Eastbourne's favourite ventriloquist, Steve Hewlett, has got a one-night-only performance at the Devonshire Park Theatre at the end of September. It seemed as though the whole town was supporting him as he got to the final of Britain's Got Talent recently. David Walliams praised his witty scripts and even Simon Cowell was moved to describe his act as 'very funny'. I also spotted him on the BBC4 Ben Miller programme about Tony Hancock. Steve's 'friend', Archie, used to work with Hancock!
Now Steve and his foam friends will be hosting a Night Of Variety in aid of transplant aftercare charity, Look Beyond The Heart of which he is the Vice Chairman. Expect lots of laughs throughout the Night and we are promised Very Special Guests too. I found out through Facebook that one of the guests will be Adele tribute Helen Ward-Jackson.
Devonshire Park Theatre, Fri 27th Sep, 19:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Office.