West End Eurovision 2020

London theatre news: Monday 27 January 2020

Charity - Fundraising - London West End - Musical

West End theatre's biggest shows battle it out to be crowned the champions of West End Eurovision in its 10th anniversary year - taking place on Sunday 19 April.
West End Eurovision 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre

Image courtesy The Make A Difference Trust

Yes, it's back for another year of glitter, glamour, spandex and sparkles, a sea of flags and the most outrageous costumes imaginable as West End shows battle it out for the crown of West End Eurovision 2020.

And this is an especially important outing as it's the 10th anniversary of this unforgettable night which raises money in aid of the Make A Difference Trust.

This year's spectacular takes place at the Adelphi Theatre on the Strand on Sunday 19 April.

Tickets are now available with prices at £25, £30, £40 and £50.

And there's a VIP ticket available at £110 which includes ...

- Top price seat

- Souvenir programme

- Pre-show reception with VIP access to the theatre

- Interval drink

- Access to post show event.

If you're unfamiliar with how West End Eurovision works, here's the basic idea ...

Ahead of the real 65th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Saturday 16 May, WEST END EUROVISION is a camp-tastic celebration of all things Eurovision as the casts of some of Theatreland's biggest musicals merrily send themselves up in the name of charity.

Competing musicals will be battling against each other by restaging original Eurovision Song Contest songs from the past with their own dazzling choreography and often stunning costume reveals to win text votes from the theatre audience and the approval of a panel of celebrity judges and votes from judges from each competing show.

The casts will be giving their all to lift 3 coveted trophies:

The Champions

Best Costume

Best Intro Film (formerly Ident)

Judges Award for Direction & Choreography.

WEST END EUROVISION will also feature a special guest appearance by a past original Eurovision Song Contest entrant.

Previous performances have included:

Dana International performing her infamous winning entry Diva Scooch, Nicki French, Bardo, Javine Hylton, The Original Bucks Fizz, Sonia and  Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and the Waves).

This feel-good, edge-of-your-seat-exciting and interactive charity event will once again raise much-needed funds for TheatreMAD.

Since the first contest was staged in 2008, well over £400,000 has been raised by the event for the charity enabling them to continue to expand their support network to those living with, and affected by, HIV.

The last WEST END EUROVISION saw The Phantom of the Opera becoming the first show to win for the second consecutive year running!

Melanie Tranter, chair of the Make A Difference Trust said ...

"West End Eurovision only happens because of the incredible generosity of the theatre community who give their time and talent to make this incredible show possible.

We have just released the funds to build a school for HIV orphans in Kenya.

Who would have thought that sequins, spandex and the wonderful theatre community could change lives so profoundly?"

So, what are you waiting for ... BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!

West End Eurovision in stats ...

If you're one for figures, here are some for this fabulous event since 2008 ...

Total Raised - £400,000!

35 judges.

The Phantom of the Opera have entered every year and are the only show to have won two years in a row.

2008 was the first West End Eurovision.

953 performers representing 82 shows.

Performed to 14,000 people.

10 winners in 9 years with Les Miserables and Mamma Mia! sharing the trophy 2014.

11 Eurovision acts have performed at West End Eurovision.

Over 120 technical, creative and support volunteers give their time each year.

Payment to celebrities, technical teams, musicians, creatives, artists - ZERO.

Incalculable number of sequins, pyrotechnics and sparkle!

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