Lili la Scala. Picture by Terence Mendoza.
ONE HUNDRED and eighty years feeding, watering and — latterly — putting a luxurious roof over guests heads is being celebrated by a Ventnor hotel.
Royal Revival, at the Royal Hotel, brings Lili La Scala there on Friday, when she will sing quirky vintage songs, designed to make the audience smile.
She wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe, where her husband, The Boy with Tape on his Face, won the Fosters comedy award.
Radio Soop are a theatrical troupe who recreate the golden age of radio — improvising sounds using a multitude of props including the contents of a handbag. They appear on Saturday.
"Royal Revival is a fantastic way to celebrate our 180th year," said hotel owner William Bailey.
"It’s amazing to think that in 1832 the Royal, an inn back then, first opened its doors and has been welcoming guests ever since. And what a guest list — from Queen Victoria to the Hairy Bikers."
Last year Royal Revival celebrated the milestone of the hotel being one of only a handful of hotels in the country to be in the prestigious Michelin Guide for its entire 100 years.
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