LEADING elephant conservationist Saba Douglas-Hamilton is touring the UK next month with her acclaimed A Life with Elephants show, bringing it to The Forum at Barrow on April 15 (7.30pm). Saba will captivate audiences with stories of her life and work in Kenya, sharing remarkable tales from her childhood in the Great Rift Valley, highlights from her decade as a BBC wildlife presenter, and the adventure of raising her own children in the wild. At the same time, Saba will emphasise the role we can play in protecting the natural world. Box office 01229-820000.

HILARIOUS, fun and energetic, the Rubbish Shakespeare Company takes its Romeo and Juliet show to the Beggar’s Theatre at Millom on Friday (7pm). Sporting a national reputation from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to collaborations with the Royal Shakespeare Company and national school tours, the all-male, all-silly, comedy troupe tells the Bard’s epic tale in a novel and accessible way but still maintains the original language of Shakespeare. Box office 01229-775677.

ENGLISH Touring Opera brings its dramatic production of Macbeth to Ulverston's Coronation Hall on Tuesday, March 19 (7.30pm). Starring Grant Doyle as Macbeth with Tanya Hurst playing Lady Macbeth, Verdi’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic play follows Macbeth's journey to the throne with guilt ridden Lady Macbeth descending into the depths of despair. Sung in English. Box office 01229-587140.