GIGGIN 4 GOOD “Best Of British”, a celebration of British Musical Theatre through the ages
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IMG_0991GIGGIN4GOOD presents
BEST OF BRITISH – A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE Actors’ Church, Covent Garden, Sunday November 15 

On Sunday November 15 Giggin4Good will present “Best Of British”, a celebration of British Musical Theatre through the ages, at the Actors’ Church, Covent Garden with a stellar cast of West End and Off-West End vocal talent, including a 2014 Broadwayworld UK award winner (Carolyn Maitland) and a 2015 Olivier Award winner (Lorna Want).

This will be the 8th charity concert produced by Giggin4Good since its inception in 2010 to raise much needed money to support the stalwart palliative and life-saving work done at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Usually the money raised has been donated to a specific ward of the hospital. This year, as it is in the run up to Christmas, all proceeds will go towards buying Christmas gifts for the children in the hospital.

The evening will celebrate the work of British musical theatre composers from the vintage to the modern – from Coward and Novello to Lloyd Webber and Stiles and Drewe. The concert will also feature some new British musical theatre writing, including songs from musicals My Land’s Shore and A Pebble For Aaron.

The cast (subject to change) will include:

Jemma Alexander (Wicked, Rent), Jamal Andreas (Bend It Like Beckham, Ragtime), Julie Atherton (Pure Imagination, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Therese Raquine, Avenue Q), Marcus Ayton (Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), Katie Brennan (White Feather, The Spitfire Grill), Kieran Brown (The Phantom Of The Opera, Pipe Dream, Wicked, Love Never Dies), Michael Burgen (The Pirates Of Penzance, Spamalot), Michael Colbourne (Les Miserables, A Little Night Music), Matthew Croke (West Side Story, Wicked, Chicago), Tim Driesen (Jersey Boys, Rock Of Ages, Never Forget), Lauren Ingram (Gypsy, From Here To Eternity, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), Keith Jack (HMS Pinafore, Sincerely Mr Toad, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), Sejal Keshwala (Bend It Like Beckham, After The Tone), Jeremy Legat (Wicked, Therese Raquin) ,Leigh Lothian (Beautiful, Selkie, The Beautiful Game), Carolyn Maitland (Miss Saigon, Singing In The Rain, From Here to Eternity, Kiss Me Kate), Shaun McCourt (Warhorse, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), Ian Mclarnon (Sunday in The Park With George, Forever Plaid, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables), Kayleigh McKnight (Bend It Like Beckham, The Mikado, The Dreaming), Sarah McNicholas (Carrie, Evita, Whistle Down The Wind), Gary Mitchinson (Warhorse, The Witches Of Eastwick, The Fix), Michael Riseley (Les Miserables), Laura Tebbutt (Love Me Tender, Forbidden Broadway, The Wizard Of Oz), Lowri Walton (Warhorse) Lorna Want (Beautiful, Dreamboats And Petticoats, The Fantasticks, Romeo And Juliet) Scarlet Wilderink (Warhorse), Gary Wood (Infidel the Musical, A Chorus Line).

The compere for the evening – making his Giggin4Good debut – will be Ian Stroughair (Cats, Fame, Chicago), who is also widely known in his drag alter-ego, Velma Celli. The show’s musical director will be Huw Evans (The Lion King, Oliver!, Evita).

Giggin4good Presents ‘Best of British’- A celebration of British Musical Theatre Date: Sunday 15th November Time: 7pm
Venue: Actors Church, Covent Garden
Tickets: £25 (VIP) £20 (standard) £15 (student)