A West End cast will star in the one-off charity performance of Alexander S Bermange’s Thirteen Days at Leicester Square Theatre

03 Jan
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

A gala concert performance of award-winning composer and lyricist Alexander S. Bermange’s musical Thirteen Days will feature a yet-to-be-announced West End cast at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17 March 2019, all in aid of The Make A Difference Trust.

The show follows the lives of three lovers, three leaders and three nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 – the closest the world has come to being wiped out by nuclear war – by means of a score that fuses Western, Eastern and Latin musical styles.

This gala concert performance, featuring a West End star cast to be announced and directed by Dominic Shaw, is being staged in aid of The Make A Difference Trust. The production’s eminent music team includes Mike Dixon (musical consultant), Paul Bateman (original orchestrations) and Jerome van den Berghe (new orchestrations).

Alexander S. Bermange’s credits include many musicals produced in the UK and internationally – including I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, which enjoyed two award-winning London runs in 2018 – and comic songs for the BBC and for the chart-topping album Wit & Whimsy.

Following acclaimed productions in London and Sheffield, and boasting songs that have been released by a number of leading international musical theatre artists, this much-anticipated return of Thirteen Days comes at a time when its themes are more relevant than ever.