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Gareth Gates and Glee's Jonathan Groff will star in A Very Musical Evening in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at the historic Wilton's Music Hall on 26 September 2010.

Hosted by Aled Jones, the evening will also feature performances by James Bourne (Busted), The Priscilla Divas, The Casablanca Steps, Lawrence Layton (C4’s Fear of Flying) and Graham Gouldman (10CC).

The evening will also include a Prize Auction as well as a Word Auction, where award winning theatre composer and lyricist duo Stiles and Drewe will create a song during the interval based on words provided by the audience.

A Very Musical Evening is produced by Elliot Davis and Anthony Drewe in association with Ellie Collyer-Bristow and Samuel Joseph. For tickets call 0207 702 2789.

An all-star cast including Sierra Boggess, Louise Dearman, Hadley Fraser and Patina Miller will star in Simply The Music of Scott Alan at the New Players Theatre on 26 September 2010.

Following on from the Just Me & Them concerts last year, the new show will feature brand new songs by the American composer and lyricist, as well as highlights from his catalogue of work.

Performers scheduled to appear include: Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies), Louise Dearman (Wicked), Hadley Fraser (Fantasticks), Patina Miller (Sister Act), Ashleigh Gray, Jodie Jacobs, Norm Lewis, Stuart Matthew Price and Willemijn Verkaik.

Simply The Music of Scott Alan is produced by Simon Greiff and Phil Sykes (for SimG Productions) in association with Scott Alan.

After more than a 30-year absence, Sunday Night at The London Palladium is coming back next month.

Organised and performed by the historic venue's front of house team and theatre crew, the one-off event on 29 August is being staged to mark 100 years of variety at the Palladium. In a canny coincidence, current theatre manager Gareth Parnell shares his name with Val Parnell, who first staged Sunday Night at the London Palladium 55 years ago (its last performance was in 1976).

Gareth Parnell's Sunday Night at The London Palladium will comprise an evening of entertainment with acts “dating from pre-war Vaudeville to the modern day musical era”. For tickets contact [email protected]

Grateful, an evening of musical theatre and gospel music at Cadogan Hall on 12 September will feature West End stars including Hannah Waddingham and Leanne Jones, alongside a 20-piece band and the West End Gospel choir, to raise funds for the Intermission Youth Theatre.

The driving force behind the fundraiser is actor Anton Stephans, who has been fighting a brain tumour for the past two years and now made a complete and successful recovery. He said: “I want there to be no sad songs! I want the audience to feel that they can face anything. They can overcome anything life throws at them!”

He added: “The work that Intermission Youth Theatre does with disadvantage young kids is truly amazing, working on new versions of Shakespeare that they can really relate to gives these youngsters respect and some structure in their lives. A creative outlet through drama really can give them hope and turn lives around."


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