Christopher Biggins and Harriet Thorpe host an evening for the charity Mousetrap Theatre Projects, with star performers including David Suchet, Patricia Hodge, Tyrone Huntley, Rachel Tucker and Michael Xavier.
They will be joined by Royal Ballet dancer, Joshua Junker, along with cast members from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Disney’s The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, and Dreamgirls in celebration at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Patrons of the charity, including Alison Steadman and Sam West, will take to the stage to be part of celebrations. MTP 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 run by Mousetrap Theatre Projects. The charity has worked with 76% of mainstream state secondary schools in and 80% of secondary special schools in London. Over 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.
MTP also works with a huge range of marginalised young people in youth clubs and community settings offering workshops that develop skills, broaden horizons and raise aspirations. The remit of the charity is to open the magical world of theatre to young people who would otherwise not have access to it.
The performance takes place at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday, 18 March at 7.30pm.