PORTSMOUTH residents are in for a treat next month when talented University of Portsmouth students stage their own version of the Royal Variety Performance at the Kings Theatre.
The Not So Royal Variety Show, hosted by the university’s Brightsparks Entrepreneurial Society, will feature a dazzling array of performers including Portsmouth’s poet laureate Keli Anne B, professional magician Chris Whitelock, singer Rosie Carr and the University of Portsmouth Dance Club.
Kelly Bianchi, 21, whose stage name is Keli Anne B, said: ‘I’ll be doing some performance poetry which has a lot of rude words and jokes in it, so it should keep the over-16 audience entertained!’
Oliver Laurenson-Goie, 22, operations director of Brightsparks, said he was grateful to several local companies who helped raise £2,000 to put on the show.
He said: ‘This is our chance to showcase all the amazing talent at our university. I hope this will be the first of many.’
The show on Tuesday, April 5, starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7, and £5 for students. To book call the box office on 023 9282 8282.