WEST END MISCAST: CONCERT to raise funds for Dance Teacher’s Brain Tumour Treatment
WEST END MISCAST, a concert featuring West End performers, is taking place at the Actors Church in Covent Garden on Sunday 18th September to raise funds for Diane Cuttell. Diane has been diagnosed with a Grade 4 Brain Tumour and has been given 12 months to live. Diane spent 30 years teaching dance in Ilford, Essex, with former pupils such as Jessie J. Her daughter, Chrissy Cuttell, who is co-producing this concert, started her first job in the industry at just age 9 in the West End (Oliver and Les Miserables) and is currently working for 2-Entertain Norge.
Diane’s husband of 33 years has found an alternative treatment via Harley Street and the Dove Clinic which could keep her tumour at bay and prolong her life. Following the start of a proactive fundraising campaign, including an initial successful concert in Ilford, Essex, the family have already raised around £20,000. They need to raise around £30,000 a year to keep the treatment going for along as she survives.
WEST END MISCAST stars 16 performers from London’s West End including the likes of Matt McKenna (We Will Rock You), David Ribi (Rocky Horror), Sophia Ragavelas (Cats) and Maria Coyne (Wicked) They will be all be singing songs that they would never normally get a chance to sing, from a show or role that they will never be cast in.
The evening will be hosted by Australian TV presenter, John Mason, and the night will include a raffle with prizes such as a 2 night Norwegian Cruise in a 5* Cabin (flights included), a Barbour jacket, vouchers to Sophies Steakhouse in Covent Garden and many more. Also performing on the night will be singer/songwriter Jack Hawitt, The Barricade Boys and The Tootsie Rollers.
All funds go towards Diane’s Treatment. Tickets are £15 with £12.50 for concessions in advance via the concert website.