Starlight Ambassador Tom Chambers has taken the lead role in acclaimed dance musical Top Hat and he recently invited Starlight to benefit from the first ever West End performance at The Aldwych Theatre!
After the performance, which was rightly greeted with a standing ovation, Starlight and its supporters were invited to enjoy a wonderful champagne celebration with Tom and the cast in the theatre’s dazzling Circle Bar.
A number of Strictly stars, including Gethin Jones and professional dancers Ian Waite, Brendan Cole, Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova were also keen to show their support for Tom, who is a former Strictly champion. During the reception, they joined Starlight’s supporters in listening to a moving speech from Tom on his involvement with the charity, before getting to imitate some of Tom’s moves with a few Top Hats of their own!
Tom said. “I have supported Starlight for some time now and, as I finally get to live my dream of playing Fred Astaire’s leading role in Top Hat, it seemed a fantastic opportunity to help Starlight help poorly children live theirs. I have seen first hand how a Starlight wish can transform the life of a seriously ill child and I am thrilled that our debut West End performance of Top Hat will help Starlight to bring fun, laughter and happy memories to lots of very deserving children.”