West End Bares moves online with a one-off streaming event for 2021.
The annual charity event which raises money for the Make A Difference Trust will be streamed on Sunday 10 January 2021 at 8pm GMT.
The show has been filmed in accordance with (ever changing!) Covid safety guidelines and will feature brand new content created especially for this one-off event, along with guest appearances from Graham Norton, Michelle Visage, Tom Allen, Todrick Hall, Michael Auger and Amy Hart.
The show is directed by Will Lucas, with choreography by Jenny Legg (9 to 5), Aaron Jenkins (Wicked), Fletcher Dobinson (Cats) and David Grewcock (Singin’ In The Rain).
Will Lucas said today “After a year when we all missed being onstage and where we’ve not been able to see loved ones for months at a time, we are delighted to bring a bit of Bares magic to 2021.” He added “The show is one the biggest nights in the theatre calendar and we hope we can still bring people together for one night, from the safety and comfort of your own homes. Make sure you tune in, turn us on, and we can’t wait to see you back in a theatre for our next show!”
Melanie Tranter, chair of the Make A Difference Trust said “With all our fundraising shows cancelled this year, this is an important chance for the Make a Difference Trust to be able to share something truly spectacular with as many people as possible whilst raising funds and awareness. The majority of the performers have been out of work since theatres closed in March and they have no idea when they will work again. But still they come together, supporting the Make A Difference Trust’s philosophy of community making a difference. Working together, the theatre community use their skills and talents to help both their own colleagues and others. Their generosity is humbling.”
West End Bares is based on the original concept BROADWAY BARES by Tony Award winning Broadway and West End director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell and has raised over £350,000 over the last decade.
The show is normally held at one of London’s West End theatres, however due to covid this is the first time it will be presented online.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £5.
Ticket are available here: http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/westendbaresturnedon