What’s On January 27-February 2, 2011

Peter Kay brings his northern humour to the Sheffield Arena.
Peter Kay brings his northern humour to the Sheffield Arena.

TODAY

COMEDY: Sheffield City Hall – Roy Chubby Brown

Billed as the “Godfather of filth” expect extremely rude humour from the man whose jokes are too blue to be shown on television. Starts 8pm. Tickets £20, from the Box Office on 0114 2789789 and www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

THEATRE: Rotherham Civic Theatre – Funny Money

Henry has accidently picked up a briefcase stuffed with £750,000 of someone else’s money. He’s in a frantic hurry to emigrate but first he has his own birthday dinner to attend. When the inspectors come knocking, can Henry hang on to the money? Expect laughs in this game of cat-and-mouse.

Starts 7.15pm. Performances daily until Saturday. Tickets £7, from the Box Office on 01709 823621 and www.rotherham.gov.uk/theatres

THEATRE: Little Theatre, Doncaster – Two Way Mirror

The Arthur Miller play – which is in two parts – is a sexually-charged, semi-autobiographical play about his relationship with his one-time wife, Marilyn Monroe. The first part, Elegy for a Lady, follows a wealthy man who visits a classy boutique for a gift for his mistress – a young woman with only a short time to live, only for the shop proprietress to slowly assume the dying woman’s persona.

In Some Kind of Love Story, a private eye finds himself bound to the prostitute whom he believes holds the vital information he desperately requires to resolve the case that has preoccupied him for years. Starts 7.30pm. Performances until Saturday. Tickets £8, concs £6, from the Box Office on 01302 340422

THEATRE: The Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley – Checkout Girls

This musical set in a supermarket follows the antics of the staff during the run-up to a singles night. Expect singing and dancing in the aisles – from the audience too. Starts 7.30pm. Performances until Saturday. Tickets £10, concs £9, from the Box Office on 01226 200075.

FRIDAY

THEATRE: Doncaster Civic – The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame’s book is brought to life with Marcus Hutton from Brookside, and kids’ TV star Dave Benson Phillips as Badger and Toad.

Mole, Ratty, Badger and the irrepressable Mr Toad set off to explore the Riverbank but great adventure awaits. Starts 7pm. Shows again also tomorrow at 2pm. Tickets £10, concs £8.50, family tickets £32 , from the Box Office on 01302 342349 and www.doncastercivic.co.uk

THEATRE: Sheffield Lyceum Theatres – Comedy of Errors

The all-male group, Propellor, perform a fresh interpretation of Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy. Two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis into heartwarming focus. Starts 7.45pm. Also on tomorrow. Tickets £12 to £24, from the Box Office on 01142 2496000 and www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

SATURDAY

ANTIQUES: Elsecar Heritage Centre – BBR Winter Bygones and Collectables Show

Antique bottles, pot lids and advertising will be on sale at this collectables fair. Open 11am-4pm. Unreserved auction 1pm. Free admission. Call 01226 745156.

WALK: Get Doncaster Walking Festival – High Melton

Join the Doncaster Ramblers on a 6.5 mile circular walk along woodland tracks and paths in the High Melton/Barnburgh and paths area. The route, which has no real inclines, no stiles and no difficult areas, should take between two-and-a-half and three hours at a steady pace. There will be a tea break, so bring a flask. Starts 10.30am at Melton Wood Country Park on Sheep Lane. Contact Tony or Peter on 01302 330632 or 07796 206376.

MUSEUM: Weston Park, Sheffield – Sports Lab: The science behind the medals

If you’ve ever wondered how many hours of training it takes to win a gold medal or if a shark-skin suit will make you swim faster, then you may enjoy this exhibition which opens today. The show, which has been created with help from Sheffield Hallam University, features cutting edge sports technology and memoraliia including Sheffield FC’s first rule book, plus the chance to compete in a virtual “Tour de Sheffield”, get a rider’s eye view from a skeleton bobsleigh and boogie on an electronic dance floor. The family-friendly event remains open until November before it transfers to London in 2012. Admission is free.

COMEDY: Sheffield Arena – Peter Kay

The hugely popular Bolton comic performs a three-night run at the arena. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £35.74 from the Box Office on 0114 2565656 and www.motorpointarena.co.uk

TRIBUTE: The Venue, Birdwell – A Foreigner’s Journey

Don’t stop beliving you are watching the two classic rock bands, Journey and Foreigner, and you probably won’t be disappointed. Expect this tribute band to do covers of all their biggest hits. Toxic Federation provide the support. Starts £8, £10 on the door. Call 01226 742377 to book.

SUNDAY

ANTIQUES: Elsecar Heritage Centre – BBR Winter Bygones and Collectables Show

Open 8.30am-3pm. Admission £4 before 10am, £1.50 after.

See Saturday’s listing.

CRAFT: Cannon Hall Museum – Willow Workshop

Learn to make green willow structures for your garden including a living fence and a perfect den. Runs from 11am-3pm. Not suitable for young children. Warm clothing, stout footwear and a pair of secateurs are required. Booking essential. Admission £5. Call 01226 790270.

MONDAY

WRESTLING: Mexborough Main Street WMC – Ultimate Wrestling Entertainment

Pro-wrestler Brad Flash is offering professional wrestling training every Monday night for anyone aged eight to 60. Classes run from 7-9.30pm. For more information, call Brad on 07584 178046.

TUESDAY

POP: Sheffield City Hall – Alexandra Burke

The popstar, who made her name on the X Factor, arrives in Sheffield for her debut UK tour to play her biggest hits so far –two of which made it to number one. She will also be performing her latest single “Start Without You” which is already a radio playlist favourite. Organisers promise a spectacular gig with “show-stopping” routines and songs.

Doors open 7pm, starts 8pm.Tickets £30, from the Box Office on 0114 2789789 and www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

WEDNESDAY

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 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.