Absolute Cabaret have been sharing their talents and love for dance and song at care homes in the Sunderland area and beyond as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Absolute Cabaret gave performances at Sunderland Care and Support Headquarters in Leechmere, Farmborough Court Intermediate Care Centre in Sunderland and Ryton Towers Residential Home in Ryton. On Sunday they perform at St Joseph’s Little Sisters of the Poor in Benwell, Newcastle.
Songs and dance routines took music from throughout the Queen’s reign as well as going back further. Highlights included Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t sit under the Apple Tree, We’ll meet again, A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square, Let it be, Lambeth Walk, Skyfall and many more.
And of course the show ended with the National Anthem.
Ambassadors for Sunderland
The hugely talented Helen Wilson and Suzanne Richardson own and lead Absolute Cabaret with enthusiasm, positivity and love. They are a cabaret group which provides entertainment for events seasonal and themed nights.
The performers are fantastic ambassadors for their home city of Sunderland.
“It has been a real honour for Absolute Cabaret to be invited to perform as part of the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at these lovely venues. We’ve loved entertaining the residents, customers and staff and it’s been our pleasure to see them enjoy our show. We hope everyone has had a great time”
“As a company we are now a CIC (community interest company) and we would like to thank all our performers who do this as volunteers to help our vision of taking live entertainment to people who need it most – who maybe wouldn’t get to see live entertainment otherwise.”
The Absolute Cabaret performers
Singers: Samantha Johnson Zoe Buckthorpe Ronnie Hughes Joanne Hughes
Dancers: Hannah Cuthbertson Louise Bewick Jasmine Tyerman Melissa Gilmore Lucy Gilmore,
Singer, Samantha Johnson said:
“It has been lovely to be able to go and entertain people again as Covid has stopped us for so long. It’s great seeing the songs evoke memories for the people we are performing for. We’ve all had a lovely time”
You can visit Absolute Cabaret’s facebook group here.