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In pictures: West End LIVE 2013

First Published 24 June 2013, Last Updated 27 June 2013

Every year West End LIVE takes our breath away. So much quality performance in just one weekend is remarkable. Theatre fans clearly agree as Trafalgar Square was packed with hand-waving, foot-tapping, show tune-singing festival-goers eager to be entertained by the finest shows in the world.

The free festival of entertainment in the capital is in its 9th year of bringing London’s hit shows to an open air stage. Regular crowd favourites including Les Misérables, The Phantom Of The Opera and Mamma Mia! were back, while crowds were also offered the first chance to hear music from Tim Rice’s new show From Here To Eternity and tried to set a new world record for air guitar playing with Rock Of Ages

Behind the stage, where few prying eyes got to peek, was a bizarre sight, where dinosaurs strolled around barely distracted by giant blue rabbits, where eye wincing warm up stretches took place to the sound of clashing vocal exercises and where old friends and new bumped into each other as shows came and went.

Few people had as complete access to the event as our own photographer Pamela Raith, whose fabulous photos help record an incredible weekend.

Images:

Let It Be performs at West End LIVE 2013

The cast of Once backstage at West End LIVE 2013

Les Miserables performs at West End LIVE 2013

Oliver Tompsett leads the cast of We Will Rock You at West End LIVE 2013

The cast of We Will Rock You interviewed backstage at West End LIVE 2013

Jersey Boys performs at West End LIVE 2013

Sir Tim Rice introduces From Here To Eternity on stage at West End LIVE 2013

Trafalgar Square packed for West End LIVE 2013

West End LIVE 2013 crowds

The cast of Dirty Dancing interviewed backstage at West End LIVE 2013

A Chorus Line performs at West End LIVE 2013

The cast of Rock Of Ages backstage at West End LIVE 2013

Matilda The Musical performs at West End LIVE 2013

Let It Be performs at West End LIVE 2013

Matthew Morrison watches West End LIVE 2013

Julian Bird interviews Matthew Morrison at West End LIVE 2013

The West End LIVE 2013 audience

Dinosaur Zoo at West End LIVE 2013

A backstage warm up at West End LIVE 2013

Jersey Boys performs at West End LIVE 2013

 

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