In celebration of Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ (MTP) 21st anniversary, it is today announced Christopher Biggins and Harriet Thorpe will host the charity’s Gala at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday, 18 March at 7.30pm.
MTP is a theatre education charity dedicated to bringing the magic of theatre into the lives of disadvantaged young people and young people with special needs.
The show will feature performances from cast members of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mischief Theatre and Dreamgirls. Special guest performers include David Suchet, Patricia Hodge, Michael Xavier, Samantha Spiro, Beau Dermott, Tyrone Huntley and Rachel Tucker.
Janie Dee and Clive Rowe will perform at the after-show party at the Café de Paris where a silent auction will be held. Silent auction items will be available to bid on from 5th March at www.mousetrap21stgala.com
In the last 21 years, nearly 200,000 disadvantaged children and young people have taken part in projects ran by Mousetrap Theatre Projects. The charity has worked with 76% of mainstream state secondary schools in and 80% of secondary special schools in London. 10,000 families on low-incomes or in other challenging circumstances have participated in its Family First Nights theatregoing programme which will celebrate a 20th anniversary this summer.
MTP also works with a huge range of marginalised young people in youth clubs and community settings offering workshops that develop skills, broaden horizons and raise aspirations. The remit of the charity is to open the magical world of theatre to young people who would otherwise not have access to it.