Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, London CR9 1DG
Music stars Fleur East and Joe McElderry are to star
in Bravery To The Bell, a spectacular series of five variety shows
across the UK to raise awareness and fundraise for national children’s
charity, Children with Cancer UK.
They will be joined by Britain’s Got Talent dance group Flawless,
illusionist Marc Spelmann, The X Factor’s Lauren Platt, West End Aladdin
star Matthew Croke, vocalist Emma King, Reading Community Gospel Choir
and vocal harmony group Vadé, to perform the concerts and celebrate the
release of a Children with Cancer UK fundraising charity single -
Tomorrow Is A Better Day. The single is a celebratory nod to the journey
children take throughout their fight against cancer, with the ringing of
a symbolic bell at the end of treatment. The aim of the charity is to
help more children with cancer ring the end of treatment bell.
The dates and venues for 'Bravery To The Bell' are:
Saturday 7th September 2019: Manchester O2 Apollo (with extra special guests
Soul II Soul)
Sunday 15th September 2019: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 22nd September 2019: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday 29th September 2019: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Sunday 13th October 2019: LONDON DATE - Croydon Fairfield Halls
Children with Cancer UK is celebrating more than 30 years of raising and
investing funds into vital specialist research to save children’s lives
and keep families together. Bravery To The Bell is the perfect
opportunity to bring families together to enjoy a line-up of some of the
very best entertainment in the UK, while also supporting a leading
children’s cancer charity.
Bravery To The Bell - staged during Cancer Awareness Month - is a two
hour show of song, dance, comedy and magic... but the biggest stars in
each show will be local children in remission who will get to ring a
bell placed centre stage, in what will
surely be an amazing show-stopping moment. The end of treatment bell
symbolises the joyful moment all children with cancer look forward to -
completing their treatment and returning home to normal life with their
Tomorrow Is A Better Day is available now to download on iTunes, Google
Play and Amazon Music, with all proceeds to be donated to Children with
Cancer UK. Or download the free app Bravery To The Bell available now in
the app store.
Bourne Media Group’s Suzanne Shaw and Laura Taylor, producers of Bravery
To The Bell, are also launching a competition for members of the public
to win tickets to join the cast on stage for the finale of the show to
sing the charity single.
New Wimbledon Theatre & Studio
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG
The New Actors Company in association with New
Wimbledon Theatre presents:
A unique collaboration between
The New Actors Company, New Wimbledon Theatre and ATG to reinvigorate
the artistic identity of Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre.
The season includes:
Tuesday 27th August to Saturday 14th September 2019:
I hope you have a nice time. I don’t believe in God, really, which is a
shame in this type of situation, but –
As Amy, a chambermaid who has the luck of regularly finding the recently
deceased, wonders about the life of the dead occupant of a hotel room
she was about to clean, we are invited to discover the circumstances
that led up to the event in this cleverly constructed drama.
Earning Laura Wade the Most Promising Playwright award from the Critics’
Circle Theatre Awards, Breathing Corpses is a gift for both the actors
performing it and the audience watching it. This production will be the
first professional London revival since its premiere at the Royal Court
Theatre in 2005.
Tuesday to Friday at 7.45pm
Saturday at 2.45pm and 7.45pm
Tuesday 17th September to Saturday 5th October 2019:
Good sir, why do you start; and seem to fear
Things that do sound so fair?
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy will be the second offering in the season.
The New Actors Company is very proud to be producing its first
professional production of a play by Shakespeare. The piece needs little
introduction except to say there will be no twist or slant in this
production; no setting to explain away current affairs or the political
climate of this time or any.
Tuesday to Friday at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.45pm and 7.45pm
Tuesday 22nd October to Saturday 9th November 2019:
How could I have known that you would come?
In 1838, poverty-stricken and on the run from creditors, Richard Wagner
writes his first successful opera, Rienzi, which is performed at the
Dresden Opera House in October 1842. In 1907, a 19-year-old Adolf Hitler
watches a performance of Rienzi, which becomes a powerful obsession for
the young, serious Austrian. When Adolf’s fleeting attempts at opera
fail dismally, he embarks on his next adventure – to “save the German
people” through political action.
