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West End Live

  • Theatre, Musicals

Time Out says

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza returns for 2022

Musical theatre fans, get ready for outdoor dancing and sing-a-longs with some of the West End's biggest stars: West End Live is back! It's the initiative that turns some of the most expensive forms of entertainment in London into the cheapest fun going. Each year, casts of some of London's best West End musicals emerge blinking into the open-air for a weekend of free alfresco performances in Trafalgar Square, accompanied by fun photo ops, merch stalls, and bags of showbiz atmosphere.

After cancellation in 2020 and a later-than-usual September slot last year, it’s back at its traditional June time slot for 2022. 

The line-up has been announced, and not unsurprisingly it basically contains performances from every musical in London, and that is (deep breath): ‘& Juliet’, ‘Back To The Future - The Musical’, ‘Beauty And The Beast’, ‘Bonnie And Clyde’, ‘The Book Of Mormon’, ‘Chess, Kinky Boots and Treason at Drury Lane concert’, ‘The Choir of Man’, ‘Come from Away’, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, ‘The Drifters Girl’, ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World’, 
‘Frozen’, ‘Get Up Stand Up!’, ‘Grease’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Hamilton’, ‘Heathers’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Magic Mike’, ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Matilda The Musical’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Only Fools And Horses The Musical’, ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’, ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’, ‘Six’, ‘South Pacific’, ‘Tina’ and ‘Wicked’. Phew! 

The full schedule with performance times for both days is here.


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