VIDEO: West End performers create video to support relief in India

Actors, singers, musicians, dancers and creatives have come together to produce a video performance of “It Means Beautiful” to help people affected by Covid-19 in India

West End stars have come together to raise awareness about the devastation in India from Covid-19 by creating a video of “It Means Beautiful” from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Created and directed by Irvine Iqbal for the Same Voices Unite project, it has been recorded in aid of #IndiaCOVIDRelief, asking for donations to be made to The Amir Khan Foundation’s relief fund to provide emergency support, at justgiving.com/campaign/indiaemergency.

Performers involved are Liam Tamne, Arun Blair-Mangat, Sejal Keshwala, Sabrina Sandhu, Hiba Elchikhe, Tony Jayawardena, Tim Mahendran, Karl Seth, Nuwan Hugh Perera, Olivia Wylie, Irfan Damani, Kush Khanna, Soophia Foroughi, Nadim Naaman, Rakesh Boury, Tanveer Singh Devgun, Sharan Phull, Zara Naeem, Jassa Ahluwalia, Joe Thompson-Oubari, Raj Ghatak, Nikita Johal, Anoushka Chadha, Sharif Afifi, Nadia Nadarajah, Rekha, Shahid Abbas Khan, Faye Weerasinghe, Harveen Mann, and Hannah Qureshi and dancers Kayleigh Thadani and Shiv Rabheru.

The musicians are Andy Findon and Teymour Housego on bansuri, Daniel Lloyd on guitar, Neel Gadhvi on tabla, Anita Datta on sitar and Dan de Cruz on piano, bass and organ.

Alongside Irvine Iqbal, the creatives are director of photography Keval Tanna, musical director and arranger Dan de Cruz, assistant musical director Anita Datta, music producer Fred Johanson, company manager Sunita Hindjua, PR Tony Gill and Meryl Fernandes, cast graphics Jack Silver, operations Nathan Hunter Pope, behind the scenes Priyesh Pankhania, production photographer Danny Kaan, BSL consultant Deepa Shastri and interpreter Anna Kitson.

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