Tickets are now on sale for the brilliant 24-hour Musical in aid of Spread a Smile at the Centenary Theatre, Berkhamsted School.
This exciting project from Smash Arts Theatre Company will see a talented cast of young performers meet at 6.30pm on Friday 16 February to find out the well-known musical they will be performing the following evening. They will then spend the next 24 hours rehearsing, before taking to the stage just 24 hours later on Saturday 17 February to perform their musical for the first time together.
The initiative has attracted a huge amount of support, including Spread a Smile entertainer and musical performer Joanna Power, Joe Bishop who recently finished playing Bob Crew in Jersey Boys in the West End and Harry Jack who starred in Les Misérables.
Joe Bishop said, “I am unbelievably excited and terrified in equal measure to take part in this 24 Hour Musical. This will be an immense challenge but knowing that we are contributing to the wonderful impact that Spread a Smile has on young lives will get me through it. Even if I’m sleep deprived, forget all my lines and fall flat on my face, I am so proud to be part of this experience.”
Harry Jack said, “I am so excited to be taking part in this for Spread a Smile! It’s a mammoth challenge that’s unlike anything a lot of us have done before, and I cannot wait to sink my teeth into this crazy 24 hours.”
The cast members are not only generously giving up their time and sharing their talents but are also fundraising for Spread a Smile to help support our work spreading smiles to seriously ill children, young people and their families.
We are incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew, Berkhamsted School, everyone at Smash Arts Theatre Company and in particular their co-founders Dani Acors and Alex Williams for their support and dedication. Dani is also part of the Spread a Smile team of entertainers, regularly using her performing talents to spread smiles across Spread a Smile’s hospital and hospice partners.
“When we thought of the idea for the 24-hour musical we knew we wanted it to be something very special, for everyone involved. Which is why we chose Spread a Smile as the beneficiary charity. I’ve seen first-hand just how important their work is bringing a little bit of joy and happiness to really seriously ill children and young people. I’m so excited about seeing our performers work together to create something amazing for the stage whilst also supporting this brilliant cause.” Dani Acors, Smash Arts Theatre Company Co-founder
Tickets are on sale here for £20 each and we hope you’ll join us for what looks set to be a brilliant night!
Performance date: Saturday 17 February
Venue: Centenary Theatre, Berkhamsted School, King’s Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3BG
Doors open: 6.45pm, show starts 7.30pm