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West End Bares is staged at the Novello Theatre in October

Burlesque-flavoured fundraiser West End Bares will return to the Novello Theatre for two shows on Sunday 29 October. Tickets are now on sale for the annual event which is staged in aid of the Make A Difference Trust, the UK-based charity involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS. An ‘Early Bird’ offer of 20% off the […]

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Broadway musical Disaster! has London premiere in charity concert version

Disaster!, the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, is to premiere in London for two gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. Starring its creator, Seth Rudetsky, Disaster! will also feature a cast of West End […]

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West End Bares: Excalibare – hosts include Graham Norton, Ramin Karimloo and Gina Beck

TheatreMAD (Make A Difference Trust) has revealed that Graham Norton will once again host this year’s West End Bares: Excalibare at the Novello Theatre on Sunday 25 September at 7pm and 9.30pm. Norton will be joined by West End star co-hosts, Ramin Karimloo (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies), Gina Beck (Show Boat, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera) and Ben Freeman (The Rocky Horror Show, […]

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Excalibare theme announced for West End Bares 2016

The organisers of burlesque-flavoured fundraiser West End Bares have announced the theme for this year’s event at the Novello Theatre in September. Promising to take its audience on an epic medieval adventure, West End Bares: EXCALIBARE will feature more than 100 performers who will take to the stage for two performances on the evening of 25 […]

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Joanna Strand and Friends set for MAD fundraiser at London Hippodrome

West End favourite Joanna Strand will be joined by a host of musical theatre stars for a special fundraiser at the London Hippodrome next month. A ‘one night only’ cabaret show, Joanna Strand and Friends will raise cash for the Make A Difference (MAD) Trust on 14 July. A regular on the West End stage in […]

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West End Bares 2015 – Take Off – Café De Paris

West End Bares 2015 – Take Off was performed at the Café De Paris, London. Rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ It’s hard to believe that West End Bares is already in its sixth year, so thanks to director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell for importing the project from Broadway to London like he has just done with Kinky […]

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West End Bares 2015 – Graham Norton to host, Beverley Knight among artists appearing

TheatreMAD (Make A Difference Trust) has revealed that Graham Norton will host West End Bares 2015 ‘Take Off’ at the Café De Paris on Sunday 20 September 2015 at 9.30pm and midnight. Norton will be joined by platinum-selling artist and West End star of Memphis and The Bodyguard Beverley Knight, Ru Paul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio, comedian Joe Lycett, Strictly Come Dancing stars Robin Windsor and Lisa Riley, West End […]

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MAD Match – Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera cast members prepare for football battle

Former Chelsea and England footballer Dennis Wise has been giving cast members from Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera some footballing tips prior to their final fundraising showdown match on 2 August at Bromley Football Club. The match sees the two giants of the West End heading down to Bromley Arena, not for a singing showdown, but […]

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Theatre MAD presents West End Bares 2015 Take Off on 20 September

Theatre MAD (Make A Difference Trust) presents West End Bares 2015 ‘Take Off’ at the Café De Paris, London on Sunday 20 September 2015 at 9.30pm and midnight. Tickets are available from www.madtrust.org.uk. The Make A Difference Trust is a UK-based charity with a vision of a world free from HIV and AIDS. Building on the legacy of […]

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Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens – Criterion Theatre

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at the Criterion Theatre, London. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Started in 1985, the AIDS Memorial Quilt memorialises the lives lost to HIV with a series of personalised panels that, as they have become stitched together, form the largest – and yet most intimate – piece of public art […]

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Book and CD reviews – Paradise Lost, West End Goes Mad, Michael Ball and more…

NICK WAKEHAM casts an eye over some of the latest CD releases– perhaps a few belated Christmas presents? PARADISE LOST – Various Artists (SimG Records – SimGR-CD023) Inspired by the epic poem by John Milton, this new version of Paradise Lost is an intimate love story set against an impressive war taking place in Heaven. Built around […]

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