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Ghost The Musical is dancing for Children in Need - Jason Donovan is a celebrity judge

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STRICTLY Come Dancing 2011 finalist, Jason Donovan, is to make a special appearance as celebrity judge for the Ghost Is Dancing for Children In Need charity night, at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

The night will also include a one off voiceover special from Peter Dickson, the voice behind The X Factor.

Previously Posted: For the last five months, 12 technicians from the Ghost The Musical touring company have been taught to dance by 12 professional dancers from the cast all in aid of the BBC’s Children in Need Appeal.

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, they will demonstrate their skills in front of a panel of soon to be announced celebrity judges as part of a Grand Charity fund raising gala. There will also be a Star Cabaret, charity auction and lots of surprises.

Neil White, Ghost Company Manager said: “From what started as an idea to raise money mentioned between the cast and crew in the quick change room during the performance one night in Edinburgh, has escalated into dance fever with the touring company.

“Apart from raising money for Children in Need, it really has made the bond between our touring cast and crew tighter. Everyone has been so committed into giving their all, fitting training whenever they can around the busy schedule of moving such a massive technical show.

“We just hope that everyone will have as much fun watching the evening as we have had rehearsing it and most importantly we raise money for such an amazing charity.”

And Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive, added: “This event is a wonderful idea, I am so pleased that we can help raise money for Children in Need by offering our venue and facilities. It will be a wonderful event for a very worthy cause and our staff are looking forward to uniting with the touring company of Ghost to provide a great nights entertainment.”

Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in the Oscar-winning movie, Ghost, has also shown her support for the event by recording a special video message saying, “These kids have put this evening together because they want to do something fantastic for Children In Need, so I’m asking anybody to give them a boost and give whatever you can, because every little helps”.

Tickets (on sale now) are priced at £20 and all funds raised from the event will be going to Children in Need.

To book, call the box office on 02380 711811 or visit www.mayflower.org.uk/.

Ghost The Musical runs at the Mayflower Theatre from October 29 to November 9, 2013.