We are excited to announce the special guest star for our Pull A Cracker: Christmas Comes Early show at the Brighton Dome on 8th December will be actress, singer and Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton.

Joanne Clifton is the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing champion and a world champion ballroom dancer. Joanne made her musical theatre debut in the role of Streetwalker in the UK premiere of the Irving Berlin musical Face the Music, for which she was nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award. She followed this up with a turn as Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jeane – the Musical and then tread the boards as Millie Dillmount in the number one UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she garnered rave reviews. She has just finished a year stint as Alex Owens in the No. 1 UK Tour of FLASHDANCE and is currently playing the role of Janet in the Rocky Horror Show No. 1 UK Tour.

Joanne Clifton said:

I love Brighton and only heard lovely things about the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus. I’m so excited to have been asked by the boys to join in the fun at their renowned Pull A Cracker extravaganza in the fabulous Brighton Dome on December 8th. I’m equally delighted that we will also be raising funds for the fantastic charity The Sussex Beacon, which does so much good work for people living with HIV.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Marc Yarrow and the guidance of Creative Director Quintin Young, the Chorus will pull all the stops to get our audience in the festive mood with an unforgettable evening of laughter and song, infused with sparkly spirit and packed full of seasonal favourites like Silent Night, Christmas (Baby Come Home), I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, O Holy Night and special highlights from The Greatest Showman, Leona Lewis, Tina Turner and George Michael, to name just a few.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus chairman Vaughan Leyshon said,

We are so excited to bring of our signature Christmas production back to the Brighton Dome. With a brilliant script and almost 30 songs, there will be something for everyone. All our songs are exclusively arranged for us and you won’t hear these versions anywhere else. We are always proud to support local charities and this year we have chosen The Unitarian’s Building Appeal Fund to restore their Grade 2 listed building, and The Sussex Beacon which provides specialist care and support for people living with HIV in Sussex and beyond.

Pull A Cracker: Christmas Comes Early with Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus will be at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall in Church Street for one night only on Saturday 8th December 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, £14, £19 and £24 from the Dome Box Office in Church Street, by calling 01273 709 709 and online at www.brightondome.org (fees apply).

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