Karen, founder of MamaSing and member of MamaSing Budleigh, was absolutely thrilled to be singing at the Royal Variety Show 2016 as part of the choir accompanying Gary Barlow and the cast of his/Tim Firths new musical “The Girls”, based on the original calendar girls story.
Karen and all the girls choir sang “Dare” as they held their sunflowers aloft for Prince Charles and Camilla. There was a day of rehearsals at the Hammersmith Apollo, led by musical directors Bob Howe and Hannah Brine, and Creative Director Kim Gavin, followed by the dress rehearsal and performance. The girls got to watch some of the other acts during rehearsal – highlights of which include musical heroes Barry Gibb, Sting and Amber Riley and of course we had a treat with a naked David Walliams joining us on stage! It was a tremendous experience, and the show will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 13th December 2016.