In just three weeks, the biggest event in musical theatre will be hitting London. People from far and wide will flood Trafalgar Square to watch performances from long-running favourites and debuts from new hit shows at West End LIVE 2018.
And what are those shows? We hear you cry. Well, we’re very pleased to announce the full West End LIVE 2018 list.
A packed schedule of productions will be performing, including popular crowd-pleasers Disney’s 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, Chicago, and Thriller Live.
Plus, several new arrivals to London’s West End will be making their West End LIVE debuts, including Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Brief Encounter, Eugenius!, Little Shop Of Horrors, Heathers The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate, Knights Of The Rose, Six, Circolombia, and Madagascar – A Musical Adventure.
The colourful 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, 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, hundreds of thousands of theatre fans young and old will visit over the weekend.
London theatre audiences topped 15 million last year for the first time since records began, and West End LIVE – the largest free event of its kind, now in its 14th year – demonstrates the continuing strength of the city’s world-leading theatre landscape.
See the full list of shows participating in West End LIVE 2018 below:
Bat Out Of Hell The Musical
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Heathers The Musical
Kiss Me, Kate
Knights Of The Rose
Disney’s The Lion King
Little Shop Of Horrors
Matilda The Musical
Motown The Musical
The Phantom Of The Opera
A Spoonful Of Sherman
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
For the first time, West End LIVE has partnered with Magic Radio, and top Magic presenters Ruthie Henshall, Emma B, Harriet Scott, Richard Allinson, Paul Hayes, Tom Price and Lynn Parsons will be hosting the weekend and introducing performances from the West End LIVE stage.
Performance schedules for the weekend will be released soon via the West End LIVE website.