Variety Express aces take a deserved bow after their smash hit show brings in £3,000 box office bonus for two North Herts charities
- Credit: Archant
A blockbuster bonus for two good causes has been handed over thanks to a North Herts performance group’s latest success.
This year’s annual Variety Express charity show at St Francis College Theatre, Letchworth, took the theme At The Movies.
Spokesman Diane Humberstone said: “Many audience members said that it had been the best show ever.
“The cast and crew thoroughly enjoyed every minute and are sorry it’s all over for another year!”
At The Movies, featuring a unique mix of song, dance and comedy, was dedicated to Ron Keech who passed away after a short illness not long after last year’s show.
Diane said: “Ron was our sound engineer for more than 30 years, a loving husband to costume mistress Glynis and a great friend and support to everyone. He was greatly missed.
“We would like to thank Ron’s friends and colleagues, Paul and Michelle Harlock, for stepping in and providing the sound this year, a job very well done.”
- 1 Range Rover stopped towing ‘insecure trailer’ on A1(M) in Stevenage
- 2 'Jobs will be lost' if Stevenage TK Maxx fails to relocate
- 3 Police called to concern for welfare after 'youths' seen on Stevenage roof
- 4 Iceland offers over 60s discount on shopping bill every week
- 5 Man wanted in connection with police officer assault could be in Hitchin
- 6 Plans to demolish riding stables to make way for housing
- 7 Lloyds Bank in Letchworth to shut as closures announced across the UK
- 8 Crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Letchworth and Baldock
- 9 Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival set to make triumphant return
- 10 End of an era? Future of Crucial Crew scheme relies on new co-ordinators
Thanks to bumper box office takings the group has been able to donate £1,500 each to two local charities – Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North and the Letchworth-based Hertfordshire Multiple Sclerosis Centre.
To get involved with the group visit the website at www.varietyexpress.org.uk.