The evening celebrates the launch of The Charlie Kristensen Foundation and will take place at the Lyric Theatre on the 22nd October at 7:30pm.
The full line up of performers taking part in There’s No Place Like Home at the Lyric Theatre next weekend. Joining the the previously announced Allyson Ava-Brown (Hamilton, Les Misérables), Jenna Boyd (Come From Away, The Wind in the Willows), Allie Daniel (Legally Blonde, Happy Meal), Jacob Fowler (Heathers, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Adrian Hansel (We Will Rock You, Guys and Dolls), Dom Hartley-Harris (Bonnie & Clyde, Hamilton), Sophia Nomvete (Amazon’s The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, Netflix’s Wednesday), Mark Oxtoby (Back to the Future, Guys and Dolls), Bradley Riches (Heartstopper, Kin The Musical) and Ella Vaday (BBC’s Rupaul’s Drag Race UK, Sumotherhood) will be: Julie Atherton (Sister Act, Avenue Q), Anna-Jane Casey (Cabaret, Mother Goose) and Renée Lamb (SIX, Cake). The Ensemble now includes Connor Carson (The Phantom of the Opera), Lois Morgan Gay (The Pirate Queen), Emily Kitchingham (Scouts! The Musical), Nathan Lorainey-Dineen (Lordin) (& Juliet), Kaya Palmer and Amelia Walker (42 Balloons).
Meanwhile, the evening will be hosted by Divina De Campo (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finalist) as Jodie Prenger is regrettably now unable to do so due to her filming schedule.
The evening is celebrating the launch The Charlie Kristensen Foundation, a registered charity through which he will share his own story in person to young people and teachers in schools, whilst delivering anti-bullying support and resources which they can also access online. At the event, Charlie will share the première performance of his brand new charity singleBeyond The Sky, written and composed by charity Patron Danyl Johnson (The People’s Postcode Lottery, The X Factor UK) and Justin Potter. Beyond The Sky will be released in Spring 2024.
There’s No Place Like Home will also feature performances from Sylvia Young Theatre School, The Alana Shirley Academy of Theatre Arts and Sing Space Musical Theatre Choir, and some surprise special celebrity guest appearances.
The musical concert will take the audience on a journey down the yellow brick road of Charlie’s imagination, to find the place where he belongs. There will be songs from The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act, Pippin, Mean Girls, Carousel and more. It is being directed by Dean Johnson, with musical direction by Ellie Verkerk, script consultation and additional material by Beth Granville, choreography by Khiley Williams, lighting design by Joseph Ed Thomas, sound design by Josh Robins and projection design by Sam Diaz.
To find out more about The Charlie Kristensen Foundation (registered charity no. 1201186), including donating, fundraising or signing up to volunteer, visit https://cheerupcharlie.co.uk. To book tickets for the event visit: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/theres-no-place-like-home/