London theatre-lands annual charity bash WEST END BARES has announced its theme this year will be WEST END BARES: STRIPPED.
Billed as the UK’s hottest annual fundraiser, this year’s show will see returning favourites from all previous editions as well as hot new talent from the West End and beyond.
Award winning director and choreographer, Jerry Mitchell, creator of the original concept ‘Broadway Bares’, the inspiration behind West End Bares, said today: “It’s time for the biggest British Bares yet! It’s going to be one FULLOUT party so get your tickets now. Over 600 of the West End’s hottest talents have taken part since the first show in 2010 and the 10th anniversary of West End Bares proves that what we do together really does make a difference. STRIPPED will be the ultimate celebration of everything Bares stands for: community, equality and never being afraid to be sexy. Don’t miss it!”
The annual fundraiser raises money for the Make A Difference Trust which supports HIV and AIDS projects that build awareness and provide care, support and education in the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Melanie Tranter, Chair of the Make A Difference Trust said today; “This will be a true celebration of ten amazing years of West End Bares and a celebration of the incredible generosity of the theatre community who have given their time and talent so generously to raise thousands of pounds to support those living with or affected by HIV. Together we are making a difference.”
WEST END BARES will be directed by David Grewcock and Will Lucas, with choreography from Sean Parkins (Dreamgirls), Joanna Goodwin (Sunset Boulevard), Lucy Jane Adcock (Sweet Charity), Stuart Rogers (Mary Poppins), Racky Plews (American Idiot), Ashley Nottingham (Newsies), Ella Nonini (Cats) Adam Scott (Mamma Mia) and more to announced.
Special celebrity guests and performers for this year’s performance will be announced later this Summer.
Previous celebrity supporters over the last ten years have included Graham Norton, John Barrowman, Eddie Izzard, Samantha Bond, Dame Judi Dench, Joe Lycett, Beverley Knight, Summer Strallen, Bianca del Rio, Michelle Visage, Adam Garcia, Mark Gatiss, Celinde Schoenmaker and Oliver Savile.
WEST END BARES will take place on Sunday 13 October 8.30pm at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX.