West End Live 2023 – video highlights

Video highlights of performances from this year’s West End Live in Trafalgar Square

West End Live took place last weekend, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2023, in London, and is a joint venture between Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre.

And it was a great success, with an estimated 65,000 theatre-lovers coming to Trafalgar Square for the free West End musicals event.

Billed as Europe’s biggest free theatre festival, over two days the event packed in performances from 48 London shows, featuring over 500 performers, hosted by Hiba Elchikhe, Tim Mahendran, Trevor Dion Nicholas and Rachel Tucker.

Hit West End musicals performing during the weekend included Back To The Future The Musical, The Barricade Boys, The Book Of Mormon, Cabaret, The Choir Of Man, Disney’s Frozen, Grease The Musical, Hamilton, Heathers The Musical, I Wish My Life Were A Musical, Jersey Boys, Disney’s The Lion King, Magic Mike Live, Mamma Mia!, RSC’s Matilda The Musical, Les Misérables, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera, Queenz: The Show With Balls!, Six, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Roles We’ll Never Play, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Treason, We Will Rock You, and Wicked.

And new shows in – or coming to – town and who performed, some giving exclusive first-looks, included 42nd Street, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life And Times Of The Temptations, Aspects Of Love, Annie Get Your Gun, