Entertainers from singers to pianists, comedians to dancers will perform in a variety night in aid of charity.

The show is at the Palace Theatre, in London Road, Westcliff on Wednesday.

Performers include two two local singer/songwriters, Frankie Roe, and Dave Smith, aka Smudger ; talented musicians Adam Ramet and Elliott Weight, who will have some special guests, and the Starstruck Dance Club, from Rayleigh.

The Mill Players, made up from several local amateur dramatic societies, will provide comedy and drama sketches.

The Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir will perform some of their popular repertoire while Barrington Wilson will be keeping the show together.

Fifteen-year-old Alice Lane will add some comedy, while four-year-old Mily will show off her brilliant piano playing.

Martin Wood, one of the organisers, said: “There is an enormous amount of untapped talent in the Southend area.

“Some of it is coming together and giving time for free in aid of the Mayor’s charities.

“Song, dance, comedy, and drama will provide an eclectic mix of entertainment.”

Money raised will go to Southend Mayor, councillor Chris Walker’s charities, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and the Southend Fund, which helps charity groups across the borough.

The event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £12, are available from southendtheatres.org.uk or the box office on 01702 351135.