A Far Out world near you

SOUTH Yorkshire performing arts group Far Out Theatre is hoping to attract a host of talented young actors to join in as they launch their forthcoming performance of The Stone Cage by Nicholas Stuart Gray.

The play, based on the classic story of Rapunzel, will be touring round three venues in Doncaster in March as part of a wider project aimed at encouraging Doncaster residents to get involved with the Arts and visiting the theatre.

Far Out Theatre company director, Vicky Evans told the Times: “Rehearsals for the piece have just started – we’re using locally based actors to ensure that the play relates to our audience. The Stone Cage is a really magical, thrilling story; it’s perfect for children of all ages and their families.

“As well the show itself we’ll also be running drama and theatre skills workshops for children in the area. It’s a good chance to kids engaged with the play and, also, introduce them to the world of theatre.”

Set in a fantasy world of witches and spells, the play retells the story of Rapzunel through the eyes of Tomlyn, a loveable but crafty cat. The performance will feature special makeup effects, puppets and evem a life-size tower!

The company is looking forward to producing a show in conjunction with Doncaster Council and are hoping to attract as big an audience as possible.

The Arts Council Funded project is part of the Doncaster’s Say Yes to Arts! initiative.

Workshops will be held from February 21-23 and performances March 9-11 at Doncaster Children’s Centres, Mexborough NICHE College and Bawtry Phoenix Theatres, Bentley Pavilion

The workshops are £1 Box Office: 01709 328456