42nd Street was today announced as the winners of the third annual West End Bake Off in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges choreographer Arlene Phillips and Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee, were revealed at the event held today at the Actors’ Church, St Paul’s Covent Garden.
The show was crowned the winner after competing against 16 other teams, including Kinky Boots, The Play That Goes Wrong, School of Rock, The Mousetrap, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, The Book of Mormon, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Don Juan in Soho, Mamma Mia!, Thriller live!, The Great Gatsby, Iris Theatre, Stepping Out, The Girls and industry paper The Stage. They follow in the footsteps of The Secret Garden which won the second West End Bake Off in 2016 which raised over £6,000 for the charity.
Commenting on the winner, judge Arlene Phillips said: “It is possibly the most spectacular baking spread I’ve ever seen in my life! There is so much to look at. Everything is perfectly, visually baked and the work they put into that is extraordinary.”
Acting For Others is an umbrella organisation which represents 15 UK theatrical charities and can be supported by donating at its Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/ctafo.