How do two men derive inspiration from the same source – one, which
leads to an extraordinary act of creation - the other, a murderous act
Tuesday to Friday at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.45pm and 7.45pm
Friday 13th to Tuesday 24th December 2019:
The Night Before Christmas
He’s an employee of an International Gift Distribution Agency.
It is the night before Christmas, and while children across the country
dream hopefully of a fat man visiting them with presents, and parents
lie awake completing re-mortgaging the house, a particularly festive
intruder is discovered breaking into a lonely warehouse.
The clock starts ticking for this elf-like individual, as he tries to
convince his captors of his Yuletide credentials, but is he all that he
says he is? As snow falls gently over the city, and the wind carries
sounds of festive cheer, Gary and Simon work to discover the truth. Is
their captive truly a Seasonal pixie, a narcotic junkie or maybe both…
Monday to Saturday at 8pm
Friday 20th and Sat 21st December 2019 at 10pm
Tickets: All seats £18 (£16 concessions)
A £1.80 (£1.60 concessions) booking fee per ticket applies.
By phone: 0844 871 7646* Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone
company’s access charge.
18th August 2019
A MAD DRAG NIGHT:
BEAT FOR THE GODS
Proud Embankment, Waterloo Bridge, 8 Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R
There is only one
place to be this
August 2019... join
the party to
amazing years of A
MAD Drag Night.
performers will, for
one night only,
drag-up and join
Drag Queens for this
spectacular show, in
what will be an
evening of sparkling
anyone who loves
theatre or Drag or
new show ‘Beat for
will see performers
The Book Of
Mormon, Aladdin, 9
to 5, Kinky Boots,
Wicked, Come From
and many more, come
together for two
shows to raise funds
the Make A
living with or
Hosts are Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan and Janette Manrara
They will be
joined by Faye
Tozer, Dr Ranj,
David Ames, Harriet
Thorpe, Tom Read
Miss Rory for a
spectacular night of
and fun that
promises to give
a night to
Times: 6.30pm and 10.30pm
Runs 2 hours 30 minutes approximately.
Prices: Ballroom Floor Inner Tables and Booths: £42.50
Ballroom Floor Outer Tables and Booths: £35
Ballroom Floor Rear Booths: £25
Ballroom Floor Restricted View Rear Booths: £15
Gallery Standing, with access to a booth with 6
Gallery Bar with limited view of the show: £5
Johnson Brock and Brock Harris have created an
all-American star studded benefit cabaret taking place on Wednesday
August 21st 2019 at Pianoworks West End.
All proceeds from “Broadway on the West End” will benefit three
charities: Make a Difference Trust, Industry Minds UK, and Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation.
Headlining the evening will be two members from the original Broadway
cast of Aladdin, Courtney Reed and Marisha Wallace.
Courtney is starring as Jasmine in Aladdin on the West End. Marisha is
starring as Becky in Waitress on the West End. Marisha’s London debut
was a dynamite performance as Effie in Dreamgirls.
As cousins, Johnson Brock and Brock Harris grew up singing musical
theatre tunes for their family in Oklahoma.
Johnson has performed all across the US and toured Asia with Disney. He
plans to make London his home very soon.
Brock is a filmmaker and actor based in Los Angeles. Brock can be seen
in the recently aired 'American Princess' on Lifetime.
The cabaret cast is full of Yankees who have found themselves in London:
Brandon Oneill, Haley Catherine, Jonathon Grant, Greg Canestrari, Ryan
Forde Iosco, Natasha Edwards, Catherine Purcell, Ayanna Coleman Potempa,
Laura Powers, Oliver Lidert, as well as two Brits (Danny Becker and
Francesca Fenech) singing duets with our American cast.
