West End LIVE 2018 returns to Trafalgar Square this weekend with one of it’s biggest lineups to date.
The full list of shows for West End LIVE 2018 has been released. A packed schedule of productions will be performing, featuring 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 and Thriller Live.
Several new arrivals to London’s West End will also be making their West End LIVE debuts, including Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Brief Encounter, Eugenius!, Little Shop Of Horrors, Chicago, 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.
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.
“London’s Theatreland is a jewel in our West End crown, with annual attendance numbers larger than the entire populations of Greece or Belgium, and we will do all we can to support it.”
West End Live is a free event, and takes place at Trafalgar Square on Saturday 16 June 11AM – 5PM and Sunday 17 June 12PM – 5PM.
Full schedule for West End Live 2018
SATURDAY 16 JUNE
11am – 5pm (Entrance A opens at 10.15am)
- 11.00am Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
- 11.15am Disney’s Aladdin
- 11.30am Motown The Musical
- 11.40am Wicked
- 11.50am Kinky Boots
- 12.05pm Matilda The Musical
- 12.10pm Bat Out of Hell The Musical
- 12.25pm The Phantom of the Opera
- 12.40pm Les Misérables
- 12.55pm Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
- 1.00pm Strictly Ballroom The Musical
- 1.20pm Dreamgirls
- 1.30pm Chicago
- 1.45pm Mamma Mia!
- 2.00pm Little Shop of Horrors
- 2.05pm Thriller Live
- 2.25pm Six
- 2.35pm Kiss Me, Kate
- 2.45pm Knights of the Rose
- 3.05pm Eugenius!
- 3.20pm Sylvia Young Theatre School
- 3.30pm I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical
- 3.45pm Nadine Benjamin
- 4.00pm The West End Gospel Choir featuring Spirit Young Performers
- 4.15pm Matt Cardle
- 4.25pm Louise Dearman
- 4.40pm Collabro
- 5.00pm Event Ends
SUNDAY 17 JUNE
12pm – 5pm (Entrance A opens at 11.15am)
- 12.00pm Brief Encounter
- 12.10pm Disney’s the Lion King
- 12.15pm Matilda The Musical
- 12.35pm Heathers The Musical
- 12.45pm West End Kids
- 12.55pm Circolombia
- 1.10pm Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
- 1.15pm Thriller Live
- 1.40pm Knights of the Rose
- 1.55pm Kiss Me, Kate
- 2.05pm The Barricade Boys
- 2.15pm A Spoonful of Sherman
- 2.30pm Eugenius!
- 2.45pm Madagascar The Musical
- 2.55pm Ben Stock
- 3.05pm Ida
- 3.15pm I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical
- 3.30pm Ferris & Milnes
- 3.45pm Nadine Benjamin
- 4.00pm Nathan Amzi, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Emma Kingston, Matt Henry and Danielle Hope
- 5.00pm – Event Ends
TwitCelebGossip will be live from the event over the weekend, so be sure to check out our live blog here for coverage (including pictures).