Under Ground prepares for Botties-style festive fun

Botticellis at Under Ground Theatre
Botticellis at Under Ground Theatre

Stand by to get in the mood for Christmas – with a wonderful morning of free entertainment at the Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre from Brighton’s fabulous female acapella trio, the Botticellis.

It’s this Saturday (December 1), when they’ll be onstage at the theatre’s weekly coffee-morning, from 10am until noon.

The Botticellis’ own website gives a flavour of the humour that permeates their performances. Founder-member Lynn Daly is described as “Head girl, partial to parties; has shares in Cadbury’s.”

Joey Clark is seen as “The class comic. Often seen cycling along the seafront and eating cake, sometimes at the same time.”

Gill Stephenson is “The one at the back of the classroom doodling on her desk. Fiery feminist who goes all fluffy over cats.”

Among recent successes: they were a huge hit at this year’s Brighton Festival with a human jukebox, “The Girlitzer” (“Pop in a coin, choose a song, and up pop the Botties, to sing it live.”)

The Botties’ only previous appearance at the UGT included stunning arrangements of songs from “Chains” to “I Will”, from “I Love It When You Call” to “Don’t Fence Me In”, all demonstrating their unique voluptuously velvet vocal harmony sound.