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West End Unplugged Livestreams on Wednesdays in September

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West End Unplugged Livestreams on Wednesdays in September

Alice Fearn (Come From Away, Wicked) performs to benefit the West End theatre community (photo: Richard Gray)

An impressive line-up of the West End’s most well-loved singers will perform with some of theatre’s top musicians on a series of live broadcasts from the Official London Theatre's Facebook and YouTube channels. The events will feature a mixture of show tunes and some of the performers’ personal favourite songs.

COVID-19 has dealt a devastating blow to the theatre community across the U.K., with shows closed across the West End and around the country since March, and for the foreseeable future leaving all those involved with little or no income. The performers have come together with theatre’s technical entertainment companies and given their time for free to support workers in the UK’s theatre industry.

“All funds raised on the day will benefit three amazing charities: Backup-The Technical Theatre Charity, Help Musicians UK, and The Theatre Artists Fund,” says theatre sound designer and the shows’ producer, Bobby Aitken. “We feel that between them, these three charities best represent everyone in our theatre family.”

The concerts are free to watch, with the hope and expectation that those viewing will respond generously to the appeal for donations.

Concert Line-Up:

Wednesday 9th September, 19:30 Alice Fearn, Tim Howar, Sandra Marvin

Wednesday 16th September, 19:30 Aisha Jawando, Ben Goddard, Mazz Murray

Wednesday 23rd September, 19:30 David Bedella, Hannah Waddingham, Joe Stilgoe

Wednesday 30th September, 19:30 Cavin Cornwall, Katie Brayben, Richard Fleeshman & Celinde Schoemaker

If you would like to donate before the event, please text one of the following:

- BACKUP 5 to 70450 to donate £5

- BACKUP 10 to 70450 to donate £10

- BACKUP 20 to 70450 to donate £20 Texts will cost the amount you choose plus one standard message rate, and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

If you’d like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text BACKUPNOINFO and your amount to 70450.

Please visit WestEndUnplugged.com to RSVP to this free event.