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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

Performed at the lyric Theatre between 22 Oct, 2023 and

To celebrate the launch of The Charlie Kristensen Foundation, join Charlie and his West End friends for a sensational evening of gravity defying performances at the Lyric Theatre. Hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finalist Divina De Campo, the show promises to take you on a journey down the yellow brick road of Charlie’s imagination, to find the place where he belongs. With songs from The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act, Pippin, Mean Girls, Carousel and more, and featuring a brand new charity single.

Performers include Julie Atherton (Avenue Q), Allyson Ava-Brown (Hamilton), Jenna Boyd (Come From Away),  Anna-Jane Casey (Cabaret), Allie Daniel (Legally Blonde), Jacob Fowler (Heathers), Adrian Hansel (Guys and Dolls), Dom Hartley-Harris (Bonnie & Clyde), Renée Lamb (SIX), Sophia Nomvete (Amazon’s The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power), Mark Oxtoby (Back to the Future), Bradley Riches (Heartstopper) and Ella Vaday (BBC’s Rupaul’s Drag Race UK).

Charlie Kristensen started his #CheerUpCharlie campaign in 2019. Having been bullied severely for over 18 months, in part due to his love of performing, Charlie couldn’t take any more. When he opened up to his performance coach, West End actress Jacqueline Hughes, she rallied support from the theatre industry. Hundreds of performers and creatives from the West End, Broadway and Hollywood identified with Charlie’s story, inundating him with video messages of support. Following backstage invitations and national media interviews, Charlie decided to channel his own experiences and the support he’d received into fighting for others, becoming an anti-bullying ambassador. In June 2021, he was recognised with The Diana Award – the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts.

Charlie is delighted to be launching The Charlie Kristensen Foundation to share his story in schools across the UK and to reach young people and teachers with anti-bullying support and resources.

With direction by Dean Johnson (Once, Bat Boy, BKLYN), musical direction by Ellie Verkerk (SIX, The Burnt City), script consultation and additional material by Beth Granville, choreography by Khiley Williams, lighting design by Joseph Ed Thomas, sound design by Josh Robins and projection design by Sam Diaz. There’s No Place Like Home will feature a ten-strong band.

Click the booking link three times and join us on Sunday 22 October for a truly wonderful evening of music, ruby red carpets and fundraising for this incredibly important new charity.