Tuesday, 24 June 2014

West End Live: free show for the theatre lovers

If you love the theatre then you’ll love West End Live. One weekend over the summer, all the theatre shows in the West End, come together to showcase their songs on stage at Trafalgar Square, all for free!

Trafalgar Square was packed! 

enjoying the sun and singing 

If you pop along, you’ll be treated to non-stop singing and dancing from all the shows, singing the favourites from the shows. From the most famous shows, such as Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked, to the lesser known and newer shows like Once and The Pajama Game.

the wicked witch belting out the tunes 

good old swing with the Jersey Boys 

The Phantom brought along its candelabras 

Take a picnic and get there early as it starts at 11.30am on the Saturday and midday on the Sunday. As a free event, this is popular (although I had only just heard of it and it was in its 10th year), there are long queues to get in. We got there at 10.30am and got in and settled just as it started with the first song. Perfect timing.

the girls and I enjoying the shows 

The Thriller cast put a full performance on, with 6-7 Michael Jackson classics which was fantastic and the cast of Mamma Mia donned the 70’s gear for a few Abba classics that got the crowd dancing. There were a few that made me think that this musical isn’t for me (sorry Matilda and Once) but on the flip side, there were a few performances that got us thinking that we need to see that show (Miss Saigon and Forbidden Broadway)

It's all shown on big screens too if you can't see the stage 

With glorious sun shine in the centre of The Trafalgar this was a great way to spend a Saturday.

Nelson's column 

West End Live was this weekend just gone but if you’re a fan of musicals, keep a look out for this next summer as it seems it is getting bigger and better!

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