Barry Hicks performed Mix & Mingle magic at the drinks reception and around the tables at the Queens Theatre Gala Charity Dinner. Understand £6000.00 was raised during the evening. It was a brilliant night.
See report below by courtesy of the RM Magazine
Every year, the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch hold their annual charity gala to help raise money for the Queen’s charity which helps to fund a range of community education projects and keeps ticket prices affordable for everyone. A worthy cause, this is the night that the supporters and enthusiasts all get their chance to show just how much the Queens Theatre means to them and the community that it serves.
In true theatrical style, we were greeted by exquisitely dressed show girls at The Menzies Regent Hotel in Chigwell, wearing welcoming smiles and leading guests upstairs to a room overlooking the stunning chandeliers and opulently dressed tables, situated in the room that awaited us. Sipping champagne and enjoying the friendly and animated atmosphere gave everyone in the room a little taster of the night to come.
Once seated, we were promptly served our plush three course meal, giving guests the chance to converse with their fellow table members and anticipate the upcoming night’s events, and once dessert had been devoured, it was time for the show to begin.
Table top burlesque dancers got the evening underway as we enjoyed a number of class acts from FL Toppers and Jammy Show Productions, wowing the audience with powerful vocals and highly entertaining performances.
The auction startedwith a bang with prizes includinga flight on a stunt plane, afternoon tea at The Savoy, and a wonderful opportunity for an aspiring actor or actress to appear in the Queen’s Theatre Christmas pantomime,Jack and the Beanstalk. Generously, the winner of the silent auction donated his prize back to Queens, allowing the Formula 1 merchandise to be auctioned for a second time and raising even more money for the well deserving Queens Theatre.
After the excitement of auction, what would a charity night be without a raffle? The lucky winners chose their prizes from a wonderful selectionincluding anindulgent gift hamper, a bottle of Bollinger and luxurious scarves and a box of chocolates to name but a few.
As the evening drew to a close, live band Eden’s Gallery took to the stage to finish the truly amazing night in true showbiz fashion, and as you would expect from an establishment that lives and breathes theatre, showbiz and live performance, the dance floor was completely occupied from start to finish.
Money raised on the night help fund the Queen’s Education and Outreach programme, covering a wide range of projects and helping to keep ticket prices affordable for all.