40 days until the first performance of Hello, Dolly!

With now just 40 days until Pastiche Musical Theatre’s first performance of Hello, Dolly! – we thought we would tell you a little bit more about our chosen charity who will benefit from our production, the wonderful Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood.

Hello, Dolly is Pastiche’s 40th production and celebrates Pastiche’s 20th birthday. By wonderful coincidence, the Michael Sobell Hospice is celebrating it’s 40th birthday.

Our production will be raising funds for the Parent and Family Support team based at the hospice. This fundraising compliments the fundraising the hospice are doing whilst marking their 40th anniversary.

The patient and family support team helps with psychological and social difficulties, and is made up of a social work team manager, four part time palliative care counsellors, a creative therapies art leader and twelve bereavement counsellors.

Over the years, the hospice and it’s wonderful team of staff have helped thousands of families in the local area come to terms with the end of loved ones lives.

One such family is that of our Musical Director, Dan. In 2011, he and his family lost his Grandfather after a battle with cancer. As Dan says:

I am incredibly proud that our production of Hello, Dolly will be raising money for this amazing hospice to ensure that other families and loved ones receive the same care, compassion and support that my family received when we needed it most.

My Grandad went to Michael Sobell for the last few weeks of his life having been cared for at home. Understandably, this was a sad, distressing and difficult time for the whole family. It was extremely difficult for my grandmother and also for my father and aunts as we prepared to say goodbye to a much loved husband, father and grandfather.

The staff at the hospice were just sensational. During the last days of grandad’s life, they gave him the very best care to ensure that his passing was dignified, peaceful and most importantly, the way in which he wished it to eventually happen.

As well as supporting Grandad during his final days, the staff and the hospice were equally supportive of my family as they prepared to say goodbye to Grandad and immediately after we lost him. I know just how much my Dad valued their support and care and to this day remains so incredibly grateful to them for everything they did.

Losing a member of your family is one of the toughest things you ever face. The staff at Michael Sobell went above and beyond the call of duty to look after and support not just Grandad, but all of his family during this incredibly sad time in our lives.

Pastiche are thrilled to be raising money for such a worthy organisation. Tickets are on sale now for our production both at The Compass Theatre’s Box Office and through our own Box Office.

50 days until Hello, Dolly! opens

Today marks 50 days to go until our 20th birthday production of Hello, Dolly! opens at The Compass Theatre in Ickenham.

Both the Pastiche and Compass Box Offices are now open and tickets are starting to sell. To mark Pastiche’s 20th birthday we are for the first time offering a group rate on our tickets through the Pastiche Box Office – if you buy 10 or more full price seats for a single performance you will receive a £2 discount on each seat.

Don’t miss out on what looks like Pastiche’s most spectacular production yet!

Happy Birthday to original Hello Dolly star

Carol Channing as Dolly LeviAll at Pastiche Musical Theatre wish Carol Channing, the original star of Hello, Dolly! a very happy 96th birthday!

Channing originated the role of Dolly Levi in the original Broadway production back in 1964 and has since played the role thousands of times. Channing also appeared in Thoroughly Modern Millie, which Pastiche staged in 2014.

Tickets for Pastiche’s upcoming production of Hello, Dolly! are on sale now.

60 days to go until we say Hello, Dolly!

Today marks 60 days to go until our 20th birthday production of Hello, Dolly! opens at The Compass Theatre in Ickenham.

Both the Pastiche and Compass Box Offices are now open and tickets are starting to sell. To mark Pastiche’s 20th birthday we are for the first time offering a group rate on our tickets through the Pastiche Box Office – if you buy 10 or more full price seats for a single performance you will receive a £2 discount on each seat.

Don’t miss out on what looks like Pastiche’s most spectacular production yet!

Happy 20th Birthday Pastiche!

On this date in 1997, Pastiche Musical Theatre gave it’s very first public performance at The Compass Theatre when the first performance of The Boyfriend was staged.

Since then, Pastiche has gone from strength to strength and has raised over £50,000 for local and national charities and organisations.

We’re very proud to be entering our third decade and would like to thank our cast both past and present (some of which have performed with us for the whole of our twenty years), our stage crews past and present and our wonderful audiences who have supported us.

We’ll be celebrating our 20th birthday with our production of Hello Dolly which will be staged at The Compass Theatre between 29th March and 1st April.

Happy Birthday Pastiche!!

Pastiche Musical Theatre charity donation to Hillingdon Mind

img_0055A cheque for £536.85 was presented by Olivia Holburd, Director of Pastiche Musical Theatre to Christopher Geake, Director of Hillingdon Mind on Thursday 24th November 2016 at one of Hillingdon Mind’s peer support groups – the Creative Arts Group. The money was raised during the annual Pastiche Summer Concert ‘Musical Melodies’ held at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham in September 2016.

Christopher Geake was delighted with the huge donation raised by Pastiche and offered a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ from himself and all the staff and patrons of Hillingdon Mind in Uxbridge. The donation will be used for a new Young Persons’ initiative, which will involve mentoring and befriending young people from all over Hillingdon who need individual support and assistance for a range of mental health and emotional issues. The large sum raised means that the service will benefit many more young people who will be able to have the support they need to deal with personal issues and move forward with their lives.