An Amazing Night Out for West End fans & fans of the Body-Beautiful!
Lions… Tigers… Bares!
The best of the West End and beyond stripped off to see the Wizard in “Ruby Strippers”, the 8th edition of WEST END BARES, which took to the stage of the Novello Theatre on Sunday 29th October at 7pm and 9.30pm for two striptacular performances.
Join the much loved characters of Oz for an extraordinary night of high camp and spectacle which will see over 120 of the hottest performers take to the stage combining the naughtiness of burlesque with the magic of the West End. All the money raised goes to the Make A Difference Trust to fund HIV and AIDS projects that raise awareness, educate and provide care and support in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Graham Norton will return to host the event, which this year is titled “Ruby Strippers” and promises to present the much-loved characters of Oz in ways they’ve never been seen before.
Alongside the previously announced Olivier Award-winner Rebecca Trehearn who will open the show, this year’s co-hosts will be: Adam Garcia (The Exorcist), Summer Strallen (Young Frankenstein, The Sound of Music), Dianne Pilkington (Young Frankenstein, Wicked), Tom Allen (Live At The Apollo), Celinde Schoenmaker (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) and Oliver Savile (Wicked), with more to be announced.
With unmissable choreography from Racky Plews (American Idiot; Footloose; Heaven on Earth), Ashley Nottingham (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Dance Mums; Disaster!), Will Lucas (Cats; Wicked), Matt Gillett (Jersey Boys; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), 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!), Tom Jackson Greaves (New Adventures; The Globe; Kneehigh) and James Wilson (Strictly Come Dancing; The Voice).
Now in its 8th year, WEST END BARES combines the naughtiness of burlesque along with the razzle dazzle of the West End and will feature over 100 of the hottest male and female dancers from the West End and beyond with a whole host of celebrity guests.
Previous celebrity supporters have included Ramin Karimloo, Sheridan Smith, John Barrowman, Paul O’Grady, Joe Lycett, Harriet Thorpe, Bianca Del Rio, Michelle Visage, Helen Lederer and Beverley Knight.
WEST END BARES benefits the Make A Difference Trust, a UK based charity with a vision of a world free from HIV and AIDs, and is based on the original concept Broadway Bares by Broadway and West End director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.
Support your favorite West End performer and sponsor them as they dare to bare to help the Make A Difference Trust continue their vital work supporting HIV/AIDS projects both here in the UK and abroad.
Find out more about the Make A Difference Trust here: www.madtrust.org.uk