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The 24 Hour Musicals

The Old Vic


The 24 Hour Musicals

Join us for a glorious Sunday evening of spontaneous musical theatre when our annual 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala become The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala for the very first time.

The evening will be hosted by comedian, actor, screen writer and singer, Matt Lucas, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain as well as for playing George Dawes in Shooting Stars. Introduced by an on stage address from Artistic Director Kevin Spacey, the event is an evening of ‘for-one-night-only’ performances and musical partnerships.

The Old Vic are delighted to welcome Jeff Goldblum back to The Old Vic stage to make a special appearance with Kevin Spacey in support of this musical extravaganza. Cast confirmed to date include Tracie Bennett, Rosalie Craig, Richard Fleeshman, Cynthia Erivo, Freddie Fox, Haydn Gwynne, Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Katherine Kingsley, Laura Michelle Kelly, Nigel Lindsay, Colin Morgan, Con O’Neill, Nigel Planer, Anne Reid, Jemima Rooper, Sharon Small, Meera Syal, Oliver Thornton and Luke Treadaway.

The cast will be lead by directors, Tom Cairns, Fiona Laird, Jamie Lloyd and Steve Marmion, after the musicals have been created overnight by composers, writers and lyricists Alexander Bermange, Michael Bruce, Stephen Clark, John Godber, James Graham, Anthony Neilson, Grant Olding, James Pearson and Richard Thomas.

Actor, Saffron Burrows described her experience of The 24 Hour Plays as ‘a night of theatrical sky diving’. Kevin Spacey called it ‘an adrenaline rush like no other!

This year the stakes are even higher as we aim to produce four brand new musicals - conceived, written, composed and staged in just 24 hours.

Enjoy 4 musical premieres, and join us for a glittering post show party. The theatrical event of the year just got a whole lot more daring…

A Silent Auction of of tailor made experiences is available at www.24hourmusicalsauction.com. Items include unique lots such as tea at The Ritz with Stephen Fry; a cast party with Kim Cattrall, who stars in Sweet Bird of Youth in The Old Vic’s coming season; a singing lesson on The Old Vic Main Stage with musical legend, Mary Hammond from The Royal Academy of Music a voice-over opportunity in the upcoming animation film, The Canterville Ghost, as well as a host of VIP theatre packages, which include a Broadway exclusive to see The Book of Mormon in New York.

In the spirit of supporting emerging talent The Old Vic has collaborated with Kingston University Graphics, Illustration and Animation students. This partnership has resulted in a striking animation by current students Joe Sparkes, Jonah Ainslie, Matt Booker and Jack Taylor, and graduate students, First Hand, who have commissioned six leading professional illustrators to record The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala over the whole 24-hour period through unique reportage drawings, which will be auctioned on the night and at the post-show party. Participating illustrators are Steve Bell, George Butler, Lucinda Rogers, Alice Tait, Tim Vyner and Jane Webster.

TICKETS


All proceeds from The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala go towards The Old Vic Trust.

£500 VIP

- Pre-show supper backstage with past participants, special guests and musical entertainment
- Priority booking for preferred time slots to see participants' rehearsals on stage - Best seats in the stalls
- Interval drinks in VIP area backstage
- VIP area at exclusive post-show party, The 25th Hour, with participants and special guests
- Acknowledgement as a VIP Supporter in the bespoke Gala programme

£275 PREMIUM

- Premium guests' champagne reception
- Opportunity to see participants' rehearsals on stage
- Great seats in the stalls
- Premium guests' interval drinks in The Pit Bar
- Exclusive post-show party, The 25th Hour, with participants and special guests
- Acknowledgement as a Premium Supporter in the bespoke Gala programme

£175

- Pre-show and interval drinks in the theatre foyers
- Seats in the stalls or the dress circle
- Exclusive post-show party, The 25th Hour, with participants and special guests

£75

- Pre-show and interval drinks in the theatre foyers
- Seats in the Lilian Baylis Circle


The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala is a co-production with the 24 Hour Company