Pick of the week: Superstar show comes to the region

A scene from Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

A scene from Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

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Here’s our pick of things to do this week.

THURSDAY

Theatre:The heartwarming and poignant play, Daytona continues at Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre and tells the story of Joe and Eli, who are happy in their shared passion for ballroom dancing and plan to win the next big competition but are thrown off balance by the unexpected arrival from a figure from their past. Runs until Saturday. Starts at 7.45pm. Tickets from £18. Call the box office on 0114 249 6000 for more details.

Music: Hereford born Ellie Goulding comes to Sheffield’s O2 Academy tonight, where she is due to wow crowds with an amazing performance. Ellie’s latest album Halcyon has achieved platinum status in the UK, and has sold a total of £10million worldwide. Starts at 7pm. Call the box office on 0844 477 2000 for more details. Tickets from £49.99.

FRIDAY

Theatre: A theatre double bill entitled Royal Flush comes to Cast in Doncaster. The first play takes place in 1882, and tells the story of Thorne born, Thomas Crapper after he secured the commission to provide toilets for Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Audiences will then be transported forward in time to Thorne in 2012, where Joe is preparing the ‘thrones’ for a special Diamond Jubilee visit. Runs until tomorrow. Starts at 7.45pm. Tickets from £10. Call Cast on 01302 303950.

Show: Worldwide phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar comes to the First Direct Arena in Leeds with an all star cast including Tim Minchin, Spice Girl Mel C, Chris Moyles and Ben Forster. 
The show tells the story of Jesus in his last seven days before crucifiction and features hit songs such as Superstar and I Don’t Know How to Love Him. Starts at 6.30pm. Tickets from £38.15. Call the box office on 0844 248 1585 to book.

SATURDAY

Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream continues at the Grand Theatre in Leeds. The fairy king, Oberon and Tytania are locked in a conflict which spills over into the human world. Shakespeare’s witty words and the composer’s mesmerising music come together in this colourful and vibrant production. Starts at 7pm. Call 0844 848 2700 to book. Tickets from £15.

Music: Front man of Liverpool band, The Rascals and The Last of the Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane is one of the best emerging young musical talents in the country and comes to the O2 Academy in Sheffield tonight. Starts at 6pm. Tickets from £17.50.

Music: Scottish indie rockers, Glasvegas come to Plug in Sheffield as part of their UK tour. People attending the gig can expect to hear songs from their new album, Later..When the TV turns to static, as well as songs from their back catalogue. Starts at 7pm. Tickets from £15.75, Call the box office on 0114 241 3040 to book.

Comedy: Ed Byrne comes to Sheffield City Hall tonight with his latest comedy show. A self-confessed misery since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his Forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sportscar, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry: “I am in my Forties. HEAR ME ROAR!” Starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £22.50.

SUNDAY

Show: Fresh from a sold out season at the Sydney Opera House, William Morris Endeavour bring their The Illusionists show to Sheffield’s City Hall on their worldwide tour. Audiences will witness jaw dropping acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets from £30. For more details call the box office on 0114 2 789 789

Comedy: The godfather of alternative comedy, Alexei Sayle is back on the road with his first comedy tour in 16 years, and come to the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets from £16.60. Call 0113 243 0808 for more details.

MONDAY

Music: Nashville-born country music artist Laura Cantrell brings her UK tour to Sheffield City Hall, where she will perform songs from her first new album in eight years, No Way There From Here, as well as songs from her back catalogue. Starts 8pm. To book or for more information call the box office on 0114 2 789 789. Tickets from £15.

TUESDAY

Dance: The Jasmin Vardimon company brings Yesterday to the Lyceum theatre in Sheffield. This a retrospective work featuring work from some of the most breathtaking moments from the company’s repertoire, integrated with powerful new choreography and stunning live video animation. Starts at 8pm. Call the box office on 0114 249 6000 to book. Tickets from £15.

Workshop: A creative writing workshop takes place at Leeds Grand Theatre as part of the Morley Literature Festival. Kate Massey will teach people attending how to edit their own content, what to include and how to hook a reader into their story. Starts at 2pm. Tickets cost £10. Call the box office on 0844 848 2700.

Show: Britain’s best loved psychic, Sally Morgan comes to the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe for the first time as part of her nation-wide tour. Star of Sky Living’s Psychic Sally on the Road, Sally packs out theatres with people intrigued by her pyschic gift. Starts at 7.30pm. To book call the box office on Tickets cost £22.50.

WEDNESDAY

Theatre: RashDash Theatre bring Ugly Sisters, which tells the real story of Cinderella to Cast in Doncaster. This unique show is a sinister and sensuous cabaret, complete with thumping drums, clanging keys and violent voices. Starts at 7.45pm. Tickets from £8. Call the box office on 01302 303950.

Comedy: BAFTA winner, Ardal O’Hanlan presents his latest comedy show at Leeds Music Hall. His style is observational, the subject matter is life itself, and the default expression is of utter disbelief! Starts at 8pm. Tickets £18.60. Call 0113 243 0808 to book.