Disney… ish concert with West End stars and graduates to stream online

Recent fundraising concert Disney… ish is to stream online.

Raising money for Help Musicians UK, ‘Disney… ish’ sees a showcase of musical songs from lesser known animated films.

Songs from the likes of Thumbelina, The Swan Princess and Quest for Camelot feature in the show, which is produced by Bookend Productions and ran in August at the Union Theatre.

It is now available to stream online between 19 and 26 August with tickets available for £12 online here.

The cast features a mix of West End performers and recent graduates including Michael Vinsen, Amelia Atherton, Rebecca Gilliland, Lee Van Geleen, Etisyai Philip, Nikki Bentley, Daniel Hall, Lydia Fraser, Maria Coyne, Christopher Gopaul, Layna Sheppard, Emmanuel Alba, Ifan Jones, Matt Bateman, Scott Sutcliffe, Lizzie Bea, Kirsty Nunn, Gregory George, Dominic Brewer, Andrew Walker, Charlotte Vaughn, Ruari Kelsey, Duncan Burt, Sinead Wall, Samuel Haughton, Jack Reitman and Josh LeClair.

James Doughty is the musical director.

Bookend Productions founder, Wicked actress Rebecca Gilliland said: “Help Musicians UK have been a lifeline for so many performers in these last 18 months – and for many years before the COVID pandemic hit – so I’m thrilled we’re going to be able to raise funds for them by celebrating the music from these, films that that introduced so many of us to musicals.

“Everyone jumped at the chance to be involved when I suggested it. I’m delighted we’ve been able to get so many West Enders to take part, but also that we’ve been able to give new graduates a chance to perform, as they’ve had the unluckiest start in the industry they could have possibly had.”

Disney…ish originally took place at the Union Theatre on 16 August.

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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