Showcase showcase their talents for MacMillan

Sep 27 2011 | By More

21st annual Showcase benefits cancer charity’s centenary

By Thom Dibdin

Showcase, the Edinburgh amateur musical company, performs its 21st annual show at the Church Hill Theatre this week, with a the suitably titled Movin’ On Up.

Since the company’s first show at the Church Hill in 1991, it has performed its trademark showstoppers and chart toppers to the benefit of the MacMillan Cancer Support charity, raising over £200,000 in that time.

Born To Be Wild – A scene from Showcase 2010.

This year a singing cast of over 50, accompanied by a 14-strong live band, will pay tribute to The Pet Shop Boys, Tom Jones and U2. The eclectic mix of hits will also feature a diversity of artists including Adele, Leona Lewis, Take That and Cher.

Director Andy Johnston explains the evening will comprise of a medley of musical hits for all tastes: “Ultimately though, all the money Showcase raises goes to a worthwhile cause. All of us involved in Showcase are lucky we can use our hobby not only to entertain, but also to genuinely make a difference to people’s lives.”

The company was started by John Wright and Bobby Harvey in 1985 to raise money for charity using the musical skills and talents of some of the best non-professional performers in Edinburgh and the surrounding area. The aim is to produce a highly entertaining and professional show incorporating a wide variety of musical styles.

Movin’ On Up runs at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday 1 October.
Performances start at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets priced £12 (£8 matinee) are available from the ticket hotline on 07768 319663 or the company website


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