SINGER and TV star Jane McDonald will perform at Darlington Civic Theatre on Friday, May 2, at 7.30pm.

Her new show promises an exciting and emotionally-charged evening of music and laughter, featuring some of her own compositions.

She first rose to fame in the BBC reality show The Cruise and won the hearts of viewers with her personality and forthright views.

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Tickets start from £27.50. To book, call 01325-486555 or visit


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