Just For One Day musical to perform on Comic Relief

Just For One Day

The cast of new Live Aid musical Just For One Day will take to the stage of Comic Relief Red Nose Day on BBC One tonight.

Currently running 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 show’s stars will perform as part of the BBC’s Comic Relief Red Nose Day telethon on Friday, 15 March on BBC One and iPlayer from 7PM.

Penned by John O’Farrell (Mrs Doubtfire, Something Rotten!) and directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, The Little Big Things), the premiere production runs to 30 March 2024.

Those on the cast include 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.

10% from the sale of all tickets will be donated directly to The Band Aid Charitable Trust, who have given their permission for the production.

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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