Parnell Page and Sabrina Aloueche decided to create a charity concert with a difference.. 100 percent less informal, breaking down the fourth wall immediately, with singalongs, musical theatre performers, recording artists, comedians, magicians, dance troupes.. etc. the audience have the chance to bid for prizes at charity auctions and purchase WESTEND FEST merchandise too.
Richard Parnell Page:
He’s a singer/songwriter with over 2 million views on YouTube. He has 3 EPs out on iTunes and is working on another at present.
Sabrina Aloueche: Probably best known for playing young Cosette and then adult Eponine in Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre, Singing as Eponine for the 21st anniversary Les Miserables radio broadcast too, and also for playing Scaramouche in We Will Rock You at the Dominion theatre for over three years!
The first concert was raising money for a young student to attend Mountview Theatre School, as he got in but needed help with the tuition fees. So we put on a concert for him. All proceeds went towards his cause and he is now entering into his second year!
The second and third concerts were raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
This forthcoming concert is in aid of CRY_UK which fundraises for raising awareness, preventions and treatments of cardiac risk in the young; inspired by a young performer named Matt Beadle who was extremely loved in this industry. He was performing in Starlight Express at the time, he went away on a short holiday and with no warning whatsoever his heart failed and we lost him. It’s now his family’s sole wish that every West End show incorporates heart screenings to all their casts prior to signing contracts. It’s a highly preventative illness which if detected can be treated- which is the saddest thing for all the families and friends of the victims to live with.
The final list of performers we have for this coming concert is:
Sarah French, Sabrina Aloueche, Alice Fearn, Stephanie Fearon, Katie Bernstein, Amanda Coutts, Tori Allen Martin, Jodie Jacobs, Kayleigh Stephenson, Lauren Varnham and Niamh Perry
Richard Parnell Page, Michael Watson, Alistair Brammer, Craig Mather, Scott Garnham, Ian Stroughair, Adam Bailey, Kieran Brown, David Ribi, Matt Wycliffe, Aaron Sidwell, Niall Sheehy, Greg Oliver, Jamie Muscato and Jordan Lee Davis
The theme for the concert is: MIS-CAST!!!
So every act has to sing a song from a show in a role they would NEVER be cast in!
We’ve also got a singing competition at present on twitter at www.twitter.com/westendfests where people can submit their videos. The winner will perform a duet with a chosen singer on the evening of the concert!
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Saturday 8th June 2013