On Wednesday the Make A Difference Trust (MAD) announced the date and location of this year’s annual West End Eurovision at a launch party held at the Edge on Soho Square.
The event was hosted by Toby Anstis and MAD Chairman David Pendlebury who revealed that this year’s show will be taking place at the Dominion Theatre on April 26th.The annual event, which is now in its 5th year, sees several casts from London’s West End theatres performing a Eurovision Song from yesteryear. The evening is run much like its namesake, with live phone votes, video idents to introduce each cast and even a video feed from the green room (it gets messy). Last year’s event was hosted by Gaby Roslin, with Justin Lee Collins, Graham Norton and the wonderful Sheridan Smith as guest judges. All proceeds raised from the event goes to aid the MAD Trust’s ongoing charity work assisting people with HIV and AIDS and people who have worked in the entertainment industry who face hardship as the result of a long term illness.
West End Eurovision is one of the West End’s most popular annual events. Despite its 11.30pm kick-off (after all the casts have finished the ‘day’ job) the Piccadilly theatre last year was down to standing room only, with the aisles crammed with as many people fire safety would allow. The move from the Piccadilly theatre, who have hosted the event for free for the past four years, to the Dominion is great news for MAD with an increase of 900 seats, meaning more money can be raised by this great charity.
If you want to experience the midnight mayhem for yourself follow the information below. Tickets are priced at £20, £35, £45 (with a £1 restoration levy):
By Phone: 0844 847 2510
In Person: Dominion Theatre Box Office (10am to 7.45pm Mon-Sat)
A £5 discount per ticket only applies to groups of 10 or more on £45 & £35 tickets. Please call 0844 826 2626.