The full line-up for this year's West End Heroes has been confirmed.
Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro will headline the gala which takes place at the Dominion Theatre this Sunday (28th September). The group will perform a song from their No1 debut album Stars.
They join Michael Ball who is hosting the show as well as performing songs from Chess, Les Misérables and Aspects of Love.
As well a world exclusive preview of a song from a new film-to-stage musical, due in the West End in 2015, there will be performances from Hugh Maynard and the cast of Miss Saigon; the cast of Evita; Wendi Peters and Aled Jones from the cast of White Christmas; Marti Pellow, Louise Plowright, Louise Dearman, Daniel Boys, Lauren Samuels, James Fox, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Woman the Band (Mazz Murray, Gina Murray & Emma Kershaw) and the cast of Songs for Victory.
This year there will also be performances by the newly formed West End Heroes Choir, which is made up of some of the unsung heroes of the West End - support staff in theatres, front of house, box office, stage crew, and dressers; people who are all trained actors and singers but are resting, and The West End Heroes Dancers.
Returning to form the centerpiece of the gala and under the directorship of Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs will be The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, which is widely regarded as one of the finest military bands in the UK and incorporates the celebrated RAF Squadronaires Big Band. They will be joined by The Band of the Queens Division, The Band of HM Royal Marines and The Queens Colour Squadron.
West End Heroes debuted last year and was a phenomenal success, with the casts of many of the biggest West End musicals uniting with the finest UK military bands and musicians in a stunning performance that raised over £88,000 for the Help For Heroes charity. This year’s event has set a target to raise more than £100,000.
Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving their country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and four Personnel Recovery Centres across the UK.