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We Need A Little Christmas

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Denise Welch will host a starry list of performers coming together for a filmed concert, We Need A Little Christmas, in support of Shelter and Crisis at Christmas.

The concert will be filmed live at the Actors’ Church (St Paul’s Church) in London’s Covent Garden, with performances from Dame Maureen Lipman, Courtney Act, Christine Allado, David Bedella, Simon Callow, Kevin Clifton, Brenda Edwards, Sheila Ferguson, Amy Hart, Dom Hartley-Harris, Sophie Isaacs, Cassidy Janson, Lydia Lucy, Lee Mead, Peter Polycarpou, Jodie Prenger, Sharon Rose, Sally Ann Triplett and The Vivienne, along with Brian Conley and the cast of A Christmas Carol – The Musical and the West End Gospel Choir.

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Featuring

Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman appearing at this event

One of the UK's most accomplished and best loved comic actresses. Her many theatre credits include When We Were Married, A Little Night Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Old Money, Peggy For You, Re-Joyce and extensive work for the National Theatre. For television, her work includes Ladies of Letters, Skins, He Kills Coppers, Sensitive Skin, About Face, All at No. 20, Agony, Cold Enough for Snow and Eskimo Day; and for film, Bridge of Lies, Flight of Fancy, The Pianist, Carry on Columbus, Educating Rita and Gumshoe.

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Courtney Act

Courtney Act appearing at this event

They say that nine tenths of a woman’s charm is illusion. Courtney Act is living proof. She has the ability to bring women to their feet and men to their knees, but she’s not like other girls… In fact the American government calls her an Alien Of Extraordinary Ability, Bette Midler has described her as a “sensation” and Chita Rivera says “Immense recognition is on the way”.

See 12 tour dates featuring Courtney Act

David Bedella

David Bedella appearing at this event

Olivier Award-winning West End and Broadway star, well known for his role of Dr Carlos Fashola in BBC TV's Holby City and for his portrayal of Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show.

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Simon Callow

Simon Callow appearing at this event

On of the UK's finest and best-loved actors. He has been treading the boards for many years in the country's top theatres, and has made his name in cinema with roles in such films as Four Weddings And A Funeral. 'One of our most erudite and urbane public men of the theatre' (The Guardian).

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Kevin Clifton

Kevin Clifton appearing at this event

Kevin Clifton is a professional dancer, most well-known as being part of the Strictly Come Dancing. In his 5th final in 6 years, he finally won the 2018 edition of the show with Stacey Dooley.

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Brenda Edwards

Brenda Edwards appearing at this event

X factor finalist and star of Chicago.

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Sheila Ferguson

Sheila Ferguson appearing at this event

Member of The Three Degrees, the disco and soul trio whose seventies hits included When Will I See You Again and The Runner. Sheila reclaimed the spotlight in late 2004 after her appearance on the ITV reality game show, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

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Cassidy Janson

Cassidy Janson appearing at this event

Cassidy Janson is an Olivier award-nominee, Classical Brit nominated singer, actress and West End star.

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Lee Mead

Lee Mead appearing at this event

Lee Mead shot to fame when he won the BBC's Any Dream Will Do, Andrew Lloyd Webber's national search to find the lead in his production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He subsequently enjoyed a successful run in this hit musical at the Adelphi Theatre, which was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Since then, Lee has established himself as one of the leading names in musical theatre, having played Fiyero in Wicked and Emmett in Legally Blonde. Lee has also played the main role in a national tour of Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. He became a regular cast member of BBC1's long-running drama Casualty, then reprised his role in the sister-series Holby City.

See 32 tour dates featuring Lee Mead

Peter Polycarpou

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Jodie Prenger

Jodie Prenger appearing at this event

Winner of the TV show 'I'd Do Anything' and star of the musical stage.

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Sally Ann Triplett

She's represented Britain twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, been lead singer in a Rock band, performed in countless West End Shows (Anything Goes, Mamma Mia, Cats, Chicago, Grease, Guys And Dolls, Viva Forever, Follies, Chess, Acorn Antiques, Jolson), was Ricky's fiancee in Eastenders, and even rode elephants in a circus! Since 2014 Triplett has been living Stateside. On Broadway she played opposite Sting in his show The Last Ship, Madame Du Maurier in Finding Neverland and more recently Damsel In Distress at Chichester and in The Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of Life Of The Party in San Francisco.

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The Vivienne

The Vivienne appearing at this event

Liverpool Drag Legend The Vivienne was crowned RuPaul’s UK Drag Ambassador in 2015, winning a trip to Los Angeles and a runway appearance in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8. She oozes star quality and is known for with live vocals, biting comedy and her world famous 'Cher' impersonation. It was no surprise when she smashed the competition and won the first ever UK edition of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Brian Conley

Brian Conley appearing at this event

One of the UK's most versatile entertainers, Brian is a popular star of the musical stage with an ever cheeky grin. A regular of Saturday night TV in the late '90s, in latter years Brian has appeared more on stage than screen. Brian also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing 2017, partnering professional dancer Amy Dowden. A regular favourite in panto, the comedy actor has also taken to the West End in Me And My Girl, Jolson, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Hairspray, to name but a few. Brian has also recorded three albums (one with the London Philharmonic Orchestra), starred in multiple films and was invited to be the ‘special guest’ on Bob Hope’s last world tour.

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Denise Welch

Denise Welch appearing at this event

Actress and star of Loose Women.

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West End Gospel Choir

The West End Gospel Choir is a highly acclaimed community of vocalists consisting of professional actors, singers and dancers from the the West End theatre and music industry. Founded by Nathaniel Morrison in 2007, the choir prides itself in its unique and effortless sound, and enjoys performing varied genres.

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Also Appearing

Christine Allado, Amy Hart, Dom Hartley-Harris, Sophie Isaacs, Lydia Lucy, Sharon Rose