Dame Judi Dench invites all to celebrate the “musical spectacular of the year” at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 July

The Alpha Family have announced that their third Best of the West End show will be the first West End production to feature in the reopening week of the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Following their previous sell-outs at the Hall over the last three years, Alpha’s Creative Director and West End superstar, Ben Forster, has assembled an Olivier Award-winning  production team including choreographer Stephen Mear CBE, Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin and Musical Director Dr. Stuart Morley, putting this historic opening night in the hands of musical theatre royalty. 

Hosted by the legendary Ruthie Henshall, the incredible line-up of West End favourites include Matt Croke, Sophie Evans, Ben Forster, Matt Henry MBC, Friederike Krum, John Owen-Jones, Mica Paris, Lauren Samuels, Layton Williams and female supergroup WOMAN, consisting of Anna-Jane Casey, Kerry Ellis, Gina Murray and Mazz Murray.

Supported by the superb MX Masterclass Choir and an incredibly talented orchestra, this vibrant West End performance will cover the breadth of musical theatre from classic hits to ground-breaking new musicals  including: Chicago, Wicked, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, Sister Act and many more! 

£5 from every ticket sold, together with all profits made, will be donated to arts charity, Acting for Others.

Dame Judi Dench, President, Acting for Others said: “We are incredibly grateful to be the chosen charity for Alpha’s The Best Of The West End at The Royal Albert Hall. Thank you to the wonderful creative team, Alpha Solutions and this spectacular cast. We hope you enjoy this special event and can join us in celebrating the  reopening of this iconic venue in its 150th year.”

Ben Forster said: “I am so honoured to be appointed Creative Director for Alpha’s Best of the West End annual concert at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. This is no ordinary concert and I am so excited to be part of the team creating what  will be the most spectacular event, all in aid of a charity so close to my heart, Acting for Others.”