Agnes Brown, Pete Townshend, Jack Dee and more to perform at Royal Albert Hall for Parkinson's UK

Mary Gallagher

The Royal Albert Hall will welcome a spectacular line-up when Symfunny No 2 takes place at the iconic London theatre on Wednesday (19.04.17) in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Agnes Brown of Mrs Brown’s Boys (REX)

Tickets are still available for the event and fans can watch Aled Jones, Pete Townshend, Jack Dee, Katie Melua, Collabro and Josh Widdicombe perform at the star-studded bash.

Mrs Brown’s Boys legend Agnes Brown is the latest act confirmed for the show and the National treasure joked: “When they asked me to take part I had one question. ‘Is Parkinson’s contagious? If it isn’t, I’ll do it. If it is, I’ll send Grandad.’ I was having a look at Parkinson’s UK on the interweb. Did you know that every hour, someone is told they have Parkinson’s. Think about that.

“That means some of them are being woken up and told at three o clock in the morning. ‘Wake up!,’ ‘What’s going on? it’s three o’clock in the morning,’ ‘You’ve got Parkinson’s. Now go back to sleep.’”

The event takes place on April 19

Jason Manford will host the bash, which was the brainchild of conductor, composer and producer, James Morgan who was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s in 2012.

James, along with his partner, fellow composer, producer and mezzo soprano Juliette Pochin, wanted to use their connections to help raise money for and awareness of this progressive condition, for which there is currently no cure.

Aled said about the music maestro: “Having recently worked with James, I’m honoured that he has asked me to perform at the second Symfunny event in aid of Parkinson’s UK. This will be a joyous night raising money for a fantastic cause and I’m so grateful to have been asked to be a part of it.”

Tickets are available now here.

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