Fundraising Event at All Saints Church

joyce grenfell

Joyce Grenfell

The Inner Wheel Club of Llandaff have organized a fundraising event at All Saints Church in Rhiwbina on Saturday 9th March, 7.30pm.

West End actress Rowena Petty will be performing ‘Stately as a Galleon’, her show of Joyce Grenfell’s best sketches and songs with musical accompaniment by Sue Howley.

Tickets are £12 and include a glass of wine or a soft drink during the interval.  Proceeds to The Alzheimer’s Society and other Inner Wheel charities.

 

 

Press release for ‘Stately as a Galleon’

All Saints Church, Rhiwbina
Saturday 9th March 7.30pm
On Saturday 9thMarch Rowena Petty will be performing ‘Stately as a Galleon’, her show of Joyce Grenfell’s best sketches and songs with musical accompaniment by Sue Howley, at All Saints Church, Rhiwbina.
Rowena has played roles in theatre as diverse as Maria in ‘Twelfth Night’, the Wicked Witch of the West in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Miss Cooper in ‘Separate Tables’ directed by Peter Hall, and the title role in ‘Shirley Valentine’, both of these last two in London.
Her T.V. work includes a dancing evangelist in Dennis Potter’s ‘The Singing Detective’, and a bat scientist working at Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire with Robert Hardy for a series entitled ‘Castle Ghosts of Wales’!
Sue Howley is widely known as a singer, organist and composer, and has worked with members of English and Welsh National Opera, and the theatre company Operaplayhouse.  Her music for Artistic Licence theatre company’s production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was premiered last July, and Sue is currently working on settings of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Rowena says that she has long been an admirer of Joyce Grenfell’s work, and is keen to introduce it to a new generation, as well as to keep her memory alive for the many who remember the tremendous enjoyment she gave.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available at £12.00, to include a glass of wine or a soft drink during the interval, from Shirley Thomas 029 2051 2740 or email: mansel.theshieling@gmail.com or Sonia Warrell 029 2056 2531 email:soniawarrell@aol.com