• An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, The Littlest Mermaid is a family entertainment packed to the gills with music, laughs and lots of fishy puns. Performed by Thames Water Amateur Theatre Society, the show takes place at 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre. Tickets are £13, with proceeds going to charity.
  • The Best of Wham!, a fantastic new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie, is taking place at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Sunday. Some 37 years have passed since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most successful pop groups of the 1980s. In four short years, Wham! sold more than 28 million records had four number one singles and featured in the Live Aid concert of 1985. Listen out for hits like Young Guns, Club Tropicana and I’m Your Man. Tickets for this vibrant tribute to a pop sensation, which begins at 7.30pm, are £27, with group discounts available. www.swindontheatres.co.uk 
  • Join Bilal Zafar – the 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year – for his show Biscuit at Swindon Arts Centre on Friday night.

He will be exploring the fascinating world of on-line dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times. Zafar has appeared on television and written for the Independent. Tickets are £14.50. www.swindontheatres.co.uk 

  • Talented young dancers from primary and secondary schools throughout Wiltshire will be performing a series of dances on the theme of Once Upon a Time.

The Wiltshire School Dance Festival takes place at the Wyvern on Tuesday, at 4.30pm Tickets are £10, £7 for under 16s. www.swindontheatres.co.uk 

  • Comedian Tim Vine is back on tour and will bring lots of silly jokes, daft ditties and homemade props to Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7 and 8. He will be talking about, among other things pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders, in a show called Sunset Milk Idiot. Billed as comedy without a message, expect an odd person and plenty of nonsense. Recommended for people aged 12 plus. The shows kick off at 8pm and tickets, which cost £27, are sold out for both performances. www.swindontheatres.co.uk