Experience great music from the movies at Cabaret on the Common

Guy Dudeney and Jane Pemberton
Guy Dudeney and Jane Pemberton

Film enthusiasts have the chance to kick their post-Christmas blues in January, as some of the most spectacular show-stopping tunes will be filling Ditchling Village Hall on Friday 17 and Saturday 18.

Fans of toe-tapping music are invited to put on their posh frocks or DJs and come along to Cabaret on the Common.

From Burt Bacharach’s What the World Needs is Love to My Fair Lady’s I Could Have Danced All Night, Michel Legrande’s I Will Wait for You to Maria from West Side Story, the evening promises a wide array of music from the biggest and best-loved shows.

Staged by Guy Dudeney and Jane Pemberton, with music provided by the Simon Gray Band and dancers from Fame (led by Su Galleymore), the programme also includes the sounds of Irving Berlin, Jerry Herman and songs such as Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz, Mrs Robinson from The Graduate, Singing in the Rain and What the World Needs Now.

The cast includes swing singer Duncan Allen, young tenor Calum Jones, Guy Gudeney, Jane Pemberton, Ollie Wray, Maxime Dudeney, Susan Fleet, Rich Clements, Linda Jordan and Victoria Brewer.

Guests are encouraged to bring along their own drinks and canapés for a fun-filled evening.

It’s for a good cause too, as all funds raised will go to St Peter’s and St James Hospice in Wivelsfield.

Tickets cost £12.50 and doors open at 7pm, for the audience to be seated by 7.15pm.

To book your tickets please contact Jane Pemberton at janepem@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 01444 243163.