Star-studded company announced for West End Gala charity concert of new musical comedy ‘AT LAST, IT’S SUMMER’

A star-studded company has been announced for the West End Gala charity concert of the new musical comedy, AT LAST, IT’S SUMMER, which will be staged at the London Palladium on Sunday 16 April 2023 at 7.30pm, with all ticket sales in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Written by Clive Richard Davis, the concert will be directed by Ian Talbot, with choreography from Jordan Langford. 

Louise Dearman will star as ‘Lady Serina Stanwick, Rob Houchen as ‘Count Orilov’, Joanna Riding as ‘Countess Orilov’, Gary Wilmot as ‘Mr Wellbeloved’, Gerard Carey as ‘Gerald’, Steve Fortune as ‘Sir Garfield Sykes’, Kelly Mathieson as ‘Lady Alice Stanwick’, Shannon Rewcroft as ‘Francesca’, and with Alan Titchmarsh as the Narrator.

Larry Blank orchestrates a sumptuous score and will lead a 35-piece orchestra, alongside Jack Bennett as Musical Director. Casting is by Richard Johnston.

Further casting for the company of 30 will be announced.

It’s summer 1920, and in an idyllic country estate in the leafy shires of England the Lord of the Manor celebrates his birthday. While a new love blossoms, an unexpected arrival throws the whole house into disarray as dark secrets escape the past.

Kirsty Berrigan and Rebecca Landolt, Heads of Regional Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said:

We are so grateful to Clive Davis for taking on this incredible fundraising effort for Parkinson’s UK. With more than 40 potential symptoms, Parkinson’s can devastate lives. We’ve made huge breakthroughs in the last 50 years, but there is still no cure and current treatments are not good enough. We hope that this fundraising inspires you to get involved with Parkinson’s UK. There are lots of ways for you to get involved and support us – from volunteering at an event, to campaigning for better services. Without the generosity of people like you, our work would not be possible.”

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