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The Love Gala

Love Gala 2 final-1Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and My WiSH Charity, who support West Suffolk Hospital, are delighted to present a gala evening of cabaret, comedy, West End show routines and celebrity guests as a joint fundraiser to support Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk Hospital’s new cardiac unit (Sun 25 Mar).

All themed around love and affairs of the heart, the evening will feature Alex Jennings (The Lady In The Van, Victoria), Robert Glenister (Hustle, Doctor Who), Yvonne Howard (English National Opera), Sammy Kelly (Young Frankenstein), Matthew Croake (Aladdin), Britt Lenting (Theatre Royal’s Beauty & The Beast 2016) and Frankie Dettori (racing jockey). Please note, further special guests including the compere for the evening are yet to be announced.

As a registered charity, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds relies on fundraising and events like these to help fund our entire operation. Over 90% of the Theatre’s £1.7m turnover is self-generated, quite an achievement with limited resources we have to work with and an intimate 350 seater auditorium. We fundraise £170,000 each year for our very survival. In addition all our community work can only take place if funding is secured.

My WiSH Charity supports all ages and aspects of care at West Suffolk Hospital, enhancing the care of patients, their families and staff. The money raised at this event will support the Every Heart Matters appeal which will aim to raise £500,000 towards bringing the cardiac diagnostic unit down to join the new cardiac suite coming to the hospital. With close to 15,000 diagnostic tests being performed each year, around 450 of those being on children, this centre really can’t come soon enough. For more details please go to www.mywishcharity.co.uk.

Tickets for this special gala event are available now and include a pre-show reception starting at 6.30pm. There will also be some tickets available for a post-show reception on stage where you will be able to meet the performers - availability for this will be strictly limited, so move fast to guarantee your place. Contact the Box Office team on 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org to book online.

Any businesses or individuals interested in being the headline sponsor for this unique and celebratory fundraising event please contact Julia Read, on 01284 829942 or email julia@theatreroyal.org


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