Just For One Day musical cast recording announced

Just For One Day

A cast recording of new Live Aid musical Just For One Day is to be released.

Following a recent sold-out run at the Old Vic, the show tells the story of how the 1985 charity concert was brought to the stage.

A jukebox musical, it features songs from Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Who, U2, Queen, The Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, The Cars, Status Quo, Paul Weller, Sade, The Boomtown Rats, Bryan Adams, Diana Ross, Ultravox and more.

The company reunited this week to record the show’s cast album, with a release date to be announced.

Penned by John O’Farrell (Mrs Doubtfire) and directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, The Little Big Things), the cast features Julie Atherton, Ashley Campbell, Jackie Clune, Craige Els, James Hameed, Naomi Katiyo, Hope Kenna, Freddie Love, Emily Ooi and Rhys Wilkinson.

They are joined by Jason Battersby, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Olly Dobson, Joe Edgar, Kerry Enright, Jo Foster, Collette Guitart, Eddie Mann, AJ Lewis, Joel Montague, Rachel Moran, Abiona Omonua, Jack Shalloo, Danielle Steers, Tamara Tare and Dyd Wynford.

Following its run at the Old Vic there have been rumours of a transfer to the West End.

Artistic Director of The Old Vic, Matthew Warchus, said: “Just For One Day has blown the roof off The Old Vic day after joyful day for its entire nine week run. It’s been unforgettable to see the theatre packed to the rafters with audiences cheering and weeping real tears together.

“My congratulations and thanks go to a truly extraordinary cast and band who have brilliantly delivered this amazing true story of catastrophic injustice, visionary defiance and unprecedented unity. As one of the most musically galvanising two hours of theatre I’ve ever come across (as well an ongoing fundraiser for The Band Aid Charitable Trust) I will miss it and I wish it well in its future life.”

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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