Festival of Music Variety Music Hall a ‘class act’

The Variety Music Hall, held at the De La Warr Pavilion on February 16 was almost a sell-out and left the audience singing its praises and begging for more of the same.

The show, which starred Roy Hudd and friends, was held to raise funds for the forthcoming Bexhill Festival of Music (BFM).

Tony Mansi BFM Chair of trustees thanked all who supported the show, adding: “I am pleased to report that the staggering sum of £3,690 was raised for our charity, which will help to fund this year’s Festival.”

Stewart Drew Director & CEO at the DLWP congratulated Tony on the presentation of Roy Hudd and the Variety Music Hall, adding: “The show was almost a sell-out. The Pavilion has always supported The BFM and are very much looking forward to presenting its launch event on June 1 with the triumphant return of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing orchestral classics, conducted by Brian Wright.

“We know that a large percentage of our auditorium audiences are local and we would like to thank you for your continued support.”

Roy Hudd said he’d enjoyed performing in the Music Hall, adding: “It was a good bill, a lovely theatre, and a cracking audience.”

Audience comments included: “It was a real class act”, “An afternoon to remember,” “Fantastic afternoon. How great to see a team of such wonderful pros.”