Christopher Biggins to host charity evening at the Theatre Royal
Larger-than-life celebrity Christopher Biggins is to be the compere for a fantastic night to remember at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, as a gala evening of cabaret, comedy, West End Show routines and celebrity guests are all set to raise money for charity.
“The Love Gala” is taking place on Sunday, March 25, and tickets are now on sale for the event.
It is set to raise money for the My WiSH Charity’s Every Heart Matters Appeal plus the Theatre Royal.
The evening is themed around love and affairs of the heart and is to feature a host of well-known artists from stage, TV and the big screen including Alex Jennings, Robert Glenister, Yvonne Howard, Matthew Croke, Britt Lenting, Sammy Kelly and racing jockey and ambassador for the Every Heart Matters appeal Frankie Dettori.
And now Biggins has been added to the star-studded list along with Chris Clarkson following his performance as Dame Winona Whittington, in the theatre’s pantomime Dick Whittington.
With his larger than life personality he will preside over the fun-filled evening. He has appeared in many British television classics and in theatre from Shakespeare to musicals all over the world and was crowned King Of The Jungle in ITV’s “I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here” and is a regular guest on a variety of TV programmes.
The appeal aims to raise £500,000 to build a brand new cardiac diagnostic unit at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.
The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is investing £5.2m in developing a state of the art cardiac suite that will provide quicker access to more treatments, but the £500,000 the My WiSH Charity is hoping to raise will lead to the whole unit, which is currently fragmented on different floors, being brought together in one purpose-built centre.
Tickets 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.
For more details of The Love Gala and to book tickets go to www.mywishcharity.co.uk.
If you would like to donate to the Every Heart Matters Appeal you can do so by going to Justgiving.com/ehma or text EHMA17 £10 to 70070.