A life in cabaret: Legends celebrates Brighton’s own legend Maisie Trollette

Besi Besemar April 21, 2019

Legends will host a very special event, A Life in Cabaret, on, Sunday, April 28 celebrating the 50 Year Golden Jubilee of the Grande Dame of cabaret David Raven, aka Maisie Trollette.

Photo: Hugo Michiels

MISS Jason, Jennie Castell, Lola Lasagne, JP Christian, Davina Sparkle, Jason Price, Krissie DuCann, and The WestEnders with Jae Alexander will be joined by many surprise guests including Jimmy Trollette, reuniting the original Trollettes for one day, to celebrate the support David Raven has given to Brighton & Hove’s LGBT+ communities and organisations, including the Sussex Beacon which over the years David has personally helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for.

To get the fundraising off to a great start, owner of Legends Tony Chapman is making a personal gift of £2,500 to thank David for all his performances to audiences at Revenge and Legends over the last 25 years and all his fundraising for LGBT+ organisations not only in the city but all over the country.

Customers will be asked to dig deep and put money in the buckets which will be donated to the Sussex Beacon.

David said: “I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who has organised this fabulous day for me especially all the artists who are appearing. It is wonderful to be surrounded by lovely people not only on stage but also behind the scenes. It means so much to me.”

The entertainment kicks off at around 3.30pm and will continue late into the evening. All artists appearing are confirmed subject to availability

Lola Lasagne: 3:45 – 4:15pm
Davina Sparkle: 4:15-4:45pm
Miss Jason: 4:45-5:15pm

BREAK 6:00-6:25pm

J.P. Christian: 6:25-6:50pm
Krissie Ducann: 6:50-7:15pm
Peter Stanford: 7:15-7:45pm
WestEnders: (Jae Alexander and co) 7.45pm

BREAK 8:00-8:25pm

Jason Prince: 8:25-8:50pm
Pooh la May: 8:50-9:15pm
Dave Lynn: 9:15-10:00pm

Maisie and Jimmy Trollette Maisie will appear throughout the day with special surprise guests, singing and sharing stories. There will also be one or two other ‘surprise’ moments.

Event: Maisie Trollette celebrates A Life in Cabaret

Where: Legends, 31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton

When: Sunday, April 28

Time: From 3.30pm

Cost: Entry free please make donations for Sussex Beacon into buckets and shakers on the day.