After two years of sold-out performances at the Novello Theatre, WEST END BARES, theatre’s hottest annual fundraiser will bare more than ever before as it moves to the Shaftesbury Theatre on Sunday 28 October at 7pm and 9.30pm in aid of the Make A Difference Trust with tickets on sale NOW. Last year’s sold-out performances, hosted by Graham Norton, raised £57,633 and featured performances by Olivier Award winner Rebecca Trehearn,  Marisha Wallace from “Dreamgirls” and special guest hosts Summer Strallen, Adam Garcia, Dianne Pilkington, Tom Allen, Mark Gatiss, Ian Hallard, Celinde Schoenmaker and Oliver Savile.

Artistic Director, David Grewcock said today, “From our first spectacular six years at the legendary Café de Paris, to two sold out years at the Novello Theatre, I am thrilled that the demand for tickets for WEST END BARES keeps getting bigger.  Moving to the Shaftesbury Theatre for 2018 will allow even more people to join us for one of the West End’s biggest fundraisers as we dare to bare like never before.  We have massive plans for this year to make the ninth edition of WEST END BARES the biggest yet which will help us continue to raise vital funds for the Make A Difference Trust”

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This year’s theme and celebrity guests will be announced in the summer. Previous celebrity supporters have included Eddie Izzard, Dame Judi Dench, Michelle Visage, Samantha Bond, John Barrowman, Ramin Karimloo, Bianca Del Rio, Joe Lycett and Beverley Knight.

The event is based on the original concept ‘Broadway Bares’ by legendary Broadway and West End director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.

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 25 years of fundraising by the Theatre industry, they continue to make the vision a reality having distributed over £1.6million in grants to support individuals experiencing hardship across the UK as well as over £1million to support projects with their UK and international partners. For further information about the Make A Difference Trust please visit www.madtrust.org.uk


Tickets for WEST END BARES are on sale now and are priced at £25 – £80.


Tickets are available from www.madtrust.org.uk or the Shaftesbury Theatre booking line 020 7379 5399 and in person at the Shaftesbury Theatre Box Office. Booking fees apply.