Variety spectacular for good causes
All-star Variety Show @ The Auden Theatre, Holt. By Keith Cutler.
All-star Variety Show @ The Auden Theatre, Holt
By Keith Cutler
Since 1983 the Aldborough Show Committee has organised annual charity shows and on Saturday at the Auden Theatre it staged a matinee and evening performance, involving a wide selection of professional and amateur stars.
These extended from Charlie Smithers, the veteran past King Rat of the Water Rats, the zany humour of the popular Simmons Brothers, Terry Burgess, who mystified the audience with his legerdemain, Michele Summers, the popular local soprano, singing songs from the shows, with Roy Hudd as top of the bill.
Amateur turns included the Cromer Smugglers, whose repertoire has expanded to a French whaling shanty and the 11-year-old guitar soloist Guitar George from Drayton, a trio led by Don Shearman and the group of four Norwich headmasters, known not surprisingly as The Four Heads.
Directed by Keith Simmons, the show played effortlessly through a plethora of comedy and music, with Roy Hudd as top of the bill giving impressions of favourite acts from the past including Harry Champion, Billy Bennett, Randolph Sutton, Bransby Williams and Bud Flanagan.
- 1 Man dies after collapsing during dog walk in Norfolk village
- 2 Carriageway of A11 remains closed after air ambulance called to crash
- 3 A47 reopens after serious crash near Swaffham
- 4 Drink driving teacher crashed into church wall with baby in car
- 5 7 of the prettiest villages in north Norfolk
- 6 Michael Bublé concert bans chairs and blankets from gig
- 7 Recycling centre closures planned as part of £15m County Hall cuts
- 8 Family sue Wetherspoon after man falls to death in city pub
- 9 Police called after sudden death at home near Norwich
- 10 Customers travelling especially to visit charming new café at fishery
The show raised £4000 which was divided equally between the RNLI (Cromer branch) and the Grand Order of Water Rats.
An auction of an original signed script of the Roy Huddlines raised £210.