The cast of Miss Saigon take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The cast of Miss Saigon takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Video: Theatrical Ice Bucket challenge

Published August 26, 2014

As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge floods social media with hordes of shivering fundraisers donating to Motor Neurone Disease charities, the West End’s finest have got in on the chilly act.

From entire casts to single performers, the lure of combining money-raising with water so cold it would make a penguin think twice about taking a dip has been too much for our stars to ignore.

To save you trawling through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else a video might lurk, we’ve brought together a few of our favourite dousings. If they move you to donate a little cash toward the vital research into this disease, you can do so via the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s Just Giving page or by texting ICED55 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070 (UK only).

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory


Les Misérables


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical


War Horse


Miss Saigon


Shakespeare In Love


The Play That Goes Wrong


Former Wicked star Louise Dearman


Les Misérables‘ Carrie Hope Fletcher


Former Avenue Q & Rock Of Ages star Simon Lipkin


Ronan Keating, who joins Once this autumn


Lindsay Lohan, starring in Speed-The-Plow from September


Tom Hiddleston, last seen in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse


Benedict Cumberbatch, who will play Hamlet at the Barbican in 2015