Welcome to an Evening of Jazz and Cabaret 2020
After much consideration, I have decided to cancel this year’s fundraising show on 13 September.
I would like to thank all the wonderful artists who had agreed to perform and our sponsors Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers for their support.
We WILL return for the 18th show (and so will the suits) – the theatre is booked for Sunday 12 September 2021. See you there!
Last years lineup
A Message from Chris
Chris Bailey tragically lost his mum to breast cancer when he was just 13 years old. She was 35 at the time. Heartbreakingly, his sister was later diagnosed with breast cancer too. As she was preparing for surgery in 1998, Chris decided to do something to support her – and honour their mum – by hosting a small fundraising barbecue at her home.
They raised £800 at the barbecue and, spurred on to reach the magical £1,000 mark, they decided to follow it up with a charity ball. Since that day the fundraising events have continued in earnest and Chris has raised over £68,500 for Breast Cancer Now and £8,500 for Keeping Abreast
Maddy Bravery of Breast Cancer Now said “Thankfully, his sister is now in remission but Chris’ charity work continues. We’re so proud of them both.”
“Without Chris’ inspirational support, and the support of all our brilliant fundraisers, we wouldn’t be able to continue the vital research that we do here. Together we can hopefully create a world free from breast cancer.”
Chris says, “Each event is special and it gives me great joy when I forward the proceeds to Breast Cancer Now or Keeping Abreast. Each donation is in memory of a wonderful woman who passed away over 44 years ago.”
I am very grateful for the multitude of artists who have performed at the Norwich Playhouse each September since the first show in 2003. Many have returned again and again, always without receiving any fees – and to the right is the roll of honour!