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Thursday

Theatre: A CHILLING tale about two college friends and rivals who reunite for a holiday in British Columbia. One of the friends ends up dead and the audience is left gasping as the truth unfolds. Until Saturday at Doncaster Little Theatre. Tickets £10 and £7 concessions. Call 01302 340422.

Theatre: Murder, greed, corruption and treachery are all on the cards in award-winning musical Chicago. Set in the roaring 1920s, it’s one of the sexiest musicals on stage with show-stopping songs including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. Until Saturday at Sheffield’s Lyceum. Call 0114 2496000.

Theatre: an acclaimed new production of Macbeth continues at Sheffield’s Crucible. Tickets from £17. Until October 6. Call 0114 2496000.

Theatre: the Village Bike is a comedy about a middle-class woman and her battle against settling down like she’s ‘supposed to’. At Sheffield’s Studio theatre. Features adult content. Tickets from £15. Call 0114 2496000.

Friday

Dance: Get those toes tapping as talented dancers from the Reach For The Stars dance school take to the stage. Tomorrow and Saturday at Doncaster Civic from 7pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets £7.

Tribute band: Nighon Maiden is one of Europe’s most authentic Iron Maiden tribute shows. At The Leopard in West Street. Tickets £5.

Theatre: A Virtuoso performance of one of Dickens’ best loved stories, Nicholas Nickleby, is being performed by Charles Dickens’ great great grandson Gerald Dickens at Scunthorpe’s Plowright Theatre. Tickets £14. Call 0844 854 2776.

Comedy: Award-winning comic Russell Kane has achieved what no other comedian has managed, winning both the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2010 Tickets £17.50.From 8pm at Barnsley Civic Theatre.

charity event: The BIG Sleepout to raise money for runaway support charity Safe@Last is taking place at Lakeside Village. Supporters will spend a night sleeping outside to gain an insight into what it could be like for the many thousands of young runaways who find themselves in such a position. Visit The big Sleep Out

Saturday

Classical music: Thorne’s own Lesley Garrett will be the guest star performer at the 80th birthday celebrations of Sheffield City Hall. Tickets from £5.

Opera: Opera Don Giovanni is being performed at Leeds Grand by Opera North for the first time in seven years. He seduces his way across Europe, bedding 1003 women in Spain alone. Sung in Italian with English titles. Last about three hours. Tickets £15. Call 0844 8482700.

Live music: a five-piece acoustic band from South Yorkshire is playing at Doncaster pub and venue Cask Corner. Elbow Tree formed in 2010 as a new project featuring singer songwriter Jon James Hall, James Bennett (keyboards), Lee Nash (bass), Adrian Marsh (lead guitar) and Jim Mather (drums). Starts 9pm. Free entry.

Live music: Fronted by Beki Bondage the original queen of punk, Vice Squad is playing at Doncaster’s The Hall Cross. Free entry. Starts 8pm.

Live music: viva the Latin spirit with a night at a Doncaster bar and venue. Liberty Bar and Grill will host a Latin Party - with Daniel Lees, Nathan Loynes and live trumpet. They’ll also be a specially themed drinks ofer with Latin cocktails for £6 and a 2-4-1 offer on tequila slammers.

Exhibition: Art in the Garden takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm at Fieldhouse Farm, Field Lane, Wroot. Entry is free. Donations will go to Lindsey Lodge hospice charity. Local artists will showcase their work and be available to answer questions.

Community: It’ll be something to crow about for Fishlake as residents enjoy their annual Scarecrow Festival. They’ll be a coffee morning in St Cuthbert’s Church on Saturday from 10am. They’ll also be a fancy dress party at the Hare and Hounds pub in the evening - with a Worzel Gummidge theme.

Sunday

Brass band: An acclaimed brass band is performing at Epworth Old Hall. The Pendennis Brass band if returning to the venue. Starts 7.30pm. Call 01326 568936.

Monday

Theatre: Classic black comedy The Ladykillers comes to South Yorkshire direct from a sell-out West End season. This is a hilarious and thrilling new adaptation by Graham Linehan. Posing as amateur musicians, professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the house of Mrs Wilberforce and they plot to involve her in heist. Tickets from £15. Until October 6 at Sheffield’s Lyceum. Call 0114 249600.

Gig: George Michael’s tour which was postponed due to illness is rescheduled to the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena. Starts 8pm. Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Tuesday

Dance: Admire an energetic show of dance at Doncaster Civic theatre. Starts 7.15pm. The ‘Just For You!’ show is brought to the stage by the Valerie Rushby School Of Dance. Tickets £7.50 and £6.50 concessions. Call 01302 342349.

Wednesday

Theatre: G & S classic Pirates of Penzance is being performed at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield. Under the direction of Jo Howland and Andrew Marples and featuring some of the most memorable melodies. Tickets £11. Call 01246 345222 for more information.