Lion King teams up with Black Cats
Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice is bringing his West End friends to Sunderland to help some of our region’s most in need communities.
Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice is bringing his West End friends to Sunderland to help some of our region’s most in need communities. Sunderland AFC fan Tim, who wrote the words for many of the nation’s most-loved musicals including Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Aladdin and The Lion King will be hosting a special event at the Beacon of Light on the 6th March featuring songs from these shows and more. The event will run as part of Foundation of Light’s Gala Dinner celebrations recognising the achievements of local people who have worked with the Sunderland-based charity over the last 12 months.Guests at the fundraiser will enjoy a three-course dinner as part of the event where they will hear about award winners who have overcome adversity or achieved excellence, before seeing Tim Rice and his guests perform. He will present the show and talk about how he came up with ideas for songs and shows, re-telling stories and lyrics along the way all linked with performances by West End singers and an 8-piece band under the baton of Musical Director Duncan Waugh. The show promises to be interesting, very amusing and packed full of words and music from Tim's works from the West End and Broadway stages, Disney films and the songs that ‘got away’. The event is being sponsored by the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility, who support Foundation of Light through the Beacon of Light’s World of Work Zone, delivering enterprise and employability programmes.