More shows on Cast bill

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A drag act, a Swedish crime comedy thriller and a play about the inventor of the toilet all feature in the latest raft of shows announced for Doncaster’s new Cast theatre.

A puppet theatre, a “sinister and sensuous” cabaret version of Cinderella and a performance artist from Middlesbrough have also been added to the bill for the £22 million venue which opens on September 6.

The latest additions follow previously-anounced Yorkshire singers Gareth Gates and Kate Rusby and comic Russell Kane.

The puppets of Mimika Theatre will appear on September 14-15 and Inspector Norse, a Nordic crime comedy, follows September 18-19.

A brash, zany and colourful version of The Mikado is on October 26-27 while Translunar Paradise, a challenging theatre production backed with live accordion music will be staged on October 1.

Royal Flush, a drama about Thorne inventor Thomas Crapper, is on October 4-5 while RashDash will present a “sensuous” cabaret version of Cinderella on October 9.

Performance artist Daniel Bye (October 24-25) and drag performer Myra DuBois (9 November) are among other acts announced.

The theatre, which forms the centrepiece of the new Civic and Cultural Quarter and replaces Doncaster’s Civic Theatre, will open with a huge outdoor performance theatre and arts event entitled A Cast Of Thousands on September 6 from 6pm, followed by a two-week run of mining drama The Glee Club.

A spokesman said: “Come and join us, be part of a cast of thousands. Be part of Cast in Doncaster.”