Pick of the week

THE VILLAGE BIKE by  Penelope Skinner,                     ,Writer - Penelope Skinner, Director - Jonathan Humphreys, Designer - Fabrice Serafino, Sheffield Theatres, 2012, Credit: Johan Persson/
THE VILLAGE BIKE by Penelope Skinner, ,Writer - Penelope Skinner, Director - Jonathan Humphreys, Designer - Fabrice Serafino, Sheffield Theatres, 2012, Credit: Johan Persson/


baring all: ONE of a run of productions of Calendar Girls is running at Rotherham Civic Theatre. It’s a heart-warming story about a group of extraordinary women from a Yorkshire WI who pose for a charity calendar with a difference. Until Saturday. Tickets £7.50. Call 01709 823621.

Going for Gold: A Nnew production in the year of London 2012 about a long distance race in real time. Written by Alan Sillitoe and adapted for stage by Roy Williams. It is at York Theatre Royal until September 29. Ticksts from £10. Call 01904 623568.

Scottish Play: Macbeth at the Sheffield Crucible has impressed the critics. Runs until October 5. The 16-strong cast is led by Geoffrey Streatfeild (Spooks) in the role of the Macbeth and Claudie Blakley (Lark Rise to Candleford) as his manipulative and driven wife. Call 0114 2496000.

Footie Mad: adapted from the best-selling novel about the beautiful game, Fever Pitch is back. A step back in time to when football was about family, class, identity and fun. On at the Barnsley Civic Theatre until October Tickets £11. Call 01226 327000.

Risque: a play at the Sheffield Studio theatre explores female sexuality with a hilarious twist. Written by Penelope Skinner and directed by Happy Days director, Jonathan Humphreys, The Village Bike is a daring production about moving to the countryside, making babies and sorting out a plumber. Tickets £13. Call 0114 2496000.

Ballet: Classical ballet Madame Butterfly is a story of innocence, love and betrayal. Set in the picturesque gardens of a Japanese Villa. Butterfly is fragile, unworldly and prepared to sacrifice everything for the love of the handsome American, Lieutenant Pinkerton. Tickets from £15. Call 0114 2496000.

Dragons’ Den: Entrepreneur Festival is fast-becoming the UK’s most inspiring business event. There will be 3,000 guests with 35 high-profile speakers in venues across Sheffield. The Made Festival is in its third year. Visit Made Festival

Best of Brass: A highly-acclaimed concert band is playing at Worksop’s The Crossing Church. The Leyland Band will be performing in Newcastle Street as part of the new Music@The Crossing season. Starts at 7.30pm. Doors open 6.45pm. All tickets priced at £10 from The Crossing’s welcome desk or by phone on 01909 475421.


Dance spectacular: look back through the decades with an energetic performance from the Cheryl Jones School of Dance. Tickets £6.50. Starts 7pm. Call 01302 342349.

Film Night: an award-winning film is returning to Sheffield to tell the story o a group of Leeds teenagers competing at Brave New Voices. We Are Poets was the winner of the Sheffield Doc Fest. Tickets £3. Screening at Sheffield’s Lantern Theatre at 8pm. Call 0114 2551776.

Live Music: dutch guitarist Ian Prowse is playing at Doncaster’s The Leopard, West Street. Tickets £5. Visit Ents24

Alternative Scene: Folk singer Bank Holiday Jez is playing at Doncaster’s Cask Corner. Free entry. From 9pm.

Anarchy in the UK: one of the world’s leading Sex Pistols tribute bands is bringing their own anarchy to Doncaster’s The Garage bar. The Sex Pistols Experience has played more than 1,000 live shows made up from extensive tours of the UK, USA, Europe and South America.

Race Night: One of the few events where Friends of Sandall Park raises funds for itself. Again at Club 39 in College Road. It’s a great night for a get-together and a natter. Admission £2. Tickets on 0750 332 9309.


Live Music: A drummer who has played for Plan B is doing a set at Liberty Bar and Grill. Joe Oakes will be joined by saxophonist Liz Wigley.

Feet Forward: Take a gentle stroll as part of the Get Doncaster Walking Festival. Meet at the Community Woodland car park at the bottom of The Avenue at 10.30am. It’s a five-mile walk.

Punk Night: Frontman of seminal punk band The Adverts, TV Smith, is playing Doncaster venue, The Leopard. Tickets £5.

Folk Legend: Don’t miss a folk music legend who is performing in the Isle later this month - all in the name of charity at Haxey Memorial Hall. The licensed bar will be available from 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50 available from Epworth News or via Lion James on 01427 872495.

Latest production: Popular play Seconds Out is on at the Barnsley Academy Theatre. From 7.30pm Tickets £8. Call 01226 744442.


Author Michael Robotham will be giving a talk at Armthorpe Library at 6pm. He will be promoting his latest paperback ‘The Wreckage’. Contact the library on 01302 734320 for more information.


Food Festival: tickle your tastebuds with the array of tasty treats on offer at the York Food Festival. It runs until the end of September with a series of tastings and workshops. Visit York Food Festival


All the hits: A musical cabaret of hits featuring some of Doncaster’s talented youngsters is taking to the Civic stage. Featuring songs from musicals including numbers from Sondheim and Lloyd Webber. The Puttin’ On Your Top Hat show is being brought by CATS and 2Act Theatre Company. Tickets £10. Call 01302 342349.

Rising Stars: Ska punk band The Underground Heroes is bringing their pop-punk sound to The Leopard. Tickets £6.