Judi Dench, Beverley Knight and more to star in online concert celebrating veteran stage door keeper
The concert will celebrate the career of stage door keeper Harry Gabriel and is set up by Giles Terera
A star-studded concert will celebrate the gigantic career of stage door keeper Harry Gabriel.
Having worked at the Shaftesbury Theatre for 40 years, Gabriel is, for many, the first face they see when they enter the West End venue.
Working with the theatre, award-winning actor Giles Terera has now assembled a series of stars, all of whom have worked at the Shaftesbury, to participate in a concert to celebrate Gabriel. The line-up will include Judi Dench, Sharon D Clarke, Anthony Hopkins, Amanda Holden, Chita Rivera, Eddie Izzard, Imelda Staunton, Beverley Knight and more.
The concert will feature songs and stories from the last 40 years of shows at the theatre, and will be streamed for free on YouTube on the 15th July at 7:30pm, where it will remain in perpetuity.
It is raising funds for a variety of charities – Cancer Research UK, Black Lives Matter and The Black Curriculum.
The concert is directed by Giles Terera and produced by Saskia Baylis, with Richard Beadle as musical director.
A full list of those taking part is below:
Jordan Luke Gage
Melanie La Barrie
Sharon D Clarke
The West End Gospel Choir