Magic Mike Live London to partner with Men’s Minds Matter

Channing Tatum and his co-producers are delighted to announce a new year-long partnership between Magic Mike Live in London and innovative not-for-profit organisation Men’s Minds Matter; a public health initiative focused on developing psychological interventions for people in suicidal crisis. Magic Mike Live is currently running at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in London, booking until Sunday 1 January 2023.

Men’s Minds Matter is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in developing psychological interventions for people at risk of suicide. Their model of Psychological Entrapment and Suicidal Crises is the first of its kind and brings together psychological science, clinical and lived experience of suicide. The model underpins and guides everything they do and truly sets them apart from other mental health charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Men’s Minds Matter is run by Nigel Sanderson (suicide intervention specialist, lived experience expert and MMM director) and Dr Luke Sullivan (suicide intervention specialist, clinical psychologist and MMM director). Their main aim is to develop an interactive, live, web-based application that will bring their intervention to as many people as possible through their digital platforms. This is the first intervention of its kind and they believe it has the potential to save many lives.

Nigel Sanderson and Dr Luke Sullivan said of the partnership,

“We’re super psyched to be partnering with Magic Mike Live over the coming year. Not only will the partnership help to raise awareness of suicide and suicide in men, it will also help to support our ambitions to save lives and bring a focus to our work. Our model of Psychological Entrapment and Suicidal Crises is already helping to save lives in the therapy room. Our model explains suicidality at the individual level and allows interventions to be designed which target the mechanisms that lead to and maintain suicidality. We want as many people as possible to support us and help make our ambitions a reality.”

Global Executive Producer of Magic Mike Live Vincent Marini added,

“The impact of the pandemic on Magic Mike Live team members around the world has really brought into focus for us the importance of mental health initiatives like Men’s Minds Matter. We believe in supporting programmes that take innovative approaches to solving age old problems and Men’s Minds Matter is doing just that through their digital platforms. We are proud of our association with them and we look forward to working with them to help as many people as possible.”

The London cast of Magic Mike Live consists of Sarah Annakin, Daniel Blessing, Natacza Boon, Jake Brewer, Harry Carter, Hannah Cleeve, Peter Cleverley, Petr Fedorovskii, Luca Figarazzi, Myles Harper, Charlie Knight, Mark Lace, Theo O. Bailey, James Percy, Ross Sands, Josie Scamell and Manny Tsakanika.

Conceived and co-directed by Channing Tatum, Magic Mike Live, which has already wowed over 300,000 people in London alone and over 1,000,000 worldwide, is a large-scale, live production show based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, which opened at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square in November 2018.  Magic Mike Live has inspired a new television series on HBO Max, Finding Magic Mike, which aired in the United States earlier this year. Magic Mike’s Last Dance, the third installment of the Magic Mike franchise, will be released this autumn.

From the bespoke entrance off Cranbourn Street, to the specially curated lounge and bar experience, to the cast of world-class performers, Magic Mike Live is a complete evening of unparalleled entertainment for guests aged 18 and up.  Audience members enter Magic Mike’s mythical club and marvel as a group of extraordinary perform a 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular in front of, behind, and above them.  Sexy dance routines intertwined with one-of-a-kind acts, are presented by a diverse cast of performers from around the world.

Magic Mike Live in London is co-directed by Channing Tatum and Alison Faulk, with Luke Broadlick as associate director, and choreography by Alison Faulk, Teresa Espinosa and Luke Broadlick.  The Executive Producer is Vincent Marini with General Management by Crossroads Live. The production designer is Rachel O’Toole, with scenic design by Rob Bissinger and Anita LaScala (Arda Studio), costume design by Marina Toybina, lighting design by Philip Gladwell and video design by Luke Halls.  Musical supervisor is Jack Rayner, with sound design by Nick Kourtides.  Dreya Weber is aerial choreographer & aerial apparatus designer.

Magic Mike Live has become an international sensation since opening in Las Vegas in April 2017.  In addition to breaking box office records and performing to sold-out audiences in Las Vegas and London, the show premiered in Berlin in 2020 and the Australia national tour opened in Sydney in December 2020.

Magic Mike Live is produced in London by Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Greg Jacobs, Peter Kiernan, Steven Soderbergh, Nick Wechsler and United Talent Agency in association with Warner Bros., Vincent Marini, The Hippodrome Casino, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, TSG Entertainment & Ashley DeSimone, Richard Winkler and The Creative House.

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