It may be little by name, but it’s big on ambition! Doncaster’s Little Theatre’s autumn season begins in earnest on Monday, with its production of made in Doncaster farce Splish Splash.
Written by the Little Theatre’s own Will Templeton, the show takes a comical look at the complications that come between main character Bruce and his very simple ambition – to have a bath.
Expect trouserless vicars, double entendres and complexities and confusions galore in this local take on the much-loved Whitehall farce!
And that’s just the autumn hors d’ouvre for the King Street theatre which has a packed five months of entertainment on its plate, including film, comedy and cabaret as well as plays.
Films are shown at 2pm on the first and third Friday of every month and the line up includes comtemporary smashes like the Great Gatsby and Lincoln and a Christmas showing of Frank Capra’s classic It’s a Wonderful Life on December 13.
Cabaret comes to town at the end of November with two evenings of entertainment featuring one-act plays The Godmother and Lizzie Borden on the 25th and 26th and 28th and 30th respectively. The plays will be followed by a musical cabaret.
But really the play’s the thing and performances planned include Billy Liar, Animal Farm Run for Your Wife and both Dick Whittington and Beauty and the Beast on during the festive season.
Artistic director Paul Kelly told the Free Press: “We’re very excited about the new programme especially as three of the plays were written by members of the theatre. It looks like it should be one of our best seasons ever – there’s somethoing in the program for everyone.”
Visit doncasterlittletheatre.co.uk for more details.