Five fab things to do this week

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Our pick of the best events across the region.

Drunken confessions from complete strangers will take centre stage this week when The Paper Birds perform at Cast this week.

When creating its most recent show – Thirsty – the multi award-winning theatre company The Paper Birds asked complete strangers to phone its hotline while drunk.

But far from people shying away from having their revelry recorded, the hotline was filled with messages from intoxicated individuals revealing their secrets from a boozed up night out.

Those recordings – filled with confessions and revealing drunken exploits – now form the basis of a hilarious, critically acclaimed show about binge drinking in booze Britain.

The performance starts at 7.45pm, and will be followed by a post-show discussion.

Set in the ladies loos of a nightclub, ‘Juicy Jemma’ (Jemma McDonnell) and ‘Kinky Kylie’ take a look at the faces and voices of everyone who likes a drink and asks why, as a nation, are we so thirsty?

WHERE: Cast theatre, Waterdale, Doncaster

WHEN: Wednesday from 7.45pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £12, and concessions are £10

CONTACT: Call 01302 303 959 or visit castindoncaster.com (a 50p per ticket booking fee applies, unless paying by cash.

2 MAGICAL CHILDREN’S TALE

The Birmingham Stage Company brings the much-loved children’s story, Tom’s Midnight Garden comes to the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.

The production tells the story of Tom who is transported to a secret garden from the past when the Grandfather Clock in the hallway chimes 13 times.

WHERE: Lyceum theatre, Sheffield

WHEN: Runs from Tuesday until February 8.

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £12

CONTACT: Please call the box office on 0114 249 6000 to book or visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

3 COMEDIC CHARACTER

Following a sold out live show and a hit television series, Lee Nelson comes to Doncaster this week with his Well Good Show.

People attending can also expect a night of ‘qwaliteeee jokes, games and banter’ as well as appearances from Premier League Footballer, Jason Bent and a few other well good people.

WHERE: The Dome, Doncaster

WHEN: Saturday from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £22.50

CONTACT: Visit www.the-dome.co.uk to book or call 01302 303959.

4 RISING STAR

Soul sensation, John Newman, arrives in Leeds on his UK tour this week.

John has been performing and writing music since he was 14, and has a very eclectic style with Motown, soul and funk influences all presenting his music.

This tour has had several sold out dates, so make sure you get a ticket while you still can.

WHERE: O2 Academy, Leeds

WHEN: Tuesday at 7pm

HOW MUCH: From £16

CONTACT: Call 0844 477 2000 to book.

5 funny man comes to town

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, comedian Stephen K Amos, takes to the road again and stops off in Yorkshire this week.

Stephen will perform material from his new show, The Spokesman, and delight audiences with his unique brand of warm, feel good comedy with a side of audience interaction.

A permanent fixture on comedy circuits across the world, Stephen is well known for his child-like joy and exuberance which makes his live performances so enjoyable.

And this show promises to be no different, so make sure you get in and get a ticket while you still can.

WHERE: The Alhambra Theatre and Studio, Bradford

WHEN: Friday and Saturday night from 8pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £16

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01274 432000 or visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk to book.