Salon Varietes sur 16-04-26 (1)


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Ladies and Gentlemen, come and catch…… MANIA FEVER!……. at the SALON VARIETES!
This is at its most contagious from 22nd till 26th April! After the successful productions of MOVIE MANIA, MUSICAL MANIA and SHOWSTOPPERS, the fabulously talented “Mania” cast has another hit on their hands! Hold on to your seats as they take you on a magical, musical journey from London’s West End to Broadway!
This year’s sensation showcases 12 dynamic excerpts from the world of musical theatre.
The spectacular begins with ACROSS THE UNIVERSE which features the music from the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, fronted by Mat Pow. Favourites include: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I’m 64 and All You Need Is Love. You’ll be amazed at the high kicking Can-Can dancers in MOULIN ROUGE, the glamorous showgirls in COPACABANA and the comical strippers, featuring Laura Carter, in the Tony Award-winning GYPSY!
Cast members Mark Ramsey & Dee Loasby marvellously recreate Dick van Dyke & Julie Andrews in MARY POPPINS – it’s truly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Catrina Helsby brings talent & laughter as Sister Mary Clarence, together with the nuns in SISTER ACT and Alarna Love from the cast of the “Chambers of Secrets” show performs an incredible, magical illusion in the mysterious PIPPIN and then get your cowboy boots on as Jonathan Riddell features in the foot-stomping classic, FOOTLOOSE!

Oliver Leiva & Chloe Carron impeccably assume the roles of Joseph & the Narrator in the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Later they
are joined by the children from STAGECOACH THEATRE SCHOOL who also perform a rousing rendition of the smash hit, MATILDA. The musical, NEVER FORGET, is a fabulous show based on five guys who put together a Take That tribute act ….and MAMMA MIA! with the music from ABBA, will be sure to have you dancing in the aisles!

This vibrant production has been directed and choreographed by Alexandra Avery who is a professional international artist. Having trained in musical theatre at the Barbara Speake Stage School in London, she has performed extensively on both stage & screen. Alexandra has staged many productions, mainly for cruise liners and has choreographed many shows for the Salon Varietes theatre. She currently teaches at Stagecoach Theatre School & performs a One-Woman cabaret show here on the coast.

BOX OFFICE TEL: 952 47 45 42…open 11am – 2 30pm Mon – Sat and one hour before each performance.


Friends of the Theatre Association, now with 500 members! recently launched FOTA FUN group! This is aimed at encouraging young people to join. On Saturday a fun, highly enjoyable Treasure Hunt organised by Simon de la Mare and Kirsty Dennis attracted a big crowd of participants and despite the rain they all had a huge amount of fun.So….join FOTA if not already a member! With trips of all kinds and a monthly Lunch Club you make friends and enjoy yourselves…and support the theatre.

The FOTA desk at the Salon Varietes will be open on a Saturday 12 – 2pm as well as Mon, Wed, Fri. For further information ring Val Williams, tel 952 584 268.

Happy Theatre-Going!
Geoffrey Stansfield