THE OLD VIC MIDSUMMER PARTY
Hugh Edmeades, Nick Finch, Dermot O’Leary, Clarke Peters, Kim Cattrall, Sule Rimi, Alex Jennings, Lolita Chakrabarti, Adrian Lester, Pearl Mackie, Josh McGuire, Hayden Gwynne, Matthew Warchus, Kate Varah
‘Dare Always Dare’:
CAST AND CREATIVES
Writer - Tom Fletcher
Co-creators - Michael Gracey and Ashley Wallen
Soloist - Sharon Rose
Dancers - Haley Monaghan, Lamaar Manning, Philip Birchall, Emma-Louise Stansall, Aaron Bryan, Joy Duckrell, James Mulford, Gianna Gi, Shala Japonka, Naomi Weijand, Steven Thompson, Ellis Brownhil, Kieran Daley-Ward, Amy Tomlinson, Jorge Antonio, Lisa Spencer, Kiel Ewen, Jordan Melchor, Vicki Leung, Kelechi Nwanokwu, Bogdan Pascal, Charlotte Wildrianne, Tudor Asaftei.
Director - Kate Prince
Designer - Ben Stones
Music - Josh Cohen & DJ Walde
Cast - Ebony Clarke, Tachia Newall, Cleve September, Alex Sarmiento, Jade Hackett, Elliotte Williams N’Dure, Maria Omakinwa, Verity Blyth, Witney White.
From LOCAL HERO
Director - Maria Crocker
Music Director - Phil Bateman
Cast - Damian Humbley, Suzie McAdam, Joanne McGuinness, Wendy Somerville.
Band - Don Richardson, Mark Bousie, Leon Rosseter, Shelley Britton.
Pre-Event Music - Nick Hart and Zoot Lynam
Fire Work and Burlesque - Charlie Bouquett & Suzie Smith.
Director - Katy Rudd
Designer - Rosanna Vize
Costume Assistant - Megan Rarity
Make-Up - Meredith Lacosse
Lighting Designer - Rob Casey
Production Manager - Matt Ockenden
Show Caller - Julia Whittle
Production Stage Manager - Sam Hunter
Senior Events Manager - Emma Robson
Events Assistant - Katie Dawson
Producer - Matthew Schmolle
OLD VIC MIDSUMMER PARTY
For The Old Vic Theatre.
Taking place over the entirety of The Brewery in central London and themed around a scorching hot midsummer evening unleashing the fairies, The Midsummer Party was a star-studded evening of food, entertainment and £750,000 of fundraising.
The masterminds behind the smash hit film, The Greatest Showman, Michael Gracey and Ashley Wallen, got the party started with a show-stopping opening number; the cast of SYLVIA made their eagerly anticipated return to the stage, previewing brand new material; and there was a sneak peek of the long awaited LOCAL HERO ahead of its London premiere at The Old Vic with music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits). Live jazz underscored the evening thanks to Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, and the night went out on a high with soul legend Beverley Knight, getting the entire audience up on its feet