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West End performers to star in online charity concerts streamed across September

The series will feature performers from Phantom, & Juliet, Mamma Mia! and more

Aisha Jawando, Hannah Waddingham, David Bedella, Sandra Marvin, Celinde Schoenmaker and Richard Fleeshman
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

A series of four charity concerts will be taking place across September to support arts charities during the ongoing pandemic.

The concerts, entitled "West End Unplugged", will feature Cavin Cornwall (Jesus Christ Superstar), Katie Brayben (Girl from the North Country), Aisha Jawando (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Tim Howar (Chess), David Bedella (& Juliet), Richard Fleeshman (Company), Celinde Schoenmaker (The Phantom of the Opera), Alice Fearn (Come From Away), Joe Stilgoe (Guys and Dolls), Mazz Murray (Mamma Mia!), Hannah Waddingham (Into the Woods) and Sandra Marvin (Romantics Anonymous).

The concerts will support Backup, the technical entertainment charity, Help Musicians and the Theatre Artists Fund. Theatre sound designer and the shows' producer, Bobby Aitken said: "All funds raised on the day will benefit three amazing charities...We feel that between them, these three charities best represent everyone in our theatre family."

The shows will be available from 9 to 30 September via the West End Unplugged website.

The pieces are arranged with musical supervision by Ben Goddard, with a band featuring Julian Littman, Daniel Carter-Hope, Adam Langstaff, Rachel Dawson and Dan de Cruz.

The schedule of performers is below:

9th September:
Aisha Jawando
Ben Goddard
Mazz Murray

16th September:
Alice Fearn
Tim Howar
Sandra Marvin

23rd September:
David Badella
Hannah Waddingham
Joe Stilgoe

30th September:
Cavin Cornwall
Katie Brayben
Richard Fleeshman and Celinde Schoenmaker