Listings: Theatre, Amateur Stage, Performance, Dance

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May 2 - May 9 2013


Yes, Prime Minister: stage version of the classic BBC comedy series by the original writers, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, on its final tour with Michael Fenton Stevens from Benidorm in the role of beleaguered PM Jim Hacker opposite Crispin Redman ( Law & Order: UK) as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Lyceum Theatre, Thursday, April 25, 2pm, Friday, 7.45pm and Saturday 3pm, 7.45pm (£17- £29).

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: return of Stephen Lowe’s two-handed adaptation with music of the Robert Tressell classic book of working class literature performed by Neil Gore and Richard Stone, Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, Monday and Tuesday, 8pm (£10).

Me and Me Dad: Sheffield’s Reform Theatre tour the comedy by Nick Lane with David Walker, Ryan Cerenko and Susan Mitchell in the cast, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Thursday, May 2, 7.30pm.

Losing The Plot: Sheffield’s Susan Cookson from Casualty and Steve Huison from The Full Monty in John Godber’s new comedy, Buxton Opera House, Thursday, May 2, and Friday, 7.30pm, Saturday, 2.30pm and 7.30pm (£13-£17).

The Wind in the Willows: Image Musical Theatre production suitable for ages 4+, Civic theatre, Hanson Street, Barnsley, Sunda, 2.30pm ( £7/ £6/ £5).

Four Farces: evening of one-act farces from the Victorian stage presented by European Arts Company, Pavilion Arts Centre Studio, Buxton, Sunday, 7.30pm (£11/£9).

The Snow Queen: Trestle Theatre Company transpose the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale to India, Buxton Opera House, Monday, 3pm (£10/ £9, family tickets £36).

Cadfael – The Virgin In The Ice: Middle Ground Theatre Company with the first stage adaptation of Ellis Peters’ famous medieval sleuth, played by Gareth Thomas, Buxton Opera House, Tuesday-Saturday, 7.30pm, , matinees Thursday and Saturday, 2.30pm ( £15-£23).

The Taming of the Shrew: a 14-strong cast from celebrated all-male Shakespeare company Propeller bring this brash, brutal and darkly comic story to life, Lyceum Theatre, Wednesday- Saturday, 7.45pm, matinees Thursday, 2pm, and Saturday, 3pm (£13- £25).

Charley’s Aunt: young touring company Creative Cow offer a different take on the classic comedy, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Thursday, May 9, and Friday, 7.30pm, Saturday 3pm, 7.30pm (£15/ £13, children £11).


Candy Girls: the story of Chesterfield’s Trebor factory workers brought to life by the Pomegranate Playwrights and performed by the Pomegranate Youth Theatre with original music, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Saturday, 2.30pm and 6.30pm (£11/ £8.50).

Two: High Storrs School production of Jim Cartwright’s dark comedy6 set in a northern pub in the 1980s, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sunday, 2.30pm (£5, 2670000).

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Manor Operatic Society, City Hall, Wednesday to Saturday, 7.15pm plus Saturday matinee 2.30pm (£9.50-£17).


Merry Hell Comedy Night: Nick Revell and Lee Camp’s Transatlantic Fury, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Thursday, May 2,: 8.30pm (£8).

Little Last Laugh: Ste Porter, Johnny Kats, Suna Jarman and Tanya Lee Davis are on the bill, The Lescar, Lescar Lane, Sharrowvale Road, Hunters Bar, Thursday, May 2, 8pm (£8/£5 NUS).

Last Laugh Comedy Club: resident host Toby Foster introduces Paul Sneddon, Ste Porter and Tanya Lee Davis, followed by the infamous DJ Foxy’s cheesy disco, Memorial Hall, Friday and Saturday,, 8pm (£16, order food and drink on 2210317,

Cabaret Boom Boom: comic Noel Britten, acrobats Bongo Bolero and circus phenomenon The Great Vasili, Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Lane, Friday, 7.30pm, Barnsley Civic, Saturday, 7.30pm (£15/ £12 from Beeches of Walkley, Rocky Horrors, Division Street, or online at

Rich Peppiat - One Rogue Reporter: red-top renegade delivers a merciless dissection of his former trade, Barnsley Civic, Friday, 7.30pm (£12/£10).

Lost In Chuffing Space - The Musical: musical mayhem from The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, alias Scott Doonican and Mike O’Brien, Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, Saturday, 8pm (£10).

The Comedy Club Sheffield: with headliner Andy White and opening set by Angela Barnes, compered by Dave Twentyman, Mosborough Hall Hotel, High Street, Mosborough, Saturday, doors 7pm, show 9.15pm (£22, including two-course meal and comedy show, 2484353,

6% Superhuman: comedy science magic show by Dr Matt Pritchard, Pavilion Arts Centre Studio, St John’s Road, Buxton, Saturday, 7.30pm (£6.50/ £5.50).

Funhouse Comedy Club: Ben Schofield headlines, plus Lou Chawner, Ben Briggs, Michael J Dolan and compere Kiri Pritchard McClean, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Sunday, 8pm (£5 adv).

Henning Wehn: Britain’s favourite (only?) German comic, Buxton Opera House, Sunday, 7.30pm (£15).

BILL BAILEY - QUALMPEDDLER: thei hirsute funny man ‘s new show has his trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, films, songs, philosophising and silliness City Hall, Monday and Tuesday, 8pm (£25).

CHRIS RAMSEY: his new show is called The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television, Memorial Hall, Wednesday and Thursday, May 9 (£10).

Stagefright Comedy Club, award winning British Asian comedian Shazia Mirza headlines, with Ross Brierley, J K Warning and compere Anthony J Brown, Dronfield Arms, Chesterfield Road, Wednesday, 8pm (£4/ £3)

Little Last Laugh: Rob Rouse, Larry Deane, Micky Sharma and Dave Williams are on the bill, The Lescar, Lescar Lane, Sharrowvale Road, Hunters Bar, Thursday, May 9, 8pm (£8/£5 NUS).


Yorkshire Chandelier: womens clog dance team, with guests Five Rivers Morris , New Barrack Tavern. Penistone Road, Thursday, May 2, 8pm; wwith guests Lizzie Dripping,

The Greystones, Greystones Road, Thursday, May 9, 8pm.

Dogs Land, a new hard-hitting contemporary dance theatre work examining the relationships between two couples living in East London gangland, choreographed by Mad Dogs Dance Theatre artistic director Douglas Thorpe and written by Yorkshire-based playwright Joanne Hartley,with prelude performance by the dance students from Horizon Community College, Barnsley, The Civic, Barnsley, Saturday, 7.30pm

PRODIJIG: the winners of Got to Dance 2012 present Footstorm, a revolutionary form of Irish dancing, reinventing traditional jigs and reels with a modern twist, City Hall, Sunday, 7.30pm (£35, £25, £17.50).

Queen of the Dance: Catherine Gallagher new theatrical extravaganza of Irish Dance, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Tuesday, 7.30pm (£25/ £22.50).

Particle Velocity: Phoenix Dance Theatre return with four pieces alive with music and sound, The Civic, Barnsley, Wednesday , 7:30pm (£14/£12).

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