Nick Barstow is music directing the six-piece band for the benefit
Time: Doors Open at9.30pm
Prices: Seating: £30 (plus £2.52 per ticket booking
Standing: £20 (plus £1.68 per ticket booking
After nine spectacular years raising money for the
Make A Difference Trust, WEST END BARES, theatre’s hottest annual
fundraiser, announces its 10th Birthday performance.
WEST END BARES: STRIPPED, theatre's hottest annual fundraiser, will
revisit some of the much loved and classic strips from its 10-year
history. Taking one number from each year and reimagining it to match
the scale and spectacle of Troxy, this year’s show will see returning
favourites from all previous editions as well as hot new talent from the
West End and beyond.
WEST END BARES: STRIPPED will be an almighty party like no other to
celebrate our tenth birthday in style. Featuring phenomenal singers
alongside all the flesh audiences have come to expect with over 100
performers from the West End and beyond, this will be a birthday party
like you’ve never seen before! Taking inspiration from our very first
show STRIP BRITTANIA in 2010, as well as some of the most exciting
moments from shows like ALL THE FUN OF THE BARE and RUBY STRIPPERS, this
year’s show is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town
Award winning director and choreographer, Jerry Mitchell, creator of the
original concept ‘Broadway Bares’, the inspiration behind West End
Bares, said today: “It’s time for the biggest British Bares yet! It’s
going to be one FULL-OUT party so get your tickets now. Over 600 of the
West End’s hottest talents have taken part since the first show in 2010
and the 10th anniversary of West End Bares proves that what we do
together really does make a difference. STRIPPED will be the ultimate
celebration of everything Bares stands for: community, equality and
never being afraid to be sexy. Don’t miss it!"
Melanie Tranter, Chair of the Make A Difference Trust said today; “This
will be a true celebration of ten amazing years of West End Bares and a
celebration of the incredible generosity of the theatre community who
have given their time and talent so generously to raise thousands of
pounds to support those living with or affected by HIV. Together we are
making a difference.”
WEST END BARES will be directed by David Grewcock and Will Lucas, with
choreography from Sean Parkins (Dreamgirls, The Book Of Mormon, Wicked),
Joanna Goodwin (Sunset Boulevard, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Barnum), Lucy
Jane Adcock (Sweet Charity, Guys & Dolls, Matilda), Stuart Rogers (The
Bodyguard, We Will Rock You, Mary Poppins), Racky Plews (American Idiot,
Footloose, Knights of the Rose), Ashley Nottingham (Newsies, Spamalot,
Thoroughly Modern Millie), Ella Nonini (Cats, Wicked, Mamma Mia) Adam
Scott (Mamma Mia, That’s Entertainment) and more to announced.
Special celebrity guests and performers for this year’s performance will
be announced later this Summer. Previous celebrity supporters over the
last ten years have included Graham Norton, John Barrowman, Eddie
Izzard, Samantha Bond, Dame Judi Dench, Joe Lycett, Beverley Knight,
Summer Strallen, Tom Allen, Bianca del Rio, Michelle Visage, Adam
Garcia, Dianne Pilkington, Mark Gatiss, Ian Hallard, Celinde Schoenmaker
and Oliver Savile.
WEST END BARES benefits the Make A Difference Trust, a UK based charity
with a vision of a world free from HIV and AIDS. Since its first
scintillating show in 2010 WEST END BARES has raised over £3000,000.
WEST END BARES is based on the original concept BROADWAY BARES by Tony
Award winning Broadway and West End director and choreographer Jerry
Building on a legacy of over 30 years of fundraising by the theatre
industry, The Make A Difference Trust raises funds for HIV and AIDS
projects that build awareness and provide care, support and education in
the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa. The Trust works with
established partners to ensure projects have maximum impact and are
sustainable. The Trust has distributed grants to support individuals
experiencing hardship across the UK as well as grants to support
projects with their UK and International partners, to relieve poverty,
provide a safe environment and education for children and orphans
affected by HIV and AIDS, and to secure the needs of the individual and
the greater community as a whole For further information about the Make
A Difference Trust please visit
Prices: Floor Tables: £150
Floor Standing: £50
Circle Booths and Circle row A: £80 per seat
Circle Seats: £55, £45, £35, £25
VIP tickets are available directly from the MAD Trust
by calling 020 7231 9719 and include access to the pre-show drinks
reception, VIP entrance to the theatre with a drink on arrival, £10 of
MAD money, the best seats in the House for the legendary Rotation and
access to the Exclusive After Party. Booking fees apply.
