December 5 - December 12 2013
Oliver!: Daniel Evans directs Lionel Bart’s musical version of the Charles Dickens story about one boy’s survival against the odds packed full of joyful songs including Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket or Two, Oom-pah-pah! and Food Glorious Food, Crucible Theatre, Mondays to Saturdays, 7.15pm, matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2pm (£22-£32) until January 25..
The Haunting: ghost stories of Charles Dickens adapted for the stage by Hugh Janes, Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, from Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm until December 14 (£8/£6).
Beauty and The Beast: as usual the first of the region’s pantos, with Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street’s Dr Matt Carter) as the Prince, Civic Theatre, Rotherham, opens Thursday, December 5, 10am, 1.30pm, 6.30pm; Friday, 6.30pm, Saturday, 11am, 2:30pm, 6.30pm; Sunday, 4:30pm; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, December 12, 10am, 1.30pm runs to January 12 ( £10.50 to £46 family tickets ).
Jack and the Beanstalk: Sheffield favourite Damian Williams is back in a dress to play Dame Trott, alongside the Ian ‘H’ Watkins of Steps as Jack in panto written and directed by Paul Hendy, and produced by the same team who have been bringing festive fun to the city for the past six years, Lyceum Theatre, previews Friday, 2pm, 7pm (£10), Saturday, 2pm, 7pm, Sunday, 1pm, 5.30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2pm, 7pm, Thursday, december 12, 10.15am, 2pm, continuing until January 5 (£15-£20).
Beauty and the Beast: with Tina Barrett (S Club 7), Jon Moses (ITV’s Superstar), Danny Mills and Rik Gaynor, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Friday, 6pm, Saturday, 2.30pm and 7pm, Sunday, 2pm and 6pm, Tuesday to Thursday, December 12, 10am and 1.30pm to January 5 (£7.50-£15.50)
The Boy Who Cried Wolf: featuring an ensemble of actor musicians a l new wintry tale about a boy who, unable to find delight in what is around him, seeks adventure, excitement and the thrill of the unknown, adapted from the Aesop fable by Mike Kenny and brought to life by tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal, who regularly bring the Christmas show for families and children aged 3+, Crucible Studio, from Wednesday, 11am, 1.30pm until January 5 (£10/ £6).
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: SHU Drama production, Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Monday- Wednesday, 7.30pm (£6/ £5, email email@example.com or on the door).
For The Love Of Mrs Brown: part 4 of the BAFTA award-winning comedy series written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, to Saturday, 7.30pm (£21.50, £31.50, £39.50).
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: music, comedy and dazzling costumes in cabaret performed in purpose-built Sabai Pavilion on Devonshire Green, Mondays-Thursdays, 7.30pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm and 9.15pm, Sundays, 6pm and 8pm (£19.50/ £14.50 NUS, £28 premium seats, £34 platinum seats, plus Christmas party packages, 0871 7050705).
Last Laugh Comedy Club: Dave Twentyman, JoJo Smith, Craig Murray and Christian Reilly with Christmas cheer followed by the infamous DJ Foxy’s cheesy disco, Memorial Hall, Thursday, December 5, Friday, Saturday, Wednesday to Saturday, 8.30pm (£17, order food and drink on 2210317, www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/lastlaugh).
BIG SHAUN’S LAUGHING LOCK IN: the Everly Pregnant Brothers’ frontman, Shaun Doane tries his hand at a chat show with interviews, music and most importantly comedy, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Thursday, December 5, 8.30pm.
Little Last Laugh: Phil Chapman, Larry Deane, Craig Murray, The Lescar, Lescar Lane, Sharrowvale Road, Thursday, December 5, 8.30pm ( £8 / £5 NUS).
I’ll be Home for Christmas!: ex-British champion and current Director of Development for National Ice Skating Association David Hartley, choreographs a trip around the globe as the cast of skaters experience adventure and culture in their race against time to be home for Christmas, including; Luke Digby (Scottish Ice Skating Champion), Katie Powell (two times Junior national champion, a member of Team GB’s 2012 Olympic Ambition ProgrammeAlso won and gold medallist at 2013 British Championships qualifying event), Molly Lanaghan and Jake Astill (British Novice Pairs champions 2012), Mia and Henry Drury( Advanced novice pairs champions at 2013 British Championships qualifying event) and Eleanor Hirst and Jake Fearnley (British Novice Dance Champions 2012), iceSheffield, Coleridge Road, Attercliffe, Thursday, December 5, and Friday, 1pm, 7.30pm, Saturday, 1:30pm, t 7:30 pm (£8.50, child £4.75, family £22.60).
Sharrow Kinetic: community showcase of local talent with performances by poets, comedians, musicians, dancers and storytellers, everyone welcome, family friendly, Old Junior School, South View Road, Friday, 7.30pm-10pm (£2 on the door, all proceeds towards Sharrow Lantern Carnival).
Remember When at Christmas: another bout of nostalgia from Neil Sands and his cast of West End performers, Memorial Hall, Monday, 2.30pm (from £10).
Diversity: the Britain’s Got Talent stars led by Ashley Banjo present the third chapter of their touring shows, Limitless, with a guest spot for four gymnasts from Acropolis in County Durham, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, Thursday, December 12, 7.30pm (from £23.50).
Little Last Laugh: Jason Patterson, Christian Reilly, Dave Twentyman , The Lescar, Lescar Lane, Sharrowvale Road, Thursday, December 12, 8.30pm (£8/£5 NUS).