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Mondays 24th May, 14th June, 5th July 2021.
A brand-new concert series taking place in front of a socially distanced audience at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. The concerts will also be livestreamed to audiences at home - bookings can be made via www.nimaxtheatres.com in the usual way.
An intimate evening of conversation and song is hosted by Greg Barnett, and the shows will see some of the West End’s best-known performers sing an eclectic mix of music from their favourite genres. Performers will share their most cherished memories and experiences from their careers, alongside performances of music which is personal to them, in a relaxed and informal theatrical celebration.
Whilst individual concert line-ups have not yet been confirmed for all dates, performers who are committed at this stage to appearing in the series include Aimie Atkinson (Six, Pretty Woman), Declan Bennett (Jesus Christ Superstar, Once), Rosalie Craig (Company, City of Angels), Arthur Darvil (Once, Sweet Charity), Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Les Misérables), Hadley Fraser (Les Misérables, City of Angels), Cassidy Janson (& Juliet, Beautiful), Lucie Jones (Waitress, Rent), Renée Lamb (Six, Little Shop of Horrors), Cedric Neal (Chess, Mowtown the Musical), Jamie Muscato (Heathers, West Side Story), Julian Ovenden (Merrily We Roll Along, Showboat), and Layton Williams (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Billy Elliot the Musical).
The announced artists have agreed to have their names associated with ‘Monday Night At The Apollo’ to show their support for both this production as well as the wider reopening of the industry. Their performances will be subject to availability and any changes to the cast will be announced on a rolling basis. Announcement of line-ups for individual dates will happen at least four weeks prior to each.
The star line up confirmed for the first concert of the series on Monday 24 May 2021, both live and simultaneously livestreamed to viewers at home via the theatre discovery platform Thespie will be: Aimie Atkinson (Six, Pretty Woman), Cassidy Janson (&Juliet, Beautiful), Lucie Jones (Waitress, Rent), Cedric Neal (Chess, Mowtown the Musical) and Julian Ovenden (South Pacific, Downton Abbey) will join on-stage for an intimate night of music and theatrical chat, featuring ovation worthy performances of songs from their favourite genres. Host Greg Barnett (Miss Littlewood, Swallows and Amazons) invites his audience behind the curtain to catch these castmates as you’ve never seen them before.
The star line up has been confirmed for the second concert of the series on Monday 14 June, and simultaneously livestreamed to viewers at home via the theatre discovery platform Thespie, will be: Shan Ako (Les Miserable, Xfactor), Arthur Darvill (Once, Doctor Who), Sophie Evans (Wicked, Wizard of Oz), Sandra Marvin (Waitress, Emmerdale) and Oliver Tompsett (&Juliet, Wicked) will join on-stage for an intimate night of music and theatrical chat, featuring ovation worthy performances of songs from their favourite genres. Host Greg Barnett (Miss Littlewood, Swallows and Amazons) again invites his audience behind the curtain to catch these castmates as you’ve never seen them before.
Monday Night at the Apollo has been conceived of to support the theatre industry, and ten percent of all ticket sales will be donated to Acting for Others, an organisation made up of 14 individual theatrical charities.
This concert series is musically directed by George Dyer, and produced by Greg Barnett and Hugh Summers for Wild Mountain Productions Ltd.
Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.
Some notes for this extra event appear below. For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, visit the theatre page (link at the top of this page) and click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).
On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.
Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.
Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.
Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.
To enable "social distancing," available locations may vary.
In the stalls, rows B, D, G, L, T and V are removed to provide extra space, increasing legroom. Central rows E to J are "premium" seats. Plenty of good stuff around it - row C if you don't mind looking up at the hight stage or seats H and J f or 18 or row K for those not willing to look upwards. Rows W and X are second price at all performances - take W first, or X6.
In the dress circle, rows B and D are not used, providing social distancing. This means premium seats are in rows A and C only. Ends of rows A and C are cheaper - take the cheapest seats first, fair value.
In the upper circle, rows B and D are not used. Row A is the cheapest in the place - take it only if you don't mind the cramped legroom. Worth considering the discounted outer seats in C and E too - same view, cheaper if you have the seat next to the more expensive one.
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.
All performances begin at 7pm.
Runs 2 hours approximately, including an interval.
Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.
To enable "social distancing," locations may vary.
Londontheatredirect.com offers seats with a £10 on £50, £7.50 on £45, £5.50 on £27.50, £4 on £20 per ticket booking fee. There is a £1 per booking, not per ticket, transaction fee for collecting tickets from the box office before your performance. Alternatively, if time allows, there is a postage to your home option, costing £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available.