Casting announced for ‘Monday Night at the Apollo’ concert series
Performances will now take place from May 2021.
Hosted by Greg Barnett, Monday Night at the Apollo will see performers share memories of their West End careers, as well as singing stand-out songs from their favourite genres. Originally, performances were set to take place in January 2021, but were postponed as a result of extended theatre closures. Now, they'll take place on 24 May, 14 June and 5 July respectively. All concerts will be available to watch both in person and on livestream.
Producers Greg Barnett and Hugh Summers said: "We’re so excited to be announcing revised dates and further cast for ‘Monday Night At The Apollo’. In light of the newly imposed national coronavirus restrictions, we feel it was the correct decision to postpone the original performances... We truly believe that we are on the way back to reopening theatres and feel it is important to press ahead with getting these concerts staged. It in no way dampens our spirits, rather it strengthens our resolve to get the industry restarted."
Stars taking part in the concert on 24 May include Aimie Atkinson, soon to return to Pretty Woman at the Savoy Theatre. Cassidy Janson also stars, soon joining The Mousetrap cast at St. Martin's Theatre. Lucie Jones, Cedric Neal and Julian Ovenden complete the lineup.
A quintet of actors will appear in the 14 June concert, including Shan Ako, Arthur Darvill, Sophie Evans, Sandra Marvin and Jamie Muscato.
Monday Night at the Apollo will share residency with Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Currently, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will return at the Apollo Theatre in May, starring Noah Thomas as Jamie New.
Photo credit: Monday Night at the Apollo artwork
Article updated: 10 May 2021