Five fab things to do

MASTER OF MIRTH: Jason Byrne in Cirque Du Byrne mode, heading to Blackpool's Grand Theatre.
MASTER OF MIRTH: Jason Byrne in Cirque Du Byrne mode, heading to Blackpool's Grand Theatre.

HE’S the biggest selling comedian of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and his shows have attracted a huge haul of comedy award nominations.

Jason Byrne is bringing his People’s Puppeteer show to South Yorkshire with all-new stories and props.

After the phenomenal success of his Cirque Du Byrne tour, Jason’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him and his sell-out shows have attracted accolades including Chortle Award for Best Headliner 2007, Perrier Newcomer Award Nomination 1998 and Perrier Award Nomination 2001.

As seen on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), The Comedy Annual (ITV1), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), The Channel 4 Comedy Gala (Channel 4) and Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford (ITV1).

The show is suitable for those aged 14 and above.

Where: Sheffield City Hall

When: Today, 8pm

How much: £17.50

Contact: 0114 2789789

Web: Sheffield Theatres

A VETERAN entertainer with a life-time of tales about life in showbusiness is bringing his one-man show to South Yorkshire.

Des O’Connor, the ultimate live performer, promises bundles of wit, style and charm as he recounts 50 years in television.

The much-loved entertainer, who has just completed a sensational season in West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats, was recently awarded the CBE for his services to entertainment and broadcasting.

Des is also a multi-million recording selling singer, releasing 36 albums with sales of over 16 million and he has spent 117 weeks in the top ten charts.

His recent album - titled Inspired - comprises 18 brand new songs co-written by Des and Alan Hawkshaw, who has worked with Elvis and Barbra Streisand.

He will be working on a new album with Hawkshaw for release later in 2012.

Where: Rotherham Civic Theatre

When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm

How much: £26

Contact: 01709 823621

A LEGEND of the 80s rock scene who is entering into his fifth decade of performing and recording is playing in Doncaster this weekend.

The Pat Travers Band, has gone through period of musical change from melodic rock to blues in his long career. Since the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album, Canadian rock guitarist Pat Travers has gone on to sell thousands of records and tour the world. The gig will take place in the Icebreakers Bar.

Where: The Dome

When: Saturday

How Much: £22

Contact: 01302 370777

Web: The Dome

A TOUCHING play tells the story of a teenager in 1980s Nottingham who is left to pick the pieces of a distressed mum and her baby.

Bones, by Fifth Word Theatre in association with Nottingham Playhouse, is on stage at Doncaster’s Little Theatre for one-night only.

Nineteen-year-old Mark is pining for a past of panda pops, eggy bread and Brian Clough.
It is dubbed an achingly honest portrayal of a boy struggling to find his place in a world that doesn’t want him.

Bones looks sure to break hearts with emotive storylines of one teenager’s battle to juggle growing up with responsibility and with a mum who “doesn’t do what other mums do”.

Where: Doncaster Little Theatre

When: Tuesday, 8pm

How Much: Tickets £10

Contact: 01302 340422

Web: Doncaster Little Theatre

Jazz, gospel and contemporary musicians will perform in aid of a humanitarian aid charity at a Doncaster church. 
Everyone is welcome to an evening of spiritually-themed music in the setting of the church.
Organisers say it is a chance for anyone to go along to meet new people and learn more about the church.

The £5 admission to the evening includes a slice of cake.

It is being hosted by the church to raise funds for Amnesty International.

The evening is called The Sacred and The Sensual and anyone is welcome to attend.

Where: Doncaster Unitarian and Free Christian Church, Hall Gate, Doncaster

When: Sunday, 7pm

How Much: £5

Contact: 01302 340872