Five fab things to do this week

Comedian Jason Manford
Comedian Jason Manford

Our pick of the best events across the region.

Comedian turned opera star, Jason Manford is returning to his comedy roots with his new show, First World Problems.

The show, which comes to Doncaster this week, promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

Since he was last on the road, Jason has had a busy time with taking part in, and winning, television show Born to Shine and starring with Michael Ball in a hit West End run of Sweeney Todd.

But he’s back doing what he does best in this new show, which is one you will not want to miss.

WHERE: The Dome, Doncaster

WHEN: Saturday, February 8 from 8pm.

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £22.50

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01302 303959 or visit www.the-dome.co.uk to book.

2 exceptional entertainment

Doncaster-born comedian and all round entertainer, Steve Womack is due to play in South Yorkshire this week, stopping off at the Barnsley Lamproom theatre.

The comedy performer was catapulted into stardom when he won TV’s New Faces Grand Final in 1988.

Since then he has continued to entertain audiences up and down the country - and An Evening with Steve Womack promises to be no different.

Steve’s unique sense of humour is sharp and fresh without being the slightest bit bland and is unlikely to offend, but will make you chuckle.

WHERE: Barnsley Lamproom Theatre

WHEN: Friday, February 7 from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £11

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01226 200075 or visit www.barnsleylamproom.com to book.

3 FREAKISHLY FUN CIRCUS

The wickedly entertaining, Circus of Horror show made the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and now takes to the road, stopping off in Sheffield.

This is an awe-inspiring rock n roller coaster of show that flies like a bat out of hell to celebrate an astounding 18 years of ‘shock n’ roll’.

Ever since its conception at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival, the show has toured the world achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century.

WHERE: Sheffield City Hall

WHEN: Friday, February 7 from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £15

CONTACT: Visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk or call 0114 2 789 789 to book.

4 double act

Platinum selling hip-hop duo, Rizzle Kicks, arrive in the region as part of their massive UK tour.

The popular act rose to stardom in 2011 with their debut album Stereo Typical and since then have seen their music profile go from strength to strength.

People attending can expect to see hit songs such as Prophet, When I Was A Youngster and Skip To The Beat at an intimate gig at Sheffield’s O2 academy.

WHERE: O2 Academy, Sheffield

WHEN: Sunday, February 9 from 7pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £19.60.

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0844 477 2000 or visit www.o2academysheffield.co.uk to book.

5 raucous ramsey

Fresh from a complete sell-out, twice extended 2012 tour, multiple appearances on Celebrity Juice, 8 Out of 10 Cats and a starring role in BBC Two’s Hebburn, Chris Ramsey has embarked on a brand new tour which comes to Sheffield today.

Taking his brush with on air censorship - he was sent off from Soccer AM for misbehaving - as a jumping off point to muse on life, mistakes, expectation and offence, he examines what happens when you say the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

WHERE: Sheffield City Hall

WHEN: Today (February 6) from 8pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £16.50

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0114 2789 789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk to book.