Tickhill based Youth Theatre group CATS are all set to be the first group to perform the hit musical Les Misérables (school edition) in a Doncaster Theatre for many years. CATS (The Carr-nival Academy of Theatre Skills) led by the highly experienced Simon Carr meet on Saturdays at the Pavilion in Tickhill and they have recently stepped up their rehearsal times to include Sundays in preparation for this high profile production.

The group welcomes children from 5-18 with many of the older members moving on to also perform with SCAR a group for young adults also run by Simon. Some of the CATS graduates have been disappointed to discover that they cannot be part of this show however, as the strict rules connected to the rights for the schools version of the show allows only performers under the age of 20 to take part!

Never the less, Simon has pulled together a very strong cast for the production, many who have been performing with the group since they were 5, and he has been able to split cast some of the lead roles to enable as many young people as possible to enjoy the experience of a singing role in the production.

It is an expensive venture for the group however, with the many costs, including theatre hire and rehearsal space, costumes, scenery, scores and royalties expected to be in excess of £4500. The group have been fundraising for some time, and are now hoping that the ticket sale revenue for the 7 performances and programme advertising will ensure that the production is a financial success.

Tickets for the performances that run from 9th – 14th May including 2 matinée performances are now on sale from Doncaster Little Theatre Box Office on 01302 340422 or via the theatre website http://doncasterlittletheatre.co.uk

If you would like to support the group by advertising in the production programme please contact paula@todaypublications.co.uk