Now in its ninth year, it will feature live performances from Billy Elliot The Musical, Horrible Histories, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Les Misérables, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Phantom of the Opera, Stomp, Thriller Live, Top Hat, War Horse, We Will Rock You and Wicked appearing alongside newcomers Burn The Floor, The Bodyguard, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, From Here to Eternity, The Golden Voice, High Society, Let It Be, Limbo, Merrily We Roll Along, Once, Peter Pan: Never Ending Story, The Showstoppers and The Sound of Music.
The event, which attracted over half a million people last year, is free, and runs June 22 from 11 AM-6 PM, and June 23 from noon-6 PM.
In a press statement, The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, commented, "West End LIVE brings the roar of the greasepaint to the heart of the capital and all for free. From curtain up, to the encore, London Theatreland is unbeatable and this is a fabulous way to sample some of the most exciting shows to be seen anywhere in the world."
Cllr Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster City Council who first proposed the event as part of the council’s wider commitments to help rejuvenate the West End and as a way of showcasing the quality and diversity of entertainment in and around the local area, added, "This will be the largest West End LIVE we have ever produced – with more shows taking part than ever before. From humble beginnings in Leicester Square nine years ago, our event now attracts hundreds of thousands of people from across London, the rest of the UK and from around the globe."
For further details, visit www.westendlive.co.uk.