A new West End concert, titled Pride at the Palace, is due to open at the Palace Theatre this June once COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed further.
The one-night-only show will feature a number of LGBTQ+ identifying West End stars and is set to feature a number classical musical anthems.
The concert is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and will raise support for the Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading sexual health and HIV charity. The trust was founded in 1982 and named after Terry Higgins, one of the first people in the UK to die of HIV/AIDs.
Pride at the Palace will be presented by Luke Kelly and another co-host yet to be announced. The show, featuring musical direction by Matt Parker, is set to be accompanied by a 12-piece band conducted by Martin Higgins.
The 28-strong cast includes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s Layton Williams, Fra Fee from Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Misérables and The Book of Mormon’s Jordan Lee Davies.
Other cast members include Sharif Afifi (Rent), Joel Harper-Jackson (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and Sarah Ingram (Legally Blonde). More cast members are expected to be announced in due course.
Audiences are to expect socially distanced seating and strict hygiene protocols to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Tickets for the concert on 7 June 2021 are now available from Nimax Theatres.
Words by Nia Thomas.
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Image: Matt Crockett // © Nimax Theatres