Cast in Doncaster is thrilled to announce it recently experienced its best summer period of sales since opening in 2013. From mid-July to early September ticket income increased by 164% against the same period the year before, selling over 8,000 tickets.
Cast played host to several high-profile events in over the summer including the 10th Doncaster Pride, MAPFEST in which ‘BBC Introducing’ hosted a sensational line-up of live music and BBC Radio Four’s mobile recording booth The Listening Project.
Looking ahead to the theatre’s busiest time of year, Cast celebrates its third birthday with a diverse Autumn Season presenting internationally acclaimed companies and award-winning talent.
Following Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre last May, Cast is to stage yet another World Premiere performance with Mr Darcy Loses the Plot (13 Oct) by award-winning comedy duo LipService ahead of the 200th year commemorations of Jane Austen’s death.
English Touring Theatre, one of the UK’s most iconic touring companies, present their latest work French Without Tears (18 – 22 Oct) marking the start of a three-year partnership between the organisations, aiming to bring more high-quality classic drama to new audiences across the region.
Music in the Round return to Cast with a weekend festival dedicated to the work of Beethoven (30 –2 Oct). Since the Company’s first visit in 2013 audiences for classical chamber music have grown by 140%, a confident affirmation that Cast is the new home for classical music in South Yorkshire.
This year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk (2 – 31 December) promises to scale new heights with extra performance added to cope with rising demand. Fully produced in Doncaster by Cast, Jack and the Beanstalk will also be fully integrated with British Sign Language, so that more local people can enjoy this Christmas tradition together as a family.