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
A John Reilly concert is almost a spiritual event. An evening where every emotion is touched and unleashed in a uniquely intimate atmosphere created by his intensely profound lyrics and stunning vocals. Joined by Canadian long term writing partner Lewis Nitikman on piano
Liverpool born Singer songwriter John Reilly and now Sheffield’s adopted musical son has followed his success in The US and Canada with his band Boy on a Dolphin by returning to begin a solo career which is growing with the emergence of his powerful and moving album ‘Zebulon’. He has just helped with raising £170,000 with his performances and song ‘Women of Steel’ co written with John Parr and Grammy Award Winning producer Eliot Kennedy which culminated in a major statue in the centre of Sheffield honouring the women who worked in the steel Industry during both wars. Reilly performed the song on the BBC1 show ’The People Remember’ on November 9th followed by the exciting release of his spiritually uplifting Christmas single ‘PEACE SIGN’ co written with Canadian writer and pianist Lewis Nitikman
‘Reilly is a classic English Singer Songwriter in the Ray Davies/Richard Hawley mould and ZEBULON is a terrific record brimming with tunes, passion and wit’ – Martin Townsend. Chief Editor
PAUL O’GRADY – BBC RADIO 2
‘Fantastic album, Brilliant voice. Out of 5 I’d give it a 10.’
GRAHAM NORTON – BBC RADIO 2
‘I’ve simply got to see him live!’ - After playing the single Building Avalon
‘Front man of legendary Sheffield band Boy on a Dolphin goes solo with a powerful arsenal of beautifully crafted songs’
ALED JONES – BBC RADIO 2
Re Not Alone – ‘What a stunning, moving song’
Re Deep and Blue – ‘Simple, genuine, melodic. A soothing pleasure you will get addicted to’
Re Building Avalon – ‘Building Avalon is a no nonsense, no holds barred catchy tune. Edgy and memorable’
returns to the
Doncaster Little Theatre
with his homage to the musicals
Masters of the Musicals
Directed by Graham Carpenter / By Alan Ayckbourn
Trevor and Susannah, whose marriage is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.
Alan Ayckbourn at his best.
The Apprentice Witch – Written and Directed by Barbara Upton
Agnes is trying very hard to follow her mother’s teaching but somehow it always seems to go wrong. Meanwhile her mother is upset that her sister, the Queen, has a new baby daughter and as she thinks of ways to harm the child the King and Queen do all they can to protect her.
A Young Lit Production
An evening of live music from the talented and versatile Jack T Harper
There are very few performers today who can make the successful transition from being one of the top Blues singers in the country to an all round musical entertainer with an astonishing, eclectic repertoire and a stage personality that's brought him to the attention of a whole new audience.
From Blues and soul, to swing and contemporary pop, Jack has the ability, stage presence, experience and ‘wow’ factor that will give any occasion that extra layer of musical entertainment that cannot fail to please lovers of great music.
Jack has a very distinctive and endearing voice that brings something new to each and every song. His arrangements of some of the biggest classic hit songs makes his performance stand out and above all other bands and performers around today. Whether it be a small private party or a rock stadium Jack has the ability to adapt both his repertoire and the size of his band to suit the occasion.
Jacks musical skills are so varied that one performance will take him from playing a mean harmonica, through flamenco guitar to full-on electric rock. With some very talented musicians behind him, Jack has the ability and experience to read any room and deliver some classic sets that nobody will forget.
Celebrating The Carpenters
The amazing voice of
Solitaire, Close to You,
Top of the World, Calling Occupants
plus many more hits by
The Doncaster Little Theatre
An opportunity to see works rarely performed on the Doncaste stage.
Each production stands upon it’s own merit.
The varied short productions giving our members a chance to develop and let their creative juices flow.
Encouraging new directors.
With a full live band
Tonight, he’s yours, Pete McCall is Rod Stewart live at all venues across the UK. The consummate professional whose vocal ability and attention to detail shine through in every way, from the opening number through to the last Rod Stewart song of the set. Pete’s voice is without doubt the closest to the great man’s that there is. The rasp is natural (no shouting here) and the moves are textbook Rod.
A truly wonderful evening, I will be looking out for the next time Rod Stewart (Pete McCall) comes to town. A definite must see for any Rod Stewart fan. Thanks very much for the fantastic show once again! Simon H | Sheffield, South Yorkshire
A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED
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!
BROOMDASHER AND RAY HEARNE – SINGING IN UNITY
Acapella folk group Broomdasher and Yorkshire balladeer Ray Hearne unite to present and evening of traditional and contemporary folk songs.
Broomdasher sing traditional English Folk Songs of love and loss, work and play, revenge - and murder. Ray Hearne is widely known as a South Yorkshire ‘voice’, a writer and performer of songs and poems.
Broomdasher’s debut shows in 2018 produced astonishing responses - they were immediately rebooked by every venue they played. Some of the country’s most respected folk artistes have also been guiding their progress and gifting them songs to perform in their own style.
They’ve sung solo and in other groups and formed Broomdasher when they Cecil Sharp House. After supporting Coope Boyes and Simpson at their farewell gig, the trio gave Broomdasher all their songs to arrange for six voices. Barry Coope arranged Rufford Park Poachers for the CD and John Tams gave them How High The Price/All Clouds The Sky when they supported him. Having heard them, The Young ‘Uns; Chris While and Julie Matthews and Jess Arrowsmith have also gifted them songs.
“Outstanding harmonies – and they’re edgy too” Lester Simpson
“A great balance of voices” Barry Coope
Ray’s songs have been performed and recorded by artists as diverse as Roy Bailey; Bob Fox; Kate Rusby; Coope, Boyes and Simpson; Maggie Boyle; Grace Notes; Heidi Talbot; Bernard Wrigley; Sam Kelly and Greg Russell and schools and choirs.
He was Rony Robinson’s co-presenter for many years on BBC Radio Sheffield’s poetry programme, ‘Write On.’ He is also a contributing writer to BBC Radio 2’s Radio Ballads series including the prize-winning ‘Song of Steel’ and Miners’ Strike programmes, as well as the current ‘Ballads of the Great War’ series
He was Musical Director of Rotherham’s 2011 ‘Hearts of Steel’ project and was a member of the performance team that raised funds for the Women of Steel statues installed in June 2016 in Barkers Pool Sheffield.
The Black Snow Roadshow
Stephen Linstead, Jed Grimes
& John Law
An award winning film and now a live multi-media stage show delivered by Author/Director Professor Steve Linstead & Music Director Jed Grimes. This live show and film includes music, song, spoken word and Q & A to commemorate the 361 coal miners and rescuers who lost their lives in the 1866 Barnsley Oaks Colliery mining disaster. The National Union of Mineworkers assisted in the film production. Tickets via the website. £10 in advance. £12 on the day. Concession £8 for card carrying Labour Party members & ex NUM members. (Only available on the day) Purchase early. Expecting brisk demand. A Routes Music Promotion.
Joe Hodgkinson brings his fabulously colorful tribute to Boy George and Culture Club to the Doncaster Little Theatre. Featuring hits such as ‘do you really want to hurt me?’, ‘Church of the poison mind’ and of course the 80s classic ‘Karma Chamelion’.
With support from award winning duo ‘born in the 80s’ and the wonderfully talented Steven Hails, this promises to be a night not to be missed!
80s fancy dress is encouraged!
Carrnival Academy of Theatre Skills
The Little Mermaid
Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR . Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson’s most beloved stories, this is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
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.
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
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.
**Rescheduled to Friday 4th 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!
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.
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