Variety show organisers and ukulele players Polly Dixon and Ann Rowland

Ukulele players, singers and other performers will feature in a variety show to help banish those post-Christmas blues in Lichfield this month.

Variety show organisers and ukulele players Polly Dixon and Ann Rowland

With comedy monologues, songs, musical turns and audience participation, plus a supper, the evening promises a warm welcome on a cold winter’s night.

Organised by a former chairman of Lichfield Mysteries, Polly Dixon, and assisted by Ann Rowland, producer of Just Us, a Whittington-based charity fundraising group, and other friends, the event will raise funds for a community organisation in Cambodia which aims to aid young people to develop though the arts.

Man and wife team Anthony and Laura Evans, from Lichfield, are currently working with Epic Arts in Cambodia. Anthony was the music director for the last Mysteries and Laura the choreographer.

Polly, who aims to visit Cambodia after the concert, said: “We thought we’d like to help Anthony and Laura with their voluntary work with this very worthwhile community-based education project for young people with disabilities. So we’ve got together some friends to help arrange and perform in what we hope will be an evening of fun for everyone.”

The ukulele players are from Joanna Stevenson’s Go Ukulele Crazy groups who meet around the county.

The event is on January 25 at Holy Cross Hall, Chapel Lane, Lichfield. Doors open at 7pm and there is a licensed bar and raffle with quality prizes. Tickets are £10 including supper, from Polly Dixon on 01543 258512 or