Thursday, 15 October 2015

What A Carry On for a good cause!

This post rather unashamedly covers two things I'm passionate about: the Carry On films (naturally) and one of my favourite charities. On Sunday 25th October, a star-studded gala will take place in London's West End in aid of the charity The Silver Line.

The gala, called "Hey, Old Friends!" will feature the words and music of Stephen Sondheim and marks his 85th birthday. And there is a Carry On connection (or two) as both Anita Harris and Nicholas Parsons will feature. We all know Anita for her many successful years of work in musical theatre as well as two classic Carry On appearances in 1967- Carry On Follow That Camel and Carry On Doctor. 

Nicholas Parsons, famous for hosting Just A Minute and working with Kenneth Williams, also appeared in a cameo role in Carry On Regardless in 1961. The charity gala will also feature a host of other stars including Julia McKenzie, Millicent Martin, Rula Lenska and Jason Manford. 

Proceeds from the gala will go to help fund The Silver Line, the telephone befriending service set up by Dame Esther Rantzen. This is a charity very close to my heart and one I volunteer for on a regular basis. Older people living alone is a massive issue and The Silver Line is doing fantastic work to provide information, friendship and advice for thousands of older people across the country. 

"Hey, Old Friends!" will take place at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Sunday 25th October 2015 from 7.30pm. 

You can buy tickets from the box office by calling 0844 412 4657 or by visiting the official website .

You can find out more about The Silver Line by visiting The Silver Line Website

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