Doncaster Little Theatre on King Street is a small community focused Theatre with a passion for supporting all of the Arts. Run largely through volunteers the ‘DLT’ produces 12 of its own theatrical performances a year, including a very popular panto.
RKC Promotions and
The Doncaster Little Theatre
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
based on the Matchmaker by Michael Stewart
The film Hello Dolly was famously presented with Barbara Streisand in the leading role. Playing the matchmaker Dolly Levi she works her magic upon Horace Vandergelder until finally he unknowingly succumbs to matrimony. With his two shop workers Barnaby and Cornelius wanting to see the bright lights outside of Yonkers the romantic scene is set in Mrs Molloy's hat shop where they all see Elegance and Putting on your Sunday clothes they all step out together. Full of song and dance this costume production is the highlight of the DLT season.
DEAN FRIEDMAN - IN CONCERT
Dean Friedman first marked his entry into pop consciousness with the Top 20 chart success of his infectious hit single, Ariel, a quirkily irresistible and uncategorizable pop song about a free spirited, pot-smoking, vegetarian Jewish girl in a peasant blouse who lived, as the lyric goes, "...way on the other side of the Hudson".
Friedman scored again with the release of his follow up album, “Well, Well,” Said the Rocking Chair’, and the now classic hit single, Lucky Stars. This magical duet, performed with singer, Denise Marsa, zoomed to the top of the UK singles charts, going instantly gold. Lucky Stars paved the way for a slew of Friedman hits, including familiar radio staples such as Lydia, Rocking Chair, McDonald’s Girl and Woman of Mine.
Friedman’s consummate songwriting and performing, have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith.
Motel California - Eagles band land in Doncaster
On their 10th Anniversary tour Motel California are set to perform in the peaceful, easy atmosphere of Doncaster’s Little Theatre for their show on Saturday 4 May.
This will be a rare South Yorkshire appearance from one of the most respected Eagles tribute bands around, and will take you on a musical journey through 40 years of memorable melodies
Motel California is a six-piece live band faithfully reproducing the glorious harmonies and complex guitar parts of iconic Eagles songs along with top ten solo hits from Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Joe Walsh.
Featuring three guitarists, bass, keyboards and a sax-playing drummer, with every musician singing, Motel California deliver all the timeless hits from each era of the Eagles catalogue.
Crucial to the band's live shows are high quality theatre-style lighting and crystal clear sound, mixed like an Eagles concert, guaranteeing the best possible experience for the band's many fans and followers.
Expect to hear all the classics like Take It Easy from the first album, How Long, from Long Road Out Of Eden, Heartache Tonight from The Long Run and, of course, Desperado and Hotel California plus a few surprises and new material on this celebration tour.
More information about Motel California can be found at:
The Swinging Blue Jeans
Formed in Liverpool in 1961 as The Blue Jeans, The Swinging Blue Jeans followed virtually the same path to success as many of their Merseybeat contemporaries during the early 1960s. After playing a succession of local dance halls and club engagements, including the Cavern Club, they travelled to Germany and appeared at the Star Club, Hamburg. The Jeans had their own ‘Tuesday Guest Night’ while they were resident band at the Cavern. One of the first bands they invited as their guests were The Beatles!
The Swinging Blue Jeans were originally founded by Ray Ennis and Les Braid. In 1962, they were signed to a recording contract by HMV Records and their debut single It’s Too Late Now in 1963 just crept into the British charts at Number 30. Their next single Hippy Hippy Shake crashed into the Hit Parade and just fell short of the Number 1 slot. Their follow-up release, Good Golly Miss Molly followed suit and their next single You’re No Good reached Number 3 in Britain. They famously engaged in a punch up with the Rolling Stones at the BBC studios during recording of the first show of Top of the Pops as a result of an argument over a ball point pen for signing autographs.
One of Britain’s good time bands, they were essential a visual group, and they could never hope to capture the excitement of their live performances on record. And, after scoring in the charts once more with Don’t Make Me Over in 1966, their career went into a steep decline.
However, despite several line-up changes The Swinging Blue Jeans are still going strong. Until May 2010, when he made the decision to retire, The Swinging Blue Jeans still featured original member Ray Ennis – lead, rhythm guitar and vocals (centre front) with Phil Thompson, drums, and Alan Lovell, lead guitar, vocals. Les Braid died in 2005.
