PERFORMING 2017Celebrating all that's great about variety shows.
The UK’s leading Female Impersonator
Ceri has been delighting audiences in the UK and internationally for 30 years, starring in world class cabaret at Talk of the Town, Madam Jo Jo’s, Cafe de Paris and an extensive theatre repertoire and Pantomime. Television includes Ceri Dupree Unfrocked, numerous chat shows, light entertainment shows and radio.
Singer, songwriter, TV and stage performer
Allan is an award-winning, chart topping Scottish vocalist, who joined forces with Rosella in 2016 for “Breaking my Heart”. Allan has recorded for the Disney Channel, theatre credits include Boys in the Band (Theatre Royal Brighton), A Night at the Musicals (UK Tour) and the Magical Road to Oz (Dome, Brighton). Allan is a huge supporter of charities including the Sussex Beacon and Cruse Bereavement UK.
Singer, Britain’s Got Talent
Southampton singing sensation, Eva Iglesias reached the semi final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, with a show-stopping rendition of “And I Am Telling You”, Dreamgirls – now playing at the Savoy Theatre. David Walliams called her “a force of nature” and she received a judge’s standing ovation after her final performance on the hit ITV show.
Nicki French is an English singer and actress. She is best known for her 1995 dance cover version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart“, which reached the US and UK Top 5, and for representing the United Kingdom in the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. Nicki has appeared on stage in Menopause the Musical, Annie and Guilty Pleasures. She continues to record music and tour, and has topped the bill in many of the UK’s most successful pantomimes.
Hilary is one of Britain’s best loved and most versatile female comedy performers. Her spectacular career has spanned TV, the West End stage, countless “Summer Seasons” and is now firmly established as one of the country’s top cruise liner entertainers.
Singer, Songwriter, model, X Factor
Sam Callahan is a former barman from Essex who appeared on The X Factor leaving the show in week 6. Sam was part of a group managed by Spice Girl Geri Horner until 2011 when he went solo. Sam has previously supported former X Factor bands Union J and District3 and recently released “I love it when you”.
Singer, ITV Superstar Finalist
Jon was a finalist on ITV’s Superstar, which was Lord Lloyd Webber’s national search for Jesus Christ Superstar. Jon has gone on to be a worldwide touring performer, including the London’s O2 arena. Jon has release his new album “Journey” this year.
Prepare to be baffled & bewildered, magician Mark Williams represents a new era of modern magic – combining sleight-of-hand, mentalism, illusions and comedy, Mark seemingly performs miracles right in front of your eyes.
John Styles OBE
John is a highly respected performer of many, many years – and is the UK’s top Punch and Judy man. A great favourite of the Royal Family, John performs at all the Royal Household’s Christmas and children’s parties!
Producer and Creative Director
Rob Reaks is a local businessman with a passion for theatre and charity. Rob supported Sussex production company, E3 Group, with the production of the Cape Town Funny Festival in London (New Wimbledon Theatre); the Halloween Horror Show for Sussex Beacon (Grand Hotel, 2015); and, The Snowman Spectacular (Hilton Brighton Metropole, 2015). He is grateful for the support of the Show Partners and the dedication of the amazing Cast and Crew in bringing this event to life. Follow Rob on twitter @RobReaks
Jodie’s extensive West End and theatrical credits include Bridget in the European Premier of Lizzie (Greenwich Theatre), Miss Gardener in the European Premier of Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Scaramouch and Meat, We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) Eva Peron, Evita (Aldephi Theatre) Audrey, Little Shop of Horrors (Duke of York’s Theatre) and Regina, Rock of Ages.
Comedian and Music Hall Performer
Jan’s versatility has given her the opportunity to perform in pantomime, West End musicals, music hall, cabaret, film, radio and TV, where she was affectionately known for many years as the “Crackerjack Girl”. With many appearances on The Good Old Days she received great acclaim as the lead role in The Life Story of Marie Lloyd. As a producer with Classic Comedy Productions, Jan has recently co-produced number one UK tours of Dinnerladies, Keeping Up Appearances, Rising Damp and most recently Birds of a Feather.
Britain’s next big variety show star; watch this space!
Brighton's Singing Barber
Brighton’s Singing Barber, Peter Joannou, puts his comb to one side, picks up his microphone and sings his new song – Thats the Way – with our fabulous live band; all proceeds from the sale of the single will go to Rockinghorse.
Producer & Company Manager
With a long lasting passion for theatre, David studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre at drama school. He has worked as Stage and/or Company Manager on productions including Disney’s The Lion King, Les Miserables, White Christmas, Peter Pan, Dick Whittington, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Enjoy!
David is an Associate Director at JOE PUBLIC MARKETING LIMITED.
Carole has directed/choreographed in over 30 of London’s West End Theatres and venues from La Cenerentola (Royal Opera House) to Dreamboats and Petticoats(Savoy, Playhouse and Wyndhams via Wild Oats at the National Theatre and Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Cambridge and Savoy). She has travelled the world many times with shows ranging from Starlight Express ( Japan, Australia) to Mikado ( LA, Australia) and has staged over 100 Corporate Shows performed from Iceland to the Bahamas.
Musician, Musical Director, Orchestral Conductor, Voice Coach and Performer, Marc studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Dundee. He has performed in GERSHWIN PROM (Royal Albert Hall), BBC Proms, John Wilson, WICKED (Apollo Victoria), Tour Musical Director, SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME (No1 UK TOUR), Tommy, THE WHO’S TOMMY (Sir Jack Lyons Theatre) and the 21st ANNIVERSARY OF LES MISÉRABLES (Queens Theatre).
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