While Ghost the Musical is touring the country, 12 of the show’s technicians have been keeping a secret, they have been getting professional dance coaching from members of the cast itself, to raise money for BBC’s Children in Need in a one off Strictly Come Dancing inspired show.
On Sunday 3rd November at The Mayflower, Southampton (who have donated the theatre for the event free of charge,) they will demonstrate their skills in front of a panel of Judges as part of a Grand Charity fund raising Gala. With a Star Cabaret, Charity auction and lots of surprises Ghost is Dancing promises to a charity event that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Neil White, Ghost Company Manager said, “From what started as an idea to raise money mentioned between the cast in crew in the quick change room during the performance one night in Edinburgh, has escalated into Dance fever with the touring company. Apart from raising money for Children in Need it really has made the bond between our touring cast and crew tighter. Everyone has been so committed into giving their all, fitting training whenever they can around the busy schedule of moving such a massive technical show. We just hope that everyone will have as much fun watching the evening as we have had rehearsing it and most importantly we raise money for such an amazing charity”.
Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive added, “This event is a wonderful idea, I am so pleased that we can help raise money for Children in Need by offering our venue and facilities. It will be a wonderful event for a very worthy cause and our staff are looking forward to uniting with the touring company of Ghost to provide a great nights entertainment.”
Even Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg who played Oda Mae Brown in the original movie alongside the late Patrick Swayze has sent an exclusive video asking the general public to give as much as they can to the cause, and to get along and support this initiative. Which you can watch on the events website: http://www.ghostisdancing.co.uk/
Tickets are priced at £20 and all funds raised from the event will be going to children in Need.
Tickets on sale from Friday 20th September from:
www.mayflower.org.uk 02380 711811