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Just For One Day – The Live Aid Story

The Band Aid Charitable Trust and the Old Vic are delighted to confirm the world premiere of Just For One Day. This is a brand new musical written by the best-selling author John O’Farrell (Mrs Doubtfire, Something Rotten). Directed by Luke Sheppard (&Juliet, The Little Big Things), Just For One Day is on the stage for a limited run between 26th January to 30th March 2024.

Just For One Day tickets – Unique memories

Roll back time to 1984 when Bob Geldof and his crew smashed it with a huge charity concert that changed the world forever. Set against a background of political upheaval, social revolution, cultural rebellion and boom-and-bust economics, one and a half billion people were brought together by music in an effort to save lives in Ethiopia. On that day music changed the world, and almost forty years later the Band Aid Charitable Trust is still going strong.

All about Just For One Day – Fabulous music

The musical features the brilliant music of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Who, U2, Queen, The Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, The Cars, Status Quo, Paul Weller, Sade, The Boomtown Rats, Bryan Adams, Diana Ross, Ultravox and many more bands and musicians, all of whom gave their time and talent freely to a vital cause.

As Matthew Warchus, the Artistic Director of The Old Vic, says: “I had the pleasure of working with Luke Sheppard on Matilda The Musical and I have always admired the witty brilliance of John O’Farrell’s writing – I am thrilled to have these two great forces uniting on The Old Vic stage alongside an excellently talented company. For those of us who were around in the ‘80s, Saturday 13 July 1985 I’m sure will be one of those days that is forever etched in our memories. We all remember where we watched Live Aid, who we watched it with, and the pure amazement at the feat that was unfolding before our eyes. It’s these memories and individual stories that are the beating heart of Just For One Day, and I can’t wait for audiences to share in a moment that galvanised the globe once again.”

Bob Geldof himself commented on the news, saying in typical bold style: “From seeing Just For One Day throughout its development, if this musical encourages just one person to have a positive impact for the better, then it will be a job well done. I'm looking forward to seeing it at The Old Vic... it better not be shit!”

The full Just For One Day cast and creative team

The Book is by John O’Farrell and the Director is Luke Sheppard. The Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestration are by Matthew Brind, the Choreography is by Ebony Molina, the Set is by Soutra Gilmour, and the Costumes are by Fay Fullerton. Lighting comes from Howard Hudson and Sound by Gareth Owen. The Video and Animation is by Andrzej Goulding and the Casting by Stuart Burt CDG.

The cast of Just For One Day includes Julie Atherton, Ashley Campbell, Jackie Clune, Craige Els, James Hameed, Naomi Katiyo, Hope Kenna, Freddie Love, Emily Ooi and Rhys Wilkinson. The remainder of the cast will be clarified nearer the time.

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Just For One Day Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 30 March 2024

  • Running time:

    Approx. 2hr 35min (incl. interval)

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  • Important Information

    This production contains: flashing lights, haze, loud music and frequent strong language

  • Cancellations & Refunds

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Just For One Day reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 52 reviews

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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing Just For One Day.


Best I’ve seen in years…

I actually saw JFOD twice and on both occasions I came with several friends. I wish it wasn’t ending as I would LOVE to see it again! All my friends loved it too. We were literally on the edge of our seats and throughout constantly glancing at each other with joy of the performances, memories, music. I honestly have not LOVED anything as much in years.. I’m a huge musical fan and plays too. I’ve seen many of my favourites numerous times whenever opportunity JC Superstar, Les Mis… I sooooo wish that JFOD could remain / come back… With the 40th anniversary coming up do you think this might happen? Please do let me know.. Melissa mel@mmjlondon.com

M Reviewed on 29 March 2024 by
Shepperton, United Kingdom


If you like music .....this is a must see.!!!

Absolutely brilliant show. Didn't know what to expect, but the imaginative use of the songs was fabulous and the quality of the vocals and harmonies was superb. Great humour, great story of the Band Aid and the Live Aid story. Fantastic night out!!!!

D Reviewed on 29 March 2024 by
Leicester, United Kingdom


A must see show.

I remember everything about Live Aid and this just brought everything home plus it reminded me that a lot of work (and lies) went into making this a spectacular event. Also it highlighted all the issues to ensure that the aid reached the staving millions. It is a very moving production but f****** brilliant also.

M Reviewed on 28 March 2024 by
Wakefield, United Kingdom


For anyone who actually saw Live Aid this is such a wonderful story to know how it all came about! The band was amazing and every actors voice was out of this world. Brought back many memories on how wonderful the songs and bands were in that era! Thank you for a most wonderful afternoon . Hope this show goes on tour around England for more people to dnjoy

T Reviewed on 28 March 2024 by
West Clandon, United Kingdom


Emotive. Thought provoking

Reminds me of the live aid in 1985. But also makes us think of all the tragic war and famine going on on the world NOW

C Reviewed on 25 March 2024 by
Thrapston, United Kingdom


Brilliant show loved it

The music and the singers were amazing one of the best shows I have seen

L Reviewed on 24 March 2024 by
Ringwood, United Kingdom


Loved it! A fantastic show!

Absolutely loved this show! It brought back so many memories of the 80s and Live Aid. Great music, great acting,great singing and a story we're all familiar with. A fabulous afternoon! Would definitely go again!

D Reviewed on 23 March 2024 by
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom



Too much talking Too much problems emphasis Songs are very different from the original Show stopped due to mechanical failure (we left after a break of 10 min not knowing if or when the show restarts) Overpriced

M Reviewed on 23 March 2024 by
Friedberg, Germany



It was very well done - the singers were fabulous.

