April 24, 2024

Songs show aims to boost the theatre funds and friends

An upbeat evening of soul and Motown songs is being staged at Sheringham Little Theatre to raise funds and encourage people to join its Friends group.

Singer Lewis Owen will also cover classic hits by artists such as Lionel Richie, Kool and the Gang, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and the Jersey Boys in the show on Friday May 10 (7.30).

The 32-year-old from Norwich is returning by popular demand after singing at a previous event supporting the venue, which he is a huge fan of.

“The theatre does so much for the community, including being a great stepping stone for young people wanting to get into the arts industry,” said Lewis, who combines his part-time job selling life insurance for Aviva with singing at weddings, pubs and holiday parks, mostly in East Anglia.

Tickets for the event are £12 but there is a special price of £9 for theatre Friends. Friend benefits include 10 per cent discounts on show, workshop and course tickets, priority booking, newsletters and access to special events. Being a Friend costs just £25 a year. For another £5 you can be a Member which gives voting rights at the annual meeting.

There are around 300 Friends who generate £8000 a year for the theatre, which is keen to grow the support group whose role is not just as an income stream.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “Our Friends are vital – not just financially but also as a sounding board offering support and feedback which helps me plan events.”

To sign up as a visit the box office, call 01263 822347 or visit the website.

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