On the evening of June 27th, 2023, The Epsom Playhouse opened its doors to The Epsom and Ewell Showcase, brought together by the Epsom Rotary Club. This evening had it all, proving that our community is bursting with extraordinary talent and bringing everyone together to fundraise for local charities.
The evening began with a young Epsom saxophonist whose melodic tunes transported the audience to another realm. She was followed by Kasumi Brooker, whose soprano voice soared through the auditorium gracefully. Then came Ambition School of Dance, showcasing their remarkable choreography and flawless execution. Cam Brown lightened the mood with his humorous songs, and the Bharathakalalayam South Indian Dance Troupe transported the audience to the vibrant and rich world of Indian classical dance and legend. Leatherhead Link‘s inspirational and emotional performance closed the first half with the audience in complete harmony with the choir. In the second half, Protègèm brought us the 70s vibes and danced to Abba’s hits, the Girlguiding Epsom sang campfire favourites, and the Epsom Silver Band’s Brass Quintet perfectly played well-known versions of classic songs.
The presence of the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell Cllr Robert Geleit and the Mayoress added a touch of prestige to the event. Their support and appreciation for local talent underscored the importance of nurturing and celebrating our community’s creative spirit.
None of this would have been possible without the support of generous sponsors: Honey & Bamboo, a zero-waste shop from Ewell Village, Alexandra Park’s Park View Cafe, Rotary South D1145, a kind anonymous donor and the fantastic people at the Playhouse who helped with everything.
Epsom Rotary is active in the community with a wonderful allotment project delivering food to The Pantry in South Street and working in conjunction with the Epsom and Ewell Royal British Legion to look after our veterans, amongst many other activities. If you would like to join Rotary or become a Friend of Rotary and volunteer to help your community as well, then don’t hesitate to fill out the form:
You can find out more about Rotary here: https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=874
Reporter Romana Sustar is a multilingual freelance journalist, University Language Tutor, marketer and owner of Epsom Digital Ltd., a local digital marketing agency.