WATCH: The new 2018 trailer for West End Live. What a line-up!

26 May
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Picture: Pamela Raith

West End LIVE 2018 is back – for an incredible 14th year – and we will be making sure you know everything there is to know about the event in Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018. Starting with the packed list of shows queuing up to take part.

Already signed up to return to West End Live for the delight of the crowds are 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 and Thriller Live.

Making their West End LIVE debuts are Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Eugenius!, Brief EncounterLittle Shop Of Horrors, Chicago, Heathers The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate, Knights Of The Rose, Six, Circolombia and Madagascar – A Musical Adventure. Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro will bring the day to a close on Saturday 16 June and an exclusive cabaret of West End stars will do so on Sunday 17 June.

For the first time, West End LIVE has partnered with Magic Radio, and top Magic presenters including Ruthie Henshall will be hosting the weekend and introducing performances. The event is produced and organised by Westminster City Council and Society of London Theatre (SOLT), with support from the Mayor of London.

Cllr Nickie Aiken, leader of Westminster City Council and chair of the West End Partnership, said:

“We are proud that the amazing West End LIVE has become an unmissable fixture in the London calendar and remains the largest free event of its kind in the world. We look forward to welcoming around 200,000 people over the event weekend to the heart of London’s iconic West End to enjoy best of the London theatre scene, as well as the unrivalled offer of the wider district with world-class entertainment, retail, restaurants and culture.”