Following a sold-out run at the Palace Theatre in the West End, the creators of The Show Must Go On! announce that they have raised £1 million for theatre charities.
The show was broadcast live across the world via the company’s YouTube channel, with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in attendance. Over 320,000 people watched the broadcast on Sunday 6 June. The show will be available to watch until Saturday 12 June.
Founders Chris and Damien said, ‘”We are stunned to have reached this extraordinary figure during our concert last week at The Palace. It’s been a thrill to have brought all of these amazing performers together and we are overwhelmed by the response. The views of the concert and donations from across the world really show the love and admiration there is for theatre in London and our talented community. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, and please continue to do so.”
Theatre Support Fund+ was founded last year to raise funds for freelancers after the pandemic forced theatres to close in March 2020.
After creating the iconic The Show Must Go On! merchandise, the creators produced The Show Must Go On! Live at the Palace Theatre as a celebration of West End theatre with 18 of the biggest musicals in a one-off unique concert.
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