Box Office: Online: www.madtrust.org.uk
By phone: Troxy booking line
020 790 9000
In person at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX.
Booking fees apply.
JAMIE WILSON AND GAVIN KALIN
Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Marc David Levine and Curve
THE UK PREMIERE OF
ON YOUR FEET!
A LIMITED SEASON AT THE LONDON COLISEUM
Until Saturday 31st August 2019
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and
charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami
and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most
iconic pops songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’,
‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the
most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music.
In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria
recorded the Oscar-nominated song ‘Music of My Heart’ and has received
numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career.
Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound
Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossover sound – fusing
infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they
have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards..
The Tony Award® nominated show ran on Broadway for two years, playing
for over 750 performances. It is currently on a two year US tour, whilst
the production in Holland continues until August.
ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell
(Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner
Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award® winner
Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
Christie Prades will play ‘Gloria Estefan’, George Ioannides ‘Emilio
Estefan’ and at certain performances the role of ‘Gloria Estefan’ will
be played by Philippa Stefani. Madalena Alberto will play ‘Gloria
Fajardo’, Karen Mann ‘Consuelo’.
Christie Prades played the role of ‘Gloria Estefan’ in “On Your Feet!”
on Broadway and can currently be seen in the same role on the US tour of
the show. Christie’s other credits include ‘Vanessa’ in “In the
Heights”and “West Side Story”.
George Ioannides has appeared in the West End productions of “Annie” and
“Mamma Mia!” and was most recently seen as ‘Eduardo Cortez’ in “An
Officer and a Gentleman” at Curve, Leicester and on national tour.
Philippa Stefani played ‘Mimi’ in the recent national tour of “Rent”.
She has also played ‘Daniela’ in “In The Heights” at King’s Cross
Theatre. Her other theatre credits include the original London casts of
“Wicked” at the Apollo Victoria and “I Can’t Sing” and “Sister Act”,
both at the London Palladium. She has also appeared in “High Society at
the Old Vic and ”Ghost” at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Madalena Alberto’s West End credits include the title role in “Evita” at
the Dominion Theatre and ‘Grizabella’ in “Cats” at the London Palladium.
She has also appeared as ‘Fantine’ in the 25th Anniversary tour of “Les
Miserables” and was most recently seen as ‘Giulietta’ in “Aspects of
Love” at the Southwark Playhouse.
Karen Mann’s many credits include ‘Golde’ in the national tour of
“Fiddler on the Roof” opposite Paul Michael Glaser, ‘Marley’ in
“Scrooge” at Curve and ‘Mother Superior’ in “Sister Act” also at Curve
and on national tour. Her extensive work at the Watermill Theatre in
Newbury includes ‘Gladys’ in “Copacabana”, ‘Viv’ in “Spend Spend Spend”
and ‘Mrs Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”, which transferred to both the New
Ambassadors Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.
Completing the cast will be Hollie Cassar, Francisco Del Solar, Katie
Dunsden, Eduardo Enrikez, Laura Friedrich Tejero, Denzel Giskus,
Francesca Lara Gordon, Yonly Leyva Desdunes, Elia Lo Tauro, Martin
McCarthy, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Carl Patrick, Clayton
Rosa, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Shanna Michelle Slaap, Dawnita Smith, Frank
van Hengel, Despina Violari and Alain Zambrana Borges.
Klaudia Gjergji, Holly McDonagh, Emily Perra will share the role of
‘Little Gloria’ and Santiago Huertas Ruiz, Jonathan Naranjo, Alejandro
Puentes Motato will share the role of Nayib/Young Emilio/Jeremy.
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