Five fab things to do

Big band Room21.
Big band Room21.

DON a pair of green tights and enjoy a weekend through the eyes of the ultimate outlaw Robin Hood.

BZ Entertainments is laying on two days of interactive performances of the main man and his merry men at Conisbrough Castle this weekend.

Mark Wilson, the venue’s duty manager, said: “Everyone should come along and enjoy learning about the trials and tribulations of Robin Hood and his travels through Sherwood Forest.

“There are many popular tales about Robin Hood all over South Yorkshire and this is a great chance for the kids to come along and learn more.”

WHERE: Conisbrough Castle

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm

HOW MUCH: Normal entrance fees apply

CONTACT: English Heritage

THERE is still a chance to catch a glimpse of the hedonistic joys of 80s nightlife in John Godber’s highly-acclaimed play, Bouncers.

Enjoy a night on the tiles of the past as four doormen take the audience on a tour on the epic activities of stag nights and hen dos.

There might only be four in the cast but they bring more than 20 different characters to stage - from punks to yuppies to girls dancing round their handbags.

To top it all, there’s a superb soundtrack of a 80s favourite songs at what is set to be on Doncaster Little Theatre’s hit productions of the summer.

WHERE: Doncaster Little Theatre

WHEN: Until Saturday, 7.30pm


CONTACT: 01302 340422

WEB: Doncaster Little Theatre

SWING-STYLE jazz band Room21 will be playing a homecoming gig at Epworth’s Old Rectory this weekend.

Favouring familiar numbers like Moonlight Serenade, through to the up-tempo Woodchopper’s Ball and Fly me to the Moon and I’ve got you under my Skin.

The Epworth-based band will be playing three sets throughout the afternoon as part of the Old Rectory summer fair.

You can find the band on Facebook at Room21 Big Band and follow them on Twitter @room21bigband.

WHERE: Epworth Old Rectory

WHEN: Saturday, three sets through afternoon


WEB: Room21

THE Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival gets under way at Doncaster Racecourse this afternoon.

It’s another highlight of the flat season - and a great chance for a mid-week flutter or a first-time trip to see the action at one of the country’s greatest racing venues.

Also, there’s a chance to win a visit to a top stable yard - simply email your booking reference to

WHERE: Doncaster Racecourse

WHEN: Tonight, first race 6.10pm

HOW MUCH: From £10.50 per adult

CONTACT: Tel. 01302 511915

WEB: Doncaster Racecourse

SENSATIONAL musical South Pacific has swept the board when it comes to awards and sell-out performances.

This breathtaking Lincoln Center Theater production reinvented the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic and it played for two years on Broadway and was televised across America.

Now it’s heading to Sheffield for two weeks only, following its sell-out performances at London’s Barbican.

Metropolitan opera director and winner of the Tony Award for best director, Bartlett Sher, directs a stellar cast and live orchestra of 50, including British musical theatre stars Matthew Cammelle (Phantom of the Opera) and Rebecca Thornhill (Singin’ In The Rain at the National Theatre).

Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, the score includes Some Enchanted Evening and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.

WHERE: Sheffield Lyceum

WHEN: Until August 4

HOW MUCH: From £25

CONTACT: 0114 2496000

WEB: Sheffield Theatres