MATTHEW KELLY BRINGS BACK STARS IN THEIR EYES FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
Matthew Kelly is set to bring 90s favourite Stars in their Eyes back to Manchester as part of a one-off event. The veteran presenter and actor will host a special version of the much-loved show on Saturday 2 June at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).
Held in aid of Manchester-based Prevent Breast Cancer, Stars in their Eyes: The Live Revival will feature performances from some of the series’ most well-known contestants, including its first winner, Shirley Bassey impersonator Maxine Barry, and George Michael sound-a-like Robert Lamberti.
It will also be an opportunity to showcase fresh talent, with auditions having taken place to welcome the next generation on stage.
Suzanna Dhawan, event manager at Prevent Breast Cancer, said: “We are incredibly excited to finally be able to announce this event – it’s been in the making for a while and it’s shaping up to be an amazing night. Stars in their Eyes is real national treasure and was a Saturday night staple in many a living room up and down the country, so to recreate it for one night only – with Matthew Kelly himself – is just fantastic. As a Manchester charity, we’re extremely proud to fly the city’s flag and bring the show back home, sparking nostalgia and, hopefully, raise awareness of our cause.”
As part of the show, the charity has enlisted the support of some of the crew who worked on the original series, including experts in sound, lighting and hair and makeup, as well as the stage director.
Suzanna added: “We are quite literally recreating the entire show as we’ve managed to secure the help of those who worked on the ITV show. The enthusiasm they have for the programme is infectious, with them all agreeing that it truly was like one big family and they can’t wait to be reunited with one another. We’re now on official countdown and are calling on Manchester to get behind us and show their support – we’re looking forward to hearing people say those famous words: ‘Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be…’.”
Based at the Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, Prevent Breast Cancer carries out vital research into four key areas: gene research, early detection and screening, preventative drugs and diet and lifestyle.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/stars-in-their-eyes/
Author : Emily Fitzgibbons
Editor at The Glossy Magazine | Journalist & Office Manager at Salutions Limited