Comedy impressionist Bobby Davro and Britain’s Got Talent ventriloquist to perform at Oulton Broad charity show

Bobby Davro will be performing at a charity show in Oulton Broad. Picture: Courtesy of The Grand Ord

Bobby Davro will be performing at a charity show in Oulton Broad. Picture: Courtesy of The Grand Order of the Water Rats. - Credit: Archant

Stars from the world of stage and screen will perform at a charity show Oulton Broad later this month.

Bobby Davro will be performing at a charity show in Oulton Broad. Picture: Courtesy of The Grand Ord

Bobby Davro will be performing at a charity show in Oulton Broad. Picture: Courtesy of The Grand Order of the Water Rats. - Credit: Archant

The Grand Order of the Water Rats show on Sunday, May 28, will be headlined by Bobby Davro, one of the UK's leading impressionists.

Mr Davro, who is known for both his comedy and acting career, will be joined by Britain's Got Talent ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, skiffle king Chas McDevitt, guitar instrumentalist Kevin Dea and television comedian Ian Irving.

The evening at Ivy House Country Hotel will be hosted and compered by the reigning King Rat Ian Richards, who will also introduce music and comedy from Ian Larkin, showband Triple Cream and instrumentalist Rachel King.

The Grand Order of Water Rats is an exclusive entertainment fraternity and charitable organisation, based in London. Its list of former members includes Sir Norman Wisdom, Laurel and Hardy, George Martin and Charlie Chaplin. Former King Rats include Les Dawson and Joe Pasquale.


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Music hall comedians Joe Elvin and Jack Lotto founded the organisation in 1889 and it is known for its high-profile membership and work to support the entertainment industry.

It raises money by organising shows, lunches and dinners to support a wide range of beneficiaries including national charities, vocational projects for disabled young people and bursaries for music and drama students.

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Mr Richards, who lives in Norwich, performed at a function at Ivy House in 2015 and recommended the venue for the Water Rats' first charity show there last year.

Hotel owner Dr Adrian Parton said: 'We are absolutely delighted that the Grand Order of the Water Rats have chosen to hold their charity show here for the second year running. I think it demonstrates what a great venue we have and proves that we are able to accommodate really prominent clients.'

Tickets for the charity show are £39.50 each and include a three-course meal.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

To book call Ivy House on 01502 501353.

• Are you organising a charity event? Email the details to amy.smith@archant.co.uk

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