Stars and technical teams unite for West End Unplugged
Thursday, 27 August 2020
weu2020The concerts are free to watch, with the hope and expectation that those viewing will respond generously to the appeal for donations
UK - Each Wednesday from 9 to 30 September, a line-up of the West End’s most well-loved singers will perform alongside some of theatre’s top musicians in West End Unplugged (live from L-Acoustics Creations), a series of four 45-minute charity concerts.
Featuring top Olivier Award-winning talent from hit productions like We Will Rock You, Wicked, Beautiful, Come From Away, The Tina Turner Musical, the concerts will feature a mixture of show tunes and some of the performers’ personal favourite songs. The series is presented by choreographer Anthony Van Last and music director Ben Goddard and promises to be a joyful mix of music and relaxed chat.
Guests stars include Mazz Murray, Alice Fearn, Sandra Marvin, Hugh Maynard, Aisha Jawando, Richard Fleeshman and Celinde Schoenmaker, Tim Howar, Siobhan McCarthy, Joe Stilgoe, Hanna Waddingham, David Bedella, Cavin Cornwall and Katie Brayben. Everyone involved, from the performers to all of the technicians and technical equipment suppliers, have come together and given their time for free to mount these concerts.
Bobby Aitken, theatre sound designer and the shows’ producer, comments: “All funds raised on the day will benefit three charities: Backup - The Technical Theatre Charity, Help Musicians UK, Theatre Artists Fund. We feel that between them, these three charities best represent everyone in our theatre family.”
The concerts are free to watch, but donations are welcome. All four concerts will be streamed as live at 7.30pm GMT. You can watch the shows by going to www.facebook.com/events/302368180823136.

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