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Olympic Drummers Reunite with Danny Boyle

The Pandemonium Drummers welcomed guests and celebrities outside London's Palace Theatre for the What's On Stage Awards with 45 minutes of non-stop drumming, supported by the Working Men and Women and one Brunel from the Pandemonium segment of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Danny Boyle, the Creative Director of the Opening Ceremony, eschewed the red carpet and instead approached the theatre by walking through the ranks of the Pandemonium Drummers to have a few chats.

Danny Boyle enjoys a chat with a Volunteer Performer
from the Olympic Opening Ceremony
At the awards ceremony, Danny Boyle later picked up the AKA Theatre Event of the Year for his Olympic Opening Ceremony, and received enthusiastic cheers from many Ceremonies Volunteers, including Pandemonium Drummers, and Games Makers in the audience.

Before the show, we also met Olympic Ceremonies choreographer Nathan M Wright, who was nominated in the made Best Choreographer category.

Most volunteer performers turned up in their costumes from the London 2012 Ceremonies.

The Whatsonstage.com Awards are the only major theatre awards in which the audience are the judges across all categories.

We congratulate Danny Boyle for this achievement, which is another indicator how much people enjoyed the Opening Ceremony, and we are extremely proud of our role in the Ceremony!

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ABOUTPandemonium Drummers

The Pandemonium Drummers were originally put together by London 2012 Ceremonies for the Pandemonium segment of Danny Boyle's spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, the volunteer drummers kept on performing at a variety of events.

Based on their extensive training, they performed at other Opening Ceremonies, including the UEFA Champions League Final 2013, the FA Cup Final 2014, and the Heineken Cup Final 2014, and at a variety of large and small festivals as well as sports and community events. The Pandemonium Drummers are a returning act in London's major parades, including the London New Years' Day Parade, St Patrick's Day Parade, and the Lord Mayor's Show, and they coined Cheer Drumming, supporting runners at major sports events across the capital and beyond. The Pandemonium Drummers have supported the Special Olympics, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and a wide range of other charities.

The Pandemonium Drummers are a constituted association with charitable aims, and are working on a non-profit basis as volunteers.

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