The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and renowned photographer Rankin joined stars from the West End this afternoon as the Piccadilly lights were lit with portraits of theatre workers and performers.
The portraits were those shot by Rankin as part of the Performance by Rankin project, which saw over 160 West End theatre owners, cast, creatives and industry leaders photographed to celebrate London’s world-leading theatre industry.
You can find out more about Performance by Rankin and read interviews with those photographed here, and the free exhibit in the Fujifilm House of Photography in Covent Garden is open until the end of January.
A book of the portraits is also available to buy at the exhibition and from a variety of bookshops, with proceeds going to the Theatre Artists Fund and the Mayor’s chosen London youth homelessness charities.
This display also officially launches our New Year Sale, where you can get tickets for offering £10, £20, £30, £40 and £50 tickets to nearly 60 top London shows in January and February – tickets are on sale now so head to our New Year Sale page to find out more and grab some great seats.
This exciting Piccadilly Lights moment has been made possible by Landsec and Westminster City Council.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said:
“London’s theatres are the envy of the world, but their success is only possible due to the brilliant individuals working in the industry – both on and offstage – who have been instrumental in raising the curtain and ensuring that London’s West End bounces back safely.
“I’m delighted to partner with renowned photographer Rankin, Official London Theatre, and the Piccadilly Lights as part of our Let’s Do London campaign to celebrate theatreland’s workforce and encourage Londoners to rediscover the magic of live entertainment with this unbeatable ticket promotion.”