West End Live will return to Trafalgar Square in late June, with some 34 hit West End shows having been announced for the line-up so far.
The free and unticketed event celebrates London’s world-class theatre scene and will transform Trafalgar Square into a theatre-lover’s paradise on June 25 and 26.
Fans will be able to enjoy free performances from shows such as Hamilton, Les Misérables, Wicked, Six, The Book Of Mormon, Disney’s The Lion King and Matilda The Musical.
Attendees will also be able to see performances from new shows making their West End Live debut, including Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, Back To The Future – The Musical, and Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical.
The event is a joint production by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre (SOLT).
Sky VIP is once again a sponsor for this year’s West End Live, with customers of the broadcasting giant given the chance to watch from the exclusive Sky VIP viewing area at the event, as well as the opportunity to win prizes.
West End Live will also be BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted by Sue MacLaine, Marco Nardi and Caroline Richardson.
Eleanor Lloyd, president of SOLT, said: “London’s theatres are the envy of the world, and West End Live is a highlight of the theatrical calendar for so many – not just the countless fans who converge on Trafalgar Square to enjoy a wealth of incredible live entertainment, but also the hundreds of performers and crew involved in putting on what is always an unforgettable weekend.
“We are delighted to continue to work so closely with Westminster to deliver West End Live, and hugely grateful for the support of Sky, who have a long history as champions of theatre and the arts.”
Councillor Tim Roca, deputy leader at Westminster City Council, added: “West End Live is a much-loved annual event that brings together the musical theatre community in celebration of the world-class theatre we have right on our doorstep. One of the main aims the new administration has for the council is to make culture, arts and leisure accessible to everyone living in Westminster, not just the few.
“We want to encourage all residents, especially those in disadvantaged communities, to participate and join in cultural opportunities and big, fun events such as West End Live so we can bring all our communities in Westminster together.”
More acts are due to be announced over the coming weeks.
The Full Line-Up so far:
Back To The Future – The Musical
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast
Bonnie And Clyde The Musical
The Book Of Mormon
Chess, Kinky Boots and Treason at Drury Lane
The Choir Of Man
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
The Drifters Girl
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World The Musical
Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Grease The Musical
The Great Gatsby
Heathers The Musical
Legally Blonde The Musical
Disney’s The Lion King
Magic Mike Live
The RSC’s Matilda The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
My Fair Lady
Only Fools And Horses The Musical
The Phantom Of The Opera
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Images: Pamela Raith