Michael Xavier performing at West End LIVE 2016 (Photo: Pamela Raith)

West End stars to perform at Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ 21st anniversary gala

By Robin Johnson, Published February 23, 2018

A spectacular line-up of stars from West End shows, including the casts of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Disney’s The Lion King and Dreamgirls, will perform at a gala event next month, in celebration of Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ 21st anniversary.

The show will also feature performances from the casts of Mamma Mia!, Mischief Theatre (the brains behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery), as well as guest performers David Suchet, Patricia Hodge, Michael Xavier, Samantha Spiro, Beau Dermott, Tyrone Huntley, and Rachel Tucker.

Christopher Biggins and Harriet Thorpe will host the charity’s Gala, which will take place at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday 18 March from 7.30pm.

Janie Dee and Clive Rowe will then perform at the after-show party at the Café de Paris, where a silent auction will be held;  items will be available to bid on from 5 March on the gala’s website.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a theatre education charity dedicated to bringing the magic of theatre into the lives of disadvantaged young people and young people with special needs. In the last 21 years, nearly 200,000 disadvantaged children and young people have taken part in projects ran by Mousetrap Theatre Projects.

The charity has worked with 76% of mainstream state secondary schools in and 80% of secondary special schools in London. 10,000 families on low-incomes or in other challenging circumstances have participated in its Family First Nights theatregoing programme which will celebrate a 20th anniversary this summer.

The remit of the charity is to open the magical world of theatre to young people who would otherwise not have access to it.

Tickets to the 21st anniversary gala event can be purchased through the Delfont Macinktosh website.

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