Emmerdale actor for cabaret

SHAUN LOWTHORPE Emmerdale actor Richard Shelton is heading to Norwich for an evening of jazz and cabaret.The star, who plays Dr Adam Forsyth, will be taking part in a charity event at Norwich Playhouse to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

SHAUN LOWTHORPE

Emmerdale actor Richard Shelton is heading to Norwich for an evening of jazz and cabaret.

The star, who plays Dr Adam Forsyth, will be taking part in a charity event at Norwich Playhouse to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

During the show, the actor whose mother died of the disease, plans to perform songs from the musical Ratpack Confidential in which he played Frank Sinatra.

His co-star Alex Giannini, who played Dean Martin, will also be joining him at the event on September 3.

"It's a great evening, lots of fun and we couldn't be doing it for a better cause," he said.

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Organised by city-based impresario Chris Bailey and his sister Sally-Ann Hook, this year's line-up features music from Cole Porter, Fats Waller and Stephen Sondheim with artists both international and local taking part.

The event is now in its fourth year and was inspired in part after the death of the pair's mother Margaret in 1973, and Sally-Ann was diagnosed with the condition in 1997, but is now in remission.

Mr Bailey added that a close friend also passed away with the disease on Sunday.

"Approximately one woman every 50 minutes dies of breast cancer," he said. "I fully support everything Breatkthrough Breast Cancer does and I enjoy running balls, organising concerts and basically trying to raise awareness of the fund as much as possible in Norfolk.

"This year is the best line-up of the four years the concert has been running," he added. "We have an excellent mix of jazz and cabaret. The evening is going to be like a variety show."

Tickets are £15 and can be bought from the Playhouse box office at Norwich Theatre Royal on 01603 598598.

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