A Scar Production/2 Act Youth Theatre Academy
Pirates of the Curry Bean
A swashbuckling pirate adventure on the high seas. Meet Redbeard and his motley pirates of the Curry Bean. Colourful characters and sparkling songs make this show as sharp as any cutlass!
Death and the Maiden
By Ariel Dorfman
Directed by Graham Carpenter
A tense political thriller.
Set in an unnamed country emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the play explores the after effects of repression on hearts and souls. Paulina Escobar's husband Gerardo is to head an investigation into past human rights abuses. A Dr. Miranda stops at Escobars' to congratulate Gerardo.
Paulina overhears them speaking and is convinced the doctor supervised her prison torture sessions. She decides to conduct her own interrogation.
By Kind Permission of Samuel French
Mild Adult Themes
Job’s Lot – Written and Directed by Barbara Upton
Set in Warsaw during the German occupation in the 1940’s this play tells the story of a deeply religious business man who is brought to his knees by the cruel treatment of his oppressors and it asks the eternal question of how faith accommodates the problem of human suffering.
A Young Lit Production
‘The Waiting Room’
When Charlotte is unexpectedly killed in an accident, she finds herself waking up with no recollection of who she is, where she is from or what has happened. And what’s worse... she has no idea where she is!
“What is this Place?”
Our story explores how Charlotte is guided by the ‘lively’ inhabitants, who all have their own stories to tell, in her continuing journey into the afterlife.
Join I.C.E Theatre Ltd. in a brand new musical comedy, ‘The Waiting Room’.
Al Kilvo & David Barton
ROCK ‘n’ ROCK EXPERIENCE
featuring the songs of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and more ...
“Highly recommended *****” - Chas & Dave
“Two Pianos Rock *****” - Jerry Lee Lewis
The Doncaster Little Theatre Presents
Set in Cloud 9 studios a feel good summer cabaret featuring songs from Motown.
Classic after classic from this magical hit factory. See you on the flip side!
Come and join us at Cloud 9 studio
for a night of Motown magic.
RKC Productions presents
The Beat 45’s
The Beat 45s are four experienced musicians with a shared love of the 1960s era who aim to play the great hits of the 60s with a youthful energy and passion.
With their pitch perfect vocal harmonies, impressive guitar playing and rock solid rhythm section they are guaranteed to impress even the most demanding of audiences and have them singing and dancing along all night!
Using vintage instruments, amplification and period correct outfits every effort is made to ensure the band get as close to the 60s beat group experience as possible.
Available for private functions, weddings and corporate events, the band is fully self -contained and never fails to put on an energetic and entertaining performance guaranteeing a great time for all and a trip into the Swinging Sixties that will be unforgettable for all involved!
The Beat 45's always endeavour to satisfy the needs of their clients whether tat means wearing a particular outfit, adding special requests to their set list or playing music through their PA system for the rest of the night after their performance has finished the band will make every effort to that the night is special and one that will never be forgotten.
Directed by Barbara Upton
This is probably Moliere’s greatest satire on materialism and Ranjit Bolt has kept the humour that is the original author’s trademark. Come and meet Harper, a man obsessed with and by money, who is unable to alter his ways even though he can see better alternatives.
**Rescheduled to Friday 19th July**
Come Follow the Band
Voce! School of Music return again with their eclectic mix of popular and hidden gems from the world of the musical. Come and join us in a journey from Barnum to Rocky Horror, Jekyll and Hyde to Chess and classics Chicago and Les Miserables as well as many more!
RKC Promotions present
- a celebration of the music of Hank Marvin
RKC Productions presents
ONE VISION: Tribute to We Will Rock You & Queen
Equus by Peter Schaffer
Directed by Joe Hodgkinson
An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is Peter Shaffer's exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel passion. Alan Strang is a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. As psychiatrist Martin Dysart struggles to understand the motivation for Alan's brutality, he is increasingly drawn into Alan's web and eventually forced to question his own sanity. Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of contemporary drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence. "Remarkable...a psychiatric detective story of infinite skill." -- Walter Kerr, The New York Times