Plenty, the David Hare season opens with Thea Sharrack directing the writer’s 1978 play charting post-war England over three decades through the story of a female agent in Nazi-occupied France (Hattie Morahan) whose subsequent life is one of disillusionment, Crucible Studio, Mondays-Thursdays, 7.45pm (£12), Fridays and Saturdays, 7.45pm (£15), matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2.15pm (£10) continuing to February 26.
The Breath of Life, completing the David Hare season is his 2002 two-hander, a witty, poignant and brutal portrait of two women, played by Patricia Hodge and Isla Blair, meeting for the first time to discuss how their lives have been inextricably linked over 40 years, Lyceum Theatre, Mondays-Thursdays, 7.45pm (£15-£22), Fridays and Saturdays, 7.45pm (£17-£24), matinees Thursdays, 2pm and Saturdays, 3pm (£12-£19) continuing to February 26.
Memoirs of a Showwoman, the spectacular world of Olivier Award winning Marisa Carnesky’s performance career revealed through a showcase of her work fused with archival research from the National Fairground Archive and exploring ghost trains, tattooed ladies, magic, burlesque and waxworks with contemporary theatre practice, Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield, Mondays to Thursdays, 9am – 7pm, Fridays, 10am – 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm to May 13.
Living My Life, photographic exhibition celebrating the lives of people of transgender in a project by the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health in partnership with TransBareAll and Diva Creative, The Workstation, Mondays-Fridays, 8.45am-8pm to February 28.
The Riverside, Big John’s Pub Quiz, Blockbusters-style, Mondays 8.30pm; Re:play, monthly games night with a twist from chess and backgammon to the Wii, third Thursday of the month, 7pm; Riverside Bar, Mowbray Street, (2724633 , www.riversidesheffield.co.uk).
Sheffield Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group, Old Queens Head, Pond Street, first and third Monday, 7.30pm.
Drawing Class with Gill Gathercole, small friendly group, Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, Mondays 1.30pm-3.30pm (places now available - running till June, book for six weeks at a time, 07941 013307).
Lip Reading Classes, St Mary’s Church, Walkley, Mondays, 10am; Stocksbridge Library, Thursdays, 9.30am and 12 (2423609).
Greentop Circus Centre, Ongoing evening classes: Contemporary Dance, Mondays, 5.45pm-7.15pm; Beginners’ Trapeze, Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm; Youth Circus, Tuesdays, 5.30pm-8.30pm; Acrobalance Skill Share, Tuesdays, 8.30pm-10.30pm; Circus Skills, Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm; Intermediate Aerial, Thursdays, 7.30pm - 9pm; Acrobalance Skill Share, Fridays, 6.30pm-8.30pm; Youth Aerial, Saturdays, 9.30am-11am St Thomas Building, Holywell Road, near Meadowhall (2448828).
Adult Drama Classes, open to all levels, Ecclesall Parish Halls, Mondays, 7pm-9pm, (07904 339024, email: email@example.com or visit our website: www.actonedramastudio.co.uk).