Sunday Night At Success

Sunday Night At, a glorious theatrical spectacular at Theatre Royal Brighton raises almost £4,000 for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.

The stars (and sequins) shone brightly at Theatre Royal Brighton last Sunday (24 September) for a gala performance in celebration of Rockinghorse’s 50th birthday.

In the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Cllr. Dee Simson, the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Maureen Chowen, and our CEO Ryan Heal, a total of 35 performers, dancers and musicians wowed the audience with a glitzy production put together by Rob Reaks and David Bell, for Rebell Ltd.

Directed by Carole Todd with Musical Direction by Marc McBride – part of the creative team behind the new Cilla The Musical UK tour – a live 7-piece orchestra played West End, pop and Eurovision hits with the likes of X-Factor’s Sam Callahan, Nicki French, Allan Jay and West End leads Jon Moses and Jodie Jacobs.

Comedy was provided by Ceri Dupree, Jan Hunt, John Styles and Max Fulham, with magic from local magician and mind-reader, Mark Williams.

The show, sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group, Brighton and Hove Buses, Malmaison, The Best of Brighton and Hove, Reveries, Juice 107.2fm and Latest, was the brain-child of Brighton-based producer and creative director, Rob Reaks.

Rob said, “We wanted to create a performance that would showcase some top-class talent, in the wonderful setting of Theatre Royal Brighton with the best band, set, sound and lighting design possible. Judging from the feedback, I think we achieved our aim!”

Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse, Analiese Doctrove added that, “Events like this show help to raise our profile as well as raising much-needed funds for The Alex, The Trevor Mann Baby Unit and other Sussex-wide children’s health projects. We were thrilled to be the chosen beneficiary of such a memorable evening.”

So far, the producers have handed £3,697.60 in cash to the charity for its ‘Sussex Giving for Sussex Children’ appeal, with more money expected to be raised in the coming days.

As the official fundraising arm of the Alex, we raise funds to support the hospital, including the purchase of life-saving and cutting-edge equipment, as well as items necessary to every child’s treatment. This year we are celebrating Rockinghorse’s 50th anniversary, with the aim to raise £500,000 for our Sussex Giving for Sussex Children appeal. To find out more about the appeal, please click here.

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