A sparkling second season for Cast

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After welcoming 40,000 visitors through the door in its first three months, Cast is now gearing up for a spectacular second season.

The new performance venue, which cost £22million to build, includes a performance from Stephen K Amos and productions of Beyond the Barricades and Macbeth among the many highlights of its spring season.

Graham Whitehead, of Cast, said: “We are delighted that so many people have taken Cast to their hearts in the opening season. As we move into our second season we continue to develop new partnerships and relationships with leading companies that work nationally and internationally, to bring fresh new work to the town.”

“We hope to see many more people joining us and finding out what Cast to offer.”

Other notable productions scheduled over the new few months include a retelling of Pinocchio and Bouncers, which follows the story of one night in a 1980s disco in Yorkshire and beautifully parodies Saturday Night Fever.

For more information and bookings call 01302 303959 or visit www.castindoncaster.co.uk

Listings of Cast’s spring season are below:

January 17

Barrie Rutter - The actor will deliver a entertaining choice of readings, memories and anecdotes. Tickets £12

January 18

Beyond the Barricade - This musical theatre show re-creates original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity. Tickets £16

January 23-25

Macbeth - JKL productions bring their adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish thriller to Cast for a three day run. Tickets £12

January 24

Jacqui Dankworth - The highly acclaimed jazz artist comes to Cast for one night only, for an intimate performance. Tickets £18

January 29

Glory Dazed - This darkly comic play takes look at the impact of war upon returning soldiers to the town. Tickets £3.45

February 1-2

Dance to the Stars - Reach for the Stars School of dance proudly present their spectacular show Dance to the Stars 2014. Tickets £10.

February 5

Thirsty - Based on our nation’s love affair with alcohol, Thirsty weaves together real stories, memories and booze-based confessions. Tickets £12.

February 8

Ensemble 360 - Ensemble 360 – join forces with musicians from across Doncaster for a world premiere performance of Shadow Game. Tickets £12.

February 11-12

Amateur Girl - Amateur Girl is a hard-hitting, poignant yet wryly amusing play about the reality behind the fantasy business. Tickets £12.

February 14

Cast Comedy Club - A night of comedy from the UK’s best upcoming comedians and the bar open throughout for you to refresh that laughing gear! Tickets £10.

February 15

Pinocchio - Featuring body-popping and puppetry, music and animation this is a retelling of Carlo Collodi’s children’s classic like no other. Tickets: £12

February 18

Weightless - The brand new work from Flexer & Sandiland and features witty text and humour combined with fast-paced, space-hungry movement. Tickets £14.

February 20-21

Ghost Town - From the acclaimed Pilot Theatre, Ghost Town is a new play about lost friendship, memory and what it means to be courageous. Tickets £12.

February 20

Stephen K Amos - Stephen is the spokesman, hitting the road with a brand new show which has been an international smash hit. Tickets £16.

February 21

The Lock In - A clash of dance cultures set in an old English pub with live music by BBC Radio 2 award-winning folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers. Tickets £16.

February 27-March 1

Bouncers - Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are the original men in black as they tell the tale of one night in an 80s Yorkshire disco in this outrageous parody of Saturday Night Fever. Tickets £16

February 28

Mik Artisik - Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip are a strange and wonderful beast of a band juggling stand-up, rock and performance art effortlessly. Tickets £10.

March 5

After What Comes Before - Combining a raw, energised and wordy playfulness Manic Chord Theatre present a dark comic and physical tale. Tickets £10

March 5-8

The Sound of Music - Rediscover this much-loved musical presented by one of the town’s best-loved companies Doncaster Amateur Operatic Society. Tickets £16

March 6

Fast Woman - Sandra Hunt tells the story of this Helle Nice, accompanied by Fine Time Fontayne on acoustic guitar, adding sound pictures of the period and evoking a sense of France between the wars. Tickets £12

March 12-14

Sing Something Simple - This clever, bittersweet comedy from leading integrated theatre company Dark Horse is a number one smash hit. Tickets £12

March 19

Feel About Your Body - An uplifting, life-affirming and hilarious spectacle about how we ‘feel’ about our bodies. Tickets £14

March 20

Cast Comedy Club - A night of comedy from the UK’s best upcoming comedians and the bar open throughout for you to refresh that laughing gear. Tickets £10

March 22-23

The Magic Tree - A fantasy adventure tracing the encounters of four children in an enchanted forest. Tickets £8

March 26

Four Short Films - An evening showcasing four short films from Doncaster based film-maker Peter Samson. Tickets £6

March 27

Verve - A thrilling mixed-bill featuring four diverse contemporary dance works choreographed by acclaimed artists Lea Anderson, Ben Duke, Gemma Nixon and Jonathan Goddard, and emerging artist Jamaal Burkmar. Tickets £14

March 28

Madame Lucinda’s Wonder Show - Combining live music, mesmerising vocals, poetry and text by Annamaria Murphy, the show evokes the bright lights of the circus with illusion, magic, side splitting comedy and explosive physical performance. Tickets £12

The Barron Knights - The band, which have been performing for half a century will play old favourites and new songs their hilarious tunes include Killer Queen, asking will Camilla ever be Queen and The Windmills of Your Mind. Tickets £17.50

March 29

Three Little Pigs - From Northern Ballet, the timeless fairy tale is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre. Tickets £5

Away From Home - This is an edgy, moving and subversive one man show laced with sharp humour. Tickets £10