West End and Broadway star Kerry Ellis, leading lady in various musicals including Nancy in Oliver! Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables is set to headline a ‘Winter Wonderland’ Christmas concert at St Giles Cathedral on 22 November 2019 to raise funds and awareness for Edinburgh-based charity, Make 2nds Count.

Joining Kerry on stage for this one-time magical festive performance will be another West End leading lady, Zoe Tyler, who started her career at the age of 20 in Les Miserables, followed by Joseph, Superstar, City of Angels, Fame and playing Eva Cassidy in Over the Rainbow. Zoe was also a panellist on Loose Women.

Scottish actor, singer and producer, Tom Urie, best known for his roles in River City, Still Game, Holby City, Doctors and films including, T2-Trainspotting will also be joining the impressive cast to host the event. His theatre work includes playing the role of Danny McGlone in the NTS production of John Byrne’s Tutti Frutti.  

Make 2nds Count is also running a ‘Xmas Factor’ competition where they are appealing to budding musical performers of all ages to send their videos in to hello@make2ndcount.co.uk by 31st October to be in with a chance of sharing the stage with a West End cast and perform one of their own songs.

The concert is in aid of Make 2nds Count, founded by husband and wife musical lovers, who met on the stage, Lisa and Euan Fleming, after Lisa was diagnosed in 2017 with secondary breast cancer.

Make 2nds Count is dedicated to giving hope to those affected by this treatable but incurable disease. The charity supports patients and families, raises awareness of secondary breast cancer and funds for medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients.

The Winter Wonderland concert will celebrate Lisa’s passion for musicals and help raise funds for the charity.

Tickets for the Winter Wonderland concert, on from 7.30pm till 9.30pm on 22nd November, cost £25 and £20 for children, (plus booking fee) using the code GROUP at checkout.  Tickets here.