J Reviewed on 20 March 2024 by
Folkestone, United Kingdom


Superb journey back in time

Will forgive the fairy tail plot and the political content put in to appease the “white savior” idiots. The music is what its about and its FAB.

N Reviewed on 20 March 2024 by
Leyburn, United Kingdom


Superb show.

A thoroughly enjoyable show that evoked so many memories. Very well acted

K Reviewed on 19 March 2024 by
Onchan, United Kingdom


A defiant go to show

G Reviewed on 19 March 2024 by
East Hoathly Near Lewes East Sussex, United Kingdom


Get there quickly

Show ends March 30th ( Crazy) If you want to see it get moving .Very limited seats .

P Reviewed on 13 March 2024 by
Chigwell, United Kingdom



What a show. Hooked from start to finish. The performances were faultless. Humour, dancing, singing, it was all there. It was good to revisit such a special time and the music bought back such good memories. A must see.

K Reviewed on 09 March 2024 by
London, United Kingdom



Brilliant would love to see it again

L Reviewed on 01 March 2024 by
London, United Kingdom


A showstopper of a show

A must for anyone who lived through the Live Aid era and a throughly enjoyable show with excellent renditions of iconic music. Surpassed all our expectations- a great cast!

E Reviewed on 28 February 2024 by
Saint-palais-sur-mer, France


Absolutely fabulous

Fabulous show, wish we could recreate it in 2024 to calm the world

C Reviewed on 24 February 2024 by
Farnham, United Kingdom


Very entertaining

Really enjoyed the show, lots of the story that I wasn’t aware of before The songs from the day are blended into the show at perfect moments If you’re offended by swearing then don’t go as the Bob Geldof character swears like a trooper 😀 All the singers were superb and I would recommend the show very highly

P Reviewed on 24 February 2024 by
Manchester, United Kingdom


A must see feel good show

L Reviewed on 22 February 2024 by
London, United Kingdom


Brilliant musical

An amazing show brilliant singers, a well planned out story and great music

K Reviewed on 19 February 2024 by
St Leonard’s On Sea, United Kingdom


Creative and bold

Use your imagination regarding the acts

M Reviewed on 17 February 2024 by
Canvey Island, United Kingdom


.A must see musical treat!

Brilliant young cast, giving it their all. Great tunes as well. Don't be swayed by some critics reviews. FEEL GOOD MUSICAL>

P Reviewed on 17 February 2024 by
Crowborough, United Kingdom


Must go and see it’s fun

G Reviewed on 17 February 2024 by
Maldon, United Kingdom


Must see

Absolutely superb show. Fantastic cast. Wonderful energetic performance

P Reviewed on 16 February 2024 by
Cambridge, United Kingdom


Better than expected, awesome

I was really excited for this show as its all the bands and music I love it didn't disappoint from start to finish it was fantastic 👏

B Reviewed on 16 February 2024 by
Stourbridge, United Kingdom


Simply outstanding

Better than Celine Dion in Las Vegas and ABBA Voyage my absolute miles. Where will it relocate to after its run at the Old Vic?

J Reviewed on 16 February 2024 by
Five Ashes Nr Mayfield, United Kingdom



Very nostalgic even if you didn’t see the Live Aid concert Which I was very lucky to see first hand. What a wonderful show.

N Reviewed on 15 February 2024 by
Folkestone, United Kingdom


Pure nostalgia

An excellent retelling of a moment in my generation’s history. Superb singing and musical interpretation of well known and loved songs. The band were brilliant. Laugh out load funny moments alongside heartbreaking and thought provoking ones too.

B Reviewed on 15 February 2024 by
Wellingborough, United Kingdom


Outstanding show that makes you think.

Loved the music! Great voices. Most important the message - we still have to tackle the world’s problems. I was a bit emotional with the message the show gives.

S Reviewed on 14 February 2024 by
/cs-cz, United Kingdom


Super show

B Reviewed on 14 February 2024 by
Dublin, Ireland


Genuinely a must see, the best new musical in years .

Recreates the day perfectly, full of pathos, laughter and sheer joy .If you were around then and even if you weren't you get a feeling of what it was all about but sadly how little has changed. One man ,because of his wife initially, found the will, all be it innocently, to try to make a difference , and he did for a short while......

S Reviewed on 12 February 2024 by
East Grinstead, United Kingdom



Enjoyed it from start to finish. Great acting and singing and funny too!

T Reviewed on 10 February 2024 by
Tonbridge, United Kingdom


Brings back memories

Generally the show was good,storyline, way to much swearing unnecessary and was maybe a bit too long, amateur singers who didn't hit the note with some of the powerful songs and not much interactive with the crowd could of been better

R Reviewed on 08 February 2024 by
Dartford, United Kingdom


Wonderful accurate portrayal of all aspects of live aid

A Reviewed on 07 February 2024 by
Norwich, United Kingdom


Just one amazing Day

Really great show. Lovely old theatre With pleasant staff Retells a part of our history. Truly amazing what was achieved. Appealed to all ages. Very clever

G Reviewed on 07 February 2024 by
Dunmow, United Kingdom



Everything about the show was amazing. The actors, music, lighting, everything, and it was so interesting to see how it came about. The message was loud and clear too. Incredible performances, especially Bob Geldof, and Margaret Thatcher. Thoroughly enjoyed it. You should all be very proud of what you've done.

T Reviewed on 04 February 2024 by
Swanage, United Kingdom


Absolutely brilliant!

Amazing voices, brilliant band, great characters. A real feel good evening. Thoroughly recommend.

L Reviewed on 04 February 2024 by
Dartford, United Kingdom



R Reviewed on 03 February 2024 by
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom


Fab show. Full of nostalgia for the older and inspiration for the younger

J Reviewed on 02 February 2024 by
Barnet, United Kingdom

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