From punchlines to packing a punch – the line-up at Doncaster Dome in early 2014 features comedy and sporting events.
Funny February starts with comedian Lee Nelson on Saturday, February 1 with his Well New Tour.
TV favourite Jason Manford appears on Saturday, February 8.
After his opera singing won ITV’s Born To Shine, Jason had a well-received run in a critically acclaimed West End musical. but returns to his comedy roots with his First World Problems tour.
The weekend of laughs closes with Sony Award Winner Tom Wrigglesworth.
The Sheffield-born star of Radio 4 and Chortle award-winner will appear at The Dome on February 9. Laughter will be back with Rotherham’s Chuckle Brothers in a 2014 Space Oddity on Saturday, February 22.
Joe Lycett will bring his new stand-up show to The Dome on Sunday, February 23.
February at The Dome will finish with Seann Walsh on Thursday 27.
Judged “comedy’s fastest-rising star” by The Independent, Seann is a frequent star of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and the BBC’s Live At The Apollo.
Jongleurs Comedy Club will hold nights starting February 22 and 28.
A musical March at the venue starts with the third bi-annual international Doncaster Blues Festival on Sunday 2 with a line-up including headline act singer and guitarist Wilko Johnson.
, probably best known for his work in the 1970s with rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood.
Wilko has been doing lots of live appearances on a farewell tour since being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year. He has also outlived the prognosis that doctors gave him for late last year.
The legendary and multi-award-winning muscial Blood Brothers runs from Monday March 17 until Saturday 22.
On the same Saturday night, exciting Irish singer-songwriter Grainne Duffy – described by Classic Rock magazine as “the real deal” – will make her debut at The Dome.
The venue will also play host to a number of sporting events in early 2014, including on Saturday March 8 the #BattleOfEngland professional boxing event.
American Wrestling Live will take over on Friday 28 at a family show. That allows fans to boo the baddies and cheer on the goodies, as well as meet the sporting stars after the event.
March’s events at The Dome will finish on Saturday 29 when the Combat Sport Fighting Championship brings its CSFC 7 cage-fighting event to the venue, featuring international-calibre mixed martial arts and some of the most-highly regarded combatants in the UK and Europe showcasing their skills.
Chris Hone, head of commercial development at the Dome, said: “From English boxers to American wrestlers – and with family shows, established musicals and emerging comic talent in between – we believe we have something for everyone on the bill in early 2014.
“We are excited about kicking off the New Year with such a varied, entertaining and appealing events programme.”
For more details, visit www.the-dome.co.uk/events
Comedians Lee Nelson and Jason Manford are appearing at Doncaster Dome in February