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Noma Dumezweni and Lin-Manuel Miranda to take part in Grenfell Tower benefit

Actor Noma Dumezweni
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Noma Dumezweni and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among performers taking part in a fundraising concert for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Songs and Solidarity is an evening of song, dance and comedy to raise money for the families made homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the fire.

It will take place at Trafalgar Studios on June 25 at 7.30pm, with Jason Manford, Mark Thomas, Tyrone Huntley, Bonnie Greer and the West End Gospel Choir confirmed to take part.

There will also be contributions from Rikki Beadle-Blair, Judi Dench and Rachel Tucker.

The musical director is Tim Sutton, and the evening is being produced by Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento.

Terera said: “I’m sure for all of us our immediate response is to want to try and reach out and help, either as an individual or collectively. The community that has suffered this horror has always been a strong, close knit, diverse, creative one. As an artistic community we aim for those same values.

“At the same time it is a community which has been marginalised and ignored for a very long time. So as well as the vital response of trying to contribute financially and materially we have an opportunity to come together stand in solidarity with those directly affected and say this should not have happened.”

All proceeds for the evening will go to the Grenfell Tower Fire Fund set up by Eartha Pond.

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