The ever-growing annual fundraiser played two spectacular shows at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Sunday 28 October, celebrating iconic music artists and their sexiest songs. Madonna, Prince, Oasis, Take That and many more were given the Bares treatment, accompanied by an incredible live band and sensational vocalists from many of the West End’s biggest shows.
Comedian and TV star Tom Allen presided over the evening which saw more than 125 performers from the West End and beyond dare to bare in what is now one of theatreland’s most loved annual events.
The Make A Difference Trust unites the theatre and entertainment industries to raise funds to support those affected by HIV/AIDS. The incredible success of this year’s West End Bares will allow them to continue their vital education and awareness programmes in drama schools as welllife-changingging projects here in the U.K. and Sub-Saharan Africa. The final figure is expected to grow as we continue counting donations in the coming weeks.
The Make A Difference Trust thank Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for their generous grant of £20,000 ($26,000) to mark the success of not only this ninth edition of West End Bares, but to celebrate all those who have participated in the creation, production and performance of all nine years of this now eagerly anticipated annual event, especially as the Trust begin preparations for the 10th anniversary of West End Bares in 2019.