West End stars David Bedella, Sharon D Clarke, John Owen-Jones, Linzi Hateley, Kerry Ellis, Dianne Pilkington, Summer Strallen and Any Dream Will Do’s Daniel Boys will star next month in the gender-swapping concert When You’ve Got It, Flaunt It!, which launches a series of three late night cabarets, held in aid of Theatrecares, at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios.

In When You’ve Got It, Flaunt It!, taking place in Studio 1 at 11.30pm on 6 September 2007, men will sing numbers performed in the relevant musicals by women and vice versa. The concert takes its title from the number in Mel Brooks’ The Producers sung by sexy secretary Ulla; at Trafalgar Studios, it will be sung by Simon Green (Sunday in the Park with George, Simply Sondheim). Other performers so far confirmed to take part – from shows including Wicked, Cabaret, Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone, Avenue Q and The Lion King - are John Partridge, Susie McKenna and Brown Lindiwe.

Following When You’ve Got It, Flaunt It!, the West End casts of The Lion King and Mary Poppins will present their own late night cabarets as part of the season on 20 September and 1 October respectively.

All proceeds from the cabarets go to Theatrecares (formerly known as West End Cares), which in turn distribute funds to various HIV and AIDS projects in the UK and Africa. To date Theatrecares has raised over £2 million, with late night cabarets a mainstay of the charity’s events programme for many years.

Theatrecares chairman David Pendlebury commented: “We hope that our Late Night Cabarets will once again become a fixture in the London theatre calendar. In the past, performers have put on some exciting and extraordinary shows! You can bet these upcoming cabarets will be no exception.”

Tickets cost £15 and can be booked by calling 0870 060 6632.

- by Terri Paddock