NEWS: West End Bares Confirms Theme for the 2017 Fundraiser

Taking place on Sunday 29th October, West End Bares will have a Ruby Slippers theme to raise money for The Make A Difference Trust to fund HIV and AIDS projects. 


Now in its eighth year, the annual fundraiser invites audiences to join the cast of West End Bares as they visit the wizard as part of this year’s theme with performances at 7pm and 9.30 on the 29th October.

The performances will see a cast of 100 performers from the West End stage and beyond, as well as celebrity hosts take to the stage to combine the naughtiness of burlesque with the magic of the West End in order to raise funds for The Make A Difference Trust.

The fundraiser, taking place at the Novello Theatre, is directed by David Grewcock with choreography from Racky Plews (American Idiot; Footloose; Heaven on Earth), Ashley Nottingham (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Dance Mums; Disaster!), Will Lucas (Cats; Wicked), Joanna Goodwin (Barnum; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Sunset Boulevard), Aaron Renfree (X Factor; The Saturdays), Simone Mistry-Palmer (Motown; Dirty Dancing), Jaye Elster (Singin’ In The Rain; Half A Sixpence), Ashley Jordan-Packer (Cats; Thriller Live), Fletcher Dobinson (Cats; West Side Story), Chris Whittaker (Blondel; Judy!), and James Wilson (Strictly Come Dancing; The Voice).

Opening the show will be Olivier Award winner Rebecca Trehearn (Showboat, City of Angels, Ghost), who will perform a brand-new track written for the occasion by Mark Anderson (The Book Of Mormon, Legally Blonde) and Luke di Somma (That Bloody Woman [composer], 21 Chump Street).

Melanie Tranter, Co-Founder, Chair and Trustee of The Make A Difference Trust said: “Who can resist an amazing night of witches, lions and scarecrows combined with the magic that is West End Bares? I can’t believe that this is the eighth year of this amazing show. Sparkly shoes take over from the legends of Camelot, as David Grewcock and the amazing team behind last year’s EXCALIBARE, bring you Ruby Strippers. Every single ticket sold means that the Make A Difference Trust can continue our work towards a world free of HIV and AIDS. Together we can make a difference. So buy your tickets, get your MAD money, and enjoy one of the sexiest, most fun evenings you can have in a theatre!  I can’t wait to see you there!”

Tickets for West End Bares at the Novello Theatre are on sale now. 

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