Numerous acts star in big show

The Guildhall Theatre 20th Year anniversary. (Back)L\R; Richard Baker, Brian Hickingbotham, John Harris, Martin Olley. (Middle)L\R; Adam Bishop, Barbara Hurst, John Wood. (Front)L\R; Polly Lewis, Douglas Gorin. 654B

The Guildhall Theatre 20th Year anniversary. (Back)L\R; Richard Baker, Brian Hickingbotham, John Harris, Martin Olley. (Middle)L\R; Adam Bishop, Barbara Hurst, John Wood. (Front)L\R; Polly Lewis, Douglas Gorin. 654B

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THE Guildhall will proudly present ‘That’s Entertainment’ on September 8-10, a show set to leave you wanting more as it celebrates 20 glorious years of the Guildhall Arts Centre.

Twenty years ago, the Guildhall opened its doors for the first time to host a show written and directed by Douglos Gourin.

The show was called ‘Hello Grantham’ and followed the own through the ages. ‘Thats Entertaintment’ is taking the show one step further to give you a taster of the Guildhall Arts Centre through the ages, beginning with the shows from 1990s right up until the late 2000s.

Some of the acts included are the St Peter’s Hill Players, Grantham Singers, Drama ’93, Harrowby Singers, Gang Show, Grantham Writers, Grantham Operatic Society, Grantham Dramatic Society, Star Academy, Grantham School of Dance and local dance hero Paul Chantry.

Douglas, who directed and produced the annual pantomime at the Guildhall until recently, said: “There’s a little bit of everything.”

He has had plenty of experience in the business overall, having been in 38 pantomimes and performed in London’s West End in shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar.

Other volunteers on the committee for the show include Mel Sinnott, who is co-ordinating the whole project, Brian Hickingbotham who has been an old friend of the arts centre and has a background in acting, and John Harris who is in charge of set design – not an easy task as there are at least 16 acts performing.

‘That’s Entertainment’ is an evening to celebrate all the Guildhall is – past and present – and where it is heading.

Full of the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, organisers promise you will not be disappointed.

The show promises to be one to remember, and with plenty of surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased by contacting the Guildhall box office on 01476 406158 or by visiting www.guildhallartscentre.com