Ramin Karimloo
Ramin Karimloo
Casting has been announced for a benefit to aid the financially endangered West End theatre shop Dress Circle, according to WhatsOnStage.com. The event will be held at Her Majesty's Theatre on Sunday, August 7 at 7:30pm. Aled Jones will host the benefit, backed by a 33-piece orchestra conducted by musical director Simon Lee. Simon James Green will direct.

Scheduled performers include Helen Anker, Jonathan Ansell, Rosemary Ashe, Julie Atherton, Samantha Barks, Tracie Bennett, Mark Bonnar, Norman Bowman, Simon Bowman, Daniel Boys, Rebecca Caine, Anita-Louise Combe, Kim Criswell, Portia Emare, Shaun Escoffery, Josefina Gabrielle, Tiffany Graves, Ashleigh Gray, Ellen Greene, Jodie Jacobs, Ramin Karimloo, Alexia Khadime, Joanna Kirkland, Debbie Kurup, Sarah Lark, Emma Lindars, Simon Lipkin, Gary Milner, Claire Moore, Robyn North, Landi Oshinowo, Steven Page, Malinda Parris, Dianne Pilkington, Peter Polycarpou, Lara Pulver, Zoe Rainey, Charlotte Riby, Jon Robyns, Frances Ruffelle, Caroline Sheen, Emily Tierney, George Ure, Hannah Waddingham, Stephen Webb, and Jayne Wisener.

They will be joined by the Donmar Warehouse cast of Parade, as well as a male chorus made up of Anthony Bristoe, Jon-Scott Clark, Ste Clough, Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Adrian Der Gregorian, Dougal Irvine, Bradley Jaden, Michael Jibson, Aaron Lee Lambert, Adam Linstead, Damien Poole, Stuart Matthew Price, Christopher Ragland, Jon Robyns, Robbie Scotcher, Jonathan Stewart, Philip Wrigley and James Yeoburn.

Among the guest composers to be featured in the benefit are Dougal Irvine and Laurence Mark Wythe, whose works will be performed by an ensemble comprising students from the Royal Academy of Music, Arts Educational School and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

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