For £25 guests will be greeted at Franco's Terrace Bar & Restaurant with a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival along with a two-course Italian meal followed by coffee and mints, in the resplendent surroundings of Franco’s - with its chandeliers, candlelit tables, Italian baroque furniture, and Swarovski crystal studded seating - guests will also be treated to an afternoon of entertainment, compèred by the North East’s very own Steve Walls, an entertainer who has made a huge impact in his native region.
The stars of Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story will also be attending and guests will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with Sarah Jane Buckley (Hollyoaks) who leads the cast as Eva Cassidy, Maureen Nolan (The Naked Truth, Blood Brothers and The Nolans) who takes on the role of Barbara Cassidy, Strictly Come Dancing sensation Brian Fortuna, who will be making his eagerly-anticipated acting debut as Danny Cassidy and other members of the company. Sarah Jane Buckley will also give an exclusive live performance of some of Eva Cassidy’s best-loved numbers.
A charity raffle will also be drawn and guests will have the chance to win prizes from a selection of luxury goods which have kindly been donated by a number of companies.
As if all that were not enough, the VIP Charity Lunch price also includes a ticket to see that evening’s performance of Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story at The Playhouse, Whitley Bay, at 7.30pm.
A donation of £5 from each ticket will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
For further information or to reserve a place (All tickets must be purchased in advance, as there will be no provision to purchase on the door), please contact Steve Burbridge, Press & Marketing Officer for Theatre Productions Ltd on 07986 142 281 or e-mail [email protected]