A local Winchester-based band, Hot Rabbit have been playing together for 15 years with a repertoire of music from the 60s to present day. The idea of a fundraiser came through Chesil Theatre member and lead vocalist Marcus Whitfield, who last appeared on the stage in the October production of God of Carnage. The huge range of Beatles songs provided a perfect entertainment with the capacity audience joining in singing and dancing. The group also welcomed guest musicians Lizzie Whitfield on cello and Daniel Ruiz on trumpet with other Chesil members adding vocals and percussion to other numbers.
The evening raised around £1,000 towards the appeal providing for a new annexe to the medieval building which for over 50 years has offered the City a unique studio-style performance space.