Thirteen Days - gala concert performance
Wednesday 2 January 2019
Multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Alexander S. Bermange's musical Thirteen Days is coming to Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17 March 2019 in aid of The Make A Difference Trust.
Image courtesy Make A Difference Trust
Alexander S. Bermange's musical Thirteen Days will get a gala concert performance at Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17th March 2019.
The gala, featuring a West End star cast to be announced and directed by Dominic Shaw, is being staged in aid of The Make A Difference Trust.
The production's eminent music team includes Mike Dixon (Musical Consultant), Paul Bateman (Original Orchestrations) and Jerome van den Berghe (New Orchestrations).
Thirteen Days follows the lives of three lovers, three leaders and three nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 - the closest the world has come to being wiped out by nuclear war - by means of a score that fuses Western, Eastern and Latin musical styles.
Alexander S. Bermange's credits include many musicals produced in the UK and internationally - including I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, which enjoyed two award-winning London runs in 2018 - and comic songs for the BBC and for the chart-topping album Wit & Whimsy.
Following acclaimed productions in London and Sheffield, and boasting songs that have been released by a number of leading international musical theatre artists, this much-anticipated return of Thirteen Days comes at a time when its themes are more relevant than ever.
The Make A Difference Trust has been raising funds for over thirty years to support those living with or affected by HIV and AIDS both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The money raised through the support of the theatre community over the years has allowed it to make a difference in many ways.
It has distributed over £1.6 million in grants to support individuals experiencing hardship across the UK.
In addition, it has provided over £2 million to support projects with its UK and international partners to relieve poverty, provide a safe environment and education for children and orphans affected by HIV and AIDS, and to secure the needs of the individual and the greater community as a whole.
Autumn 2017 saw the launch of its peer support programme for those in the theatre community newly diagnosed or living with HIV.
Multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Alexander S. Bermange's musical Thirteen Days follows the lives of three lovers, three leaders and three nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 - the closest the world has come to being wiped out by nuclear war - by means of a score that fuses Western, Eastern and Latin musical styles.
Composer: Alexander S. Bermange
Lyricist: Alexander S. Bermange
Director: Dominic Shaw
From: Sunday 17 March 2019
Closes: Sunday 17 March 2019
Standard: £36.25 to £71.25 (+ fees)
ActDrop full listing for Thirteen Days