A ONE night CHARITY GALA PERFORMANCE.
Sunday 24th September 2017, 7.30pm
at Theatre Royal, Brighton.
About the Show
With a live band and starring a host of stars, this traditional family show celebrates musical theatre, comedy, magic and dance. With a cast of professionals including the UK’s top female impersonator, Ceri Dupree; comedy favourite Hilary O’Neil; Singer songwriter Allan Jay; Magician Mark Williams; up-and-coming ventriloquist, Max Fulham; West End star Jodie Jacobs; Britain’s Got Talent semi finalist Eva Iglesias; ITV Superstar finalist Jon Moses; and X Factor singer and model Sam Callahan. Starring the Gay Men’s Dance Company and children from the School of Theatre Excellence.
Producer and Creative Director Rob Reaks
Producer and Company Manager David Bell
Director Carole Todd
About the Charity
Sunday Night At Theatre Royal Brighton is in aid of Rockinghorse. Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity which has been supporting children for 50 years. It was set up in 1967 by Dr Trevor Mann, who recognised there was a real need for additional resources to improve healthcare services for sick children and babies. The official fundraising arm of The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (The Alex), Rockinghorse raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs. The charity also supports the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. Find out more here http://www.rockinghorse.org.uk/.
About the Venue
The Theatre Royal, Brighton has a long and illustrious history, the Theatre that we know today was originally granted Royal Assent by the Prince of Wales and constructed in just 10 months from the summer of 1806. The Theatre opened on Saturday the 27th of June 1807 with a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with the famous Drury Lane actor Charles Kemble in the lead role.
The Theatre has had many Royal visitors over the years including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1845, the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George V, and Queen Mary, in 1893, and Queen Elizabeth II, who first visited the Theatre in 1959. A Grade II listed theatre owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group, the venue has a capacity of 952 seats over four levels and features a wonderful Proscenium.
Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
Doors: 6.30pm Show starts: 7.30pm Show end: 10pm
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval
Venue: Theatre Royal Brighton New Rd. Brighton, BN1 1SD
Nearest car park: NCP Church St, Brighton, BN1 1US