On the first anniversary of the closure of UK theatres, the MAD trust and a plethora of performers have released this great video in aid of the Trust’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – I Dare You!
One year ago today, theatres across the UK went dark. Today, the MAD Trust are commemorating that event with the release of this great video. I don’t know about daring you to love, but I dare you not to shed a tear!
Singing together for the very first time: Amie Atkinson, Samantha Barks, Sharon D Clarke, Kerry Ellis, Shaun Escoffery, Shanay Holmes, Francesca Jackson, Cassidy Janson, Aisha Jawando, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Jamie Muscato, Eva Noblezada, Natalie Paris, Jay Perry, Louise Redknapp, Oliver Tompsett, Faye Tozer, Sally Ann Triplett, Rachel Tucker, Marisha Wallace and Layton Williams.
The track features performers from: 9 to 5, &Juliet, Back to the Future, The Book of Mormon, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hanson, Disney’s The Lion King, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Frozen, Hairspray, Hamilton, Hello Dolly, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Matilda the Musical, Les Misérables, Only Fools and Horses the Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, The Prince of Egypt, Pretty Woman, Six, Thriller Live, Tina, Waitress and Wicked.
All proceeds from the sale of the single will go directly to the Make A Difference Trust Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to support those on stage and behind the scenes who are experiencing financial hardship while theatres remain closed.
You can pre-order or buy the song at https://slinky.to/IDareYou. Available from Tues 16th March on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer etc
You can also own your own physical copy of this piece of history, by ordering a Limited Edition I Dare You CD and Poster from our website at £10.
Created to mark the one year anniversary of the day the West End Theatres went dark, this stunning CD and poster package is limited to 200 copies. Each poster is numbered, and the CD features the incredible new arrangement of I Dare You. Bringing the indomitable spirit of the West End together in one glorious celebration, it includes every musical that was open in the West End when the theatres went dark. Why not complete the collection with a fabulous I Dare You T-Shirt at £15.00?
All available from the MAD Trust website.
I Dare You was produced and mixed by Steve Anderson for 365 Artists, Written by Natalie Henby, Ben West, Jeff Gitelman, Jesse Shatkin, Laura Veltz, Arranged by Will Sharma, Video Design by Bruno Collins and Creative Direction by David Grewcock.