Ballet treat in store for youngsters

Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs can be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal on Friday, October 3, at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

One of the UK’s premier ballet companies, Northern Ballet, brings the timeless tale of Three Little Pigs to life in a new production especially for children.

Three little pigs set out into the world.

The first pig decides to build a house of straw, the second a house of sticks and the third pig chooses to build a house of bricks.

Then along comes a very hungry wolf. The wolf begs each little pig to invite him in for dinner. When they refuse he threatens to huff and puff and blow their houses down. 

Will any of the pigs be smart enough to escape the big bad wolf?

Three Little Pigs is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre.

After the sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and BAFTA award-winning TV adaptation for CBeebies, make sure you don’t miss this adorable production set to blow the house down this year.

These child friendly performances will last approximately 30 minutes. 

Tickets are £7, available from or by calling 0115 989 5555.

n American singer songwriter Sheryl Crow has announced that Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall will host one of the gigs on her short UK tour later this year.

Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 35 million albums around the world and has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger.

She has released eight studio albums (seven charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection and a Christmas album.

Her most recent album, Feels Like Home, captures the sound of a great and established artist enjoying a kind of fresh start.

It features songs on which Crow collaborated with her longtime guitar player and frequent co-writer Jeff Trott (with whom she co-wrote such past Crow classics as If It Makes You Happy, My Favorite Mistake and Every Day Is A Winding Road), as well as such Nashville songwriters as Chris DuBois, Luke Laird, Natalie Hamby and Chris Stapleton, among others.

The Nottingham gig takes place on October 29 and are available by calling 0115 9895555.