Michael Ball, Britain’s leading musical theatre star and hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is announced today as the host of the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert.
Following the phenomenal success of West End Heroes last year, which saw the casts of many of the biggest West End musicals unite with the finest UK military bands and musicians in a stunning performance that raised over £88,000 for the Help For Heroes charity, the newly refurbished Dominion Theatre is to once again host the event, this year on Sunday 28th September at 8.00pm.
Michael Ball will oversee proceeedings and also perform in the gala concert, which will again unite the country’s top military musicians with even more West End performers and productions in a dazzling showcase of showstopping numbers, unlikely song mash-ups and stunning choreography and precision drilling.
Returning to form the centerpiece of the gala and under the directorship of Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs will be The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, which is widely regarded as one of the finest military bands in the UK and incorporates the celebrated RAF Squadronaires Big Band.
West End Heroes will once again be generously supported by many TV and theatre stars and will feature line-ups from current and past West End Shows. This year’s event has set a target to raise more than £100,000.
Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving their country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and four Personnel Recovery Centres across the UK.
See www.westendheroes.com for more details.