We had a packed hall for last Saturday’s Variety Concert – and once again, the evening was a great success. We sold out a full ten days in advance (which is remarkable in a town renowned for leaving things until the last moment.
Singer Grace Ellington had us all singing along; Tank Sherman delivered his usual risqué patter and made us cry with laughter; Gina and Lisa raised the temperatures with their rendition of All That Jazz; Peter Whittle defied his wife and told us about his blow-up friend; Girls Allowed Out delivered a stunning performance of Thriller and a special mention must go to Debbie Payne of Face the Paint for her stunning make-up.
But by general consensus, the star of the show was 16 year old singer Millie Rees. Anyone who was at Chudleigh’s Got Talent in July will remember Millie, who was runner-up to Kate Nicholas. On Saturday, Tank said that Millie has a great future ahead of her – and everyone who heard her agreed.
Many thanks to all the performers and to the organisers behind the scenes for yet another great fund-raiser. We raised more than £1000 towards the Christmas Lights fund.
Next year’s concert will be on Saturday 4th October. Look out for more details in the New Year, but put the date in your diaries, now. It’s going to be another sell-out.