If you’re in the US, and happen to be jet-setting off to London this week, or you just so happen to be across the pond presently… The hot ticket to have in your hot little hands, is for the Elf the Musical Gala benefitting the Alzheimer’s Society this Thursday evening, November 5.
I love that.
Alzheimer’s Society? November 5th?
“Remember, remember the 5th of November?”
If you don’t know the reference, look it up kids, then report back to me. It’s a good one, but it’s the “remembering” thing that kills me!
But seriously, there is a reason this is especially poignant right now: Because November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
NOVEMBER IS ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS MONTH
The evening starts with red carpet arrivals at the Dominion Theater in London’s West End, and of course the play, which recently opened to rave reviews (produced by Michael Rose and U-Live, and directed by Morgan Young). Catch the trailer here. Following that, a star-studded red carpet and gala celebration at Hamley’s Toy Store on Regent Street, where I’m told Buddy the Elf (Ben Forster) and Jovie (Kimberly Walsh of Girls Aloud) will arrive on a sleigh pulled by reindeer (police escort and all).
A SLEIGH PULLED BY REINDEER.
WITH A POLICE ESCORT, PEOPLE.
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS, IF AT ALL HUMANLY POSSIBLE
Because it’s a feel good story that is sure to exceed your expectations, and this evening’s cause is a great one. We’ve got to take care of our elders people. Don’t ever forget that, because as I get older, I may forget it! I NEED YOU. YOU NEED ME. We all need each other!
It’s that whole “you reap what you sow,” thing.
I know you understand.
If you’re not going to be in London but you have friends or family who might:
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Celebrities expected include: Ben Forster (Elf the Musical), Kimberly Walsh (Elf the Musical, Girls Aloud), Melanie C (formerly of Spice Girls), Chris Moyles, Liz Robertson (Phanton of the Opera), Wendi Peters (Coronation Street), Gemma Oaten (Emmerdale), Aled Jones (Weekend), Dr. Christian Jessen (Supersize vs. Superskinny, Embarrassing Bodies), Jim Davidson (Big Brother, Comedian), Paul O’Grady (For the Love of Dogs, Animal Orphans), Matthew Kelly, Christopher Biggins (Mongrels, Celebrity MasterChef, Catchphrase), Matt Cardle (X-Factor), David Kernan, Carole Ashby (‘Allo ‘Allo!, Bond girl), Pasha Kovalev (Strictly Come Dancing), Rachel Riley (Strictly Come Dancing), Oti Mabuse (Strictly Come Dancing), Anthony Ogoggo (Strictly Come Dancing), Chad Beguelin (Elf the Musical), Matthew Sklar (Elf the Musical), Thomas Meehan (Elf the Musical), Robert Martin (Elf the Musical)