To celebrate a years’ worth of charity fundraisers honouring a star Exeter Chief player’s Testimonial Year, we rallied together local performers and West End stars to reimagine the hit film, The Greatest Showman. Those in the sporting world know just how important a Testimonial Year is for the players and the worthy causes who benefit from the many charitable efforts. From quiz nights to golf tournaments to workshops, there are many highlights but the pinnacle of the Testimonial Year has to be the gala dinner, which is where our spectacular circus package stole the show.
The theme of the evening had to be The Greatest Showman, as the film’s soundtrack ‘The Greatest Show’ was actually the Exeter Chiefs’ pitch ‘walk-on’ tune! We kicked-off the evening with an opening show followed by entertainment in-between dinner courses, a grand finale and a live band. Our In-House Production team cast an ensemble of nine professionals including two child performers from local primary schools (associated with the chosen charities) a professional Tenor and a West End artist to portray the roles of key characters and perform three of the best Greatest Showman songs.
This fantastic circus-themed, immersive evening was an exciting way to commend the Testimonial Year and charitable contributions and it serves as a great example of how our In-House Production team can cast and costume talented local artists for special occasions.