Paul Burton Productions’ popular Sunday at the Musicals concerts are back at The Actors’ Church in Covent Garden, London on 24 October and 7 November to raise funds for Acting for Others.
Since its conception in June 2015, there have been 15 versions and 17 performances of Sunday at the Musicals, which have included special summer and Christmas editions. The productions have been presented at The Hippodrome Casino, St. James Theatre (now called The Other Palace), The Phoenix Arts Club, The Actors’ Church, The Union Theatre in London and the Leicester Haymarket Theatre in Leicester.
The first concert will take place on Sunday 24 October 2021 at 7.30pm, with performers including Roshani Abbey (& Juliet), Helen Anker (Mamma Mia!), Lizzie Bea (Hairspray), Nikki Bentley (Wicked), Chloe-Jo Byrnes (Mamma Mia!), Lucyelle Cliffe (Legally Blonde), Tamsin Dowsett (42nd Street), Rebecca Gilliland (Wicked), Alex Gibson-Giorgio (Rags), Jennifer Hepburn (Mamma Mia!), Melissa Jacques (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Jessica Joslin (Les Misérables: The Staged Concert), Lily Kerhoas (Les Misérables), James Meunier (Sunset Boulevard), Louise Olley (9 to 5), Mira Ormala (Love Never Dies), Charlotte O’Rourke (Mamma Mia!), Phoebe Panaretos (Strictly Ballroom), Sara Poyzer (Mamma Mia!), Benjamin Purkiss (Zorro the Musical), Joseph Richardson (Tina - The Tina Turner Musical), Libby Simpkins (Under the Canvas Sky), Bree Smith (The Book of Mormon), Charlotte Anne Steen (Bat Out of Hell), Carly Thoms (Matilda), Jensen Tudtud (Korczak the Musical) and Alexandra Waite-Roberts (Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Cinderella)
The second concert will be held on Sunday 7 November 2021 at 7.30pm, with performers including Roshani Abbey (& Juliet), Casey Al-Shaqsy (The Prince of Egypt), Gemma Atkins (Mamma Mia!), Jasmine Beel (Avenue Q), Nikki Bentley (Wicked), Lydia Rose Bertie (Spring Awakening), Sabrina Carter (Jekyll and Hyde), Lucyelle Cliffe (Legally Blonde), Nicola Espallardo (Les Misérables: The Staged Concert), Gillian Ford (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Michelle Francis (School of Rock), Leanne Garretty (Sleepless the Musical), Rebecca Gilliland (Wicked), Alex Gibson-Giorgio (Rags), Jack Harrison-Cooper (The Prince of Egypt), Sinead Long (Hamilton), Rebekah Lowings (Ghost the Musical), Maggie Lynne (Wicked), Kelly Mathieson (The Phantom of the Opera), Phoebe Panaretos (Strictly Ballroom), Sara Poyzer (Mamma Mia!), Benjamin Purkiss (Zorro the Musical), Jamie Ross (Footloose), Anna Simmons (The Phantom of the Opera), Charlotte Anne Steen (Bat Out of Hell), Jensen Tudtud (Korczak the Musical), Victoria Ward (The Phantom of the Opera) and Damien Winchester (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical).
The concerts are directed by Charlotte Peters, with musical direction by James Church, and sound and lighting by Ron Knights. More information here.
The Actors’ Church will also host a staged reading of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion on Monday 25 October 2021 at 7.30pm in aid of Acting for Others.
The cast includes Abbey Norman as Clara Eynsford-Hill, Sabina Franklyn (Fawlty Towers, Coronation Street) as Mrs Eynsford-Hill, Paddy Duff as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Nancy Sullivan as Eliza Doolittle, Christopher Ettridge (Goodnight Sweetheart, EastEnders) as Colonel Pickering, Philip Bretherton (As Time Goes By) as Henry Higgins, Sherrie Hewson (Coronation Street, Benidorm) as Mrs Pearce, Brian Capron (Coronation Street) as Alfred Doolittle, Gay Soper (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as Mrs Higgins and introducing Libby Simpkins as the parlour maid. All performers will appear subject to availability.
The production is produced by Paul Burton, with direction by Denise Silvey, and sound and lighting by Ron Knights.