Pick of the weekend

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Theatre and Arts

Friday: Cult comedy Abigail’s Party draws to a close at the Little Theatre - but there’s still time to catch the show tonight and tomorrow. The Mike Leigh penned favourite captures the fateful evening where five adults get together while a teenage party goes on down the road. Tickets on 01302 340422.

FRIDAY: Cult comedy Abigail’s Party draws to a close at the Little Theatre - but there’s still time to catch the show tonight and tomorrow. The Mike Leigh penned favourite captures the fateful evening where five adults get together while a teenage party goes on down the road. Tickets on 01302 340422.

SATURDAY: Everyone’s favourite orphan waves farewell to Doncaster as Annie takes its curtain call at The Dome. The much-loved musical, telling the tale of a young orphan growing up in New York, features Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard and David McAlister. Tickets on 01302 370777.

FAMILY

FRIDAY: Take a trip down memory lane with Having It So Good, an exhibtion looking back to the 1950s, a decade that started with rationing and included the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Cusworth Hall. The event runs until April 24.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: There are new faces at Yorkshire Wildlife Park and a brand new forest adventure playground for children to enjoy. There is a new ankole calf and a new species of antelope has made its appearance but by far and away the most colourful addition are the beautiful bright pink flamingos that recently arrived and are now enjoying the lake with the ducks and geese. The park is open daily from 11am – 3.30pm but from February 19-27, will be open at 10am with last entry at 3.30pm. Visit www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com or call 01302 535057.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: The snowdrops at Brodsworth Hall are blooming on time - all half a million of them! The gardens – and tea room - are open every weekend throughout winter, from 10am to 4pm. Admission – including access to the servants’ wing - is £5.30 for adults, £4.50 for concessions and £2.70 for children, or free for English Heritage members. During half-term, the gardens will be open every day.

SATURDAY: There’s fun at Misson Community Centre as comedy musician Roger Yaxley hosts a feast of comedy. The show gets under way at 8pm and features everything from Charlie Chaplin to Paul Whitehouse as well as cheese and wine - but guests should take their own vino! Tickets are priced at £10 on 01302 710689.

MUSIC

FRIDAY: If you’re a fan of classic rock roar into the Civic for Vampires Rock, a tribute to some of the world’s greatest tunes. Steve Steinman and a full cast blast their way through some of the greatest ever rock anthems including We Will Rock You, Bat Out Of Hell, Sweet Child Of Mine and I Love Rock And Roll. Tickets are priced at £19 and are available from the box office on 01302 342349. The show is for over 14s only.

SATURDAY: Barry Walker’s Smackee returns as the Civic plays host to Phantom and The Musicals, a rip-roaring trip through West End favourites. The two hour shows captures the very best of London and Broadway with everything from Andrew Lloyd Webber to the magic of Les Miserables. There will also be favourites from West Side Story, Calamity Jane, Chicago, Evita, Grease, Mamma Mia. Tickets are £16 (concessions £15) on 01302 342349.

SPORT

SATURDAY: A long trip is on the cards for Doncaster Rovers as Sean O’Driscoll’s side make the trek to South Wales to take on promotion chasing Swansea City. Kick off at the Liberty Stadium is 3pm.

SATURDAY: Enjoy an afternoon of rugby union as Doncaster Knights take on Cornish Pirates at Castle Park, Armthorpe (2pm). SUNDAY: Rugby league returns to the Keepmoat as Doncaster host Dewsbury Rams in the Northern Rail Cup. Kick-off is 3pm. Tickets on 01302 762576.