PLAY: Peter Shaffer's dark psychological thriller Equus is at the New Vic Theatre tonight. The play follows the story of Alan Strang, played by Matthew Pattimore, who is sent to a psychiatric hospital after he blinds six horses with a metal spike. Tickets, priced £10.50 to £19.50, are available by telephoning the New Vic box office on 01782 717962. Equus contains strong language, adult themes and nudity.
CLASSICAL: The Organ Prom series at the Victoria Hall continues in style on Saturday. Dr Francis Jackson, Organist Emeritus at York Minster, will play from noon. Francis is a much-loved performer in North Staffordshire and is now in his 90th year. The concert will include a specially written piece called Jubilee Sounds. Call the box office on 0844 871 7649 for tickets and information.
THEATRE: Stoke Rep Players turn their hand to nail-biting suspense with NJ Crisp's Dangerous Obsession. The production, which closes the Players' main season, continues its run tonight at 7.30pm. There is an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2.30pm. Call the Rep's Box Office on 01782 209784.
GIG: Mercury Music Award nominees Turin Brakes return to Crewe this week. The London-based group will perform at SquareOne Bar on Thursday, having played at the venue in front of a packed house back in December 2010. Tickets are £15 from the venue or www.seetickets.com
FILM: Thriller Carancho, above, is at Stoke Film Theatre tonight at 7.45pm. Pablo Trapero's film is set against the backdrop of accident insurance scams and the darker side of Buenos Aires' life. Seat prices cost £5 and £4 concessions. Call the booking line on 01782 411188.
MUSIC: Biddulph Folk Club welcomes leading contemporary singer/songwriter Mike Silver at The Biddulph Arms tomorrow. Emerging in the 1970s, Mike was one of the first signings to Elton John's Rocket Records. There is a 7.30pm for 8pm start. Admission is £10 (pay on the door), or telephone 01782 514896.