Following the phenomenal success of West End Heroes, which saw the casts of many of the biggest West End musicals unite with the finest UK military bands and musicians in a stunning performance that raised over £88,000 for the Help for Heroes charity, the newly refurbished Dominion Theatre is to once again host the event, this year on Sunday 28 September at 8.00pm.
The 2014 West End Heroes gala concert will again unite the country's top military musicians with even more West End performers and productions in a dazzling showcase of showstopping numbers, unlikely song mash-ups and stunning choreography and precision drilling.
Returning to form the centerpiece of the gala and under the directorship of Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs will be The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, which is widely regarded as one of the finest military bands in the UK and incorporates the celebrated RAF Squadronaires Big Band.
West End Heroes will once again be generously supported by many TV and theatre stars and will feature line-ups from current and past West End Shows.
The full line-up will be announced at a press launch at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 29 May 2014 at 11.00am.
This year's event has set a target to raise more than £100,000.
General Manager of the Dominion Theatre, David Pearson
, said: "It is an honour and a privilege to once again host West End Heroes
. The Dominion is looking forward to welcoming the concert as one of the first major events following the extensive restoration and refurbishment programme, which will be completed over the summer."
Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving their country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and four recovery centres across the UK as part of the Defence Recovery Capability (DRC). Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder of Help for Heroes said: "We are delighted that West End Heroes is taking place for the second year running and we can't thank them enough for their amazing support. Last year saw an incredible amount raised for Help for Heroes and we look forward to their exciting plans this year."
The creative team for West End Heroes 2014:
Director Tim Marshall
(Festival of Remembrance, Royal Albert Hall
Musical Supervisor Stuart Morley
(We Will Rock You, Night of a 1000 Stars)
Choreographer Matt Flint
(So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing)
Assistant Director Carole Todd
(Carnaby Street, Dreamboats and Petticoats)
Design Tim Soden (The Lion King, Calendar Girls)