On Wednesday 06 September, the day of their official tenth birthday, Cast will be hosting a special black-tie gala dinner to raise funds for the incredible work they do for the cultural life of Doncaster, both on and off their stages; enriching the lives of people in and around Doncaster through the transformative power of engagement with the arts. Notable guests include Labour MP for Doncaster North and Shadow Secretary of State of Climate Change and Net Zero, Ed Miliband, and South Yorkshire Mayor, Oliver Coppard.
Diners will be seated on Cast’s Main Stage, with a view of the stunning auditorium. There will be performances from Charlotte Tonkinson and other dancers of the prestigious Royal Ballet, and music from Doncaster-based R&B and soul artist Rumbi Tauro as well as from young people of Cast’s Youth Theatre, performing a song from their summer production of Time Casters. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on exclusive prizes in a fundraising auction.
The gala is sponsored by award-winning land and development company Fenwood Estates and family-run investment, construction and development company Vigo Group. The event’s sumptuous three-course meal will be provided by South Yorkshire-based corporate catering specialists, Colossal Catering, with almost all ingredients sourced from around Doncaster and from local vendors.
Further highlights for Cast’s 10th birthday year include/have included: