauty both of the place and Polish boy Tadzio. It performs at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. The play runs until October 25. Tickets, £15 to £65. Starts at 7pm. Call 0844 8482706.

Theatre: Enjoy an evening of Shakespeare with a ‘Twelfth Night’ at Cast in Doncaster. Two worlds collide in this explosive take on the bard’s emotive play. Filter, who will be performing the play are behind some of the most exhilarating theatre around today. Starts at 7.30pm. For tickets call the box office on 01302 303959.

FRIDAY

Comedy: Toby Foster, award-winning radio presenter and compere of The Last Laugh Comedy Club returns to his first love, with a brand new stand up show at the Lyceum in Sheffield. See what made him one of the most in demand stand ups on the UK and international scene. Tickets are £15.50. Starts at 8pm. To book call the box office 0114 2496000.

Theatre: 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. A saucy photo shoot causes a stir in the village. Tickets cost £9 for adults and £8 for concessions. Contact the box office on 01724 290640.

SATURDAY

Performance: Direct from Australia, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome pre-historic creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before, up close and personal to the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield. Tickets are £13 to £15.50. To book call the box office on 0114 2496000.

Music: Jesse J appearing at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. This date has been rescheduled from March because of her recording commitments. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets purchased online at £37.75 and £27.50 (£32.50 plus £3.25 booking fee and £25 plus £2.50 booking fee). For details call 01142 565656.

Theatre: making its debut on the Rotherham Civic Theatre stage, The Phoenix Players present their version of the TV comedy classic, The Vicar of Dibley. The Dibley Parish Church committee meet to welcome their new vicar, but the committee is split when the new vicar arrives and it’s a woman. Tickets, £7.50. Starts at 7.15pm. To book call 01709 823621.

Music: Christened as ‘The man with the golden voice’ in a BBC4 documentary, internationally respected British singer songwriter, Paul Carrack, the voice of such pop classics as How Long, The Living Years and many more will perform at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe. Tickets, £38.50 and £28.50. Starts at 7.30pm. Call the box office for ticket details on 01724 290640.

SUNDAY

Performance: An evening with Simon Armitage at Cast in Doncaster who will be reading a range of poems and talking about his work. Simon’s witty, acidic writing has helped to breathe new life into English poetry. Tickets £12, £10 concessions. Starts at 7.30pm. For tickets call the box office on 01302 303959.

Theatre: Rumpus return to Rotherham with a gripping new play based on the classic story The Final Problem by Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes, A Study of Fear – at the Civic Theatre. Tickets, £11, concessions £9. Starts at 7.30pm. Call the box office for ticket details on 01709 823621.

MONDAY

Comedy: Lee Nelson brings a brand new stand-up show for 2013 to venues nationwide. He will tonight hit the stage of Rotherham’s Civic Theatre. Lee has hosted Live at the Apollo and sold out a three-times extended Lee Nelson Live tour. Tickets, £22.50. Show starts at 7.30pm. Call the box office on 01709 823621.

TUESDAY

Music: Leeds alternative rock five piece, Hope and Social are due to perform at Cast in Doncaster tonight at 7pm. The band’s new album is titled, ‘All Our Dancing Days,’ and fans are invited to tell Hope & Social which songs makes them get up and dance, every time,without fail by leaving comments on their website at Hope and Social where you can also book tickets online. Tickets cost £12.

WEDNESDAY

Theatre: Hairy Maclary performing at The Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe. Tickets £10. Starts at 3.30pm. Call the box office on 0844 8542776 for details.