Night At The Musicals Theme Announced For Midsummer Ball

Guests were treated to a sample of Night At The Musicals last week (Wednesday 8 February) at the launch event for the Midsummer Ball 2017.

Midsummer BallHeld at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel and sponsored by Skerritts, the annual charity Ball, which this year takes place on Saturday 24 June, is supporting the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People and Sussex-based charities Action Medical Research, Chailey Heritage Foundation, Chestnut Tree House and The Starr Trust, who jointly are all ‘Helping Young People in Sussex’.

Hosted by David Hill from the E3 Group, the Ball will be inspired by the razzamatazz and jazz of the theatre which will be incorporated into the much-loved ‘singing and dancing’ competition – a highlight of the night.

Six local personalities are brave enough to take on the challenge to perfect a Musical-style song and dance all in the name of charity, choreographed by the E3 Group. They are;

Midsummer ball performersAntony Nelson representing Action Medical Research
Keris Lea for Chailey Heritage Foundation,
Marcella Whittingdale and Matt Turner on behalf of Chestnut Tree House
and finally Robin Cousins and Robb Starr for The Starr Trust.

The performers will be raising money for the four beneficiary charities who have come together for the common goal of ‘Helping Young People in Sussex’. The DM Thomas Foundation helps disadvantaged and vulnerable young people across the UK and are coordinating this annual event. The Midsummer Ball has raised over £43,000 last year to help the young people of Sussex and organisers are hoping to match this great feat.
Simon Sheehan, Director of the DM Thomas Foundation, says: “By all the charities working together we can help so many more vulnerable, sick and disabled young people in Sussex, and ensure that our guests have a fantastic evening. Be prepared for jazz-hands, high kicks and a lot of sequins – its going to be spectacular!”

Sascha Koehler, General Manager Hilton Brighton Metropole, added: “I love the Midsummer Ball and really look forward to hosting another exciting event. Thank you for all your support and good luck to our performers!”

Hosted by the team at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, guests will be treated to a sparkling drinks reception, three-course dinner with wine and after dinner entertainment, including the A Night At The Musicals competition, games, an auction and the infamous indoor dodgems.

Tables for the Midsummer Ball on Saturday 24 June are selling quickly. Tickets are £85 per person or a table of 10 is available for £795. To book yours, please contact Nicky Willard on 01273 775432, email or visit