West End Bares to Present All the Fun of the Bare at London's Cafe de Paris; Calendar Launch, Too
29 Aug 2013
West End Bares, the London version of Broadway Bares, returns Sept. 1 with All the Fun of the Bare 2013 at the Café de Paris, for two performances at 9:30 PM London time and midnight.
First produced in 2010 by THeatreMAD, the entertainment industry charity that offers support, help and hope to people living with HIV, AIDS and other long-term chronic illnesses, the event has raised £85,000 in four past sell-out shows.
Among the hosts scheduled to appear are Brian Conley, Jane Macdonald, Robin Windsor, Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Harriet Thorpe.
Ten choreographers are putting over100 West End male and female dancers through their paces in a fully costumed burlesque spectacular.
The night will also see the launch of the charity's 2014 calendar, in which 12 photographers have taken "Calendar Girls"-style photos of West End casts from productions including Wicked, Les Miserables, The Mousetrap and Mamma Mia!, who have dared to go bare to support the cause.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.