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New late-night musical theatre cabaret show comes to the West End

The Show Goes On will take place at live music bar Studio 88, near Leicester Square. Photo: Studio 88
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An after-hours musical theatre cabaret night is being launched in the West End.

A line-up of performers including Sam Attwater, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Rob Houchen will take to the stage for the opening event next month, hosted by Christopher Biggins.

The new weekly cabaret night, The Show Goes On, will take place at live music bar Studio 88, near Leicester Square. Showcasing new work from emerging writers as well as musical theatre classics, backed by a six-piece band. Performances will start at 10pm and go on until 1am.

They are being launched by licensing house Theatrical Rights Worldwide, in association Studio 88 and charity the MAD Trust.

TRW vice president Drew Baker said: “For so long the West End has been calling out for a regular after-hours musical theatre night. These cabaret nights take us back to the good old days when performers would always dash to a post-performance cabaret to perform until the early hours.”

Shows will have a different line-up of performers each week. However, once a month the cabaret will feature the cast of a West End show.

The cabarets will be free to attend, but will raise money for the MAD Trust, which works within the theatre industry and supports people who are living with or have been affected by HIV and Aids.

Performers for the launch night on September 3 also include Adrian Bevan, Jessica Brady, Lauren Drew, Oliver Savile and Danielle Steers. It will run from 10pm to 3am.

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