26 January 2024 - 30 March 2024
Just For One Day is the extraordinary new musical about the story of Live Aid and the people united by it, coming to The Old Vic theatre in London in 2024.
From the director of & Juliet and writer of Mrs Doubtfire, relive the day music brought 1.5 billion people together and changed the world.
This thrilling new musical features songs from Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Who, U2, Queen, The Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, The Cars, Status Quo, Paul Weller, Sade, The Boomtown Rats, Bryan Adams, Diana Ross, Ultravox and many more.
On 13 July 1985 Live Aid – two benefits concerts, one in London the other in Philadelphia, took place and made history, organised by Rock stars Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for the Ethiopian famine crisis. 70 artists performed in front of an audience of 1.5 billion, and $127 million was raised for famine relief.
Just For One Day is the story of that incredible day. In a decade of neon and noise, one moment made the world stand still and brought 1.5 billion people together – and they all have a story to tell about ‘the day rock ‘n’ roll changed the world’.
Directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, The Little Big Things), with a book by John O’Farrell (Mrs Doubtfire), and in collaboration with Sir Bob Geldof, a talented cast of 26 includes Craige Els (Doctor Who, Antigone), Naomi Katiyo (Treason The Musical, Ain’t Too Proud), Julie Atherton (Sister Act The Musical), and Jackie Clune (Billy Elliot The Musical).
10% of the sale of all tickets will be donated to The Band Aid Charitable Trust
Just For One Day is playing at The Old Vic theatre in London from 26 January to 30 March 2024.
What's the story of Just For One Day?
Political unrest, social revolution, boom and bust. In a decade of neon and noise, one moment made the world stand still and brought 1.5 billion people together – and they all have a story to tell about ‘the day rock ‘n’ roll changed the world’.
Who is in the cast of Just For One Day?
Craige Els as Bob Geldof, plus Naomi Katiyo, Julie Atherton, Ashley Campbell, Jackie Clune, James Hameed, Hope Kenna, Freddie Love, Emily Ooi, Rhys Wilkinson.
Further casting to be announced.
Who are the creative team of Just For One Day?
Directed by Luke Sheppard, with a book by John O’Farrell.
Matthew Brind (musical supervision, arrangements and orchestration), Ebony Molina (choreography), Soutra Gilmour (set design), Fay Fullerton (costumes), Howard Hudson (lighting design), Gareth Owen (sound design), Andrzej Goulding (video and animation), and Stuart Burt (casting).
An Old Vic Production by permission of The Band Aid Charitable Trust. Just For One Day is supported by Jamie Wilson Productions, Kevin McCollum, Sonia Friedman Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Kenny Wax Ltd and the Ambassador Theatre Group.
Cast & Creatives Highlights
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Audio Described: Mon 18 Mar, 7.30pm (Touch Tour, 5.30pm)
Captioned: Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm
Venue InformationOld Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501
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