The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) is staging a special charity night fundraising performance of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre, Aldwych on Monday, March 15, at 7.30pm.
The production features a dynamic cast led by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, Olivier Award winner Adrian Lester and Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan. The production is directed by renowned Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning director, actor and choreographer Debbie Allen.
The special charity event is being held in memory of Daniel De-Gale, who would have celebrated his 23rd birthday on Sunday March 14 (Mother’s Day). Beverly De-Gale, Daniel’s mother and charity co-founder Orin Lewis, are keen to highlight the event as a Mother’s Day celebration as well as a tribute to all leukaemia fighters, life givers and life saving supporters.
To mark this special evening, the producers have arranged an on stage Q&A with the cast members after the show, with support from an invited audience of charity ambassadors and celebrities, including patron Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Alesha Dixon.
“I am very proud of the valuable work the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT),” said Alesha Dixon. “A few years ago Beverley De-Gale and Orin Lewis inspired me to register as a potentially life saving bone marrow donor during the appeal for 7 year old Keiton Knight in 2006. Sadly he never found a matching donor. Unfortunately, time is running out for many others, which is why we must continue to support this amazing charity. Buy your tickets to this special charity performance in tribute of the tremendous courage of our heroes and help raise much needed funds to allow the ACLT to continue to raise awareness and find more life savers.”
Beverley De-Gale, co-founder of ACLT: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the charity and all our supporters and we are grateful for Front Row productions for giving us a platform to recognise Daniel’s life and his immense dedication in raising awareness around bone marrow donation within Black and ethnic communities.”
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