THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
West End’s Palace Theatre to reopen with charity concerts
BY GIVERNY MASSO
The Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was running.
A concert celebrating West End musicals held in aid of theatrical charities has been announced to reopen the Palace Theatre.
The Show Must Go On! Live at the Palace Theatre will take place across four performances on November 13, 14 and 15.
It will feature cast performances from shows including & Juliet, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Mamma Mia!, The Prince of Egypt, Six, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and Wicked, with further shows and casting to be announced.
This will be the first production at the Palace Theatre since it closed in March, and is part of theatre operator Nimax Theatre’s autumn season of socially distanced shows. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was running at the theatre prior to its closure, with Nica Burns previously confirming that the production will reopen once social distancing requirements are no longer in place.
All profits raised from the production will support Acting For Others and the Fleabag Support Fund.
Nimax chief executive Nica Burns said: “We are delighted to be hosting these special concerts: The Show Must Go On! Live at the Palace Theatre where all profits will be going to theatre charities.
“It warms the heart to see all these fantastic West End shows coming together to benefit our community.
“A big thank you to everyone taking part on stage and off and a special shout out to the producers, the Theatre Support Fund+ and Take Two Theatricals for making it happen. Please rush to buy tickets and help out whilst enjoying a wonderful, socially distanced evening.”
Capacity at the Palace Theatre has been reduced in line with social-distancing requirements, and safety measures including hand sanitation, contactless tickets and temperature testing are in place.