Event: West End Eurovision Returns to London This May

West End Eurovision takes place May 22 at the Dominion Theatre in London

West End Eurovision takes place May 22 at the Dominion Theatre in London

After the success of West End Eurovision 2013, the Make A Difference (MAD) Trust have announced that their annual fundraiser, West End Eurovision, will return to the Dominion Theatre on May 22, 2014.

West End Eurovision sees 10 casts from some of the biggest shows in the West End perform on the same stage for one night only; fiercely competing against each other for the coveted West End Eurovision trophy sponsored by Haagen Dazs. Each cast must fully stage, choreograph and costume their own version of a previous Eurovision Song Contest entry and create their own video ident. As with the Eurovision Song Contest, the audience are asked to vote by SMS messaging for their favourite performance with all profits from the event go to the Make A Difference Trust, which provides practical HIV/AIDS support and prevention services across the UK and Southern Africa.

2013 title holders, Once, were the first show to sign up in the hope of defending their title, and have already been joined by a formidable line-up that includes Billy Elliott, Les Miserables, Mama Mia and Wicked.

Hosted once again by West End favourite Richard Gauntlett, with an appearance by an ex Eurovision entry which will be sure to have the audience rocking in the aisles, and the witty and often acerbic comments from the celebrity judging panel are guaranteed to have the audience roaring.

Tickets for West End Eurovision are on sale now from £25 (€30) via Ticketmaster. For more information, visit madtrust.org.uk.

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