Five fab things to do this week

Olly Murs
Olly Murs

If you’re looking for something to do this week, here’s our top five

1. Back to school

Relive your youth with a production of Secret Diaries, which arrives at the Cast theatre this week.

The play is set in the 1980s and, as the Iron Lady stands and Iron Curtain falls, Hayley, her Dad and best friend Debbie struggle to find their way in an ever-changing world.

To build a future, they must unpack their past. Papering over the cracks, uncovering secrets and lies, they find that the hardest box to open, is your own.

Inspired by a true story, Secret Diaries charts the big stuff in life from teenage years to present day. Set to a soundtrack of 80s and 90s guilty pleasures, laugh, love and re-capture your youth with this honest look at the world through teenage eyes.

WHERE: Cast theatre, Waterdale, Doncaster

WHEN: Thursday March 26 from 7.45pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £10.50

CONTACT: To book please call the box office on 01302 303 959 or visit their website at Cast in Doncaster site

2. Pop Sensation

One of pop’s biggest names at the moment, Olly Murs, is set to perform in the region twice this week.

Since being chosen as the runner-up of The X Factor in 2009, Olly Murs, has Olly Murs has released three multi-platinum selling albums to date, which have included four Number 1 singles.

People attending the show can also expect to hear songs from his latest album, ‘Never Been Better’ including Let Me In written with Paul Weller, Up featuring Demi Lovato, and the Ryan Tedder track Seasons.

WHERE: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

WHEN: March 31 and April 1. Both concerts start at 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £32.45

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0114 2 56 56 56 or go to Motorpoint Arena Sheffield to book

3. Comedy caper

A brilliant new musical production of The Addams Family is set to entertain audiences in the region this week.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has fallen in love with a sweet, smart, young man from a respectable family. She begs her father, Gomez, to keep this a secret from her mother, Morticia.

Then, with a little ‘help’ from the rest of the endearingly quirky Addams Family, they attempt to host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

WHERE: Montgomery theatre, Sheffield

WHEN: Runs until March 28

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £10

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0114 249 6000 to book

4. Folksy delight

Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker are set to take to the stage in Barnsley this weekend.

Their live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of ‘shimmering cathedrals of sound’ - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades.

WHERE: Barnsley Civic

WHEN: March 28 from 8pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £10

CONTACT: Call the box office on 01226 327 000 to book

5. Laugh riot

Scottish comic Kevin Bridges will bring his latest tour to the region this week.

In his latest show, Kevin reveals his innermost thoughts on a variety of topics, from his home-land Scotland and beyond.

His unique brand of social commentary, astute observations and sharp one-liners have proved a hit with audiences, so make sure you don’t miss out!

WHERE: Plowright theatre, Scunthorpe

WHEN: March 27 at 8pm

HOW MUCH: £17.50

CONTACT: Call 0844 854 2776