This exciting project is designed to challenge our participants to create and perform a musical to a full paying audience in just 24 hours. With limited time to sleep, the 24 hour cast, creatives and team will be working solidly through the night and day to create the best version of this ‘secret’ show possible – all for an incredible cause.
Spread a Smile brings joy and laughter to seriously ill children in hospitals across the UK.
Through in-person and virtual visits, our entertainers – from magicians to face-painters, musicians to therapy dogs – generate moments of distraction and excitement at the hospital bedside, helping young patients and their families cope with serious illness and hospitalisation. We complement our work with art initiatives, family outings and seasonal celebration events.
In 2023-24, Spread a Smile will deliver over 12,000 in-person bedside visits and over 2,000 virtual visits, in partnership with 27 NHS hospitals and two hospice partners with a plan to increase the number of partners to 31 this year.
Special thanks to The Berkhamsted School for their support in this project. We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for your generous contributions for this incredible charity and for allowing us full use of your wonderful theatre.
All proceeds from this event will go to Spread a Smile, Registered Charity No.1152205