Town set for new pantomime battle

Sally Thomsett
Sally Thomsett

Doncaster is set for another Christmas pantomime battle - with two festive shows going head to head with each other.

Tickets have gone on sale for Peter Pan - the very first pantomine to be staged at Doncaster Racecourse - which will kick off in December.
And new Doncaster venue Cast has also released details of its own seasonal show, Aladdin, which will mean the productions competing against each other.

Last year both the racecourse and Cast announced plans to stage Cinderella - but, in the end, only Cast went ahead with its production.

Peter Pan will be presented from December 12 to January 4, 2015, and will star Man About The House and The Railway Children actress Sally Thomsett in the role of Mrs Darling.

Hunky male dancers provide Captain Hook’s swashbuckling pirates, with Civic Theatre comedy favourite Pee Wee Price returning as the mischievous Smee. Also in keeping with Civic traditions, the Nellie Stagles Juvenile Dance Troupe will be marking their 21st anniversary appearance in a David Lee pantomime.

Organisers will be announcing the dates of open auditions in Doncaster to find actors to play Wendy, Michael and John Darling and the Lost Boys, with further auditions in Yorkshire and London for the roles of Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Call 01302 304 265 for tickets.