Turkey and tinsel atmosphere

An afternoon of festive sparkle with The Sound Of Music’s soprano is the promise in a show recreating the turkey and tinsel atmosphere of an early Christmas at Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre on November 16.

Expect a grand sing-along finale from the team behind the hit matinee show We’ll Meet Again who have now turned their thoughts to all things festive for A Very Merry Christmas Music Hall.

Embracing the spirit of Christmas, Marilyn Hill Smith, who has just finished a year on the road with the touring version of The Sound of Music as Mother Abbess, will lead the audience, cast and live band in carols and performances of favourites made famous by stars including Johnny Mathis and Judy Garland.

Marilyn is also known for her appearances on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, on which she has performed over 100 times.

Her opera credits include various principal roles with English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Royal Opera (both at Covent Garden and in Los Angeles), Canadian Opera in Toronto, Lyric Opera of Singapore, Penang Festival Opera, New Sadlers Wells Opera and Carl Rosa Opera Company.

Further credits include Cunegonde in Jonathan Miller’s production of Candide (Scottish Opera and Old Vic); guest appearances with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company (UK tour and Los Angeles); works by Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau and Bach for the English Bach Festival; BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall; many major European Festivals, including Aldeburgh, Camden, Belfast, Paris, Cologne Granada and Rome; recitals in Zimbabwe and Brazil; numerous pantomimes taking the roles of Fairy Godmother and the Wicked Queen; regular appearances in music hall, including one of the last televised Good Old Days (Leeds City Varieties) and P & O Classical Music Cruises.

TV impressionist Adam Daye from Who Do You Do? hosts the show which also includes Tony Leyton remembering the hits of Bing Crosby, musical duo Andante playing a selection of Celtic instruments and pieces and Tom Rolfe performing his juggling display.

Adam’s other television credits include Rising Stars, Opportunity Knocks, Starburst and the Krypton Factor. He has toured in clubs and variety theatres with performers including Ken Dodd, Bob Monkhouse, Victoria Wood, Larry Grayson and Frankie Howerd.

Tickets on 01903 206206 or www.worthingtheatres.co.uk.