WIN double VIP tickets to see Ruthie Henshall and Tim Howar in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 17:54 22 January 2015 | UPDATED: 17:55 22 January 2015

Suffolk-based West End star Ruthie Henshall who is starring in Billy Elliott: The Musical

Suffolk-based West End star Ruthie Henshall who is starring in Billy Elliott: The Musical


Next Friday, January 30 is the date for Head West, a gala charity fundraising concert with Ruthie Henshall and Tim Howar at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich.

Ruthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliott: The MusicalRuthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliott: The Musical

And we have four VIP tickets (two doubles) to give away to Suffolk Magazine readers – best seats, a glass of wine, concert programme, and an opportunity to meet Ruthie and Tim afterwards.

West End legend Ruthie Henshall and acclaimed rock vocalist Tim Howar (Mike and the Mechanics) will perform personally selected favourites from their West End and Broadway careers, for this exclusive evening of musical hits in the intimate surroundings of St Joseph College’s chapel.

Ruthie’s multi award winning career has seen her on stage in some of the most popular musicals including Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy for You, She Loves Me, Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Les Miserables and Chicago. Ruthie is currently starring as Mrs Wilkinson in the London production of Billy Elliot.

Tim joined the newly reformed Mike and the Mechanics in 2011, and is co-fronting the supergroup with Mike Rutherford and Andrew Roachford. His theatrical and musical endeavours have seen him star and play in every major theatre and city across Canada, the United States, Europe and the whole of the UK.

Tickets are £15, £20 or £30 for a VIP ticket including prime seating, a complimentary interval drink, and the opportunity to meet with Ruthie and Tim in person at our post concert reception.

The “Head West” show starts at 7.30pm. A bar and light refreshments will be available from 6.30pm and during the interval, during which there will also be a silent auction.

To win a double VIP ticket (two people) simply answer the following:

What is name of the London show Ruthie Henshall is currently appearing in?

A Oliver

B Miss Saigon

C Billy Elliot

Email your answer with your name, address, telephone number and/or email address to: putting Ruthie Henshall VIP night in the subject line

Closing date is midnight Tuesday, January 27.

Employees of Archant and St Joseph’s College, and their families, are not eligible to enter. Normal competition rules apply. For full terms and conditions go to

All proceeds from this exciting event go directly to the new association the college recently announced with the Osiligi Obaya School in Kenya. Dr Martin Hine, the St Joseph’s College Vice Principal and Head of Prep School has been instrumental in forming this international relationship. “The main purpose of the association is to create a mutually beneficial, wholesome partnership with this wonderful Maasai co-educational school, for their and our pupils, staff and community. We will be sending students and staff out to the village of Kisamis in Kenya next summer to assist with teaching English, sport, cooking, music, art, ICT and technology. A new venture will be established to run a holiday club for the four to 10-year-old girls and boys to learn more about recreation.”

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