What's On (Nov 30-Dec 2): Motown's Greatest Hits, Louth Christmas Market, The Nutcracker and more
Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is will bring first-class music and slick choreography to the Grimsby Auditorium on Saturday.
Returning for its tenth successive year, this stunning live show celebrates more than 50 years of Motown music, featuring songs from legendary musicians such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers and many more.
Saturday, December 1 (7.30pm). Grimsby Auditorium. Tickets: £20.50. Call 0844 871 3016.
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Louth Christmas Market takes place on Sunday, featuring Father Christmas, and the official switch-on of new Christmas lights.
The event is being hosted for the first time by the Louth Town Partnership, supported by the town council’s official lights switch-on. As always, there will be lots of stalls and entertainment throughout the day.
Father Christmas will visit with gifts from noon-3pm in the New Market Hall. For a small fee, children can have their photo taken with him.
Have a rock-and-roll Christmas with The Twist Show at Scunthorpe’s Baths Hall on Friday.
Start the festive season with an array of classic songs from the rock-and-roll era in a show packed with authentic vocals, a live band, comedy and dancers.
Friday, November 30 (7.30pm). The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. Tickets: £18 (Adult), £11 (Under 16s). Call 0844 854 2776.
Gwyneth Herbert will return to delight her audience at the Ropery Hall in Barton on Friday.
The singer-songwriter will be drawing on her range of talents to perform a selection of beautiful melodies and interpretations of jazz and swing standards.
Friday, November 30 (8pm). Ropery Hall, Barton-Upon-Humber. Tickets: £12-£14. Call 01652 660380.
Fusion Youth Theatre will be presenting their adaptation of The Nutcracker at Grimsby Minster and Grimsby Central Hall this weekend.
The story follows Clara who receives a very special present, a Nutcracker Soldier, one Christmas and as she falls asleep she enters an incredible dream where toys come alive and flowers dance.
Saturday, December 1 (7.30pm). Grimsby Minster.
Sunday, December 2 (2.30pm, 7.30pm). Central Hall, Grimsby. Tickets: £4-£7. Call 01472 355025.
Grimsby’s You Can Sing Vocal Academy are bringing their Christmas Through the 70s and 80s show to Cleethorpes Memorial Hall on Saturday.
Members of the Glee-style singing group will perform festive tunes such as Last Christmas and War Is Over, as well as other pop hits, such Blame It On The Boogie, It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive and Holding Out For A Hero.
Saturday, December 1 (7.30pm). Cleethorpes Memorial Hall. Tickets: £5 (Under 5s go free). Call 07960 582207 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A new and hilarious yarn, The Lighthouse On Shivering Sands, is heading to the Ropery Hall in Barton on Saturday.
Both playful and tense, this tale of suspense and horror tells the story of a lighthouse keeper gone mad and involves mermaids, sea monsters, disappearances and hauntings.
Saturday, December 1 (7.30pm). Ropery Hall, Barton-Upon-Humber. Tickets: £12-£14. Call 01652 660380.
Grimsby and Cleethorpes Ladies Choir will perform seasonal favourites at their festive concert, Brass at Christmas, on Saturday.
Special guests at the performance will include Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band who, along with the choir, will perform a mixed programme of Christmas and popular music.
Saturday, December 1 (7.30pm). Central Hall, Grimsby. Tickets: £10-£12. Call 01472 355025.
Madcap humour, fast-paced comedy and crazy characters come together in Shafted at the Caxton Theatre this week.
Written by local comedian Matt Sargent, it tells the hilarious story of desperate theatrical director Jeffrey Pembleton-Ketchup, who calls time on his doomed production of The Detective Who Stole My Heart But Kept My Knickers resulting in a desperate attempt to pull a show together at the last minute.
Nightly (except Sunday) from Saturday, December 1 (7.30pm). Caxton Theatre, Grimsby. Tickets: £6-£7.50. Call 01472 346251
Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost unite in festive-themed animation Rise of the Guardians.
When Pitch, the Bogeyman, threatens to spread fear across the globe, it’s up to the immortal Guardians to team up in order to protect the innocence of the world’s children.
Rise of the Guardians is showing daily at cinemas in northern Lincolnshire including Parkway Cinema in Cleethorpes, Vue cinema in Scunthorpe and Playhouse Cinema in Louth. Check with your local cinema for times.