Ukraine Fundraising Concert at Lichfield Garrick

Published on: Fri, 08/04/2022 - 15:38

Ukraine Fundraising Concert at Lichfield Garrick

The Lichfield Garrick is delighted to be hosting a family friendly variety show, with all proceeds to be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanity Appeal, and Lichfield City of Sanctuary.

The event will be compèred by the theatre’s long-standing pantomime dame, Sam Rabone. Lichfield legend Sam will also be joined by Ben Thornton – that’s right, the boys are back together! CBeebies stars Katy Ashworth and Rebecca Keatley (also of #GarrickPanto fame!) are also joining the fun, as the host a big, bonkers section of the show for the whole family to enjoy.

Other acts on the bill include viral TikTok sensation Stage Door Johnny, our very own pantomime star Maria Conneely giving us songs from the shows, house band Dancefloored, juggler Steve Arnold, cabaret performer Kiki Lovechild, the UK’s number 1 Craig David tribute act, Kurtis Ray, and many more surprises on the night!

Sam Rabone says: "It's a pleasure to be hosting and curating this night of fun for the whole family, while trying to raise as much money as we can for a worthy cause. It's fabulous to have a night of variety on in Lichfield too. And a huge shout out to ALL the acts who are giving up their time to raise the money with us."

All proceeds from ticket and bar sales will be donated to Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanity Appeal, and Lichfield City of Sanctuary.

The show starts at 5pm, but doors will be open from 4pm for you to come in and enjoy some pre-show entertainment, and a drink from the bar. Entertainment includes some live music from Rob Taylor and the Vegas Showgirls from the Royal Variety Show. You can get your picture taken with the Showgirls for a small donation. There'll also close up magic from the legendary James Mitchell.

Phew! There’s something for everyone in this line-up, so book your tickets today to help us raise money for this vital cause.

Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for children. Any additional donations are hugely appreciated and can be made at your time of booking, through the Garrick website, and there will also be bucket collections and donation points around the venue on the day of the show.

Visit www.lichfieldgarrick.com/concertforukraine to book tickets.