For several years until 2007, the Kings Theatre celebrated its birthday on 30th September with a season opening show of variety, song and dance.
So successful were these shows that trumpeted the talents of local professional and amateur performers, that they continue as the annual ‘Song and Dance’ spectacular staged in support of local charities and the Kings Restoration Fund.
This year, along side the Kings’ own restoration fund, the focus was on The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and cancer charity ‘Kick it into Touch’ and funds raised by the show has enabled the Kings Theatre to give £850 to each good cause.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of ‘Kick it into Touch’ to cancer fund raiser John Willis, the show’s producer Jackie Willis said, “It’s great to be able to raise money for such worthy causes.”
John, a cancer patient himself, said, “I’m really getting my money’s worth through my NHS treatment and it makes me want to keep helping raise money and awareness to be able to give something back.” John recently completed the Great South Run.
Hilary Jukes, accepting the cheque from Kings for the RN and RM Charity said, “We are so grateful for the support we have had from the Kings Theatre. Thank you so much’.”
Kings Theatre Trust Marketing Director, Mike Williams said, “This is what the Kings Theatre is all about, being able to support great community causes. Long may it continue.”