West End stars unite for fundraising concert to support UNICEF's Ukraine Emergency Fund

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Stars of stage and screen will join forces to help raise funds for UNICEF’s Ukraine Emergency Fund.

Concert For Ukraine will take place at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne on 28 March 2022 and also stream online via


Ex Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean and Olympic gold medalist Robin Cousins MBE will be joined by X Factor winner Dalton Harris and West End stars to raise money for the UNICEF emergency fund that will go directly to their ground operations in Ukraine, reaching the most vulnerable children and families.

Also performing will be brothers and professional dancers AJ & Curtis Pritchard, Ellie Fergusson (winner of The Greatest Dancer), Chloe Hewitt (Strictly Come Dancing) and Abbie Quinnen.

They will be joined by Giovanni Spano (X Factor, Bat Out of Hell, Cinderella), Sally Ann Triplett (Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia); Olivier-nominated Kelly Price (What’s New Pussycat?; A Little Night Music), Olivier-nominated James Gillan (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Starlight Express), Ray Shell (Starlight Express, The Lion King), Lydia Lucy (The Voice) and Andrew Derbyshire (Britain’s Got Talent, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat).

The concert will be directed by Michael Strassen (Passion, Godspell 50th). The show will also showcase local talent from Eastbourne schools.

Producers Thomas Hopkins, Michael Quinn and Guy Chapman have teamed up with local actor Natalie Roberts and The Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne to produce this one-off event raising vital funds. Everyone involved has waived their fees to lend support and make this fundraising endeavour a reality.

Tickets are priced at £10 with audiences able to make additional donations.

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You can find out more information about the UNICEF appeal and donate, visit

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