Stars of the West End enter Eurovision singing competition in aid of HBAA Chairman’s charity, The Make A Difference Trust
Stars from London’s top West End musicals will go head to head in a sing-off of Eurovision Song Contest hits at a gala performance in aid of The Make A Difference Trust, the chosen charity of the Chairman of the HBAA, the trade association for the hotel booking agency and venue community.
The “West End Eurovision” event will take place on Thursday 23rd May at The Dominion Theatre, London. The late-night show, which begins at 11.30pm after curtain down, will pay tribute to the Eurovision Song Contest with the casts of 10 current musical productions competing against each other by singing Eurovision favourites.
Each participating show has been challenged to produce a fully costumed performance of a past Eurovision Song Contest entry. They will be judged on the night by the audience and a celebrity panel; past household names have included Graham Norton, Arlene Phillips and Sheridan Smith. The gala will also feature a special guest appearance by a past original Eurovision entrant. Previous performances have included Scooch, Bardo and The Original Bucks Fizz.
VIP tickets, priced at £100 per person, include access to the VIP and celebrity pre-show reception, canapés and Champagne, red carpet paparazzi arrival, premium seat, souvenir brochure, and access to the after-show party to join celebrity judges, hosts and performers. Standard tickets are also available at a cost of £25 to £45 per person.
Chris Parnham, Chairman of the HBAA, said: “We’re all so excited about this event, and it promises to be a brilliant evening. HBAA members will receive an exclusive discount, but we also want to encourage non-members to attend, as the MAD Trust is a fantastic cause. This year, we want to open up more HBAA events and engage with the rest of the industry, whether they’re members of the Association or not.”
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to The Make A Difference Trust, the chosen charity of the HBAA Chairman Chris Parnham. The charity unites the UK’s entertainment industry, using its stars, audience, influence and appeal to raise money, awareness and hope for people living with HIV, Aids and other chronic illnesses.
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Notes to Editors:
To book, call 0844 847 2510 or go to www.ticketmaster.co.uk. HBAA members should contact the executive office to receive the exclusive West End Eurovision discount code:
Tel: 08456 033 349
- HBAA is the trade association for the hotel booking agency and venue community.
- Formed in 1997, the association currently has 80 agency and 205 venue members.
- Member agents are specialists whose core business involves booking hotels, serviced apartments, conferences and events on behalf of their corporate and public sector clients.
- Member venues are comprised of the leading hotel chains, serviced apartment operators, training centres and independent hotels and venues.
- HBAA strategy is driven by an Executive committee of industry figureheads who oversee separate committees including: technology, memberships, marketing & PR, events, serviced apartments and education.
- Twitter: @HBAA2013
About the Make A Difference Trust:
- The Make A Difference Trust brings together the British Entertainment community and its audiences to raise funds to support people living with HIV and AIDS, and those in the entertainment industry facing hardship as a result of a long-term medical condition.
- 020 7240 8206; www.madtrust.org.uk