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John Barrowman to host charity gala West End Bares

PinkNews Staff Writer July 16, 2010

Gay actor John Barrowman is to host the Broadway charity gala West End Bares in London.

The long-running burlesque-style event will be coming to the city for two performances in September and features “the hottest male and female dancers in the West End. . . strutting their stuff’ to benefit TheatreMAD and the Make A Difference Trust.

Barrowman, a former Broadway star best known for his appearances in Doctor Who and Torchwood, is a patron of the Make A Difference Trust, which raises funds for people with HIV and AIDS.

He said: “I’m thrilled to be hosting West End Bares. What a way to make a difference – being a little naughty on stage for a wonderful cause.”

The actor recently revealed he had asked the producers of US hit comedy Glee for a part in the show.

He told Heat: “I have no idea if I’ll be in it, I met with their casting people and I said I’d love to be in it – I’d be good as one of Rachel’s gay dads!”

“The ball’s in their court, though,” he added.

West End Bares: Strip Britannia will be held on September 5th at Cafe de Paris, Coventry Street, with shows at 9.30pm and midnight. Tickets are £30-50 and can be booked by calling 020 7734 5683, extension 104.

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