PALACE Theatre, Newark: New Youth Theatre present The Lion King Summer Camp. 10am-4pm, with a from 3pm - 3.30pm. Your child will enjoy hours of fun working alongside highly motivated theatre facilitators with the New Youth Theatre’s Lion King Summer Camp. Incorporating song, dance and drama, the summer camp includes a costumed and staged mini production and an exciting theatrical make-up workshop open to all students. For details visit www.newyouththeatre.co.uk/newark or call 01636 655755. CIVIC Theatre, Rotherham: This Is It. 7.15pm - runs until 28th July. Tickets: £9. With their third annual showcase, Parker-Knight School of Dance bring another quality evening’s entertainment for the whole family. Why don’t you Rock and Roll along and Dirty Dance the night away? This is no ordinary dance school... This Is It. For info and tickets visit www.rotherham.gov.uk/theatres or call 01709 823621.
the Leadmill, Sheffield: From The Jam present In The City - 30th Anniversary year 1977 - 2012. 7pm. Tickets: £15. Bruce Foxton is a part of the English Rock and Roll establishment. A musician who is most commonly recognised as the bass player in legendary bands The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers. Real music fans won’t want to miss this 100mph journey through punk rock history. DON Valley Bowl, Sheffield: Sheftival. All day. Tickets from £10. Today, Sheftival will see performances from Stooshe, The Noisettes, Lemar, The Selecter, Ryan O Shaugnessy, Danny Sha, Sour Cherry, Toots & The Maytals, Macka B, Selecter, The Balkan Bandits + Dancers, Jungle Lion, Renegade Brass Band, Soukous Revelation, Nisha Lall Bollywood Dance, Noise Blasters and many more. For tickets and info visit www.sheftival.com or call 0114 2565656. THEATRE Royal, Nottingham: English Youth Ballet - Swan Lake. Performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £14 - £18. Set in Russia at the time when the Marinsky Ballet was popular with the Tsar and the Russian nobility, Swan Lake will be a traditional production but with particular emphasis on the rivalry between the beautiful but vulnerable White Swan, Odette, and the seductively evil Black Swan, Odile, as they compete for the affections of the Prince. A rivalry that leads to a tragic and dramatic finale. The policy of English Youth Ballet is to perform full length productions of classical ballet in the regional theatres of the UK, and to give young dancers outside London an opportunity to perform within a professional setting.
DON Valley Bowl, Sheffield: Sheftival. All day. Tickets from £10. Today, Sheftival will see performances from Misha B, Lawson, The Lightning Seeds, Marcus Collins, The Crookes, Dodgy, Carmen Ghia and the Hot Rods, Laura Steel, Loxley Silver Band, The Beat, Kanda Bongo Man, Bollywood Brass Brand Carnival Parade, Sheffield Samba Band, Truly Apparent, Blood Sport, Angelina African Dance and much more. For tickets and info visit www.sheftival.com or call 0114 2565656.
Theatre Royal, Nottingham: Whodunnit. Runs from Monday 30th July - Saturday 4th August. Tickets £9.50 - £19.50. Following on from the record-breaking 2011 season, The Classic Thrillers company will be back again this year to thrill, enthral and have you on the edge of your seats. Whodunnit by Anthony Shaffer sees six strangers gather for dinner, little suspecting that they will be threatened with blackmail by one of their fellow guests. When the potential blackmailer is found dead, Inspector Bowden is called to investigate but, Whodunnit?
the Crossing, Worksop:
- 22nd September: Leyland Band with Heroes and Celebrations. Ranked number seven in the world and current Brass in Concert UK Champions, this show is not to be missed.
- 13th October: The Derby Concert Band. With an excellent reputation, this is the band’s first ever visit to Worksop. With different instrumentation to a regular brass band, musical director Simon Willis trained with the legendary Grimethorpe Colliery Band and appeared as the band’s percussionist in the Brassed Off TV film starring Pete Postlethwaite.
- 17th November: Keith Hearnshaw FRCO. This brilliant young concert organist will include organ accompaniment to a Silent Film – like the old days. CAPITAL FM Arena, Nottingham: Elbow, 26th November. Tickets: £29.50. If 2011 was another landmark year for the band, with their debut UK arena tour selling out, a still lauded Glastonbury set, and a series of unique shows that encompassed the crypt of St Paul’s and their hometown’s Manchester Cathedral, then 2012 has proven to be even more significant. Catch the band do one more victory lap of the UK.