West End stars join in Songs And Solidarity

Reporter: Robin Johnson, first published Tue 20 Jun 2017 13:11

Numerous West End performers including Tyrone Huntley, Rachel Tucker and Jason Manford have joined the starry line-up of Songs And Solidarity, a gala fundraising evening for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Presented by producer Danielle Tarento and performer Giles Terera, the event will take place at Trafalgar Studios 1 on Sunday 25 June at 7.30pm, and is set to feature performances from the likes of Huntley (Dreamgirls), Tucker (Wicked), composers Stiles and Drewe, playwright and novelist Bonnie Greer, comedians Manford and Mark Thomas, and the West End Gospel Choir. 

There will also be contributions from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dame Judi Dench, Noma Dumezweni, Gok Wan, Clare Foster, Claire Sweeney and Cassidy Janson, as well as Nikki Amuka-Bird, Julie Atherton, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Vikash Bhai, Alexia Khadime, David McAlmont, Omar F Okai Company, Earl Okin, Jon Robyns and Rakhee Thakrar.

The evening will also feature a silent auction, with some unbelievable theatre-related lots in store.

Terera said: “I’m sure for all of us our immediate response is to want to try and reach out and help, either as an individual or collectively. The community that has suffered this horror has always been a strong, close knit, diverse, creative one. As an artistic community we aim for those same values."

Tickets for the event can be purchased through the ATG Tickets website. All proceeds will go to the Grenfell Tower Fire Fund, set up by Eartha Pond to ensure the donations go directly to the victims.

Those who are unable to attend the event can make a donation through the fund's Go Fund Me page