Today, West End Bake Off, in aid of Acting for Others, announces Dame Barbara Windsor andChristopher Biggins return to the judging panel for a second year, and they will be joined by musical theatre star Michael Ball OBE. The second West End Bake Off takes place at St Anne’s Church Courtyard from 11am-1pm on 16 July with all money raised going to theatrical charity, Acting for Others.
This year, participants include teams from the following West End shows: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Guys and Dolls, The Mousetrap, Les Misérables, The Railway Children, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Titanic, Thriller Live and Wicked, with further participants to be announced shortly. Last year, fourteen West End shows took part and over £4,000 was raised. Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins judged the competition with The Mousetrap, the world’s longest running show, lifting the trophy. The event is free to attend for members of the pubic with the winners announced at 11am and cakes on sale following the announcement. There will also be merchandise available to purchase including exclusive signed programmes and posters.
Dame Barbara Windsor said today, “I am hugely looking forward to judging a second year and isn’t it wonderful that after performing 8 shows a week these performers are able to find time to put all their efforts towards raising money for Acting for Others.”
West End Bake Off is being held in aid of Acting for Others, an umbrella organisation that represents 15 UK theatrical charities and uses the funds it raises to offer emotional and financial support to members of the entertainment industry who have fallen on hard times through illness, injury or circumstance.
For those unable to attend the event, Acting for Others can still be supported by donating at its Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/ctcafo
West End Bake Off is supported by The Mackintosh Foundation and Official London Theatre.