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The Magnets
The Magnets

THE temperature is set to rise in Doncaster this spring as the annual HotHouse arts festival returns to the limelight once more.

This year’s festival runs until May and organisers have lined up a feast of theatre, comedy, music, children’s entertainment and much more as part of the cultural extravaganza.

The Manchester Camerata Ensemble kick things off on February 11 with a concert featuring the works of Britten, Schubert and Mozart while on March 9, The Wayne Sables Project will be presenting 24 Hours, a dramatic dance piece which will be created in the timescale before hitting the stage.

The Land Girls Of Yorkshire (March 16) is a nostalgic play set against the backdrop of World War II, Little Red Hiding Hood (March 19) is ideal fun for 5-11 year olds while CSEP Live (March 19) is a mini-festival at The Point combining a variety of media.

Pole dancing comedy The Naked Truth is on May 2 and 3 with more laughs from stand-up Russell Kane while on May 10, Opera De Luna present Die Fledermaus. Youth Dance Platform will be in town on May 11 and there’s more dance with The Living Room the following day. Music comes in the shape of The Fureys and Davey Arthur (May 13), The Magnets (pictured) (May 17) and Kate Walsh (May 18).

The fun continues with The Elias String Quartet on May 19 and there’s fun for children and parents too with The Little Red Hen, the children’s classic and Comedy 4 Kids (both May 21). The Little Theatre stages Quartet, a play about retired opera singers from May 23-28, 60s rockers The Manfreds are in town on May 25 and the Manchester Camerata return for more classical music on May 26.

Comedy returns in the shape of Victoria Wood’s Dinner Ladies on May 27 and 28 and stand-up John Moloney who takes to the stage at Trinity on May 28.

Full details of prices, venues and tickets are available from the box office on 01302 342349 and at www.doncasterhothouse.co.uk