No business like Rolls Royce showbusiness!

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THERE’S no business like showbusiness — and when it comes to putting on a production that will appeal to the whole family, you can guarantee that the Hucknall-based Rolls-Royce Musical Theatre Company will deliver in style.

Formed in 1989 and currently thriving with more than 40 members, the Rolls-Royce team owes much to Pauline Astill and Doreen Young, who are co-directing the latest offering, which is entitled ‘Putting On The Ritz’.

The colourful production will feature songs from show-stopping musicals such as ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Chicago’ and ‘Guys And Dolls’, as well as comic offerings and sketches and dazzling dance routines.

The company’s rising stars, including Lucy Randall and the Newbold sisters, Robyn and Amber, who are doing a take on Disney’s ‘Toy Story’, will be hoping to shine. And the very talented Lauren Newbold, a singer with a lovely voice, is one to keep your eye on when the show takes to the Lovelace Theatre at the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street, Hucknall on Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19.

Over the years, Rolls-Royce have raised thousands of pounds for charity. The latest cause to benefit from their efforts will be the family of two-year-old Nicholas Wardle.

Little Nicholas, of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, was born with cerebral palsy and his devoted parents, Beverley and Reid, are finding life very difficult.

Rolls stalwarts Brian Whitelocks and Joy Jones, speaking on behalf of the group, said: “We like to support good causes. Our theatre group are determined to raise as much in funding as we can to help Nicholas’s cause.”

OUR PHOTO shows cast members, led by Pauline Astill (front left), at rehearsals. (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).