5 great events for South Yorkshire

Robert Carlyle in a scene from The Full Monty.
Robert Carlyle in a scene from The Full Monty.

Tickets for hit musical

What do you get if you put Radio One’s Chris Moyles, Spice Girl Mel C and Aussie comedian Tim Minchin together?

It’s the unlikely line-up to a new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar.

Award-winning Tim is confirmed for the role of Judas Iscariot, with Mel C as Mary Magdalene and Moyles in his major stage debut as King Herod.

The ITV primetime show Superstar will give the UK public the chance to decide who will play the starring role of Jesus, with a panel of live show judges led by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London’s West End, the Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour stops off in Sheffield at the Motorpoint Arena on October 21.

Tickets are now on sale.

WHERE: Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

WHEN: October 21

HOW MUCH: From £45

CONTACT: 0114 2565656

WEB: Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Don’t miss top tribute

A Thin Lizzy tribute named as one of the hardest working bands in the UK is heading to Doncaster’s The Leopard.

Renowned for an action-packed explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Phil Lynott and his band alive, dominating stages worldwide.

Expect tracks like Whiskey in the Jar and Black Rose, as well as classic tracks such as The Boys are Back in Town.

Promoters say that their attention to detail and audience interaction promise to leave audiences with the feeling of witnessing the real thing.

WHERE: Leopard, West Street, Doncaster

WHEN: June 9

HOW MUCH: £10

CONTACT: 07794 848207

Sizzling with Sheffield fun

See a wealth of drama, music and comedy performances at Sheffield theatres - and they’re all free!

The Sheffield Sizzler is a special evening featuring local entertainers, musicians and actors performing at the Crucible, Lyceum and in Tudor Square.

Creative producer Andrew Loretto said: “The Sheffield Sizzler is very important as it creates an opportunity to open up our spaces to diverse local artists. We’re keen to play our part in promoting the grassroots arts and cultural scene that Sheffield is renowned for.”

WHERE: Sheffield Theatres

WHEN: Tomorrow

HOW MUCH: Free

CONTACT: 0114 249 6000 or

WEB: Sheffield Theatres

Full Monty to come home

IT’S been a box office hit around the globe - but a new Full Monty is coming back to Sheffield.

Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the screenplay, has adapted the show for the stage using songs from the film - and tickets go on sale on Saturday.

Artistic director Daniel Evans said: “I am thrilled that we will be staging a brand new production of Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty in February next year. Since making my home in Sheffield, I have been eager to bring this funny and heartwarming story back to the city and I am sure it will make Yorkshire proud.”

WHERE: Sheffield Lyceum

WHEN: February 1 to 23, 2013

HOW MUCH: From £9

CONTACT: 0114 2496000

WEB: Sheffield Theatres

Local Vocals goes live

Mexborough’s very own version of hit entertainment show The Voice is taking to the stage tomorrow.

The live Local Vocals show looks set to entice people away from their TVs to the Highwood Hotel.

Hotel landlady Barbara Cassel said: “The Voice is really popular Saturday night TV viewing and we can’t wait to bring Local Vocals to the Highwood. There are prizes to be won and we urge anyone who may want to enter to arrive early in order to ensure they get a spot.”

Scarlett Jay, Abacus Entertainments manager, added: “Everyone can be involved on the night, in the true style of The Voice every performer gets a chance to win the vote of the crowd and scoop the prize.”

Entry is free. Cash prizes will be on offer.

For further information or for an application form contact Abacus Entertainments on 07507 114457 or email: localvocals@btinternet.com and Facebook: Local Vocals.