Arts Diary: Will Marriott

We don't really get this, but then who are we to question the logic of pop's biggest star?

Lady Gaga has announced that her Monster Ball Tour is to be extended.

The misfire in the logic that we don't understand is that this means the Sheffield leg of the tour, which was due to happen at the city's Arena on Sunday, has been postponed.

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A spokesman said: "Unfortunately, the logistical issues of extending this tour have meant that some of the original dates have had to be

re-scheduled, and this affects her concert at the Sheffield Arena.

"The Arena offers its sincere apologies for this change, but the new Sheffield show will now be taking place on Friday, June 4, 2010."

If you have a ticket and were looking forward to seeing the show which inspired The Independent to write "Lady shows why she's the Queen of Pop", don't panic.

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Anyone who bought tickets from Sheffield Arena Box Office is being contacted by letter and advised that their original tickets for Sunday will be valid for the new date and do not need to be exchanged.

Anyone with further questions is being advised to contact the box office on 0114 256 56 56.

What's in a name? A question asked by some of the greatest thinkers throughout history and now by the panto genius that is Berwick Kaler.

In keeping with tradition at York Theatre Royal, Berwick announced the title of the 2010 pantomime

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on the last night of Humpty Dumpty. It was to be Robinson Crusoe.

However, in the spirit of panto and its unpredictable nature, there has been a slight change of plan.

The 2010 York Theatre Royal pantomime will now be Jack and the Beanstalk.

Berwick decided to change the title after numerous debates with artistic director Damian Cruden, about how much of a plot there was to Robinson Crusoe.

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Berwick was keen to explain: "At the time of the announcement, York was in the middle of one of its snowiest winters and thoughts of sunnier climes and sandy beaches were at the forefront of my mind.

"So, naturally, Robinson Crusoe was very appealing but I failed to think through the practical issues – for example, the budget would not stretch to me taking a research trip to a desert island.

"That said, on the final night of Humpty I was taking antibiotics, which at my age can cause severe memory loss, and I forgot the plan had changed".

Tickets went on sale for the show at 9am on Monday – with a long queue of fans seeking the best seats.