Producer Bill Kenwright is offering people affected by the flooding in South Yorkshire free tickets to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Kenwright, whose production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical plays at the Doncaster Dome next month, said: “The best way we can help is to try to cheer you up in some small way.”
Severe flooding in Yorkshire has caused extensive damage to hundreds of properties around Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham, with many forced to flee their homes.
A statement posted on social media signed by Kenwright and the Joseph team said: “Like everyone else in the country, our heart goes out to all of those affected by the terrible flooding in South Yorkshire. If we can, we want to help.
✨We’d like to invite those who have been affected by the terrible flooding, to a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Details about how to claim your tickets outlined below. ✨ pic.twitter.com/sBNmwwFHnk
— Bill Kenwright Ltd (@BKL_Productions)
“Come and spend an evening with us at Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Doncaster Dome. We’ll provide you with the best tickets in the house, give you an ice cream and a programme and even a CD. And we’ll even arrange for a cast meeting after the show.”
Tickets are being held for performances on December 18 and 19. However, Kenwright said there was scope to stage an additional show “so that everyone who needs cheering up gets it”.
The statement said affected people should contact the Dome via its box office or through social media.
“If you get in touch with the box office at the Dome they will look after you or if you’re a friend of someone that you know has been horribly let down because of the floods, why not tell them and help them to take advantage of this offer?,” it said.