Shows competing in West End Eurovision
London theatre news: Monday 2 March 2020
Charity - Fundraising - London West End - Musical
The 8 West End musicals destined to compete in West End Eurovision 2020 have been announced for the 10th anniversary edition of this legndary event.
Image courtesy The Make A Difference Trust
Back for another year of glitter, glamour, spandex and sparkles and the most outrageous costumes imaginable, West End Eurovision will see 8 musicals battle it out to walk away with the 3 titles on offer.
This 2020 version of West End Eurovision is a very special outing as it's the 10th anniversary of this unforgettable night which raises money in aid of the Make A Difference Trust.
The competing shows for this year's West End Eurovision have now been announced ...
'Come from Away', 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie', 'Les Miserables', 'Mamma Mia!', 'Mary Poppins', 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'The Prince of Egypt' and 'Wicked'
are the clutch of brilliant musicals set to go head-to-head.
The 2020 event 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 in the dark about how West End Eurovision works, here's the basic low-down ...
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:
Best Intro Film (formerly Ident)
Judges Award for Direction & Choreography.
And there's more ...
James Newman will be performing the UK 2020 Eurovision entry 'My Last Breath' and Katrina Leskanich will perform her 1997 Eurovision Song Contest winning song 'Love Shine A Light'.
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!
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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