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Adam Garcia and Summer Strallen among co-hosts for West End Bares: Ruby Slippers

Chatshow host Graham Norton returns to host the event at the Novello Theatre in October

Adam Garcia, Summer Strallen and Celinde Schoenmaker
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

The hosts have been announced for the eighth annual West End Bares fundraiser, which takes place on Sunday 29 October at the Novello Theatre.

Graham Norton will return to lead the event, which this year is titled Ruby Strippers and promises to present the much-loved characters of Oz in ways they've never been seen before.

Also joining the previously announced Olivier Award-winner Rebecca Trehearn as co-hosts will be: Adam Garcia (The Exorcist), Summer Strallen (Young Frankenstein, The Sound of Music), Dianne Pilkington (Young Frankenstein, Wicked), Tom Allen (Live At The Apollo), Celinde Schoenmaker (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) and Oliver Savile (Wicked).

The evening will be directed by David Grewcock, supported by choreographers from across the West End and beyond, including Racky Plews, Ashley Nottingham, Will Lucas, Joanna Goodwin, Aaron Renfree, Simone Mistry-Palmer, Jaye Elster, Ashley Jordan-Packer, Fletcher Dobinson, Chris Whittaker and James Wilson.

All monies raised will go to The Make A Difference Trust to fund HIV and AIDS projects that raise awareness, educate and provide care and support in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa.

West End Bares: Ruby Strippers will take place on Sunday 29 October at the Novello Theatre at both 7pm and 9.30pm.

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