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West End Eurovision 2020: 10th Anniversary


Adelphi Theatre
Sunday 19th April 2020

The legendary WEST END EUROVISION is back - and will celebrate its 10th anniversary - at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 19th April 2020.

Get ready for a whirl of glitter, glamour, spandex and sparkles, a sea of flags and the most outrageous costumes  as the West End theatre’s biggest shows battle it out to be crowned the champions of West End Eurovision 2020!

 

One show only and on one unforgettable night!

All proceeds in aid of the Make A Difference Trust.

 


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, complete with a sea of flags and the most outrageous costumes imaginable as the casts of some of Theatreland’s biggest musicals merrily send themselves up in the name of charity.

The competing musicals will be battling against each other by restaging original Eurovision Song Contest songs from over the decades 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 giving their all to lift 3 coveted  WEE 2020 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).

The feel-good, edge-of-your-seat-exciting & 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

Tickets for this year’s West End Eurovision are available from www.madtrust.org.uk/events/west-end-eurovision/

 

The main photo shows the 2019 Winners: The Phantom of the Opera performing ‘Grande Amore.’ (Italy – 3rd place – 2015).  2 costume reveals earned them the award for ‘Outstanding Gorgeousness’ and the standing ovation demonstrated why they were both the judges and the audience's choice for overall winner of the evening.                                                                 
Photo by: Gaz Sherwood PBGstudios.com.

 

For the fans: WEST END EUROVISION in numbers 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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