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On 13 July 1985, music brought the world together... and now this musical brings that story back to life.
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About Just For One Day

Experience the power of music as it brings the world together once more in a new musical based on the story of Live Aid. See the world premiere of Just For One Day and book tickets on TodayTix.

Step back in time to the 1980s, an era marked by political unrest and social revolution. Featuring iconic songs by legends like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Who, U2, Queen, The Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, and more, Just For One Day tells the story of how rock ‘n’ roll united over a billion people globally to raise $127 million for famine relief.

A talented cast of 26 performers will take the stage to perform in the musical written by John O’Farrell (Mrs Doubtfire, Something Rotten) and directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, The Little Big Things).

The creative team also 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.

Run time

Approx. 2hr 35min (incl. interval)

Start date

January 26th, 2024

End date

March 30th, 2024



Old Vic



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Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Great singing, Delightful
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Production note
This production contains: flashing lights, haze, loud music and frequent strong language

Just For One Day cast and creative team

By: John O’Farrell
Songs by: Various artists who performed at the 1985 Live Aid concert
Director: Luke Sheppard
Choreography: Ebony Molina
Cast list: Julie Atherton, Ashley Campbell, Jackie Clune, Craige Els, James Hameed, Naomi Katiyo, Hope Kenna, Freddie Love, Emily Ooi, Rhys Wilkinson, Jason Battersby, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Olly Dobson, Joe Edgar, Kerry Enright, Jo Foster, Collette Guitart, Eddie Mann, AJ Lewis, Joel Montague, Rachel Moran, Abiona Omonua, Jack Shalloo, Danielle Steers, Tamara Tare, Dyd Wynford
Design: Soutra Gilmour
Costumes: Fay Fullerton
Lighting: Howard Hudson
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Music supervision and orchestrations by Matthew Brind, video and animation design by Andrzej Goulding


Old Vic

103 The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB


Location: West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
Night bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
Car park: Waterloo Station (4mins)
Directions from tube: (7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

More information about Just For One Day

Live Aid was a groundbreaking charity concert held on July 13, 1985 that aimed to tackle the devastating famine in Ethiopia. The event took place simultaneously in London, UK, and across the pond in Philadelphia, USA. It was a global musical phenomenon showcasing some of the music industry's biggest names.

The concert featured a star-studded lineup, including legendary artists like Queen, U2, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and Madonna. What set Live Aid apart was its global reach. It was one of the first international concerts broadcast live on television. It was a remarkable display of the power of music to inspire change and make a positive impact on a global scale. Live Aid remains a historic moment in the world of music and humanitarian efforts.

What To Watch For

  • Live Aid was held simultaneously at two venues on 13 July 1985: Wembley Stadium in London, England, and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, USA. The event spanned across two continents and lasted for 16 hours.
  • Phil Collins is known for performing at both the London and Philadelphia concerts on the same day. He famously took a Concorde flight to make it happen.
  • Live Aid was not just about music; it was a massive fundraising effort to combat famine in Ethiopia. The event raised around $127 million (equivalent to over $300 million today) to aid famine relief efforts.
  • Queen's frontman, Freddie Mercury, delivered one of the most iconic performances in rock history during Live Aid. Their set at Wembley Stadium is often regarded as one of the greatest live performances ever, and even appears in the award-winning 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Estimates indicate that over 1.9 billion people from 150 countries tuned in to watch the performances, establishing it as one of the most-watched TV broadcasts in history.

Frequently asked questions

What is Just For One Day about?

Relive the day music brought the world together in this new musical featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Who, U2, Queen, Elton John, Paul McCartney, and more. In the midst of political unrest and social revolution, one event brought the world together with music.

Which theatre is Just For One Day at?

Just For One Day is at London's Old Vic.

What is the running time of Just For One Day?

Just For One Day runs for Approx. 2hr 35min (incl. interval).

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