West End Live preview

Trafalgar Square during West End Live 2017 (c) Pamela Raith

The most unmissable event on any theatre’s fans calendar returns to London’s Trafalgar Square this weekend where an impressive 200,000 theatre fans will enjoy performances from some of the best of the London theatre scene and even better, it’s all for free!

A jam-packed schedule of performances will include popular crowd-pleasers The Lion King, Wicked, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom Of The Opera, Disney’s Aladdin, Dreamgirls, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical, Motown The Musical, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie and Thriller Live, phew! If that’s not enough excitement for you the weekend will also see several new arrivals to London’s West End making their West End LIVE debuts, including Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Brief Encounter, Eugenius!, Little Shop Of Horrors, Chicago, Heathers The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate, Knights Of The Rose, Six, Circolombia and Madagascar – A Musical Adventure.

Cast of Bat Out Of Hell performing at West End Live 2017 (c) Pamela Raith

The vibrant showcase will culminate in a performance from chart-topping Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro on Saturday 16 June, and an exclusive cabaret of West End stars on Sunday 17 June.

Produced and organised by Westminster City Council and Society of London Theatre (SOLT), with support from the Mayor of London, West End LIVE is an annual highlight of London’s cultural calendar, with performances, fun photo opportunities, meet-and-greets, merchandise stalls, refreshments and sing-alongs attracting thousands of theatre fans young and old across the weekend.

Crowds at West End Live 2017 (c) Pamela Raith

With such an exciting and varied programme there is something for everyone in this sensational showcase from theatre’s finest stars. A full performance schedule can be found here.

See you there!

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