n PUBS: A host of local pubs feature within the pages of the latest edition of the Good Beer Guide.
The Campaign for Real Ale’s 2012 “bible” for beer drinkers features a wealth of local watering holes all goog enough to make their mark with judges. Auckley’s Eagle and Child heads the list, while in Bawtry, both The Ship and The Turnpike are included. Bentley’s inclusion is The Three Horse Shores while there are a raft of pubs in the town centre - Cask Corner, The Corner Pin, The Plough, Red Lion, Salutation and Tut ‘n’ Shive. Out at Edenthorpe, the Beverley Inn gets a look in, the Baxter Arms at Fenwick is listed as is Mexborough’s Concertina Band Club. Completing the list in the book, priced at £15.99 and available now are the Boat Inn at Sprotbrough, Sykehouse’s Old George, the Victoria Inn at Thorne and Tickhill’s Scarborough Arms.
n THE DOME: Comic favourite Ed Byrne has lined up a date at The Dome. The Irish funnyman, who has become a household name thanks to his appearances on shows such as Mock The Week, QI and Have I Got News For You, will be taking to the stage at The Dome on October 27. Tickets for the Crowd Pleaser tour, which sees Ed tackling subjects such as his cat, cake, religion or potential fatherhood, are available from the box office on 01302 370777. Tickets are priced at £20.
n LITTLE THEATRE: Get ready to do The Timewarp again with a special Halloween evening. The King Street venue will be celebrating the witching hour with a special screening of kitsch cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 31. The fun gets under way from 5pm and will kick off with a scary film for youngsters, followed by a horror make up demonstration by a top professional make-up artist. And then from 9pm get ready to party with the camp silver screen masterpiece from Richard O’Brien. Get dressed up and go along and party! Each element of the event is individually ticketed. Contact the box office on 01302 340422 or visit www.doncasterlittletheatre.co.uk
n BENTLEY: If you like country and western music then make a beeline for Bentley’s Top Club where there’s great live sounds every Wednesday. The Millgate venue plays host to the Dalton Johns Band and guests every Wednesday. There are also sessions of bingo on Monday. Contact 01302 874184 for details.
n TOWN CENTRE: Feel the beat from the tambourine with a night of Abba music at Doncaster Trades Club tonight. If you love songs such as Dancing Queen, Waterloo, SOS and Thank You For The Music, you’ll be in your element with the show by Revival, one of the leading tributes to the Scandinavian fab four. Tickets are available at club reception or by calling 01302 326313. Further details are available at www.doncastertrades.co.uk
n CIVIC THEATRE: One of Doncaster’s best loved sons is gearing up for a home town show next month. For acclaimed comic and singer songwriter Steve Womack will be treading the boards at the Civic Theatre on October 7. Renowned for his fresh and clean(ish) comedy style, observational humour and songs, Womack is guaranteed to entertain and has come a long way since winning TV’s New Faces. Tickets are priced at £15, concessions £13 and are available from the box office on 01302 342349. More details at www.doncastercivic.co.uk
n CAMPSALL: If you love live music, St Mary’s Church in Campsall is the place to be next month for a concert by one of the area’s best known musical ensembles. The Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers will be performing at the church on October 7 from 7pm. For more information call 01302 701488.
n TOWN CENTRE: Doncaster Choral Society will stage the latest concert in its series at Priory Place Methodist Church on November 26. Conductor Simon Lindley will present Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man from 7.30pm. The Mass for Peace will include a selection of Edward Elgar numbers. For further information and tickets contact 01302 856035. Further concerts will be held in December and then March and May next year.