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Riverside Studios to stage ‘West End Acoustic’ concert this December

Riverside Studios will stage West End Acoustic, a concert featuring unplugged performances from West End performers.

Held on 8 December at the West London venue, West End Acoustic forms part of Riverside’s inaugural Christmas season in association with New Frame Productions.

Performers include rising West End stars: newly minted Olivier Award winner Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen), Olivier nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar, Dreamgirls, Memphis), Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six), Nicholas McLean (Wicked, The Book of Mormon) and Renée Lamb (Six, Little Shop of Horrors).

Riverside Studios will also host two star-filled live staged reading of Agatha Christie’s crime plays Spider’s Web (9 December) and The Hollow (10 December).

The all-star cast includes Sir Derek Jacobi, Jessica Hynes, Simon Callow, Kathryn Drysdale, Tom Hughes, Nina Sosanya, James Dreyfus, Laura Haddock, Valentine Olukoga, Samantha Bond, Angela Griffin and Matthew Kelly.

All profits from the staged readings will be donated to the Theatre Support Fund and Acting For Others who offer financial and emotional support to theatre workers in times of need.

All profits from the staged readings will be donated to the Theatre Support Fund and Acting For Others who offer financial and emotional support to theatre workers in times of need.

The Christmas season will also see Eddie Izzard preview his solo performance of Dickens classic Great Expectations (21-23 December) and Baga Chipz host The Christmas Drag Roast 2020 (4-5 December).

Billed as a phenomenal night of entertainment, Christmas Drag Roast will see RuPaul’s Drag Race UK contestants Divina De Campo, Crystal, Cheddar Gorgeous and Sum Ting Wong deliver some of their most caustic putdowns.


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