The star line up for the first concert in the Monday Night at the Apollo series, taking place on the 24th May has been confirmed.
Performed live in front of a socially distanced audience on the 24th May at the Apollo Theatre as well as being simultaneously livestreamed to viewers at home via the theatre discovery platform Thespie.
It has been announced that the first concert in the series Aimie Atkinson (Six, Pretty Woman), Cassidy Janson (&Juliet, Beautiful), Lucie Jones (Waitress, Rent), Cedric Neal (Chess, Mowtown the Musical) and Julian Ovenden (South Pacific, Downton Abbey) will appear on-stage for an intimate night of music and theatrical chat, featuring ovation worthy performances of songs from their favourite genres hosted by Greg Barnett.
Created in order to support the theatre industry, with a percentage of profits will be donated to Acting for Others, an organisation made up of 14 individual theatrical charities.
The three concerts will take place on Monday 24th May, Monday 14th June and Monday 5th July. The producers will continue to review each date as it approaches and react according to government guidelines at the time. Line ups for the second and third concerts will be announced soon.
Talking about the news, producers Greg Barnett and Hugh Summers said, “We’re excited to be announcing the first of our all-star line-ups for ‘Monday Night At The Apollo’. We have five of British Theatre’s best performers joining us for this night to celebrate the re-opening of our wonderful industry and we simply cannot wait to be out on stage performing in front of a live audience. We are thrilled that all three performances will also still be live-streamed to viewers at home via Thespie.com. The industry faces huge challenges in its recovery and we still hope to be able to raise funds for the charity ‘Acting For Others’ to support the thousands of freelancers who continue to be hit hardest as our sector begins to slowly reawaken. Theatre and its audiences know how vital it will be to support each other on the road to recovery and in these seemingly crucial final months, we ask your support, kindness, and most of all your theatrical presence, as we embark on our journey back to the stage. Public health and the safety of our audiences are still our utmost priority and the performances will adhere to the current government guidelines.”
Monday Night at the Apollo will take place on the 24th May, 14th June and 5th July. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com,From the Box Office, London Theatre Direct, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk.