It’s old-fashioned variety show time with Bill Maynard from Heartbeat

Bill maynard
Bill maynard

A GOOD old-fashioned variety show is coming to Lutterworth College Theatre later this month.

Host for the charity evening will be actor Bill Maynard, who played Greengrass in Heartbeat. He will be joined by singer Tammy Jones, comedian Ronnie Hayward, ‘Mr Entertainer’ Mike Pannell, the Carrie Bianco Dancers and West End star Nathan Dowling. Proceeds from the evening’s raffle will be going towards the air ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Headline act Tammy Jones reached number five in the UK singles chart in the 1970s with her song Let Me Try Again. She went on to become a top rated cabaret artiste, performing ballads such as No Regrets, My Way and The Day That the Rains Came Down.

She was voice trained for opera at the Guildhall School of Music, London. In 1975, Jones was the best selling UK female artist of the year based on her international record sales.

West End star and professional singer Nathan Dowling performs all over the country at weddings, corporate events and other functions.

He trained as a professional singer at Mountview Academy London and has also appeared in numerous productions around the country including in the West End, where he received an Olivier Award for best supporting performer in a musical.

Comedian Ronnie Hayward is also renowned across the UK after having appeared on numerous television shows and performing in front of the royal family. He also spends much time working abroad, entertaining the British armed forces and performing on cruise ships.

The Keeping Variety Live show takes place at Lutterworth College Theatre on Sunday September 18 at 7pm. For more information, please call (01788) 561122. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Hunts bookshop.