Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento will present a fundraising evening of song, dance, and comedy June 25 at Trafalgar Studios 1 for the hundreds of families who became homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire.
Entitled Songs and Solidarity, the concert will begin at 7:30 PM. Tim Sutton is the musical director.
Currently scheduled to be part of the fundraiser with performances and/or additional contributions are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judi Dench, Rachel Tucker, Noma Dumezweni, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Julie Atherton, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Vikash Bhai, Clare Foster, Bonnie Greer, Tyrone Huntley, Cassidy Janson, Alexia Khadime, Jason Manford, David McAlmont, Omar F Okai Company, Earl Okin, Jon Robyns, Stiles and Drewe, Claire Sweeney, Rakhee Thakrar, Mark Thomas, Gok Wan, and the West End Gospel Choir.
Terera said in a statement, “I’m sure for all of us our immediate response is to want to try and reach out and help, either as an individual or collectively. The community that has suffered this horror has always been a strong, close knit, diverse, creative one. As an artistic community we aim for those same values. At the same time it is a community which has been marginalised and ignored for a very long time. So as well as the vital response of trying to contribute financially and materially we have an opportunity to come together stand in solidarity with those directly affected and say this should not have happened.”
The evening will also feature a silent auction with some theatre-related lots.
All proceeds will go to the Grenfell Tower Fire Fund. Those who are unable to attend can donate by visiting GoFundMe.com.
Trafalgar Studios 1 is located at 14 Whitehall, London. For tickets call 0844 871 7632 or visit ATGTickets.com.