Graham Norton will return as host of this year’s cheeky annual theatre fundraiser West End Bares, themed ‘Ruby Strippers’, at the Novello Theatre next month.
Filling the role for the third year running, Norton will oversee the madcap proceedings on Sunday 29 October 7pm and 9.30pm. He heads a line-up of star co-hosts including Adam Garcia (The Exorcist), Summer Strallen & Dianne Pilkington (Young Frankenstein), Tom Allen (Live At The Apollo), Celinde Schoenmaker (The Phantom Of The Opera) and Oliver Savile (most recently in Wicked).
More celebrity guest hosts and West End stars are to be announced soon.
Promising a night of Lions and Tigers and Bares (oh my!), an extraordinary night at West End Bares: Ruby Strippers will see over 100 of the hottest performers from the West End stage take to the stage to combine the naughtiness of burlesque with the magic of the West End.
All of the money raised will go to The Make A Difference Trust to fund HIV and AIDS projects that raise awareness, educate and provide care and support in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The evening will also feature the Olivier Award winning Rebecca Trehearn (Show Boat), who will open the show with a performance of an exclusive track especially written for the occasion by Mark Anderson (The Book Of Mormon) and Luke di Somma (That Bloody Woman [composer]).
Tickets for West End Bares are now on sale and are priced at £15 – £100, with tickets available through the Delfont Mackintosh website.