West End Eurovision 2018

West End Eurovision returns for 2018

By Robin Johnson, Published March 6, 2018

The casts of London musicals including Aladdin, Dreamgirls  and Hamilton will compete in the spectacular charity production West End Eurovision next month, as it returns to London’s Theatreland for the first time in four years.

Raising funds for the Make A Difference Trust, they will be joined by the casts of popular West End productions 42nd Street, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom Of The Opera and Young Frankenstein for a one-night-only special production at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Sunday 22 April.

Promising sequins, spandex and glitter balls aplenty, the production will see the casts battle it out to be crowned the champions of West End Eurovision, performing original Eurovision Song Contest songs to win text votes from the audience. A panel of celebrity judges and judges from competing shows will also provide their verdict.

The casts will giving their all to lift 3 coveted West End Eurovision 2018 Trophies — The Champions, The Best Ident Movie and The Best Creative.

West End Eurovision poster

 

The last West End Eurovision, held in 2014, saw Les Misérables named joint winners with Mamma Mia!. The Les Mis cast unforgettably performed previous Eurovision UK entry Flying The Flag, with its producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh making a guest appearance on film dressed as an airline pilot.

The show will also feature a special guest appearance by a past original Eurovision Song Contest entrant, with previous performers including Scooch, Bucks Fizz and Katrina Leskanich (of Katrina and the Waves). Expect a sea of flags and the most outrageous costumes on display in Theatreland.

A spokesman for the Make A Difference Trust, said: “This high camp, fun event will raise such a lot of money for the projects we support. We are thrilled to return West End Eurovision once again to the West End… for one unforgettable performance and one night only!”

Tickets are available through the Shaftesbury Theatre website.

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