Galas: 24 Hour Stars, Mamma Helps Children
Actors confirmed to take part this year include: Jane Asher, Lorraine Burroughs, Eliot Cowan, Kerry Fox, William Houston, Haydn Gwynne, John Light, Nigel Lindsay, Art Malik, Sharon Maughan, Anna Maxwell-Martin, Kieran O’Brien, Andrew Scott, Ashley Walters and Ruth Wilson.
Hosted by Graham Norton, the event is an evening of never to be seen again performances with six short plays being conceived, written, cast, rehearsed and then performed in 24 hours.
Kevin Spacey commented: "The 24 Hour Plays always give audiences a rollercoaster ride of performances. It's an electrifying experience at the theatre and I'm thrilled that so many great people have thrown their hats into the ring this year."
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The cast of Mamma Mia! will stage a special gala concert at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 18 November 2009 to raise money for Children in Need.
Hosting the evening will be BBC London 94.9FM radio presenters Paul Ross, JoAnne Good, Vanessa Feltz and Danny Baker. All money raised will go towards helping disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
Global Producer Judy Craymer said: “Mamma Mia! has always been keen to support Children In Need in some form, so it’s fantastic that the charity can benefit from the revenue of this special performance.”
The Mamma Mia! cast currently features Sally Ann Triplett, Katy Secombe, Jane Gurnett and I’d Do Anything finalist Niamh Perry. All booking information can be found at bbc.co.uk/london or by calling 0844 482 5118.
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