42nd Street wins third West End charity bake-off in Covent Garden


They had cakes on tap but they didn’t make a song and dance about it when the all star team from 42nd Street were crowned the winners of the third annual West End Bake Off in aid of the theatrical charity, Acting for Others.

The winners, chosen by judges, choreographer Arlene Phillips and Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee, were revealed at the event, held today at St Pauls Actors Church, Covent Garden.

42nd Street were crowned master bakers after competing against 16 other teams from Kinky Boots, The Play That Goes Wrong, School of Rock, The Mousetrap, Les Misérables, Phantom Of The Opera, The Book of Mormon, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Don Juan in Soho, Mamma Mia!, Thriller live!, The Great Gatsby, Iris Theatre, Stepping Out, The Girls and industry paper The Stage.

They follow in the footsteps of The Secret Garden which won last year’s West End Bake Off which raised over £6000 for the charity.

Commenting on the winner, judge Arlene Phillips said: “It is possibly the most spectacular baking spread I’ve ever seen in my life!

“There is so much to look at. Everything is perfectly, visually baked and the work they put into that is extraordinary.

“Talk about 42 hours, it must have taken 142 hours!”

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