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Kerry Ellis, Adrianna Hicks, Adam Pascal and more announced for Eventim Apollo rock musical concert

The concert is raising funds for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Adrianna Hicks, Kerry Ellis and Adam Pascal
(© Centre: Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage, left and right: David Gordon ))

Sir Tim Rice will host two concerts at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith celebrating quintessential rock musicals.

Running in aid of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, the evening will have an all-star line-up with musical theatre performers from across the world, including Adam Pascal (Rent), Adrianna Hicks (The Color Purple), Kristina Love (Tina), David Michael Johnson (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Kerry Ellis (Wicked). The West End Chorus and the City of London Philharmonic Allstars will also appear, with some special guests to be announced.

The Best of…Rock Musicals will feature numbers from shows including Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Evita, Chess, Aida, Miss Saigon, RENT, Tommy, We Will Rock You, Spring Awakening, The Rocky Horror Show, Next To Normal, The Little Shop of Horrors, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked and The Lion King.

The event, which runs for two performances on Sunday 12 May at 4pm and 8pm, is devised and directed by Hugh Wooldridge with musical direction by Stuart Morley and Kevin Amos.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was set up in 1997 to help fund support and education for those affected by depression and mental illness.