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Brian Conley

Brian Conley

Conley joins charity burlesque show

Published 29 August 2013

Actor, singer and presenter Brian Conley is the latest entertainment star to lend his support to annual clothes-free London theatre charity fundraiser West End Bares.

The entertainer, arguably best known for his puppet-hitting, ear-wiggling exploits in 90s TV hit The Brian Conley Show, joins Loose Women’s Jane McDonald, Strictly Come Dancing’s Robin Windsor, and actresses Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Harriet Thorpe on the list of celebrity hosts who will join more than 100 of the West End’s finest and most body-confident performers at the Café De Paris this Sunday.

The annual event, now in its fourth flesh-tastic year, gives London’s stage stars a chance to perform like they’ve never performed before, dancing incredible burlesque routines for an audience of excited fans, all in aid of raising funds for charities working to prevent, and educate about, HIV and AIDS.

While the theme for last year’s West End Bares was inspired by the Olympics, this year’s production, which can be seen at 21:30 and midnight on Sunday, evokes the feel of sideshows, candy floss and thrill rides, being named All The Fun Of The Bare. In addition to hordes of lithe performers tossing clothing aside with aplomb, it will also feature a specially commissioned song by Anderson and Petty, sung by London theatre favourites Frances Ruffelle and Michael Xavier.  

The night of cheeky fundraising fun will also feature a catwalk show of customised celebrity pants that will then be auctioned, the launch of the West End Bares 2014 calendar and the chance to win a pair of Jimmy Choo sandals.

Speaking about the show, Steven Inman, Charity Director of the Make A Difference Trust said: “The show is a great explosion of fun and talent not to be missed. There will be a number of door tickets available on the night but if you don’t want to be disappointed you should get online and book now.”

To buy tickets for the show visit the Make A Difference Trust website.

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