Musical Con will return to the Excel centre in London in October 2023.
Producers of Musical Con, the West End’s first ever official musical theatre fan convention have confirmed the event will return next year for a weekend-long celebration of all things musical on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2023.
Due to the 2022 response this year, Musical Con 2023 will occupy a larger space within ExCel London and will showcase new performances and interviews, discussion panels, meet and greets, photo and signing opportunities with the West Ends biggest stars. The convention will also offer a selection of workshops, masterclasses and talks run by industry professionals, with the line up being announced at a later date. 2023 will also see the return of the hugely popular fan cosplay, lip-sync battles, sing-alongs, plus the Theatreland exhibition and marketplace.
Highlights from 2022 included performances of ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked’s four previous Elphaba’s; glimpses of new musicals such as SuperYou and The Hope Mill Theatre’s Cinderella; a spotlight on Cameron Mackintosh’s first 50 years of shows; interviews with cast and creatives of &Juliet and Back to the Future; cast reunions of In The Heights and Rent; and, performances by Musical Con ambassadors Trevor Dion Nicholas, Ben Forster, Alice Fearn.
The fan convention was attended by over 10,000 musical theatre fans over two sold-out dates with a packed schedule, and reviews were largely positive for the event. Also the stars who attended the event include Miriam Teak-Lee, Kerry Ellis, Aimie Atkinson, Alice Fearn, Charlie Stemp, Jenna Russell and Layton Williams.
Speaking about Musical Con, TV and West End star Layton Williams said “This convention is something really special. The energy in the room was just insane. The atmosphere was unreal. It was iconic!” with Trevor Dion Nicholas adding that “This was a historic event. There has never been anything like it. It was a truly magical weekend!” Musical Con is produced by Chris Steward and Shanay Holmes of West End Musical Productions, with co-producer Shanay saying “This really is for the fans! It’s the convention our community deserves, and we are delighted to be returning in 2023!”
Tickets for Musical Con 2023 are on sale.