West End goes bare down the yellow brick road for HIV and AIDS

Sandra Giorgetti

This year's West End Bares fund raiser is themed on the characters of the Wizard of Oz and is aptly titled West End Bares: Ruby Strippers.

The show has a cast of more than a 100 performers including Olivier Award winner Rebecca Trehearn who will perform a specially written song from Mark Anderson and Luke di Somma.

The duo are currently developing new musical, DinoStory, with book writer Erin Carter. DinoStory was showcased in Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage new-writing festival.

West End Bares is an annual event—this will be its eighth production. As before, all monies raised support The Make A Difference Trust to fund HIV and AIDS awareness and education projects and to provide care and support in both the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.

David Grewcock directs the evening; choreography is by Racky Plews, Ashley Nottingham, Will Lucas, Joanna Goodwin, Aaron Renfree, Simone Mistry-Palmer, Jaye Elster, Ashley Jordan-Packer, Fletcher Dobinson, Chris Whittaker and James Wilson. All artists appear subject to availability. The full line up has not yet been announced.

West End Bares: Ruby Strippers takes place on 29 October at 7PM and 9:30PM at the Novello Theatre. Tickets are priced from £15 to £100.

Ticket holders may also buy a ticket for the exclusive After Party taking place at 100 Wardour Street.