THERE are some great shows coming our way, so make sure that you don't miss out by booking your seats early.

AMERICAN Wrestling comes to the Theatre Royal on Sunday, January 28. The action starts at 7pm with top grapplers 'The Rock' alias Rock Steadfast, 'DX' alias Bret Rico, 'The Undertaker' alias Harvey Davidson and 'Kane' alias Brad Kirk, all set to slug it out on stage.

ON Sunday, February 18 -- for one day only -- there is a treat in store for the youngters in the shape of 'The Ugly Duckling.' Book your seats now.

AND the fun continues when the panto 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' returns to the theatre from Thursday to Saturday, February 22 to 24 in a traditional show for all the family.

THEN it's dance all the way when Spirit of the Dance comes back to the theatre with their new show 'One World', a breathtaking spectacular, on Sunday, February 25 from 7.30pm.

THE Citadel plays host to bands from The St Helens Music Collective on Friday, January 26 from 8pm.

ON Friday, February 2 there is a treat for folk fans when Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill appear at the Waterloo Street venue from 8.30pm.

AND The Matchbox Theatre Company present the fast and funny 'Teechers' by John Goodbar on Friday and Sautrday, February 9 and 10. Curtain up is 8pm and tickets are £4 and £3 concessions.

ECCLESTON Social Club will host a charity convert in aid of Willowbrook Hopsice on Friday, February 2. Entitled 'Fasten Your Seatbelts', it will feature a cast of more than 40 entertainers including pupils from the Elizabeth Hill School of Dance, the Citadel Arts Band, the Eccleston Mere School-based ''riends 'n' Families' band, singer Mike Woodhouse and folk group The Fumblers. Compere is Vince Wilcox and the fun starts at 8pm Tickets, £2.50, are available from the Hospice Campaign Office, Claughton Street on 01744 453798 or 753745, or pay £3 on the door.

THERE is still a chance to catch 'Babes in the Wood' which is being staged by Prescot and Whiston Methodist Players at the Prescot Methodist Centre, Atherton Street, from Tuesday, January 30 to Saturday, February 3 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

LOVERS of traditional jazz/swing music can listen to tunes from the 30s and 40s played by The Dixie Kings every Wednesday at the Deanes House Hotel, Prescot from 8.30 to 11.15pm. Admission is free.

ANOTHER jazz 'hot-spot' is the Bell and Barrel, North John Street. Featured guest artists tonight (Thursday, January 25) will be Les Chisnall and Stephen Chadwic. And on February 1 they have Martin Smith on trumpet. Any musicians who would like to go along and join in are most welcome from 9pm onwards. Admission is free.

THE Friends of Bleak Hill School are holding their annual Quiz Night on Friday, January 26 at the Police Club, Bishop Road, from 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £3.60 each, include a hot-pot supper.

HAYDOCK Conservative Club have issued a Members Notice to say that the 1st Haydock Boys Brigade Company are holding a Barn Dance there on Friday, January 26 from 7.30pm in aid of the Children's Diabetic Society. Tickets are £4.50 for adults, £1.50 for children and the evening includes a live band and buffet supper.