Watch Six The Musical and Carrie Hope Fletcher perform on Children In Need

There were a number of special musical theatre performances on Children In Need’s latest telethon.

BBC Children in Need celebrated its 40th anniversary live on Friday 13 November on BBC One.

This year the show was hosted by Mel Giedroyc, Stephen Mangan, Alex Scott MBE and Chris Ramsey as the hosts come together to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

There was an abundance of singing and dancing from the best of the West End, with performances including the cast of SIX!

The SIX cast for the performance featured Lauren Drew (Catherine of Aragon), Maddison Bulleyment (Anne Boleyn), Harriet Watson (Jane Seymour), Shekinah McFarlane (Anna of Cleves), Jodie Steele (Katherine Howard) and Athena Collins (Catherine Parr).

The performance from SIX comes after the show announced a return to the West End as well as tour dates at The Lowry in Salford and Southampton’s Mayflower in 2021.

Also performing on the night was Carrie Hope Fletcher singing from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella with the Lord himself on the piano.

Later, the sensational Beverley Knight took to the stage for a magical performance.

Supporting BBC Children in Need this year is easier than ever, to learn more about the charity or make a donation to help transform the lives of children and young people across the UK, visit:

The BBC said of the annual telethon: “From Strictly Come Dancing, to EastEnders and Doctor Who, the fundraising spectacular will be jam-packed with exclusive sketches, exciting performances, music, dance and a few surprises!

“Hosted by some of the biggest names in entertainment, the show will be a brilliant spectacle not to miss and will raise money for children and young people across the UK facing a range of disadvantages, who need help now more than ever.

“The money raised through BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal will help support local charities and projects which are providing essential frontline help to children and young people in communities throughout the UK.”

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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