West End Eurovision, now in its 5th year, sees 12 West End casts, including such shows as Legally Blonde, Phantom of the Opera, War Horse and Les Miserables, produce fully costumed, choreographed versions of a past Eurovision Song Contest entry. This iconic show was nominated in the top 5 "Theatrical Events of the year 2011" category in the recent BroadwayWorld.com Awards.
Check out this year's winning performance from the cast of SWEENEY TOOD below!
This year TheatreMAD, one of the charity's producing brands, saw the show transfer to one of the West End's best loved venues, the Dominion Theatre, home for the last 10 years to the sell-out show, We Will Rock You. Last year saw involvement from celebrities such as Graham Norton, Sheridan Smith, Toby Anstis, Justin Lee Collins and Gaby Roslin to name a few.
Currently celebrating its 21st year The Make A Difference Trust has decided to mark the launch of West End Eurovision, by making £100,000 available in grants to small grass roots, community based charities who are trying to provide urgent and essential services at an extremely difficult economic time. Small charities, (which must show some link to the arts through any one of the charities sub brands: Theatre, Music, Dance, Film or Fashion) will be able to apply for a small cash injection of between £3,000 and £5,000 to help them along.