Things to do in the Portsmouth area on Thursday and Friday

Michael Ball will be at the Portsmouth Guildhall on May 17.
Michael Ball will be at the Portsmouth Guildhall on May 17.

Here are six great events taking place across the area in the next 48 hours.

CONCERT: Multi-platinum recording artist Michael Ball goes on tour with his new studio album Coming Home To You. Tickets from £46. Portsmouth Guildhall, Friday, 7pm. 

GIG: For one night only, BR James will be playing all of John Legend’s best hits, from All of Me to Ordinary People. Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth, Thursday, 8.30pm. 

FILM: Emergency doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. No6 Cinema, Portsmouth Dockyard, Thursday, 7pm. 

BALLET: Lose yourself in the decadence of 1920s New York as Northern Ballet tells the story of Fitzgerald’s mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. Ticket prices vary. Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Thursday, 2pm.

MUSIC: A musical celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, featuring songs Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man and many more. Tickets from £25. Kings Theatre, Southsea, tonight, 7.30pm. 

EVENT: A spoken word event with authors Louisa Campbell and John O'Donoghue and band Crossing Lines to mark Mental Health Awareness week. The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, Thursday, 6.30pm.