West End Live

West End Live is a unique celebration of musical theatre in London with an all star cast entertaining the crowds in Trafalgar Square. Peter Gray reports.

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Free performances from some of the West Ends’ top shows, sneak previews of new productions and an opportunity to get your mitts on some fantastic merchandise – it all adds up to another round of West End Live – Trafalgar Square’s annual celebration of musical theatre.

Now in its 17th year, the weekend is the result of a collaboration between Westminster Council and the Official London Theatre group. The pair have created one of the capital’s best loved events with huge crowds turning out to see the performers.

A showcase for some of the incredible shows currently in production in London, West End Live consistently attracts performances from the city’s biggest and most successful shows and this year will be no different.

Amongst the highlights of this year’s event will be a performance by the team behind West End megahit Cinderella. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical has had a difficult 12 months with the launch of the show postponed several times, but since the production opened it has garnered impressive reviews and played to sold out houses.

Another highlight of the weekend will come in the shape of Tina Turner lookalike Adrienne Warren, who has been making quite a name for herself playing the star in new show Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.

The show will also feature members of the following musicals: The Prince Of Egypt, Disney’s Frozen, Wicked, Come From Away, Hamilton, The Phantom Of The Opera, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys, The Book Of Mormon, Dreamgirls, ENO – HMS Pinafore, Magic Goes Wrong, Ben Stock’s West End Sing-a-long, Ferris & Milnes, The Choir Of Man, Doctor Who: Time Fracture, Vanara The Musical, Bring It On The Musical, & Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen, Six, Back To The Future, Pretty Woman

The Lion King, Amelie the Musical, Pippin, Matilda the Musical, Grease the Musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World The Musical, Roles We’ll Never Play, The Barricade Boys, Best Of British Pop, Children Of Eden 30th Anniversary Concert, The Great Gatsby, The Choir Of Man, Queenz – The Show With Balls, Stop The Show – Mark Read, MTFESTUK2021, The Last Five Years, Rock Of Ages and Magic Mike Live.

So, if you love West End musicals, then this is the event for you!

West End Live will take place over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of June 2019.

More information about the event can be found here.
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What: outdoor theatre
When: 18/19 Sept 21
Where: Leicester Square
Website: West End Live