Fun play will show kids some Disgusting history

By Antony Clay | 14/03/2017

Fun play will show kids some Disgusting history

A DARKER interpretation of Doncaster’s history will be on display at the town’s Cast Theatre next month (April).

Hexthorpe Primary Academy teacher Phil Sheppard has written Disgusting Doncaster which will be staged on Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8.

The play will be performed by local professional actor troupe Talegate Theatre Productions.

The show, which follows the adventures of two school children venturing through time to complete their homework on a time-travelling toilet, will include a few surprises for the audience. 

Mr Sheppard said: “We’re giving Doncaster’s rich history a comical slant as our characters travel back in time

“There are funny sketches with the Romans, toilet inventor Thomas Crapper rapping, farcical goings-on with the Mallard and even a dinosaur on the loose.

“We’re adding smells to the show that will really bring the past to life — some nice, some not so nice.

“Making it fun is the best way for children to learn about Doncaster’s rich and varied history, and that our town is a really interesting place to come from.”

Tickets for Disgusting Doncaster cost £10.50 or £9 concessions and are available from the box office on 01302 303959 or online at

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