Bake-Off’s Mel joins cast of musical gala

Great British Bake-Off co-host Mel Giedroyc will take to the stage for a gala performance showcasing songs from four brand new musicals.

Mel will perform in Fanatical, a romantic comedy set at a sci-fi convention. She will play the conference organiser alongside Game of Thrones’ Gemma Whelan, who makes her musical and West End debut.

The gala will also feature Joan, by Gwyneth Herbert and Mel Brimfield, about the life of Joan Littlewood and will feature performances from Caroline Quentin, Gwyneth Herbert and Ian Shaw.

The Happy Prince will see opera singer Hal Cazalet perform alongside Sophia Hurdley and Alan Vincent.

Wigmaker is a modern fairy tale about a beautiful wigmaker and will star Douglas Hodge, Haydn Gwynne and  Alex Daumond.

The gala night, called New Songs 4 New Shows, will take place at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on November 28.

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