What’s On February

The Russian State Ballet perform Romeo and Juliet at Sheffield City Hall.
The Russian State Ballet perform Romeo and Juliet at Sheffield City Hall.


DANCE: Rotherham Civic Theatre – Celebration

Dancers from the Swinton-based McMahon School of Ballet and Theatre Danceperform extracts from The Nutcracker, audience favourite “Celtic Mood” and a medley of music and dance from the last few decades. Starts 7.15pm. Performances nightly until Saturday. Tickets £8, concs £6 from 01709 588229.

COMEDY: The Dome, Doncaster – Steve Williams

The Welsh comic performs his debut national stand-up tour, which is billed as a “hybrid of bizarre stories, larger than life physicality, spontaneous improvisation and a skewered view of everyday life”. He recently played support to Lee Mack and has appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Doors open 7pm. For more information, call the Box Office on 01302 370777.

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

Follow the farcical adventures of gay nightclub boss Georges and his drag artist boyfriend as Georges’ son brings home his fiancee’s ultra-conservative parents to meet the pair. 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.


BAND: Elsecar Heritage Centre – Dodgy

Snap out of winter blues with a evening bouncing along to the 90s Brit-pop band behind the catchy summer hits “Staying Out For The Summer” and “Good Enough”. The Galvins support. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets £12.50 advance, £15 on the door. Call 01226 740203.

BAND: 02 Academy, Sheffield – Anathema

If you like your rock gothic, melodic, and soulful, then get yourselves tickets to see doom metal band Anathema – one of the original pioneers of the genre. Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets £15, from www.02academysheffield.co.uk

MUSIC: St Peter’s Church, Conisbrough – Manchester Camerata Ensemble

Transfigured Night - Manchester Camerata Ensemble

Manchester Camerata principal players perform a chamber music programme with Transfigured Night – Schoenberg’s rich, romantic early work – at its centre. The evening also features a Britten Quartet, Schubert and Mozart. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10, 12-18s £6, from 01302 342349 and www.doncastercivic.co.uk


TALENT: The Star, Rawmarsh – Talent day

Entrants are still wanted for this fundraiser in honour of fallen Rawmarsh soldier James Leverett. The competition features both a children’s and adults section with prizes and trophies for the winners. Any budding comics, singers, dancers, magicians or even contortionists are invited to try their luck. Entry is £2 to watch and £5 to perform and forms are available from the pub. The children’s competition starts at 4pm. The adults are on after 7pm. Contact The Star pub on 01709 712010.

TRAINS: Doncaster Racecourse – The Festival of British Railway Modelling

Model train enthusiasts may love this show packed with model railway layouts. With over 30 layouts on display, there will also be 80 exhibitors selling models, tools, parts and accessories as well as various societies and clubs on hand to offer tips. Open from 10am-5pm. Tickets £8, children (aged five-14) £4, family tickets £24. For more information, call 01778 391123 or email fbrm@warnersgroup.co.uk


BALLET: Sheffield City Hall – Romeo and Juliet

Billed as the greatest love story ever danced, Renaissance Verona comes to life with the Russian State Ballet’s new production of Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers. Expect lavish sets and costumes from one of Russia’s foremost ballet companies. Starts 3pm. Tickets from £13 from the Box Office on 0114 2789789 and www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

FOOD: Clifton Park Museum – Kitchen rangers

Learn how to cook Victorian Valentine’s Day recipies and treats on a traditional Victorian range, and then sample the goodies afterwards. Open 11am-3pm. Free admission.

ANTIQUES: Elsecar Heritage Centre – Antiques and Collectables Fair

Open from 10am-4pm. Admission £1.50, concs £1. Call 01226 744425 for further details.

TRAINS: Doncaster Racecourse – The Festival of British Railway Modelling

Open from 10am-4.30pm. See Saturday’s listing for details.


THEATRE: Doncaster Little Theatre – Abigail’s Party

Mike Leigh’s classic comedy of bad manners is relocated to 1977 Doncaster where housewife Beverley Moss and her estate agent husband Laurence hold a drinks party for the neighbours which coincides with teenager Abigail’s bash for her pals next door. In spite of the play’s title, all the action is set in Beverley’s living room – and Abigail is never seen. The production, by the Doncaster Little Theatre company, runs nightly until Saturday. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concs £6, from the Box Office on 01302 340422.


MUSICAL: The Dome, Doncaster – Annie

It’s a Hard Knock Life for little orphan Annie, the New York Workhouse girl with the curly red hair who’s looking for a rich old man to adopt her. Expect all the classic songs from the original Broadway show including “Tomorrow” and “Easy Street”. The show stars Sue Pollard. Starts 7pm. Performances nightly until Saturday. Tickets £19.50 to £26.50 from the Box Office on 01302 370777.

THEATRE: Rotherham Civic Theatre – On a Night Like This

Follow the tale of middle-aged, middle-class Richard Jackson – a man seemingly content with his lot. That is, until he calls in a pair of decorators who are party animals with a devotion to Northern Soul music. One night when Richard’s family are away, a chance meeting with the decorators and their wives turns into a wild and unpredictable night on the town with both hilarious and disastrous consequences for everyone. Starts 7.15pm. Performances daily until Saturday. Tickets £7 from the Box Office on 01709 823621 and www.rotherham.gov.uk/theatres


ARCHAEOLOGY: Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham – Discover Archaeology

Bring your archaeological finds for identification and recording by the local finds specialist for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Open 2-4pm. Free entry.

THEATRE: Rotherham Arts Centre – Haunted

Spend a night of terror riveted to your seats as two M R James ghost stories are performed. In one, a lonely academic confronts his worst nightmares. The other is a tale of two murdered children whose purturbed spirits cannot rest. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £9, concs £7, from 01709 823621.