Listings: Theatre, Amateur Stage, Performance, Dance

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June 6 - June 13 2013


The History Boys: new production of Alan Bennett’s award-winning comedy which sees the play staged in the city where it is set following eight bright boys as they negotiate an ambitious headmaster, polar opposite teaching styles and train for the Oxbridge entrance exam, Crucible Theatre, Thursday, June 6, and Friday, 7.30pm, ends Saturday, 2.30pm, 7.30pm (£15-£21).

The Pitmen Painters: new touring production of the Lee Hall play about art, class and politics based on the true story of a group of Northumberland miners who started an art class in the Thirties, Lyceum Theatre, Thursday, June 6, and Friday, 7.45pm, ends Saturday,3pm, 7.45pm (£14-£25).

Horrible Histories: the stage version of Terry Deary’s scurrilous history lessons, : Buxton Opera House, -Terrible Tudors, Wednesday, 7.30pm, Thursday, June 6, and Friday, 10.30am, Saturday, 2.30pm, Sunday, 5pm; Vile Victorians, Thursday, June 6, 1.30pm, Friday and Saturday, 7pm, Sunday, 2pm (£14.50/ £12.50).

Some Like it Hotter: fantasy musical comedy by Sheffield’s Richard Hurford which brings Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis back from the dead, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Thursday, June 6, to Saturday, 7.30pm plus Saturday matinee 3pm (£15/ £13).

A Lot Of It About / Broken: double bill from Organised Chaos, Pavilion Arts Centre Studio, Buxton, Saturday, 7.30pm £6.50/ £5.50).

The Chuckle Brothers Meet the Phantom at the Theatre: hometown gig for Paul and Barry, Civic Theatre, Rotherham, Sunday, 2pm, 5pm .( £14, family ticket £52).

High Society: new production of the Cole Porter musical with Michael Praed, Marilyn Cutts and Teddy Kempner discovering what a swell party it is , Lyceum Theatre, Monday to Saturday, 7.45pm, matinees Wednesday and Thursday, 2pm, Saturday 3pm (£19-£34).


Me and My Girl: High Green Musical Theatre Group with Noel Gay’s comedy musical, Eppic Theatre, Ecclesfield, to Saturday (£8, 2403839,

Charley’s Aunt: Sheffield University Drama Society presents Brandon Thomas’s evergreen farce, University Drama Studio, to Saturday , 7.30pm ( £9/ £7, 2559949, ).

Educating Rita: Hathersage Players present the Willy Russell play, Hathersage Memorial Hall, to Saturday, 7.30pm (£7/ £6 available from Chris Tupling 07976 621153 Warning: it contains strong language.


Tom Stade: uncompromising Canadian comic, , Memorial Hall, Thursday, June 6, 7.30pm (£15 & £13).

Little Last Laugh: Paul Pirie, Luke Coulson and Steve Gribbin are on the bill, The Lescar, Lescar Lane, Sharrowvale Road, Hunters Bar, Thursday, June 6, 8pm (£8/£5 NUS).

Merry Hell Comedy Club: Rob Rouse Solo Show, The Greystones, Thursday, June 6, 8.30pm (£8).

Sally Morgan: TV psychic, Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, Thursday, June 6, 7.30pm (£22.50).

Last Laugh Comedy Club: Tony Jameson, Steve Gribbin, Christian Reilly (Friday) and Paul Pirie (Saturday) are on the bill, followed by the infamous DJ Foxy’s cheesy disco, Memorial Hall, Friday and Saturday,, 8pm (£16, order food and drink on 2210317,

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club Charmian Hughes, Trevor Organ, Carl Jones and compere: Nina Gilligan, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Friday, 8pm (£6).

Happy Days Are Here Again: Memorial Hall, Monday, 2.30pm (£11/ £10).

Magic of the Beatles: Please Please Me Golden Anniversary Tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first No 1 hit, Civic Theatre, Catherine Street, Rotherham, Saturday, 7.30pm (£17.50).

Indian Takeaway with Hardeep Singh Kohli: For his third national tour show the writer and TV presenter will order a takeaway live on stage for delivery to the theatre, having selected one from audience suggestions and then race against time to cook his own sumptuous feast before it arrives, along the way sharing recipe tips, anecdotes and stories of his shared Scottish and Indian heritage, Plug, Matilda Street, Tuesday, doors 7pm ( £15).

Lucy Porter - People Person: the stand-up’s new show is based around a fascinating true story with a stunning twist in the tail, Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, Wednesday, 8pm (£15).

Little Last Laugh: Dave Twentyman, and Pierre Hollins are on the bill, The Lescar, Lescar Lane, Sharrowvale Road, Hunters Bar, Thursday, June 13, 8pm (£8/£5 NUS).

An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell: Civic Theatre, Rotherham, Thursday, June 13, 7.30pm (£17.50).


Yorkshire Chandelier: women’s clog dance team, The Plough, Sandygate, Thursday, June 6, 8pm; .The Francis Newton, Clarkhouse Road, Broomhill, Thursday, June 13, 8pm