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West End stars rally for Great British Musical

Published 2 March 2011

A plethora of the London stage’s premiere performers are coming together for a one night only concert to raise funds for musical theatre development initiative Perfect Pitch.

The Great British Musical: The Famous And The Future will be staged at the Criterion theatre on Sunday 10 April.

Laurence Olivier Award nominees Emma Williams and Michael Xavier will be joined by their Love Story colleague Peter Polycarpou, The Wizard Of Oz’s Scarecrow Paul Keating, former Avenue Q leading lady Julie Atherton and Hadley Fraser, who is soon to be seen playing Javert in Les Misérables. The show will be compèred by actor, raconteur, author and Twitter star Stephen Fry.

The cast also includes Steven Webb, Sophia Ragavelas, Jodie Jacobs, Stuart Matthew Price, Dougal Irvine, Jack Shalloo and John Addison.

The concert will feature songs both familiar and new, taken from shows including The Lion King, Just So, Love Story, Aida, Blood Brothers, Salad Days, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, Departure Lounge, The Go-Between, Through The Door, Lift and this spring’s new opening, Betty Blue Eyes.

The Great British Musical will bring a touch of tunefulness to the Criterion theatre, which usually hosts long-running award-winning comic thriller The 39 Steps, in which four actors play all the characters in the stage adaptation of John Buchan’s novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s film.



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