Pick of the weekend

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Theatre and Arts

Friday and Saturday: The Little Theatre is the venue for a two-day run of Happy Jack, an amusing and moving play which weaves a path through a couple’s long life together.

Penned by John Godber and directed by Simon Carr, the production tells the story of Jack and Liz, a funny yet bickering loving couple. The joyous and celebratory story follows them from their early courtship through to retirement. The play was inspired by Godber’s beloved grandparents and is a much-acclaimed celebration of life and love. The show, presented by the 2 Act Theatre Company, gets under way at 7.30pm each night. Admission is £10 and £8. Tickets are available on 01302 340422.

Saturday: Variety is the spice of life and there’s plenty to be had at the Civic Theatre when the Friends of Grand Theatre Group stage their latest all-singing, all-dancing carnival spectacular this weekend. The group, set up to save the town’s redundant Grand Theatre, will host Twice Nightly 4, the latest colourful collection of good, wholesome family entertainment with something for everyone. Tickets for the show, which gets under way at 7.15pm, are available from the box office on 01302 342349.


Friday: A band already threatening to rip apart and shake up the Indie music scene, Bang Bang Romeo are a band not to be messed with - and you can see them in live, rip-roaring action in Doncaster tomorrow night. The guitar dance rock outfit, who feature four vocalists, hail from both Doncaster and Sheffield and have already played more than 120 gigs across the UK and are playing tomorrow at Vintage Rockbar to promote debut album Divided Together. Admission is £3.50 and the show gets under way at 8pm.

Friday: Take a little time to enjoy the music of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins when tribute band The Southmartins take to the stage at Askern Welfare. Expect hits such as Happy Hour, Caravan Of Love, Rotterdam, Perfect 10 and many more. Tickets for the show, in aid of Askern Villa FC, are priced at £5.

Sunday: Get a taste of all that jazz at picturesque Brodsworth Hall as the English Heritage property continues its series of Sunday afternoon summer concerts. This time round, jazz fans will be in their element with this weekend’s concert which features lives music from the Yorkshire Volunteers Dixie Jazz Band. Bring along your deckchairs and enjoy the perfect way to spend a summer’s day. Admission is £5.50, £5 and £3.50. The music takes place from 3pm to 5pm.


Friday and Saturday: It is your last chance to take a trip down memory lane with nostalgic memories of a bygone age as Doncaster Museum’s Visit Britain exhibition draws to a close. The collection features more than 30 posters celebrating the British countryside through inspiring images of landscapes and historic sites. The works from the succesful Shell advertising campaign of the 1930s encouraged people to explore the countryside in their cars. The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm both days.

Friday and Saturday: Doncaster Art Club’s annual exhibition draws to a close at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. The display includes a wide range of works in different media. The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm on both days.


Saturday: Doncaster Rovers will be hoping to get their season rolling when they travel to Reading for their latest Championship clash. Sean O’Driscoll’s side have struggled in the early days of this term, remaining rooted to the foot of the table for the opening weeks. Kick off is 3pm.