Listings: Theatre, Amateur Stage, Performance, Dance

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July 18 - June 25 2013


This Is My Family: premiere of new musical comedy by Tim Firth, the man behind Calendar Girls, about a 13-year-old girl who wins a holiday which she hopes will re-unite her warring family, with Sian Phillips, Bill Champion and Rachel Lumberg among them, Crucible Studio, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7.45pm, matinees Thursday, 2.15pm, 7.45pm, Friday, 7.45pm, ends Saturday, 2.15pm, 7.45pm (£15).

Jack Steele and Family: world premiere of new play by John Godber looking at what steel has meant to the city of Sheffield through the story of an ex-steelworker and proud family man played by Fine Time Fontayne directed by Neil Sissons in a collaborative partnership between Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Theatres, Crucible Theatre, Thursday, July 18, and Friday, 7.30pm, Saturday, 2.30pm, 7.30pm (£14).

Miss Nightingale: the burlesque musical by Sheffield composer Matthew Bugg of sex, scandal and showbiz in the shadows of war-torn London, Lyceum Theatre, Thursday, July 18, and Friday, 7:45pm (£18- £25).

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles: Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Creswell Crags and Museum, Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Friday, 7pm (from £9).

Goodbye Sun and Bear: the Bare Project, a Sheffield based theatre company focused on new writing and immersive theatre. preview their Edinburgh festival debut production, a tale of looking for things in the snow; most notably, an escaped circus bear named Alpa, a boy named Luka, and some warmth, CADs, Smithfield, Shalesmoor, Saturday, 7pm..


The Lines, the Stitch and the Wardrobe: an extract for ‘A Woman Of No Importance’, samples from Midland Players’ extensive costumes collection, and ‘Rags To Riches’ a talk on the challenges of costuming amateur productions, Queens Social Club, Queens Road, Thursday, July 18, 7.30pm ( £5/ £4 for parties of 10 or more from or pay on the door).


Spotlight Comedy Club: Edinburgh Festival Double Header with Tom Wrigglesworth and Harriet Dyer, compere Anthony J Brown, Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield, Thursday, July 18, 8pm ( £11/ £9/ £6 ).

Last Laugh Comedy Club: JoJo Smith, Martin Mor, Caimh McDonnell and Steve Royle. 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,

Ken Dodd: comedy genius from Knotty Ash still going strong at 85, Lyceum Theatre, Saturday, 7pm (£19- £21).

Funhouse Comedy Club: Edinburgh Festival Preview All-dayer, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Sunday, Ian D Montford, 2pm; Danny Ward, 3.25pm; Romesh Ranganathan, 4.50pm; Paul Mccaffrey, 6.15pm; Philberto, 7.40pm; Alistair Barrie, 9.05pm (£6 adv).

Little Last Laugh: Edinburgh Previews featuring Katie Mulgrew and Your Dad’s Not Funny, Chris Martin, Passionate about the Pointless, and Rob Rouse, Ride of Your Life, The Lescar, Lescar Lane, Sharrowvale Road, Hunters Bar, Sunday, 7.30pm (£10).

Little Last Laugh: Edinburgh Previews featuring Rob Beckett ’a tour warm up and the Martin Mor show, How Do You Like Your Blue Eyed Boy, Mr Death?, The Lescar, Lescar Lane, Sharrowvale Road, Hunters Bar, Thursday, July 25, 8pm (£8/£5 NUS).


Yorkshire Chandelier: womens clog dance team, The Three Merry Lads, Lodge Moor, Thursday, July 18, 8pm; The Boat, Sprotborough, Thursday, July 25, 8pm.

Sheffield City Morris Men: will be dancing in Crookes, Thursday, July 18, The Princess Royal, Slinn Street,, 7.30pm-8.45pm, Cobden View, Cobden View Road, 8.30pm-9.30pm (, 2665373).

Day of Traditional Dance: Sheffield Manor Lodge. Saturday.

Dance On!: tlocal and guest dance groups performing on the Square, including Wheels in Motion, Belrobics, Wiggletots, AimtoDance, City-Limits Dancentre, So Damn Kreative – part of, Chaucer Square, Wordsworth Avenue, Parson Cross (outside The Learning Zone), Saturday, 11am to 12.15pm.