What's On (Dec 7-9): Cinderella panto, Christmas concerts and more
TV’s ‘Queen of Clean’ Kim Woodburn takes the role of the Wicked Stepmother in this year’s blockbuster pantomime, Cinderella, at the Grimsby Auditorium which runs until Boxing Day.
Be transported into the mystical, magical land of fairy godmothers, 2 very ugly sisters, a lovable Buttons to pull on your heart strings, a dashing prince and of course the beautiful Cinderella.
Friday, December 7 (10am, 7pm), Saturday, December 8 (2pm, 7pm), Sunday, December 9 (2pm). Grimsby Auditorium. Tickets: £16 (Adult), £12.50 (Child/Concession). Call 0844 871 3016.
The Orpheus Male Voice Choir are joined by the Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes Band for an evening of seasonal entertainment on Saturday at Grimsby Central Hall.
Christmas is never complete without a selection box and this one will be full of musical delights. One layer will have choice numbers from the Orpheus’ repertoire; another will have some golden nuggets from the Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes Band, and there will be some tempting clusters as band and choir unite.
Saturday, December 8 (7.30pm). Central Hall, Grimsby. Tickets: £6-£10. Call 01472 355025.
Caistor will be packed with festive cheer next weekend as the annual Christmas Tree Festival gets underway.
Organised by Caistor Parish Church, the event will take place from Friday, December 7, to Monday, December 10, at the Parish Church.
All proceeds are for the church and St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice. For more information, call 01472 851001.
A Festive Carol Service will take place on the village green in Barnoldby-le-Beck at 6pm on Saturday, December 8.
All residents are invited to attend and are asked to bring a torch and wrap up warmly.
A collection will be taken for St Helen’s Church.
Panto returns to Scunthorpe’s Plowright Theatre this weekend as performances of this year’s production, Aladdin, begin on Saturday.
Once again Darren Johnson brings his own brand of mirth and mayhem to this year’s show, which along with a fabulous supporting cast, stunning scenery, super costumes and an appearance by the Scunthorpe Sunbeams, adds up to a not-to-be-missed Christmas treat.
Saturday, December 8 (7pm), Sunday, December 9 (2.30pm, 7pm). Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe. Tickets: £14.50 (Adult), £11.50 (Child/Concession). Call 0844 854 2776.
The Grimethorpe Colliery Band will be on stage at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Sunday.
The band famously provided the soundtrack for the 1996 film Brassed Off and most recently performed at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Sunday, December 9 (7.30pm). The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. Tickets: £19.50. Call 0844 854 2776.
Louth Playgoers’ latest show at the Riverhead Theatre, Making Waves, is a tense family drama based upon authentic, first-hand, experience and knowledge of RNLI work.
First performed in 2003, the play is about Mike, an RNLI coxswain approaching retirement, who is “wedded to the boats”.
Friday, December 7 (7.30pm), Saturday, December 8 (7.30pm). Riverhead Theatre, Louth. Call 01507 600350.
Martyn Joseph returns to Barton’s Ropery Hall after two years.
The singer-songwriter, has previously had 5 Top 50 UK chart hits and has toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Ani DiFranco, Jools Holland, Suzanne Vega, Chris De Burgh, Runrig, Celine Dion, Shirley Bassey, Joan Armatrading and Mark Cohn.
Friday, December 7 (8pm). Ropery Hall, Barton-Upon-Humber. Tickets: £15-£17. Call 01652 660380.
After last year's sell-out Christmas Party, Circus Envy return to Barton’s Ropery Hall.
Along with special guests, they will play songs from their last album and back catalogue interspersed with a sprinkle of traditional and modern Christmas tunes.
Saturday, December 8 (8pm). Ropery Hall, Barton-Upon-Humber. Tickets: £7-£9. Call 01652 660380.
A stellar cast including Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell star in comedy Seven Psychopaths which opens in cinemas this week.
The film follows a struggling screenwriter who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.