Approved by ATG's PR & Communications Officer, David Bradbury
We are pleased to announce that the carefree, cheerful and uniquely British, The Magnificent Music Hall Matinee is once again back by popular demand at New Wimbledon Theatre on 15 January 2014.
This year’s cast includes ‘the one and only’ Bobby Crush (Opportunity Knocks, The Rocky Horror Show, Chicago) who will be brilliantly tinkling the ivories, as well as the fantastic ventriloquist, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Hewlett with his comedy partner, Arthur Lager.
Bobby first became known nationwide after six winning appearances on TV's Opportunity Knocks!, receiving along the way the Variety Club of Great Britain's award for "Best New Artist of 1972". His West End successes include three seasons at the London Palladium co-starring alongside Jack Jones, Vic Damone and Julie Andrews; a year with Max Bygraves in SwingalongaMax at the Victoria Palace and an appearance in The Royal Variety Performance before the Queen Mother. He has also appeared in the musicals The Rocky Horror Show and Chicago at top theatres around the United Kingdom. Few entertainers can claim to have had as varied a career as Bobby!
Steve Hewlett has been doing his act for 15 years and was recently chosen as the Wild Card in the final of Britain’s Got Talent. His unique comedy style and outstanding ventriloquist skill has led him to perform at such prestigious venues as The Magic Circle Theatre, Leeds City Varieties and the London Palladium. Last year Steve also had the chance to support the hugely talented Brian Conley on his UK Theatre Tour.
So step back in time to the 1890s, the heyday of Music Hall, and relive those golden days with a production full of song, dance, magic and laughter. Magnificent Music Hall Matinee will summon up yet again the high spirits of rich entertainment.
The X Factor and Strictly come dancing have the megawattage, no doubt, but the older generation has the guile'