Written by John O'Farrell (Mrs. Doubtfire) and directed by Luke Sheppard (Little Big Things, & Juliet), it comes to the stage with the blessing of Bob Geldof himself, organiser of the famous charity concert.
While the musical won't be looking to recreate the concert itself, it's peppered with the music of the artists who played – for free – in the one-off events at Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, raising $127 million for famine relief.
A cast of 26 are set to bring the show to life, performing songs by Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Queen, Diana Ross, Elton John and Paul McCartney among many others. Eighties pop and rock fans can also look forward to tracks by The Who, Bryan Adams, Status Quo, Paul Weller, Sade, The Boomtown Rats, U2 and The Pretenders – and still more!
It would be amiss to stage a musical honouring the greatest charity concert of all time and not make some commitment to giving back. Acknowledging this, the organisers have announced 10 per cent of ticket sales will be donated directly to The Band Aid Charitable Trust.
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|What||Just For One Day, Old Vic Theatre|
|Where||The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
24 Jan 24 – 30 Mar 24, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|