Talent on show at big variety event

MORE than 150 performers will take to the stage to show off their talents as part of a big variety show in Wellingborough next month.

Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club will host the event on Thursday, May 31, at The Castle theatre.

The club stages an annual show – it has only missed one in the past 16 years.

This year’s show follows on from the hugely successful An Evening For Enid show last year. The show was held in memory of Enid York, who was musical director of the Wellingborough Operatic Society, and attracted a full house.

Dennis Randall from Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club said this year’s event would be spectacular.

He said: “We have 150 performers. The club set up a concert at The Castle back in 1996 and we have done one every year but one. We have raised many thousands of pounds for local and national charities.

“Last year was An Evening For Enid, that was a full house and was very successful.

“The format of this year’s show is the same, it’s a variety concert which covers most aspects of musical drama.”

The show will feature Voices Aloud, which won several categories at the 103rd Kettering Eisteddfod in March, and the Seagrave Singers.

Performances will include excerpts from High Society, The Producers and The Pirates of Penzance, as well as a performance by the Kilburn Dancers.

The show will be directed by Voices Aloud’s musical director Hughie James and compered by Wellingborough councillor Tom Partridge-Underwood.

It will raise cash for Thomas’s Fund, a charity which provides music therapy for children and young people in Northamptonshire with life-limiting illnesses or a disability which means they are too ill to attend school for extended periods.

Mr Randall said the show would be an enjoyable evening for the audience. He said: “It’s a family night out showing some of the wonderful talent which is available in this area.”

To buy tickets for the Showtime Spectacular event call The Castle’s box office on 01933 270007 or book online at www.thecastle.org.uk.