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SUNDAY MAY 12, 2019 – 4.00pm and 8.00pm
EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH
On Sunday May 12, 2019 at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two stellar concerts of The Best of… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
Hosted by the godfather of rock musicals, Sir Tim Rice, The Best of… Rock Musicals will feature Adam Pascal (Rent), Kerry Ellis (Wicked), Adrianna Hicks (The Color Purple), Kristina Love (Tina) and David Michael Johnson (Jesus Christ Superstar) together with a bevy of Broadway and West End talent, the West End Chorus, the City of London Philharmonic Allstars and some very special surprise guests.
Amongst many others, The Best of… Rock Musicals will include songs from Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Evita, Chess, Aida, Miss Saigon, RENT, Tommy, We Will Rock You, Spring Awakening, The Rocky Horror Show, The Little Shop of Horrors, Dear Evan Hansen and The Lion King.
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was formed in 1997 by the Waller family in memory of their son and brother, Charlie, who took his own life whilst suffering from depression. The Trust offers support and education to those affected by the scourge of depression and mental illness. Its vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression; where young people are educated on the importance of staying mentally well, and where treatment is available to everyone who needs it.
Particularly in musical theatre and the performing arts, depression and mental unhappiness is often masked by a smiling face. Everyone has a duty to protect each other in a profession where rejection and redundancy are two of the most common words in daily usage. The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust offers vital information on preventing depression and is producing tailored guidance for performers.
The Best of… Rock Musicals is produced by the same team who for the last 19 years have presented The Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall and elsewhere. The very best artistes in the world will come together to celebrate the very best in rock musicals from the last 50 years. Come and join us.