(Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Sept 9)

An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.

The show starts at 7pm.

n Tickets are between £27.50 and £34 while friends of the theatre receive a further 10 per cent off.

Call 01743 281 281 or email for more details.


(Crewe Lyceum, Sept 8)

BAFTA and Perrier award winning comedian Dylan Moran embarks on his brand new tour - Dr Cosmos. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation

Moran has been called the Oscar Wilde of comedy and his famed style - deadpan, witty and crackpot lyricism - promises to be an unmissable journey through his interpretations of the world, swerving cliche to offer a cutting blow to our idiosyncrasies.

He says: “It’s dinner time in the monkey house, and I’ve got the spoon.”

n Tickets are £28.50 and for more details, you can call 01270 368 242 – show starts at 8pm.


(Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Sept 3-8)

A brilliant violinist is struck by an unforeseen tragedy and consults a psychiatrist as she faces a future without music.

A gripping, poignantly funny and ultimately life-enhancing tribute to the human spirit.

Starring Belinda Lang and Jonathan Coy.

n Tickets are priced from £10 and call 01352 701 521 for more.


(New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Sept 7-29)

Anne, Elaine, Dot and Lesley. Four ordinary women, facing the closure of their community. It’s 1993 and the Parkside Colliery pit may be winding down, but they’re not giving up.

n Tickets cost £14.50-24 – call 01782 717 962 for more.