BOOKS: Wath Library – World Book Day
Book-lovers may enjoy this night in the library to celebrate World Book Day. There will be book giveaways, quizzes and book discussions. Open 7.30-9.30pm. Admission £1 including refreshments.
THEATRE: The Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley – Hi-de-Hi
Hallo Campers, there’s a comedy performance starting in the Hawaiian Ballroom at the Maplins holiday park as Ted Bovis, Gladys Pugh, Peggy Ollerenshaw and the rest of the yellow-coated staff have another caper based on the classic TV sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Starts 7.30pm. Performances nightly until Saturday. Tickets £10, concs £9, from the Box Office on 01226 200075.
MUSICAL: Rotherham Civic Theatre – Crazy For You
The comedy musical follows the adventures of 1930s playboy Bobby Child, whose dream in life is to dance – much to the annoyance of his mother. The show is packed with tunes by George and Ira Gershwin including I got rhythm, Someone to watch over me, and Embraceable you. Starts 7.15pm. Performances nightly until Saturday with a matinee show on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets £11, from the Box Office on 01709 823621.
FESTIVAL: Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham – Rotherham Real Ale Festival at Magna Science Adventure Centre
Beer fans are in for a treat this week as one of the north’s biggest ale and music festivals pitches up at Magna. Drinkers can get guzzling over 200 differents beers, plus 50 wines and ciders, as well as enjoying the live entertainment. The annual event, which was previously held at Oakwood School, is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors over its four-day run. Finishes on Saturday night. Runs 6-11pm and all day Saturday. Tickets £7.50, and include a beer glass. Visit www.magnarealale.co.uk for details.
THEATRE: Doncaster Civic Theatre – Hot Mikado
In the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, flirting is punishable by death and the town’s biggest flirt, the tailor Ko-Ko, has been caught out. But Ko-Ko has also been appointed as the town’s Lord High Executioner. Will he cut his own head off? Or will he be able to find a substitute when the Emperor of Japan arrives, demanding to witness a grisly death? And will he still try to marry his ward, Yum-yum?
The famous comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan is performed by Doncaster Amateur Operatic Society and is packed with laughs and silliness. Starts 7.15pm. Performances nightly until Saturday. Tickets £12, concs £10, from the Box Office on 01302 342349 and www.don castercivic.co.uk
COMEDY: Barnsley Civic Theatre – Craig Campbell Live
Likened to a young Billy Connolly in the Scottish press, Scotsman Campbell will be spinning a few yarns of his own. Starts 8pm. Tickets £12, from the Box Office on 0845 1800363.For over 14s.
musical: Doncaster Little Theatre – The Barricade and Beyond
Thurnscoe-based theatre group 2 Act perform the best of musical theatre. Starts 7.30pm. Also runs Saturday. Tickets £6, from the Box Office on 01302 340422 and www.doncasterlittletheatre.co.uk
POP: The Dome, Doncaster – Plan B
Londoner Ben Drew can sing like Amy Winehouse and rap like a gangsta and last year this combination culminated in the chart-topping album The Defamation of Strickland Banks. Catch his sharp-suited retro soul revue while you can. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £17.50 from the Box Office on 01302 370777,
TRIBUTE: Magna, Rotherham – U2-2
Billed as the world’s greatest U2 tribute band, the group will be playing the Irishmen’s biggest hits as part of the Rotherham Real Ale Festival. They perform at 8.45pm. For festival details, see Thursday’s listing
ROCK: Montgomery Hall, Wath – Classic Rock Society Best of the Year Awards
The rock magazine host their annual awards bash with music from headliners Pallas and Tinyfish. Tickets £20 on the door, £17.50 in advance, from the Box Office on 01327 310088 and www.classicrocksociety.co.uk
ROCK: The Red Lion, Wath – Back in Rock
Catch the debut gig of this newly-formed classic rock trio, two members of which were in 60s band, The Outer Limits. Starts 8pm. Free admission.
DANCE: Sheffield Lyceum Theatre – Flawless
The UK dance group who dazzled on the X-Factor have since gone on to work with Madonna, Beyonce and Leona Lewis, and have even become World Dance Champions. You can catch them bustin their moves in Sheffield. Expect a flawless performance in their debut tour. Starts 7.15pm. Tickets £2- from the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 and www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
ANTIQUES: Doncaster Racecourse – Antiques fair
Pick up porcelain glass, pottery, furniture, jewellery, books, militaria, cigarette cards, postcards, stamps, coins, bric-a-brac and more from over 300 stalls. Open from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Admission £3.50, concs £3, under 12s admitted free.
WALK: Hooton Pagnell – Get Doncaster Walking Festival
Join the Doncaster Ramblers for a five mile walk round some of Doncaster’s most scenic countryside as part of Doncaster Council’s walking festival. The route, deemed “moderate” in difficulty, begins at Hooton Pagnell Church, and then takes field paths and tracks towards Hampole before returning through a wood. Good views are promised. Wear sturdy shoes. Starts 10.30am. For more information, call 01302 735403.
POP: Sheffield City Hall – Lighthouse Family
You couldn’t escape them and their catchy easy-listening tunes in the 90s but after a break the duo are back and hopefully playing favourites such as “Lifted” and “Ocean Drive”. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £35.74 and £25.53 from the Box Office on 01142 789789 and www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
MUSICAL: Rotherham Civic Theatre – Oklahoma!
Out in the old Mid-West of America, cowboy Curley falls for farm girl Laurey. But he has a rival for her affections – the sinister farm hand Jud. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is performed by the Maltby Musical Theatre Group and includes the songs “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” and “Oklahoma!”. Starts 7.15pm. Performances nightly until Saturday. Tickets £11 from the ticket secretary on 0845 2412196 and www.rotherham.gov.uk/theatres
PSYCHIC: Sheffield City Hall – Tony Stockwell
Popular psychic medium Tony, who has appeared on TV’s Psychic School and Street Psychic, endeavours to give proof and evidence of the afterlife by delivering messages from the other side. Starts 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Tickets £20 from the Box Office on 01142 789789 and www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk