The Dominion Theatre will once again host another yearly round of West End Eurovision, and as this year is scheduled to be the last, The Final Battle, plans on going out with a boom-bang-a-bang!
West End Eurovision sees 10 casts from some of the biggest shows in the West End perform on the same stage for one night only; fiercely competing against each other aiming to win the votes of the audience, the competing entries judging panels and the celebrity judging panel. Previous shows who secured the coveted West End Eurovision trophy have included Sweeney Todd and last year’s winners, Once.
Each participating show must produce a fully costumed performance of a past Eurovision Song Contest entry, which has not previously been performed in West End Eurovision, and an accompanying video ident film to introduce their performance.
Past judges have included: Graham Norton, Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz), Sally Ann Triplett (Bardo), Katrina Leskanich (Katrina & The Waves), Arlene Phillips, Frances Ruffelle, Sheridan Smith, Justin Lee Collins, Heart 106.2’s Toby Anstis, and producer David Ian.
A past real Eurovision Song Contest entrant will also feature. Previous performances have seen Katrina & The Waves, Scooch, Nicki French, Bardo & The Original Bucks Fizz take to the stage.
Part of the proceeds from the show will go to charity. TheatreMAD is part of The Make a Difference Trust, a charity which works with the British entertainment industry and its audiences to raise funds to support people living with critical and long term illness who are unable to work and are facing hardship.
West End Eurovision 2014 will take place at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 22nd May at 11:30pm