Kaleidoscope Trust

Ha Ha Hackney

An evening of extravagant gay comedy

July 8, 2012, The Hackney Empire

The Kaleidoscope Trust is the charity partner for Ha Ha Hackney, a gay extravaganza of homo comedy where Britain's top LGBT comics pay tribute and celebrate over half a century of Gaiety. The show will highlight the issues that surround gay rights across the world – and celebrate the ground breaking comics who trail blazed the way for gay artists in the years when homosexuality was still illegal in the UK.

Hosted by Sandi Toksvig

A show paying tribute to stars such as John Inman, Danny La Rue, Kenneth Williams, Kenny Everett and Larry Grayson plus the best of the best right up to the present day. This show will have all the glitz, glamour and Gaiety our top gay comedians can offer. With footage from the BFI television and film archive, a fabulous Drag chorus line and show stopping numbers – this show will be a highlight of World Pride Month.

Artists include:
Simon Fanshawe
London Gay Men’s Chorus
Stephen K Amos
Nora Bone
Adele Anderson
London Gay Big Band
John Partridge ( EastEnders Christian)
H from Steps
Sharon D Clarke
The new 4 Poofs and a Piano
Ria Jones
Ceri Dupree as Danny La Rue
Malcolm Lord as John Inman
Bobby Crush as Liberace
Susan Calman
Plus a full Chorus line and house band
PLUS a Carry On section featuring tribute to Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey
Other special guests still to be announced

The ticket price for the Gala is £70. This includes a top price ticket, interval drink, post show party with members of the cast, programme, goodie bag containing merchandising, a £10 voucher to use when buying tickets for any of the other Ha Ha Hackney events and a special half price Friends Scheme offer.

It’s a great opportunity to enjoy Britain's top LGBT comics pay tribute and celebrate over half a century of homo humour whilst supporting those who live in countries where LGBT rights are threatened by prejudice, discrimination and the criminal law.

Venue / Ticket Information

Location: Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ
Time: Show:- 7.30pm / Reception:- 10pm
Date: Sunday 8th July 2012
Ticket Price: £70
Box Office: (0)20 8985 2424

Tickets available online from: www.hackneyempire.co.uk