You'll Never Walk Alone - Blake to perform
FINAL names have been announced for the special one-night-only concert You’ll Never Walk Alone. In aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, it takes place at the Queen’s Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7.30pm. Tickets (from £32.50) are now on sale, all proceeds going directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Brit Award-winning vocal group Blake will appear for a special performance. Mixing eclectic classical and pop songs with rich harmony vocals, Blake launched their first album in 2007, going straight to number One in the UK Classical Album Chart with over 100,000 copies being sold in just three weeks, and winning the prestigious Album of the Year Brit-Award.
With over a million albums sold, Blake continue to build their reputation as one of the most eclectic and exciting pop-harmony groups in the world.
Stage and screen star Luke Evans will make his first appearance on the West End stage since 2008 during a section of the gala celebrating Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon. Evans is best known to theatre audiences for his roles in productions including Piaf, Rent, Avenue Q and Miss Saigon. He has since gone on to star in Hollywood films including Clash of the Titans, Tamara Drewe, The Three Musketeers and Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy.
Multi award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson will also appear to speak about the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, and how the proceeds from the concert will reach those in need. Stevenson’s many notable theatre roles include Hedda Gabler and Death and the Maiden, for which she won the Best Actress Olivier Award in 1992. She is currently starring in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Young Vic.
Stevenson’s screen work includes Anthony Minghella’s film Truly, Madly, Deeply, A Doll’s House, The Politician’s Wife and the recent BBC series Accused.
Other speakers confirmed for the concert include broadcaster Adrian Chiles and Emmerdale‘s Fiona Wade.
A special prize draw has also been launched, with prizes including a return flight to Manilla, a Gucci handbag, a private screening of Liam Neeson thriller Non-Stop, goods donated by Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen and dinner at Jamie Oliver’s 15 restaurant. To enter text HOPE to 70000 to donate £5 to the DEC’s Philippines Typhoon Appeal. All Winners will be notified by text by Friday, March 7, 2014. Details of all prizes on offer can be found at www.westendunites.com/.
NB: Text messages are free but donations will be added to the bill and you must have bill payer’s permission. And some prizes may require collection in person from a central London location.
Several special and unique performances are also announced for the concert including:
Michael Xavier and Joanna Riding performing a specially arranged duet version of Hey There from the forthcoming West End revival of The Pajama Game.
The UK Premiere of the new Broadway version of Magic To Do from Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin.
A rarely performed song by Irving Berlin called Heaven Watch The Philippines, recently unearthed by Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals Europe.
A brand new translation of You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel created in Filipino dialects Tagalog and Cebuano.
Musical moments from Miss Saigon, The Witches of Eastwick, Just So, Disney’s Frozen, Mary Poppins and Avenue Q.
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