Lyn Paul (The New Seekers, Blood Brothers) is headlining the Smile Concert which features a leading West End performers from West End shows including Mamma Mia, Wicked, Shrek, Blood Brothers, We Will Rock You and Matilda accompanied by a 42 piece orchestra! at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford on Sunday 12th Feb at 7:30pm
The concert is in aid of Nathan Box - a 7 year old boy who suffers from a rare brain tumour called Hypothalamic Harmartoma which causes him to have 25+ seizures daily and is effecting his development and communication. His condition is curable but unfortunately the NHS cannot fund it, the only option to cure him is in Texas.The treatment alone costs £100,000, which the family is glad to say they have managed to raise. However they still need to raise another £50,000 to cover the cost of travel, accommodation, travel insurance, added tests, MRI scans and any additional treatment Nathan may need when in Texas. Your ticket is worth twice as much thanks to a very generous anonymous donor, who has agreed to fundmatch money raised, up to £20,000!
If you want to help but can't make it you can always sponsor a seat the proceeds of which are being donated to Ellenor Hospice to allow a child in their care a night out to the theatre for free!
CAST SO FAR:
LYN PAUL- New Seekers, Blood Brothers, Taboo, Cabaret
SIMON LIPKIN- West End Productions of Avenue Q, Rock of Ages , Guys and Dolls along side Rebel Wilson, Spamalot, Assassins, Disaster Musical as well as many more!
DEAN CHISNALL- Shrek in Shrek- The Musical ( Theatre Royal Drury Lane West End & UK and Ireland Tour), Love Never Dies (Adelphi), La Cage aux Folles (Playhouse), Never Forget (Savoy and tour), Evita (Adelphi), The Women in White (Palace)
JOE SLEIGHT- Wicked (WestEnd) 'Cover Boq', Midsummer Nights Dream (Middle Temple Hall London) 'Puck', Blood Brothers (UK Tour) 'Perkins' & 'Peter Pan in Peter Pan at the Wycombe Swan'
JENNA LEE JAMES- Scaramouche, Meatloaf and KillerQueen in 'We Will Rock You', of whom she is the ONLY person in world to have played all 3 female leads. Narrator in 'Joseph', Mary in 'Tonight's The Night' & Alternate Donna in 'Mamma Mia'
PAUL WILKINS- Marius in Les Miserables (West End, Asia, Manila, Singapore & Dubai)
MICHELLE PENTECOST- Grace Farrell – Annie, Vava - Paraside Moscow, Elphaba – Wicked, & Eva Peron - Evita
NANCY HILL- Grease (West End), Tracy in Hairspray, Sweeney Todd (ENO) with Emma Thompson
LAURA HARRISON- Lucille Frank in the Hope Mill Theatres production of ‘Parade', Donna Marie/Miss Jones Cover Mrs Lyons in 'Blood Brothers', Tiger Lily in 'Peter Pan', Audrey in 'Little Shop of Horrors’
JODIE BETH MEYER- Understudy for Jodie Prenger in Tell Me on a Sunday, Petra in A Little Night Music, High School Musical (UK Tour), Aspects of Love (UK Tour), Pirates of Penzance, Svetlana in Chess and Eponine in Les Miserables (Channel Island tours)