Today is Sun, 10 December 2023
Get ready to relive a transformative moment in music history as The Old Vic stages the world premiere of Just For One Day. Book Just For One Day tickets on London Theatre now.
Just For One Day tells the story of Live Aid and features iconic tracks from music legends like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Queen, Status Quo, Diana Ross, Bryan Adams, and more. Watch as this new musical recounts how a global audience of over a billion people came together through rock 'n' roll, raising a remarkable $127 million for famine relief.
Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was a groundbreaking charity concert to combat Ethiopia's devastating famine. The event took place simultaneously at two iconic stadiums: Wembley Stadium in London, England, and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, USA. The historic event was one of the first internationally televised concerts, and an estimated 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch across 150 countries.
The multi-continent event saw some of the most memorable performances in music history, including Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury, delivering an electrifying set that also features in the recent Oscar-winning 2018 film “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, The Little Big Things) directs the musical written by John O’Farrell (Mrs Doubtfire, Something Rotten). The creative team includes orchestrator Matthew Brind, choreographer Ebony Molina, set designer Soutra Gilmour, costume designer Fay Fullerton, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Gareth Owen, and video and animation designer Andrzej Goulding.
Access description: There is a ramp from street level into the foyer and the box office is on your right. Handrails are available on either side of the entrance. From the foyer there are seven steps into the Stalls (without handrails). There are 20+ steps to the Dress Circle and a further 20 steps to the Baylis Circle (with handrails). The theatre is open 1 hour before the performance.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system. A unit is required to be collected from the cloakroom for a £5 deposit (which will be refunded on return of the unit). 30+ units available, including in-ear types and loop units to be used with the T-setting/switch on hearing aids. Some seats are unsuitable for use with the units, please inform the box office at the time of booking if one is likely to be needed. Induction loop is available at the walk-up box office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium. Alternatively, staff can dog-sit. Pleae inform Box Office at time of booking.
Disabled Access: There is a ramp from street level into the foyer. One wheelchair position in Stalls seat N5, a companion can sit in N6. In the case of a transfer, the wheelchair will be stored in the adapted toilet which is next to the access door and close to the wheelchair position. Please discuss any access needs with the box office at the time of booking.
Toilets: There are men’s and women’s off the Pit bar, and 21 steps up from the Lilian Baylis bar.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted WC on the left inside the side entrance