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Jay Betts, of Wheatley, pictured in Higher Rhythm recording studio, where he has produced a CD. Picture: Marie Caley D4056MC
Jay Betts, of Wheatley, pictured in Higher Rhythm recording studio, where he has produced a CD. Picture: Marie Caley D4056MC

A DONCASTER musician who teamed up with internet rap sensation Devvo on his debut album has two gigs this week in his hometown.

Rapper Jay Betts played his first Doncaster gig at the Mason’s Arms during last month’s inaugural Music and People Festival.

The 23-year-old, of Wentworth Road, Wheatley, is currently recording two tracks for an international competition in the US which could see him in line to win $5,000.

He said: “People think that Devvo is just a chav but he’s actually just a bit of a comedian, he’s an actor. I contacted him and he agreed to do a recording for a track called A Night Out.

“It’s got a really good reception so far and is part of a 12-track album recorded at Doncaster’s Higher Rhythm studio.”

Danum Academy pupil Jay graduated in music and media from Gloucestershire University and then completed an internship at London record label, Acid Jazz.

He is looking forward to getting more of his music out to fans in South Yorkshire and beyond. He added: “I’ll be selling my music on the night and track Where Do You Go is also available on I-tunes.”

Jay is headlining at Manana Manana on Tuesday but is also playing as part of Doncaster Live at the Mason’s Arms at about 5pm on Sunday.

Where: Manana Manana, Lazarus Court, Doncaster

When: Tuesday

How Much: Free

WEB: Jay Betts

AN adaptation of Frankenstein keeps loyal to Mary Shelley’s greatest horror story of all time.
The 2 Act Theatre Company is bringing the production to Doncaster’s Little Theatre - almost 200 years after the novel was first published.

In its first production of the season, the theatre group will be performing the classic story, which still resonates today with themes including scientific responsibility and the nature of evil.

Where: Doncaster Little Theatre

When: Tuesday until September 15, 7pm with a Saturday matinee.

How much: Tickets £12

Contact: 01302 340422

A tale of inspiring WI women who bare all to raise money for a charity calendar still has four shows to run at Doncaster Civic theatre.

The ICE Productions show is the moving play based on the true story of a North Yorkshire WI.

The story hit global headlines when Calendar Girls the film became a box office smash-hit.

It is one of several productions taking place across the region after the performing rights were released to amateur groups.

Tomorrow and Saturday will also see productions at Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall by the Woodhouse Phoenix group - with a proportion of profits going to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

When: Until Saturday

Where: Doncaster Civic Theatre

How much: £10-12

Contact: 01302 342349

A Doncaster writer of a one-man play hopes to take his work to the Edinburgh Fringe next year.

Jeremy Fletcher, of Fishlake, is putting on Shadow On The Wall, with new theatre company Sheepish Productions, for one night only this Saturday.

It’s a dark and tense tale about an impulsive man who has to endure the consequences of his own actions.

The play received positive reviews at the 2012 Buxton Fringe and was nominated for best new writing.

Performances last 45 minutes.

Where: Phoenix Theatre, Station Road, Bawtry

When: Saturday

How Much: £5

Contact: 07868 843747

Hear the purr of engines line up for the Steel City Cruisers annual car show.

Organisers will be collecting donations to Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice this year - after they raised £2,500 from the show last year.

On Sunday, cars will line up at Hooton Lodge in Hooton Roberts, Rotherham. A vast variety of cars including hot rods, American custom and classic cars will be on display.

When: Sunday

Where: Hooton Lodge, Kilnhurst Road, Hooton Roberts

How Much: £3, concessions £1

Contact: 01709 541116