O Come All Ye Faithful to The Prostate Cancer Charity Christmas Cracker

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The Prostate Cancer Charity is adding some seasonal sparkle to the festive period as it hosts its Christmas Cracker event and it is urging people across London to join them in spreading the holiday spirit.

The Charity will shake away the winter frost and raise some Christmas cheer at Cadogan Hall, encouraging guests to sing along and join in the fun. The evening is packed with a range of seasonal acts, including readings from BBC Countryfile's Julia Bradbury and Eastenders' Rudolph Walker as well as Lenny Henry's director in Othello, Barrie Rutter.

Performances on the night also include award-winning comedy duo Max and Ivan, the Bath-based choir, Choir One, magician Paul Brown and women's circus theatre Circo Rum Ba Ba. Host for the evening will be the much loved British actor and comedian, Tom O'Connor.

The Prostate Cancer Charity's Director of Fundraising, Mark Bishop, said: "We are very excited about this year's Christmas Cracker which has evolved into a spectacle of seasonal performances, getting us geared up for Christmas and promising a fun-filled evening.

"Prostate cancer affects 37,000 men and their families each year in the UK and this Christmas we are asking people to spare them a thought and to also join us in spreading the festive cheer. Christmas in London is a magical time and we are hoping that our concert will make it all the more special. The more the merrier!"

Actor and comedian, Tom O'Connor, said: "I am really looking forward to hosting The Prostate Cancer Charity's Christmas Cracker event this year. Prostate cancer is a cause very close to my heart as many men are not aware of the disease until it is too late. This concert will be a fabulous night with comedy, singing and magic - what more could you ask for in the build-up to Christmas and what better way to get into the festive spirit - I do hope you will join us".

British television presenter, Julia Bradbury, said: "My family and I are looking forward to attending The Prostate Cancer Charity's Christmas Cracker event. Raising awareness of prostate cancer is important as my father, Michael, who is joining us on the night, has been diagnosed with the disease. This is the perfect opportunity to bring everyone together and spread some Christmas cheer".

Whether festive seekers want to belt out classic carols, participate in the magic or watch comedians and acrobats in action, they can get a ticket today and join in the Charity's Christmas celebrations.

The audience will also be invited to remember their loved ones by hanging a decoration on the Christmas tree. Those who are unable to attend have the opportunity to leave their messages here www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/christmas-message.

The concert will take place on Monday 12th December at Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ, from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £18 or £12 and include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Tickets can be purchased through Cadogan Hall by calling 020 7730 4500, online at www.cadoganhall.com or in person at the venue.