MAD Trust’s biggest and barest event yet brought a touch of the medieval to the Novello Theatre last night, as West End Bares 2016: Excalibare told tales of knights in shining armour (or very much not in their armour, as the case may be), all in the name of charity.
If the photos are anything to go by, West End Bares’ promise that the event would be the most epic yet was kept, with more glitter, abs, small pants and body oil than Theatreland has ever seen before.
Graham Norton returned to host the cheeky fundraising event once again, and was joined by Samantha Bond, Michelle Visage, Ben Freeman, Ramin Karimloo and Gina Beck, alongside a host of performers who took to the stage, including cast members from Aladdin, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Dreamgirls, Funny Girl, Kinky Boots, Mary Poppins, Motown and Wicked.
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 £1.6 million in grants to support individuals experiencing hardship across the UK as well as over £1million to support projects with their UK and international partners.