Charity single ‘Ghost Light’ released to raise funds for Acting For Others

Performers from across the UK have come together for a special charity single.

‘Ghost Light’ is a charity single written by Adam Gillian (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Hadestown) and produced by Ryan Gillian (In Palms).

The song features performances from a range of performers, representing the West End, Regional Touring Companies and 2020 Graduates. All recordings were done remotely from all over the UK during the first national lockdown.

Those appearing on the show include Adam Gillian, Kayi Ushe, Ryan Carter, Caroline Kay, Vicki Manser, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Julia Dray, Cameron Sharp, Laura Baldwin, Jodie Steele, Katrina May, Johanna Johnston, Emily Olive Boyd and Jordan Fox.

With theatres across the country closing their doors in March of this year leaving the creative industries in chaos, the Ghost Light became a symbol; a beacon of hope for actors, singers, crew and audiences alike that someday soon we would return. We’ve planned, we’ve fought, we’ve petitioned and yet again we’ve been plunged into unknown, unsteady waters with another national lockdown.

The proceeds will be split 50/50 with one half donated to Acting For Others and the other split evenly between all* performers and creatives involved in the single. * Some performers have opted to donate their share to Acting For Others.

The song will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music from Friday 27 November. You can also donate via JustGiving here.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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