Special Events

The Love Gala

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Sun 25 Mar

at Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and My WiSH Charity (which supports West Suffolk Hospital) present a night of comedy, cabaret, readings and West End show routines, featuring acts performed by Sammy Kelly, Matthew Croke, Yvonne Howard, Alex Jennings, Frankie Dettori and Robert Glenister and…

Compèring this evening of fun and laughter and fresh from his last ever performance as a Dame, pantomime legend Christopher Biggins will be our master of ceremonies, hosting the evening as only he can! With his larger than life personality, the ‘King of The Jungle’ will preside over this fun-filled un-missable evening.

Also appearing will be our very own ‘Grand Dame’ Chris Clarkson (aka Winona Whittington) – we’ve persuaded him to come back for this very special evening, where you’ll be able to catch more of his magic on stage in marvellously entertaining musical and dance numbers.

We are also delighted to announce that Diana Quick has been added to the lineup! A Suffolk gal herself, Diana is best known for her pivotal role as the lovely Lady Julia Flyte in Brideshead Revisited.


Matthew Croke is a London-based actor, singer, dancer and musical theatre performer who has appeared in Wicked, Singin’ in the Rain, West Side Story, Chicago and Grease. He is currently performing in the London stage show of Aladdin.

Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori, MBE is an Italian horse racing jockey in the United Kingdom. Dettori has been Champion Jockey on three occasions and has ridden the winners of more than 500 Group races. His most celebrated achievement was riding all seven winners on British Champions’ Day at Ascot in 1996.

Hailed by the press as ‘one of the finest singing actresses this country has produced’, Stafford born Yvonne Howard’s acting and opera has taken her all over the world.

Alex Jennings is an English actor, who has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. A three-time Olivier Award winner, he won for Too Clever by Half, Peer Gynt, and My Fair Lady.

Robert Lewis Glenister is an English actor known for his roles as con man Ash “Three Socks” Morgan in the BBC TV series Hustle, Salateen in Doctor Who and Nicholas Blake in the BBC spy drama Spooks.

Sammy Kelly is an English actress and dancer. Her musical theatre credits include Funny Girl, High Society, Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mamma Mia. She is currently performing in the London stage show of Young Frankenstein.

This is a fundraising event to support Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (Registered Charity No. 242977) and My WiSH Charity (Registered Charity No. 1049223).

A limited number of tickets are available for the Post Show Reception to join the performers on stage after the show where you will also enjoy canapes, fizz, and musical accompaniment.

Booking Information

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