By now you should know that the winners of 2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards will be announced on Sunday evening (17 February 2013) during our star-studded Concert at the West End's Palace Theatre.
But, for those of you who haven't got a ticket to the sold-out event, what you may not know is that, following the success of last year's coverage, we'll again be live-streaming the acceptance speeches, press room interviews and expert analysis on Whatsonstage.com/Awards (bookmark now!). Coverage starts at 7pm.
There will also be extensive highlights on Whatsonstage.com from Monday of the performances - which come this year courtesy of stars including Tim Minchin, Melanie C, Sheridan Smith, David Bedella, Gina Beck, Louise Dearman, Sam Buttery, Paul Baker, Heather Headley, Beverly Rudd, Suzie Chard, Jon Robyns and Gavin Lee.
**We've just released a final block of tickets for Sunday. Great Grand Circle seats. Call 0844 482 9676 or book here**
Guests RSVP'd to attend on Sunday include: Adam Garcia, Adrian Lester, Andrew Wright, Andy Nyman, Beverly Rudd, Bill Deamer, Billie Piper, Chris Larner, Chris Moyles, Daniel Crossley, Daniel Evans, Danielle Hope, Danny Boyle, David Ian, Dean Chisnall, Debbie Kurup, Edward Hall, Emi Wokoma, Fenella Woolgar, Flavia Cacace, George Stiles, Gina Beck, Hattie Morahan, Hildegard Bechtler, Howard Brenton, Humphrey McDermott, Imelda Staunton, Jill Halfpenny, Jim Carter, Jon Robyns, Jonathan Church, Jonathan Kent, Joshua Miles, Kyle Soller, Lee Curran, Lindsay Posner, Lloyd Owen, Lolita Chakrabarti, Luke Treadaway, Maria Friedman, Mark Quartley, Matthew White, Michael Ball, Michael Bruce, Michael Taylor, Nathan M Wright, Nick Payne, Paul Anderson, Peter J Davison, Ramin Karimloo, Richard Sisson, Rupert Everett, Scott Ambler, Simon Stephens, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Chard, Tim Hatley, Tim McInnerny, Tom Scutt, Vincent Simone, Vivien Parry, Christopher Luscombe and Will Young.
This year's Concert - which is hosted by Rufus Hound and Mel Giedroyc - is being held in aid of InterAct, a fantastic charity that provides disabled and disadvantaged children and young people with real opportunities to develop valuable skills for life through drama, movement and music workshops.
InterAct patron Ed Stoppard (see video) will speak on behalf of the charity during the Concert, while volunteers will be circulating with Palace Theatre with collection buckets, and we implore attendees to give generously. For those who aren't attending on Sunday, you can make a donation by visiting: http://wos.im/TqCtSx
InterAct, the lead project of The Stagecoach Charitable Trust, runs eight after school workshops but plans to be running a total of 20 workshops nationwide by September 2013. The Trust hopes that the Whatsonstage.com Awards support will mean that even more disadvantaged young people will have the chance to be part of InterAct.
Terri Paddock, managing and editorial director of Whatsonstage.com,
said: "We have
chosen InterAct as our adopted charity for the 2013 Whatsonstage.com
Awards because of all that it does with underprivileged and
disadvantaged youth in breaking down barriers and introducing them to
the arts. We hope that, through the Awards campaign, we can help
InterAct raise more awareness and funds for this invaluable work."
Join in on Twitter by using our hashtag #wosawards. And if you're attending on Sunday, please remember that the dress code is semi-formal.
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