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Charity performance of Boublil and Schönberg's The Pirate Queen to star Rachel Tucker

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Rachel Tucker will lead the cast of a charity gala performance of Boublil and Schönberg's The Pirate Queen.

Olivier award nominee Tucker will be joined by Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall and Matthew Pagan from Collabro.

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They'll appear at the one-off concert performance at the London Coliseum on Sunday 23 February, 2020, with proceeds going to Leukaemia UK. Tickets are on sale now

Also in the cast are Daniel Boys, Earl Carpenter, Hannah Waddingham, Steph Parry and Emma Norman.

Completing the company will be are Pearce Barron, Jamie Birkett, Trudi Camilleri, Sabrina Carter, Shaun Dalton, Adam Dawson, Callum Heinrich, Jade Johnson, Harry Mills, Charlotte Payne, Sophie Reeves, Jak Skelly, Skye Adams, Thomas Ball, Jeremy Batt, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Sinead O Callaghan, Christopher Cameron, Jordan Castle, Alfie Doohan, Charlie Ellerton, Judicel Eslao, Nicola Espallardo, Amy Everett, Lois Morgan Gay, Aidan Harkins, Siwan Henderson, Hannah-Grace Lawson, James Mateo-Salt, Scarlett Maltman, Ethan Tanner, Harry Winchester and Cristian Zaccarini.

From the writers of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, The Pirate Queen played Broadway in 2007. This concert will mark the show's London debut.

A synopsis reads:

Based on the real-life story of history’s Grace O’Malley – an Irish Chieftain and notorious pirate - The Pirate Queen is an adventure chronicling the compelling, inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a rogue, lover and mother in 16th century Ireland.

In order to protect her people and save her one true love, O’Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her — her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

The Pirate Queen features music from Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr. and John Dempsey and a book by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Richard Maltby, Jr.

The Pirate Queen plays at the London Coliseum for one night only on Sunday 23 February, 2020 at 7PM.

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