SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2010
SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2010
A star-studded spectacular featuring the cream of North East talent performing music and comedy in memory of Sammy Johnson to raise funds for the next generation of performers.
Featuring: Tim Healy, Denise Welch, Mark Knopfler, Kevin Whately, Christopher Fairbank, Timothy Spall, Alan Shearer, Brendan Healy, Billy Mitchell, Julia Tobin, Angela Lonsdale, Kathryn Tickell and many more.....
It's ten years since the first Sunday for Sammy show was staged at Newcastle City Hall to celebrate the life of Geordie actor Sammy Johnson following his sudden death in 1998. Since then the bi-annual show has gained legendary status and the cast list has featured the cream of North East stage, screen and musical talent. The 2010 show featured on this DVD thrilled the sell-out audience once again and surpassed all previous productions.
Sunday for Sammy regulars Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Christopher Fairbank, Brendan Healy and Billy Mitchell were joined by Julia Tobin (Neville's Brenda) and Corrie's Kevin Kennedy in a spectacular show jam packed with comedy and music. Timothy Spall was beamed in to join his Auf Wiedersehen Pet pals in a rollicking sketch set in Colditz Castle and Alan Shearer was on hand to give surprise guest star Mark Knopfler some advice on his music. Denise Welch was joined by Andrea McLean, Gaynor Faye, Pam Royle and Angie Lonsdale in a hilarious episode of 'Slack Lasses' and Kathryn Tickell added some authentic Northumbrian Music to the heady mix.
Also featured in the show were some of the young artistes who have benefitted from the Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund. Emily Hoile, Hayley McKay, Louise Henderson and Ruth Jenkins stunned the audience with their performances and graphically illustrated how well the Sunday for Sammy funds are invested in the stars of the future.
As usual the demand for tickets was huge and only 4,000 lucky people saw the show live. Now you can experience the magic that is Sunday for Sammy 2010 on a DVD that features over two and a half hours of fantastic entertainment from the North East's superstars of the present and the future.
75% of proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to the Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund.
Running time 2 hours, 40 mins