An evening of music, sketches and fun

The Launton Players visit The Gatehouse
The Launton Players visit The Gatehouse

Members of the Launton Village Players recently visited the Gatehouse, an Oxford-based charity providing food, shelter and company to homeless and poorly housed people.

All profits from the Launton Village Players’ summer show will be donated to the charity.

There will also be a collection of non-perishable items for Bicester Food Bank on performance nights.

From Rags To Riches will be an evening of music, sketches and laughter, with performances at 7.30pm tonight and tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, in Launton Parish Hall.

The show features music spanning the decades, from the turn of the 20th century, the era of the Great Depression, some well-loved show tunes and a few ’80s classics to songs from recent years, including solos, duets, small group numbers and medleys.

These will be interspersed with a variety of dances, entertaining sketches, and a mixture of reflective and humorous poems.

Producers Nicky Roberts and Julia West said: “Right from the start, the cast have taken to the theme of rags to riches with enthusiasm and creativity.

“This has meant that the programme we have put together is jam-packed with variety and entertainment – one not to be missed.”

Tickets £8 from Launton Post Office.

Pictured are producer Nicky Roberts, Jackie Webber, Sarah Nixey, Gatehouse project director Katrina Horne, volunteer and fundraiser Jason Marc-Frater, producer Julia West and Tina Cherry.