Summer cabaret project in Doncaster will bring joy to the local community

Cast has been working with The National Theatre to bring quality theatre experiences to Doncaster people.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 6:16 am

In March of 2020 members of Doncaster’s theatre community were busy in workshops preparing for their opening performance of The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Cast.

However, like most things Covid-19 put that on hold.

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James Blakey (Back Centre) and community members.

Despite the pausing of the production, work has continued over the last year to bring theatre to people across Doncaster.

Deborah Rees, Director of Cast, said: “The continuation of these projects shows just how important arts are to our local community, now more than ever.

“We are striving to connect with community groups across Doncaster for The Tale of Wild Heather.

“A Cabaret and look forward to developing these relationships as we work towards an epic production of The Doncastarian Chalk Circle next summer.

“We are delighted that we can create and celebrate together this summer after what has been such a difficult year for so many.”

The Cabaret show will be an immersive experience performed over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The show has been written by Jasmin Mandi-Ghomi, associate directed by James Blakey and designed by Hannah Sibai.

James Blakey, associate director, said: “Our Doncaster community has remained connected, supported, creative and hopeful during the last 15 months.

“They have been working hard to learn new skills at a distance.

“We’re thrilled that this summer we’ll have the opportunity to bring our company together for a celebratory cabaret.”

Find out more about these productions and others Cast are involved with here.

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