Andrew Lloyd Webber is to host a special gala performance of musical Cinderella with Malala Yousafzai. The gala will raise money for Yousafzai’s work, to empower women and girls around the world.
With the backdrop of a worsening global refugee crisis, which has interrupted the education of millions of young women, Malala Fund wants those who have lost everything to retain access to the opportunities they need to build a better future.
More than 130 million girls are out of school today and Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead through access to a free, safe and quality education.
The gala performance will take place at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Monday 22 November. The show has been donated by Andrew Lloyd Webber and every penny raised will be donated directly to Malala Fund.
Malala Yousafzai said, “Since age 10, I’ve been fighting for a world where every girl can learn and lead. But in the past two years, girls in many countries have faced enormous setbacks to their education – from Covid to economic pressures to conflict and displacement. I am grateful to my friend Andrew for all his support, and I want to thank the cast and crew of Cinderella for arranging this special performance to support Malala Fund.”
The Cinderella gala event will also feature the work of a contemporary Afghan artist, Shamsia Hassani, and the stories of female Afghan musicians.
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