Fundaraiser video from British Theatre Academy

London theatre news: Friday 10 July 2020

Fundraising - Musicals

Marisha Wallace, Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, Tyrone Huntley and Hugh Maynard from 'The Color Purple in Concert' reunite with the British Theatre Academy for a fundraiser video.
Cast of fundraiser video - British Theatre Academy

Sadly, The British Theatre Academy won't be bringing us the mesmerising talents of young actors, singers and dancers this summer due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak.

However, a video is being released to raise donations for the company.

West End stars Marisha Wallace, Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, Tyrone Huntley and Hugh Maynard have reunited with The British Theatre Academy Ensemble from their critically acclaimed production of The Color Purple in Concert to record the title number as a fundraiser.

You can watch the video here.

Donations will provide free bursary places at The British Theatre Academy, with an emphasis on bursaries for young artists from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds, especially in cases where finance is a direct limitation to access to training.

The original concert was produced at Cadogan Hall in 2017 by The British Theatre Academy and Tarento Productions, with direction by Danielle Tarento, musical direction by James Taylor, choreography by Mykal Rand and sound design by Andrew Johnson.


Marisha Wallace

Wendy Mae Brown

Cavin Cornwall

Tyrone Huntley

Hugh Maynard

BTA ensemble:

Charleen Afolabi

Agatha-May Akora

Bernadette Bangura

Felicia Bhebhe

Tracey Vanessa Brown

Lashayah Byfield

Jada Marie Campbell

Sarah Freer

Chloe Gentles

Liam Godwin

Winny Herbert

Claude Hopkins

Jade Johnson

Akmed Khemalai

Jordan Louis-Fernand

Jochabel Ohene MacCarthy

Robyn Marshall

Ayesha Maynard

Mary Moore

Billy Nevers

Krishana Parker

Rochelle Sherona

Ben Terry

Aiyeesha Vassell

Aisha Williams

Laura Wynter


Directed by Danielle Tarento

Audio mixed by James Taylor

Video edited by Dean Johnson

Produced by Matthew Chandler for the British Theatre Academy and Danielle Tarento


The British Theatre Academy website

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