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Natasha Barnes, John McCrea, Danielle Steers and more announced for West End Bares 2018

The event is taking place this year at the Shaftesbury Theatre, hosted by Tom Allen

Natasha Barnes, John McCrea and Danielle Steers
Natasha Barnes, John McCrea and Danielle Steers
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The list of stars joining the line up of this year's West End Bares has been announced.

The event, which is held in aid of The Make a Difference Trust, will take place this year at the Shaftesbury Theatre on October 28 at 7pm and 9.30pm.

The line up includes Moya Angela (Dreamgirls); Michelle Antrobus (Chicago); Natasha Barnes (Funny Girl); Luke Baker (Everybody's Talking About Jamie); Laura Baldwin (Eugenius!); Matt Croke (Aladdin); Laura Emmitt (Wicked); Michelle Francis (School of Rock); Jordan Fox (Kinky Boots); Candace Furbert (Tina) and Brennyn Lark (Dreamgirls).

Also included will be John McCrea (Everybody's Talking About Jamie); Christina Modestou (Little Shop of Horrors); Cedric Neal (Motown The Musical); Jay Perry (Motown The Musical); Jon Robyns (Hamilton); Danielle Steers (Bat Out Of Hell); Anna Van Ruiten (Motown The Musical); Lucie Shorthouse (Everybody's Talking About Jamie) and Anna Woodside (Carousel).

More will be announced in the coming weeks.

Comedian Tom Allen is to return to host the event with the already announced Eva Noblezada also guest hosting. More guest hosts are to be announced.

West End Bares is based on the original concept Broadway Bares by director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. All money 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.