West End Heroes returns - to refurbished Dominion Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
FOLLOWING the phenomenal success of West End Heroes, which saw the casts of many of the biggest West End musicals unite with the finest UK military bands and musicians in a stunning performance that raised over £88,000 for the Help for Heroes charity, the newly refurbished Dominion Theatre is to once again host the event, this year on Sunday, September 28.
The 2014 West End Heroes gala concert will again unite the country’s top military musicians with even more West End performers and productions in a dazzling showcase of showstopping numbers, unlikely song mash-ups and stunning choreography and precision drilling.
Returning to form the centerpiece of the gala and under the directorship of Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs will be The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, which is widely regarded as one of the finest military bands in the UK and incorporates the celebrated RAF Squadronaires Big Band.
West End Heroes will once again be generously supported by many TV and theatre stars and will feature line-ups from current and past West End Shows.
The full line-up will be announced on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
This year’s event has set a target to raise more than £100,000.
General Manager of the Dominion Theatre, David Pearson, said: “It is an honour and a privilege to once again host West End Heroes. The Dominion is looking forward to welcoming the concert as one of the first major events following the extensive restoration and refurbishment programme, which will be completed over the summer.”
Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving their country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and four recovery centres across the UK as part of the Defence Recovery Capability (DRC).
Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder of Help for Heroes said: “We are delighted that West End Heroes is taking place for the second year running and we can’t thank them enough for their amazing support. Last year saw an incredible amount raised for Help for Heroes and we look forward to their exciting plans this year.”
West End Heroes will be directed by Tim Marshall (Festival of Remembrance, Royal Albert Hall), with musical supervision by Stuart Morley (We Will Rock You, Night of a 1000 Stars), choreography by Matt Flint (So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing) and design by Tim Soden (The Lion King, Calendar Girls).
Assistant Director is Carole Todd (Carnaby Street, Dreamboats and Petticoats).
Tickets: From £30 – on sale now from www.dominiontheatre.com/theatre/west-end-heroes/.
NB: VIP Packages, including champagne pre-show reception, premium seat and access to the concert after-party, are available.