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West End Bares 2012 to feature Olympic theme, stars include Ben Cohen

July 24, 2012 

The West End’s annual charity fundraiser West End Bares returns this Autumn with a sporty theme.

Rugby Union player Ben Cohen to star in the show

Rugby Union player Ben Cohen to star in the show

Billed as the West End’s sexiest night of the year, a host of West End performers will bare all in support of the Make A Difference Trust, helping people living with HIV and AIDS.

This year’s theme is sport as two performances of “On Your Marks…Get Set…Strip!” will be presented on 2 September 2012 at the Cafe de Paris in London.

International Rugby Union player Ben Cohen will be joining the celebrities at this year’s event, which is directed by Darren Carnall supported by a host of choreographers and over 100 of the West Ends hottest male and female dancers.

TheatreMAD, part of the MAD Trust, produced its first West End Bares in 2010 and has raised over £85,000 for the charity through the shows.

West End Bares is inspired by the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser Broadway Bares, created by director Jerry Mitchell. Their recent show in June in New York, Broadway Bares – Happy Endings, raised over $1.2 million for the charity.

Tickets from £40.

LINKS

Tickets from the MAD Trust website

Broadway Bares 2012 – promotion photos

West End strips bare for charity

July 16, 2010 

The Broadway Bares fundraising initiative is finally making its way to London as WEST END BARES: Strip Britannia! is launched in London.

Based on American musical director Jerry Mitchell’s original idea, WEST END BARES: Strip Britannia! provides an opportunity for the West End’s sexiest, sassiest and downright HOTTEST performers to raise money for charity – and put on a damn good show.

The show will be hosted by TV and stage star John Barrowman, a patron of The Make A Difference Trust, and promises to be a mix of naughty adult-only burlesque and the glitz and glamour of London theatre in a fabulous song and dance spectacular.

There will be two shows, at 9.30pm and midnight, on Sunday 5 September 2010 at the Cafe de Paris in London, with all money raised going to TheatreMAD & The Make A Difference Trust.

Broadway Bares has been running in New York since 1992 and has raised millions for the Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS charities.

The London show will be executive produced by Jerry Mitchell and directed by Darren Carnall, who is currently appearing in the West End’s Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre.

TheatreMAD and The Make A Difference Trust brings together the British Entertainment community and its audiences to raise funds to support people living with HIV and AIDS, and those in the entertainment industry facing hardship as a result of a long-term medical condition.

To book call 020 7734 5683, extension 104.

Links:

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