Tickets are now on sale for a West End revival of the song cycle Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, taking place at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday 31 May 2015.
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
raising funds for the Make A Difference Trust
31st May 2015
More than 30 of the West End’s most talented performers will take to the stage for the special “one night only” performance in aid of The Make A Difference Trust, with direction by Stephen Whitson (interview here) and musical direction by Dean Austin.
who are confirmed so far include:
Adam Colbeck Dunn
Rachel Lee Gray
All artist are subject to availability; further names to be announced
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens has book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Janet Hood. The work features songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology. Each of the monologues is written from the perspective of characters who have died from AIDS and the songs represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss..
The piece was developed in the late 1980s and was originally titled “The Quilt.” It was produced first at the Ohio Theatre in Soho in NYC in 1989, where the new title was adopted. In 1992, it was produced at the King’s Head Theatre in London, where it played for several months. In June 1993, the production was transferred to the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End.
Bill Russell has adapted the piece over the years and has kindly given the producers the permission to be the first people to produce this “new version for the 21st century”.
All profits will go The Make a Difference Trust.
Originally founded as West End Cares in 1990 and later becoming Theatrecares, The Make A Difference Trust (www.madtrust.org.uk), raises funds for HIV and AIDS Projects that raise awareness and provide care, support and education in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1V 9LB.
Sunday 31 May 2015 – TIME: 7.00pm (VIP Reception from 6.00pm)
£75 VIP Champagne Reception, £40, £30
08448 471778 *
Criterion Theatre Box Office
(* fees may apply)