Pick of the week

Russell  Brand
Russell Brand

From Sir Roger Moore to Shakespeare, there’s something for everyone this week


Comedy: The nation’s favourite impressionist, Alistair McGowan goes back to his stand-up roots in his new show which comes to Sheffield’s City Hall tonight. People attending can expect to hear from everyone from Andy Murray to Colin Murray. Starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £15. For more details please call 0114 2 789 789.

Theatre: 2013 marks 200 years since classic Pride and Prejudice. Now a production of Jane Austen’s masterpiece is being brought to the Hull Truck theatre for a two night run. The play tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters on their quest for love and financial security. Starts at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £15.50. To book please call 01482 323638.

Play: The acclaimed play Death in Venice, is about Gustav von Aschenbach, a novelist in crisis, who leaves Munich for Venice in search of fresh inspiration. Aschenbach is captivated by the beauty both of the place and Polish boy Tadzio. It performs at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. The play runs until October 25. Tickets, £15 to £65. Starts at 7pm. Call 0844 848270


Music: Folk band, Faustus are due to play the Library Theatre tonight where they are bound to please audiences with their frill free folk stylings. The band has a wealth of experience between them and in 2007 received a 75th anniversary award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13. To book call 0114 249 6000.

Music: A charity gig in aid of the British Heart Foundation takes place at the Silverwood Miner’s Welfare in Rotherham tonight from 7pm. There will be 10 acts performing, including local band Habberdash. Tickets cost £3 on the door. For more details call 01709 854074.


Music: The Hollies have been around for half a century and now come to Sheffield City Hall on their 2013 tour. They were an important part of the British pop revolution in the 1960s and people attending can expect to hear The Hollies performing their classic hits including The Air That I Breathe, Stop Stop Stop and I Can’t Let Go. Tickets from £24.50. To book please call 0114 2 789 789.

Performance: Theatre maker, writer, director and performer Daniel Bye comes to the Cast theatre in Doncaster where he will give a performance lecture that will present the headlines of the day and ask the most important questions of our time such as why do we have to measure everything in money? Starts at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £10. To book please call Cast on 01302 303 959.


Talk: Legendary film star and national institution, Sir Roger Moore comes to the Leeds Grand Theatre this afternoon for a talk with biographer Gareth Owen. People attending can expect to hear Roger talking about his extraordinary life and career that has included the iconic TV series The Saint and The Persuaders, plus Hollywood blockbusters and, of course, the James Bond films. There will also be a unique opportunity to put your questions to Sir Roger at the end of the show. Tickets from £23.50. Call 0844 848 2700 to book.

Comedy: The hilarious and controversial Russell Brand stops off at Sheffield’s City Hall on his latest tour, Messiah Complex. Russell will dissect various social and religious figures such as Jesus, Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler. Starts at 7.30pm. Call the box office on 0114 2 789 789. Ticket cost £27.50.

Talk: Head over to the Grand Theatre in Leeds to see bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears for a fascinating evening when Ray will share stories from over thirty years of surviving the wilderness. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £23.50. Call the box office on 0844 848 2700 to book.

MUSIC: Indie six piece, The Cat Empire come to the Leadmill in Sheffield on their UK wide tour. The band have been around since 1999 in one formation or another and with a love for good, honest music the group make music that’s bound to get you dancing. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £19. Call 08444 999 999 to book.


Theatre: Doncaster’s The Rep bring David Wood’s adaptation of George’s Marvellous Medicine to Doncaster’s Cast theatre for two days only. This is one of Roald Dahl’s best loved stories and tells the story of George who tries to make his ill grandmother better using a home-made concoction with all of the ingredients he can find, and leads to unexpected results. Runs until tomorrow. Performances at 1.30pm and 6pm. Call the box office on 01302 303959 to book.

Theatre: An production of Michael Morpurgo novel Toro! Toro! comes to Doncaster’s Cast theatre today and tells the story of Antonito who lives an idyllic life on his parents cattle farm in Spain and has his life turned upside down when he realises his favourite bull-calf Paco is destined to fight in the bull ring. The Spanish civil war acts as a backdrop to this powerful story, which will keep the entire family entertained. Runs until tomorrow. Starts at 7pm. Call 01302 303959 to book.


Theatre: The feel-good international hit sensation, Priscilla Queen of the Desert comes to the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield today for a week long run. Based on the hit film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert tells the heartwarming story of three friends who hop aboard a bus looking for love and friendship, but end up finding more than they bargained for. Runs until November 2. Starts at 7.45pm. To book please call 0114 249 6000 or visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. Tickets from £28.


Theatre: An entertaining evening of Shakespeare with the latest performance of ‘A Winter’s Tale’ at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The story goes that a man tears his family apart in an act of wild and passionate jealousy. Now, only a miracle can mend his pain. Starts at 7pm. Call 0114 249 6000