Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

The British Theatre Academy will be presenting a one night concert of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at the Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 4th September. Funds will go towards giving young people opportunities to train and perform for free in Professional Theatres. 

Heading up the mixture of students and professionals are Jaymi Hensley (Union J), Anton Stephans (X Factor), Gerard McCarty (The Fall), Edward Bennett (Photograph 51), Max Bowden & Becky Craven (Waterloo Road), Harry Francis (Book of Mormon), Akiya Henry (Silent Witness) and Matthew Seadon Young (Urinetown).

A musical song cycle inspired by the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens celebrates those who have lost their lives to AIDS. Through a series of dramatic, powerful and emotionally intense monologues, we hear the struggles of various people who have battles with the disease. Each coming from very different walks of life, every character has their own unique story to share, but one tragic link in common. Interspersing these stories are the poignant and uplifting songs from the victims' loved ones, reminding us that AIDS affects the lives of more than the individual sufferers. 

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In the midst of all this, Robert is grieving the death of his father. He desperately wants to be a better person, but trapped in a pattern of substance abuse and infidelity, he has a lingering fear that he will never find love and acceptance. Unexpectedly, his boyfriend Sergio proposes, compelling Robert to turn his back on addiction and self-sabotage - before he destroys this final chance at happiness.

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CAST: Sylvester Akinrolabu, Geoff Aymer, Marc Bosch, Buffy Davis, Jimmy Essex, Devesh Kishore, Aryana Ramkhalawon

CREATIVES: Writer - Paul Harvard / Director - Jon Pashley / Movement - Gerrard Martin / Set & Costume Designer - Bettina John / Lighting Designer - Tony Simpson / Sound Designer - Rona Castrioti / Additional Casting - Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG / Production Manager - Jonathan Simpson / Press - Kate Morley PR / General Management - James Quaife Productions

Produced by James Quaife Productions / www.jamesquaifeproductions.com / https://ghboy.co.uk

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Featuring special guest Max Alexander Taylor.

Watch the music video for Benjamin's new song, Lafayette Square, which he will be performing at the concert, here: https://benjaminscheuer.lnk.to/LafayetteSquareFA

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