Watch 45 West End stars perform epic cover of Queen’s The Show Must Go On

Some 45 West End stars have got together for a lockdown performance of a Queen classic.

Musical theatre stars have joined forces for an epic cover of The Show Must Go On, raising funds for charities Acting For Others and Mind as well as supporting the #SaveOurTheatres campaign.

Put together by West End Live Lounge, those who feature in the video include Glenn Adamson, Kelly Agbowu, Marcus Ayton, Adam Bailey, Zoe Birkett, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Erin Caldwell, Louise Dearman, Kellie Gnauck, Simon Gordon, Natalie Green ,Emma Hatton, Lisa-Marie Holmes, Jacqueline Hughes, Joel Harper-Jackson, Sejal Keshwala, Emma Kingston and Martha Kirby.

They’re joined by Emma Lindars, Shekinah McFarlane, Kayleigh McKnight,Sarah Moss, Brady Isaacs-Pearce, Laura Pick, Andrew Polec ,Lauren James-Ray, Jodie Steele, Danielle Steers, Jennifer Tierney, Rodney Vubya and Ella Young

They’re accompanied by musicians Sam Coates, Ben Golding, Liam Waddle, Ben Steele, Sam Ainslie, Simon Kennard, David Talisman, Clodagh Kennedy, Siobhán McCafferty, Sophie Gledhill, Klara Romac, Rhys Lovell, Jacob Phillips, Wesley Frankel and Mike Kent-Davies.

Live Lounge producer, Shaun McCourt, said: “The arts industry is in dire need of government support in such difficult times. As we begin to see lockdown eased across other sectors, the arts are being left behind. For an industry which puts millions of pounds into the economy each year, it is worrying that little is being done to preserve it. There is no song more apt right now than ‘The Show Must Go On'”

He adds: “It is heartbreaking to see the impact this pandemic is having on the arts. Sam Coates (musical director), Will Miney (Music Producer) and I, wanted to put something together to show the unity and solidarity of our theatre industry.

“As with all Live Lounge projects, it was important to raise awareness for charity, and in this instance that is both Mind and Acting For Others. The two charities are doing such important work during such uncertain times.”

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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