New Theatre Royal Portsmouth are pleased to announce a new entertainment variety night Knees Up, with the first performance taking place on Friday 4 October, at Hilsea’s The Blue Lagoon.
Hosted by local Pompey artists, ‘The Fab Josh’ and ‘Aunty Rhys’ will take audiences on a journey through the best variety acts from Portsmouth and beyond, including local drag legend Cherry Liquor who brings big hair and an even bigger personality to the evening’s frivolities.
Knees Up has been created by Knees Up host and Portsmouth showman ‘The Fabulous Josh' I'm so excited to work with the New Theatre Royal on this project, this theatre was the first theatre I ever performed in so bringing some sequins and sass to its autumn programme is a full circle moment! The cherry on top is being at the Blue Lagoon at the iconic Hilsea Lido.
The show sits between Cilla Black and Kenneth Williams, offering a right old salute to TV classics and belly laugh britishness. We just want to have a good time with our audiences!”
The lineup for the inaugural Knees Up also includes Search for a Star finalist Stuart Jarvis singing the hits of Dusty Springfield, R’n’B and pop act Guilt Trippin, local nurse Sian Anderson with her enchanting opera talent and lip-syncing trio The Syncettes who will round off the evening in style.
All tickets £14. Book now at newtheatreroyal.com or call 023 9264 9000
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Entrants must be 18 or over and live within a PO postcode. Competition closed Friday 4th October at 8:30am. You can also enter via text. Text 'Express Knees Up' to 81400 with you name and email address. Text entries are charged at your standard network rate and you must have the bill payers permission before submitting your entry. Entries after the competition closing date won't count but may still be charged. Winners are selected at random will be contacted via telephone or email. Calls may be recorded and broadcast.