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With just one sleep to go until the hottest show in town hits the Cafe de Paris for a one night only charity spectacular, West End Bares is excited to announce that one of Britain’s best loved entertainers, comedian, singer, actor and chat show host, Mr Brian Conley will join the growing list of celebrity hosts, including such household names as Jane Macdonald, Robin Windsor, Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Harriet Thorpe.
West End Bares, the event, which last year raised a staggering £50,000 for The Make A Difference Trust is to take place at London’s Café de Paris on the 1st September 2013. It will see 10 of the UK’s top choreographers putting over 100 of the hottest male and female dancers through their paces, in a fully costumed burlesque spectacular “All The Fun Of The Bare”.
Once again the Theatreland elite of London’s West End will join forces for the fourth year running for this spectacular celebration of talent in aid of The Make A Difference Trust.
As usual the show will also play host to many celebrity audience members with growing boy band sensation ClassA, the most recent to take to the Twittersphere to announce their attendance.
The night will see the launch of the charity’s 2014 calendar, which sees 12 top photographers having taken ‘Calendar Girls’ style photos of top West End casts as you have never seen them before. Shows such as Wicked, Les Miserables, The Mousetrap and Mamma Mia! have all dared to bare to support a great cause. The 2013 calendar quickly sold out of stock and indications are that this year’s will do the same. Those who attend West End Bares will be the first people able to buy the 2014 calendar.
The Make A Difference Trust has been the entertainment industries response to sexual health and in particular HIV and AIDS for over 22 years. The Trust works to provide HIV prevention tools and education programmes to theatres, drama schools and the wider public. In 2013 the Trust launched its most significant programme to date, under the banner ACT Now! – Be Aware, Take Control, Get Tested. The Trust also provides crisis and back to work supports across the industry. Whilst the majority of the Trusts work is in the UK, it also operates in southern Africa where through education and health services it recently supported its 14,000th child, orphaned by AIDS.
West End Bares takes place on Sunday 1st September with 2 shows: 21:30 and Midnight. Tickets are available for both but are limited, so online booking is advised at www.madtrust.org.uk.
Thanks to fantastic sponsorship from leading brands such as Nair, MAC AIDS Fund, Andrew Christian, Prowler Stores, GT Magazine, Baseline Magazine and Fierce Bingo, all of the profits are able to go to the charities HIV & AIDS education and prevention work.
For more information on this year’s event please visit www.madtrust.org.uk/west-end-bares