You’ll be spellbound by the entertainments and attractions on offer in Doncaster this week - and that’s because master magician Paul Daniels is topping this week’s Fab Five bill.
The pint-size conjuror comes to the Civic Theatre next week - but if tricks and fun aren’t your thing, there’s much more going on in town over the next seven days.
Fans of musical theatre should make tracks for the same venue which will be hosting a tribute to the stars and songs of the West End tonight while meanwhile over at the Little Theatre, there’s fun to be had in the shape of comic favourite Not Now Darling.
If the thought of being inside doesn’t appeal, head out and explore the wildlife and wilderness with a series of events on Thorne and Hatfield Moors while at Doncaster Racecourse there’s a spectacular murder mystery evening to enjoy.
Read on for full details of this week’s events....
1. YOU’LL LIKE IT....NOT A LOT!
HE has amazed audiences across the globe for decades - and now multi-talented magician Paul Daniels is set to turn a few tricks in Doncaster.
For the ever-popular entertainer has hit the road once more for his new show, Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow which captures the television favourite at his very best.
From his television debut, Daniels has wowed young and old alike with his close-up magic, spectacular stunts and is undoubtedly the most successful TV magician of the 20th century.
He will of course be joined by his wife, the lovely Debbie McGee and son Martin Daniels for a truly magical evening of magic and comedy that’s not to be missed.
WHERE: Civic Theatre
WHEN: Wednesday, 7.30pm
HOW MUCH: £19.50, concessions £17.50
CONTACT: 01302 342349
2. MOVE OVER DARLING
IF you love madcap British fun then head on down to Doncaster Little Theatre for a raucous romp straight from the top drawer of farce.
Not Now Darling, from the pen of Ray Cooney and John Chapman, ticks all the right boxes for a classic farce - mistaken identities, scantily clad women kept hidden in closets, mobsters, suspcious wives and much, much more!
Directed by Steve Morrell, the show, which runs until October 1, is great fun - naughty but nice - but not suitable for children.
So hold onto your hats and get ready for one riotous rumpus!
WHERE: Little Theatre
WHEN: Monday to October 1, 7.30pm
HOW MUCH: £10, concessions £7
CONTACT: 01302 340422
3. THE SOUND OF MUSIC
DON’T miss a musical feast featuring past stars from a host of West End hit shows at the Civic tonight.
For the venue will be playing host to The Masters Of The House Sing The Musicals, a look back through the biggest songs and memorable moments of a host of shows that have delighted audiences in London and on Broadway over the last few decades.
The show features performers who have appeared in the likes of Les Miserables, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot and other West End hits.
Constantly being updated with songs from over eight decades of popular musical theatre, this spectacular show includes favourites such as Broadway Babies from Follies, Climb Ev’ry Mountain from The Sound Of Music, Wicked’s Defting Gravity, Tell Me It’s Not True from Blood Brothers and many, many more.
It promises to be an evening of musical mastery - don’t miss it!
WHERE: Civic Theatre
WHEN: Today, 7.30pm
HOW MUCH: £15, concessions £14
CONTACT: 01302 342349
4. MOOR THE MERRIER
YOU can enjoy the great outdoors with a series of wildlife themed events at one of the area’s most picturesque beauty spots over the next few days.
Thorne and Hatfield Moors will be holding three separate events aimed at showcasing the outstanding beauty and variety of wildlife of the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve.
On Saturday and Wednesday from 6pm, there will be guided, two-hour deer walks. Discover the largest lowland raised bog and take the chance to see and hear the red deer and some roe deer as well as tawny owls.
Then on Sunday, a Natural England walk will introduce visitors to the varied world of fungi on Hatfield Moors - another two hour trek to discover the joys of the barren beauty spot.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking in advance is essential.
WHERE: Hatfield and Thorne Moors
WHEN: Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 6pm.
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: 07766 420290
5. IT’S A MYSTERY
IF TV’s Miss Marple and Poirot are your thing or if you can’t resist a good whodunnit, you’ll just love Doncaster Racecourse’s murder mystery evening.
Become a super sleuth as Town Moor is turned into a crime scene bursting with blame. Work as teams to decipher the murderous one - and at the end of your evening of intrigue, the police will arrive to identify the one with blood on their hands.
What’s more, there will be a prize awarded for those who choose to accuse the guilty as charged.
The boys in blue will take down the accused but banish thoughts of prison food as there will be a truly tempting buffet on offer. And as the drama concludes, party the night away at the course’s disco and bar which will be open until late. Fancy dress is optional!
WHERE: Doncaster Racecourse
WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm - 1am
HOW MUCH: £26 per person. Over 18s only.
CONTACT: 01302 304200