What’s On February 3-9, 2011

The Circus of Horrors comes to Rotherham.
The Circus of Horrors comes to Rotherham.

TODAY

Theatre: The Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley – Hamlet, The Comedy!

Not quite your usual solemn performance of Hamlet – this piece by the Oddsocks Theatre Company contains a “magical” video performance from a certain celebrity guest and a lot of audience participation. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £15, concs £13 from the Box Office on 01226 200075.

TODAY

THEATRE: The Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley – Hamlet, The Comedy!

Not quite your usual solemn performance of Hamlet – this piece by the Oddsocks Theatre Company contains a “magical” video performance from a certain celebrity guest and a lot of audience participation. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £15, concs £13 from the Box Office on 01226 200075.

SPORT: Doncaster Civic Theatre – Any Sporting Questions

Olympic and Commonwealth medal winner Peter Elliot leads a panel of champion sportsmen and experts to answer questions from the audience on what it takes to become a world champion. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £7, concs £5, from the Box Office on 01302 342349 and www.doncastercivic.o.uk

All proceeds will be donated to Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion.

FRIDAY

COMEDY: Barnsley Civic Theatre - Jenny Eclair

The comic brings her show, Old Dog, New Tricks, to Barnsley, which promises plenty of observational humour about relationships, food, fashion, weight and TV and a few shocks. Starts 8pm. Tickets £18.50, from the Box Office on 0845 1800363 and www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

THEATRE: The Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley – A night at the movies

Talent Yorkshire musical ensemble Miscellany perform songs and sketches from movie classics. Starts 7.30pm Tickets £10, concs £9, from the Box Office on 01226 200075.

COMEDY: The Dome, Doncaster – Dan Antopolski

Dan won the Funniest Joke award at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival, with his gag: “Hedgehogs. Why can’t they just share the hedge?” If this tickles you, then the show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, from the Box Office on 01302 370777. For more details, visit www.the-dome.co.uk

ROCK: Snafu, Rotherham – Vamp!

The South Yorkshire-based classic rock band plan to rock Rotherham. Starts 10pm.

SATURDAY

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster – Chinese Lantern Making

The museum is hosting a special craft session to celebrate Chinese New Year. Sessions run from 10.30am-noon, and 1-3.30pm. 50p per child. Suitable for ages five and over.

THEATRE: The Lamproom, Barnsley – Pride and Prejudice

When witty and pretty Elizabeth Bennett is snubbed by the fabulously wealthy and handsome Mr D’Arcy at a ball, she decides he’s an arrogant prat. Can the pair overcome their pride (and the interference of her mother and shameful exploits of her younger sister) to realise they are meant to be together? The Chapterhouse Theatre Company perform Jane Austen’s classic love story complete with period costumes, singing and dancing in a specially adapted musical version. Starts 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £12, concs 310 from the Box Office on 01226 200075.

CONCERT: Barnsley Civic Theatre – Barnsley Folk Against Fascism concert

Folk and acoustic artists Little Johnny England, folk rock band Dave Burland and South Yorkshire folk performer James Cannon unite to play a concert against fascism. Starts 8pm. Tickets £10, concs £8, from the Box Office on 01226 327000 and www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

COMEDY: Doncaster Little Theatre – Little Theatre Comedy Club

The theatre launches its very first comedy club night with a line-up of Chris Brooker, Elliot J Huntley, Sully O’Sullivan and the MC Gareth Unwin. Starts 8.30pm. Bar open from 7pm. Tickets £8 on the door, £6 in advance, from 01302 340422 and www.doncasterlittletheatre.co.uk

MUSIC: Doncaster Civic Theatre – Joe Longthorne

The popular Hull-born entertainer brings his vast repertoire of famous voices and songs to Doncaster. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £20, from the Box Office on 01302 324349 and www.doncastercivic.co.uk

MURDER: Grange Park Golf Club, Kimberworth – Murder Mystery Night

It’s 1961 in Kimberworth and there’s a killer on the loose at the golf club. Can you unmask the murderer? Professional team Dial M for Murder act out the drama and ticket includes supper, cabaret and a disco. Runs from 7.30pm-1am. Tickets £15, from 01709 363656 and www.weekendatlast.co.uk

All proceeds to SAFE@LAST children’s charity.

ROCK: Mexborough Civic – Misery Business

The only tribute band in the UK to emo rockers Paramore promise to play all the hits from Paramore’s first three albums. Starts 7.30pm.

SUNDAY

BALLET: Sheffield City Hall - Sleeping Beauty

A royal Christening snub proves almost fatal in Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, when the evil fairy Carabosse takes revenge on a baby princess - by cursing her to die on her 16th birthday. Can the good Lilac fairy muster enough magic to save the pretty teenager? The ballet, performed by the Russian State Ballet and accompanied by the Orchestra of Siberia, promises a sublime musical score and sumptuous sets and costumes. Starts 3pm. Tickets from £13 to £30, available from the Box Office on 0114 2789789 and www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

MONDAY

THEATRE: Rotherham Civic Theatre – The Circus of Horrors: The Four Chapters from Hell

If you think you’d enjoy watching a vampiric crow woman suspended only by her hair, some “pickled” and “bendy” people, plus some voodoo warriors, then the Civic is the place for you tonight!

The circus-style show promises vampires, zombies, the undead, lunatics, sword-swallowers, knife throwers and dare-devil trapeze artists.

What more could you ask for on a Monday night!? Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £16 and £19, from the Box Office on 01709 823621 and www.rotherham.gov.uk/theatres

TUESDAY

MUSICAL: Sheffield Lyceum Theatre – Blood Brothers

The Willy Russell play tells the tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet up again with tragic consequences. Includes songs Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Starts 7.45pm. Tickets £19 to £31, from the Box Office on 0114 2496000 and www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

WEDNESDAY

MUSICAL: The Academy Theatre, Birdwell – La Cage Aux Folles

Follow the farcical adventures of gay nightclub manager Georges and his drag entertainer boyfriend when Georges’ son brings home his fiancees’ ultra-conservative parents to meet the couple.

Performed by LS Theatre Productions, the show features the hit songs “I Am What I Am” and “The Best Of Times”. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £12, concs £10, from the Box Office on 01226 744442.