Listings guide

Heartbreak Production's The Railway Children - Peter (Steven Rostance)
Heartbreak Production's The Railway Children - Peter (Steven Rostance)

Thursday,

August 9

Murder in the Small Hours. At the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Tickets £9.50-£19.50. To book contact (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

The Mikado. Presented by West Wickham Operatic Society as part of the 19th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19-£28. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Friday, August 10

Party in the Park. At Chesterfield’s Queen’s Park, from 10am to 3pm, featuring music, entertainment, fairground rides, competitions, face painting, bouncy castles and the RSPCA will be offering free dog micro-chipping.

Frankie Boyle. Sheffield City Hall, 8pm. Tickets £25. To book call (0114) 2789 789 or www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

The Last Laugh Comedy Club. Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall, 8.15pm. Tickets £16. Contact (0114) 2789 789 or www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

HMS Pinafore. Presented by G&S Opera Company as part of the 19th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19-£28. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Murder in the Small Hours. See Thursday lisitngs for details.

Saturday,

August 11

Summer fair. Organised by the Cats Protection League at Rose Hill United Reformed Church, Chesterfield, from 10am to 2.30pm. The event will feature handmade crafts, plant stall, tombola, raffle, woodwork goods, cake stall and refreshments. Contact 0845 371 2754.

Don Keyworth and Top Country Sound. Playing Uppertown Social Centre, Ashover, 8pm. Tickets £11 including supper. Contact Eddie Marriott for information and tickets on (01246) 590502/07966 154798 or www.uppertown.org

Food fair. At Renishaw Hall and Gardens, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Produce and gifts from local traders. Vineyard tours and tasting sessions. £1 for parking. Contact 01246 432310.

Dance performance. Directions Theatre Arts will be performing at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield, from 1pm until 2.30pm. Contact 01246 234630.

An Evening of Burlesque. At the The Fishpond, Matlock, at 7pm, hosted by the delectable Trudy Licious, featuring LuLu Belle Ferrari, Morello Amore, Loretta Lace, Fonda Plenty & The Trudy Licious Ladies. Tickets £6 (Over 18’s only).

Dizzy Lizzy. Thin Lizzy tribute band, play the Red Lion, Brimington. Tickets £5.

Railway Ramble. 10.15am start at Dronfield station for an 11-mile linear walk to Kiveton Bridge. (Opt-outs after six and eight miles). Catch return train to Sheffield at end of walk. Details on (01522) 534655 or www.southpenninesrail.co.uk

The Importance of Being Earnest. In the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, at 6pm. Tickets: Adults £13 Child £9. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Frankie Boyle. See Friday listings.

The Last Laugh Comedy Club. See Friday listings for details.

Murder in the Small Hours. See Thursday lisitngs for details.

HMS Pinafore. See Friday listings.

Sunday, August 12

Plant fair. At Renishaw Hall and gardens, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Entry £2 or free with garden admission. Contact 01246 432310.

Concert. Holymoorside Band will be performing a free concert in Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm (weather permitting). Spectators are advised to bring a blanket or seating.

The Gondoliers. Presented by the G&S Opera Company as part of the 19th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at the Opera House, Buxton, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £19-£28. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The Importance of Being Earnest. See Saturday listings for details.

Monday,

August 13

Frankenstein. Part of the Classic Thriller Season 2012, at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Tickets £9.50-£19.50. To book contact (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Chicago. Starring Ali Bastian, Stefan Booth, Tupele Dorgu and Bernie Nolan, at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 7.30pm. Tickets £13-£35. To book contact (0115) 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk

Ruddigore. Presented by Oxbridge Opera Company as part of the 19th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19-£28. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Tuesday,

August 14

Dance workshops. Spireites street dance workshops will be held at the B2Net stadium, Chesterfield, from 10am to 12noon, and are suitable for children aged seven years and upwards. Admission £5.

Mickey’s Magic Show. Staged at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Tickets £16.50-£80. To book, call 0114 256 56 56 or www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk

The Mikado. A Festival production, part of the 19th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19-£28. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Frankenstein. See Monday listings.

Wednesday,

August 15

Jane Eyre. Behind the scenes tours will take place at Haddon Hall at 10.30am. Tickets £15 - booking essential. Phone (01629) 810912 during office hours to book or for more details.

Al NeedhamTrad/Blues ‘n’ Swing Band. Playing at the Olde House Hotel, Loundesly Green, Chesterfield, 8.30pm until 10.30pm. Comedy show. Craig Murray, Elliot J. Huntley, Glenn Moore, performing at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath, at 8pm. Tickets £6. Contact (01629) 581529.

The Pirates of Penzance. Presented by the Godalming Operatic Society as part of the 19th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at the Opera House, Buxton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19-£28. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Frankenstein. See Monday listings.

Mickey’s Magic Show. See Tuesday’s listing for details.