Retro Rita

I currently have eight 50 minute shows successfully running, bringing popular music to the community. There are also two further shows in production and will be available from January 2015, Retro Rita's Stage & Screen Song Book and Retro Rita's Music Hall Sing-A-Long. The cost of each show is £75.
*  I arrive at the venue about 20 minutes before
    the show
*  I set up three photographic banners that form
    my backdrop, these banners have black and
    white images of people in the 50's and 60's.
    Residents love these as they evoke memories
    of times past in their own lives
*  I set up a small PA system so my voice and
    music can be amplified to suit the room. I can
    even perform outside in the summer if
    requested and weather permits
*  I sing live to pre recorded music
*  I bring small instruments for residents to bang
    and shake should they wish to join in, but I
    never push this aspect
*  Residents are gently encouraged to join in if
    they know the songs, I have tried to pick
    popular songs that people will know
*  As I am playing the character of Retro Rita, I
    wear costume to suit the theme
* I sing for approximately 1 hour, which
   equates to approximately 17 - 22 songs

Act content includes Christmas Crackers, Country Classics, Stage & Screen Songbook, Memories Are Made Of This 50's & 60's Show, Music Hall Sing-a-Long, West End Wonders, Summertime Seaside Special & Forties Favourites.

I have been singing for many years and have been professionally trained. I have worked locally with "The Olde Tyme Players" where we have attended many residential homes across Dorset and Hampshire for many years, but due to cuts in funding it has now been necessary to become a solo performer.
If you think this is something the residents would enjoy and would fit into your entertainment budget, please do not hesitate to call or email me to make a booking or for further details. Christmas dates are very popular so don't delay, call me today on 01425 271274 or 07980 166215.


Act Details

Name: Retro Rita
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Music - General /variety /sing along | Music - Music Hall | Variety Entertainment
Equipment required: Electric plug points
Performance length: 1 hour
Fee charged: £75 (£51 - £75)
Locations: Regional service (Dorset, Hampshire).
Booking notice: 48 hours
Days of week: All


None provided to EAC.

Contact Details
Joanne Geraghty, Christchurch.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

Facility / Service Type Name Town Postcode
Care home Cherry Tree Lodge Bournemouth BH6 4LB
Care home St Georges House Tiverton EX16 6AU
Care home The Laurels Care Home Christchurch BH23 2AR
Care home Queensmead Christchurch BH23 2LX
Care home Hollybank Rest Home Southampton SO30 2EB
Care home Bethel House New Milton BH25 7EJ
Care home The Gatehouse New Milton BH25 7AG
Care home Grey Gables New Milton BH25 5JR
Care home Moorland House New Milton BH25 7HF
Care home with nursing Ashley Lodge Care Home New Milton BH25 5AH
Care home with nursing Forest Oaks Brockenhurst SO42 7SJ
Care home with nursing Ocean Breeze New Milton BH25 7NN
Care home with nursing Windy Ridge Care Home New Milton BH25 7PN
Care home with nursing Solent Cliffs Nursing Home Fareham PO14 3JS
Care home with nursing St George's Nursing Home Lymington SO41 0PS
Care home / Care home with nursing Avon Reach Christchurch BH23 4AH
Care home Basingfield Court Residential Care Home Basingstoke RG24 7BN
Care home with nursing Signature at Westbourne Bournemouth BH4 9DR
Care home with nursing Signature at Bassett Southampton SO16 7AG
Care home Signature at Southbourne Bournemouth BH6 3DS
Care home / Care home with nursing Kingfishers New Milton BH25 7JB
Care home Willow Tree Lodge Fareham PO16 7UJ
Care home with nursing Hartwood House Lyndhurst SO43 7DP