Tuesday, August 14

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Michael Xavier and Sharon D Clarke confirmed for UK's first StageCon

A number of West End stars have just been confirmed for UK's first  StageCon theatre convention which will run on 3rd and 4th November this year at Shoreditch Town Hall. The format will be similar to New York's theatre convention BroadwayCon representing all aspects of theatre, from musicals to plays, opera and dance and those who develop theatre as well as performers.

It will feature appearances from West End stars including Carrie Hope Fletcher, Christina Bennington, Cameron Blakely, Samantha Bond, Sharon D Clarke, Sophie Evans, Cherrelle Skeete and Michael Xavier. Louise Dearman, Alice Fearn, David Hunter, Debbie Kurup, Scott Paige, Steph Parry, Stuart Matthew Price, Caroline Sheen and Charlotte Wakefield. Plus events including live performances, sing-a-longs, discussions, cast reunions, panels, games, previews, workshops, meet and greets and showcases. There will be a Villageof stalls offering  goods, merchandise and theatrical services. Vendors included are National Theatre Bookshop, Zeat Art, The Royal Theatrical Fund and WhatsOnStage. 

A portion of profits from StageCon will be donated to The Royal Theatrical Fund. The Presidents Robert Lindsay, said: "We are looking forward to being involved with this new and exciting opportunity for the theatre community. It is important that we let those in our industry know about the range of assistance we provide, including benefits advice and help with financial problems. "

More names and events will be announced in due course. A day ticket for the event costs £85 and a weekend ticket costs £160.

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