Once again, musical theatre’s leading lady Ruthie Henshall is performing to raise money for Suffolk’s unpaid family carers and young carers.
‘A Musical Evening With Ruthie Henshall’ is on at The New Wolsey Theatre on Sunday 15th July 2012 at 7.45pm.
With 25 years at the top, this is a rare opportunity for you to not only hear Ruthie’s distinctive, inviting voice but to capture a glimpse behind the music at her extraordinary life and career. With songs from the West End and Broadway, enjoy an evening of personal anecdotes, desert island discs, modern favourites and of course Ruthie’s greatest hits.
All proceeds raised will go to Suffolk Family Carers www.suffolkfamilycarers.org
Ruthie has been Patron at Suffolk Family Carers for three years and she says the work that they do is incredible. She says that family carers are unsung heroes and she is particularly concerned for Suffolk’s young carers who are often asked to do things far beyond their years and who feel very alone in their caring world.
This summer Ruthie is setting up a performance academy for young carers where they can explore their talent, meet other young carers and have some fun. She says, “My vision is premises, a place that they can come to train and learn, perhaps a recording studio so that even if they don’t want to sing they can learn to be technicians. It’s about giving a chance to someone who might not otherwise be able to do this.”
Ruthie hopes to have one young carer, Lily Ayers, on stage with her at the Wolsey. Lily cares for her mum and has an amazing voice. Ruthie likens her to Adele.
Suffolk Family Carers Chief Executive Jacqui Martin says, “We are delighted that Ruthie is continuing to support our charity in these difficult times. I urge everyone to buy tickets for the show. I am sure it will be a sell-out very quickly.”
To book ticket to see ‘A Musical Evening With Ruthie Henshall’ you can contact the Box Office on 01473 296900, tickets cost £8.50.