Rotary to put on variety show

Pictured are, from left, James Hutcheson, Iain Grimmond and Ian Lamb.
Pictured are, from left, James Hutcheson, Iain Grimmond and Ian Lamb.

Arbroath Rotary Club are to stage another night showcasing the wealth of talent in Arbroath two years after their sell-out Variety Show.

The 2014 show, which was held at Arbroath’s Webster Theatre, was a key fund raiser.

The town’s Rotary Club, working in partnership with several other agencies, successfully installed and commissioned six life-saving Emergency Defibrillators in Arbroath and Friockheim with the money raised.

Club President David Miller gave an update on this year’s show: “Our next show will take place on Friday, March 4, again at the Webster Theatre with the show starting at 7.30pm.

‘‘Tickets are now on sale at the Webster Booking Office.

“This year the money will be split equally between local charities in the town and Ward 32 at Ninewells Hospital Cancer Care unit.

“As in all walks of life, some members of our club have been affected by cancer.

“Past president, Jim Ratcliffe, who sadly died this month, and other members have all received treatment and care in Ward 32, while cancer sufferers from throughout our own and many other communities benefit from the best possible care there.

“Our club feels a facility like Ward 32 with its dedicated staff of surgeons, doctors and nurses deserves all the support we can offer.”

The show’s cast will include people from a variety of groups in the town.

David continued: “This year’s show will feature a terrific programme from a cast list including Arbroath Musical Society, Limelight, Arbroath Academy, The Swizzle Sisters, Slipway and a few more surprises.”

“James Hutcheson, Arbroath’s popular entertainer, has again taken on the role of show director, and will be ably assisted by the Club’s own Ian Lamb and Iain Grimmond; so we once more have an experienced production team to bring together another terrific show.

“Our last show was a sell-out and we are sure that this year’s event will be another great night. We are hoping that Arbroath’s townspeople will support their local Rotary Club and book their tickets now.”

Tickets can be purchased in person at Webster’s Box Office, or made over the telephone by phoning Webster’s Box Office 01241 435800.