MAR 8 - SUNDAY SHIFT: After finding fame as the nation’s choice to play Nancy in Oliver!, Jodie Prenger takes the lead in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Tell Me On A Sunday. The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. 01274 432000, bradford-theatres.co.uk
Mar 12 - Rough but ready: Describing himself as Radio 4’s ‘bit of rough’ and one of the Grumpy Old Men, comedian and writer Arthur Smith brings his laconic wit to the York Literature Festival at the Grand Opera House, yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk
Mar 14 - Equal rites: Comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig has co-founded the UK’s fastest growing political party – the Women’s Equality Party. She brings her fundraising tour to the West Yorkshire Playhouse (0113 2137700, wyp.org.uk) this spring.
Apr 7 - Dorothy’s dream: Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Bobby Davro to Halifax’s Victoria Theatre (01422 351158, calderdale.gov.uk) for an Easter pantomime production of The Wizard of Oz. There are two performances at 2pm and 5.30pm.
May 14 - Doing it for you: Showcasing his 13th studio album, multi-platinum selling artist, Bryan Adams will play Sheffield Arena (0114 2565656, sheffieldarena.co.uk) as part of his The Get Up tour. The album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions.