Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre for Pride

In photos: How the West End celebrated Pride

By Carly-Ann Clements, Published July 9, 2018

On Saturday, up to a million people lined the streets of our capital to watch and celebrate the Pride In London Parade. And along with the hundreds of thousands of people flying the rainbow flag high and applying a coat of glitter to their cheeks were London’s theatres. See how the West End celebrated Pride in 2018.

Some took part in the celebrations by performing live in Trafalgar Square:

Disney's ALADDIN and THE LION KING celebrate Pride in London

Cast members Lindiwe Mkhize (Rafiki) and Nick Afoa (Simba) were honored to join ALADDIN’s Matthew Croke and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra on stage in Trafalgar Square to celebrate Pride in London. Watch their performance below…

Posted by The Lion King – Musical on Saturday, July 7, 2018


Others flew the flag and supported the cause on social media for their followers around the country and world to join in:


Led by Sadiq Khan and the NHS, the message of diversity and inclusion was spread throughout the day through official Pride In London channels and its supporters. The annual march promotes equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community and this, the 45th year of the parade, highlighted just how important Pride is and that the fight for equality isn’t over.

To find out more about Pride In London and #PrideMatters, visit the Pride In London site.

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