PREVIEWS; Planet Circus, The Life and Loves of a Nobody and Last of the Summer Wine

Miles Allen performs his One Man Breaking Bad show
Miles Allen performs his One Man Breaking Bad show
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Our guide to the best events due to take place across the region.

PREVIEWS
Circus

planet circus the wow factor at sandall beat playing fields, until sunday march 15, 4pm to9.30pm (last entry 8pm) entry £5.99 payable on tentry

Featuring everything a traditional circus has, with spectacular thrilling stunt action that will wow audiences of all ages. Presenting the world’s most dangerous circus act, the legendary Globe of Death, with eight motorcyclists including Europe’s youngest stunt rider Peter Pavlov speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph, This has to be seen to be believed. Monte Carlo’s festival winners direct from Las Vegas the amazing Faltiny Family will take your breath away with their thrilling and exciting acts.

Theatre

The Life & Loves of a Nobody, Wednesday MArch 25, cast, 7.45pm, £12.50 / £10.50 concessions

Rachel always wanted to be a star. She wanted to run away with the circus, and have her name in lights, and escape from this house – and she dreamed of the future. But people can be ugly. The closer they are the uglier they get. And there’s nobody closer to yourself than yourself. Life is a juggling act. Love is a highwire. Try to do both at once, and it’s a long way down.

Internationally celebrated theatre makers Third Angel present a visually stunning exploration of the gap between our dreams and our realities.

Contact 01302 303959 or visit www.castindoncaster.com

Last of the summer wine, doncaster little theatre, until saturday. 7.30pm today and Friday and at 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday

Doncaster Little Theatre will mark its 20th anniversary next week with a production of long-running TV sitcom favourite Last Of The Summer Wine.

The show, penned by Doncaster writer Roy Clarke, was one of the most popular comedies ever produced by the BBC, running for nearly forty years and the world’s longest running sitcom.

Spokesman Margaret Herbert said: “Come along have a great laugh. Please come along and support the theatre which will be celebrating 20 years since it opened and Friday will be a special Gala Night, with finger buffet.”

Tickets are £10, £8 concession and available from.doncasterlittletheatre.co.uk or from the box office on 01302 340222.

one man breaking bad, cast, friday march 20, 7:30pm til 9:30pm (last entry 7:30pm), £17

LA actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, crazily accurate renditions of all the iconic characters, including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring.

With over a million hits on YouTube, and sell-out runs at comedy festivals in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Allen’s incredible impersonations break all five seasons down into one performance. Contact 01302 303959 or visit www.castindoncaster.com

Music

Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby plus Paul Sutton, roots music club, friday march 20, £10 on the Door, £8 advance

Cathryn Craig is from Richmond, Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter. She is no stranger to Tennessee’s Nashville recording studios, working with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen.

Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.

Both Cathryn and Brian have accompanied Nanci Griffith. visit www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk

swan song, saturday march 14, Doncaster Brewery And Tap, 7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 10:00pm), free

Nigel Smith and Karen Gilmore began as ‘First Fall’ in the early nineties as guitar and vocal or with third and fourth members (saxophone and drums) performing original material and covers. This changed due to various commitments and other projects, giving way to Swansong Acoustic, who formed in 2009 as an offshoot from Swansong band. Born from years of experience and with a wealth of tunes in the music bank, Swanson Acoustic are able to entertain any occasion.

Minimum age 18.

open mic night, Cask Corner Dive Bar, Wednesday March 18, 8:30pm til 2:00am (last entry 1:00am), free

James Taplin will be your host for the evening, offering support, advice and some of his great music

It’s a chance for all you budding young/old musicians to come and share your music with a full PA, Mic, Keyboard and Drum kit and a tiny maraca,

Minimum age 18.