Introducing our three new patrons
We are absolutely delighted to introduce three new Patrons – Margaret Keys, Hilary O’Neil and Joe Pasquale. All three are household names but we wanted to share some details about them as we are so proud to have them as Patrons of Mane Chance!
Margaret Keys is a world acclaimed Soprano. She has performed in Ireland and the United Kingdom, North America and Australia. She has also participated in musical theatre productions in both London’s West End and on Broadway, and has worked with acclaimed stars, producers and directors, including Lord Lloyd Webber. Margaret performed for an audience of 35,000 at Rotorua Lakeside Concert. Her later performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin was viewed favourably by the critics and resulted in the signing by Universal Records. She released her first studio album, Legato, which debuted at number 14. Margaret has performed in the Royal Albert Hall and has toured with Alfie Boe, Russell Watson, Paul Potts, and the Welsh Fron Male Voice Choir. She sang during Pope Francis’ first state visit to America in September 2015 and made her debut at Carnegie Hall, New York, in December 2016.
Acclaimed entertainer Hilary O’Neil has become renowned for her laugh-out-loud comedy and her incredible impressions. Starting out as a dancer with Ken Dodd at the London Palladium, she quickly moved on to join close harmony group “Stutz Bear Cats”, before leaving to pursue a solo career. She has worked all over the world and with such household names as Hale & Pace, Jim Davidson, Brian Conley, Bobby Davro, Joe Longthorne, Richard Digance, Freddie Starr and Joe Pasquale. As well as the Palladium, her West End appearances have included “Acorn Antiques the Musical”, “Summer Holiday”, “Shout” and “Animal Crackers” at The Lyric and she has appeared many times on TV. Hilary is currently touring the country in the hilarious “Menopause the Musical” and as a local resident in Surrey, she can often be seen at the Sanctuary, visiting the team and the horses – and bringing cake!!
Joe Pasquale is a much loved, best selling comedian, actor and television presenter. He was crowned “King of the Jungle”, in the fourth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2004. No mean achievement! In January 2013, he became one of twelve celebrities participating in the eighth series of Dancing on Ice and is a mainstay of the British pantomime season where his shows are always sold out. He has also hosted the revived version of the game show The Price is Right. He is currently on tour in “Some mothers do have ‘em’ playing the starring role of Frank Spencer and he will be appearing alongside Alistair McGowan and comedy names, in the Mane Chance comedy night on October 28th at the Theatre Royal, Windsor.
We welcome them all to the Mane Chance family!