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Photos and Video: Get a Look at Live Aid–Inspired Musical Just for One Day in Rehearsal


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Photos and Video: Get a Look at Live Aid–Inspired Musical Just for One Day in Rehearsal

The London musical will feature songs by David Bowie, The Who, Queen, The Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, and more.

The world premiere of Just For One Day, a new musical written by John O’Farrell (Mrs. Doubtfire, Something Rotten!) and directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, The Little Big Things), is coming to London's The Old Vic. Running January 26-March 30, the new musical will officially open February 13.

Featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Who, U2, Queen, The Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, The Cars, Status Quo, Paul Weller, Sade, The Boomtown Rats, Bryan Adams, Diana Ross, Ultravox, and more, Just For One Day tells the story of Live Aid, when 70 artists performed, for free, in front of an audience of 1.5 billion in a “global jukebox” at Wembley Stadium, London, and John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, to raise $127 million for famine relief.

Step into the rehearsal room in the video above, and check out photos below.

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Photos: Rehearsal Images of the West End's Just for One Day

Cast members include Julie Atherton, Ashley Campbell, Jackie Clune, Craige Els, James Hameed, Naomi Katiyo, Hope Kenna, Freddie Love, Emily Ooi, Rhys Wilkinson, Jason Battersby, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Olly Dobson, Joe Edgar, Kerry Enright, Jo Foster, Collette Guitart, Eddie Mann, AJ Lewis, Joel Montague, Rachel Moran, Abiona Omonua, Jack Shalloo, Danielle Steers, Tamara Tare, and Dyd Wynford.

The creative team, in addition to O'Farrell and Sheppard, includes music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator Matthew Brind, choreographer Ebony Molina, set designer Soutra Gilmour, costume designer Fay Fullerton, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Gareth Owen, video and animation designer Andrzej Goulding, and casting director Stuart Burt.

A portion of the sale of every ticket will be donated to The Band Aid Charitable Trust to support its ongoing global relief efforts. Additionally, The Old Vic will work with 79 different school and community groups to offer free tickets and workshops through its education and community programs.

Just For One Day is produced with permission of The Band Aid Charitable Trust.

Just For One Day is supported by Jamie Wilson Productions, Kevin McCollum, Sonia Friedman Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Kenny Wax Ltd, and the Ambassador Theatre Group.

Visit OldVicTheatre.com.





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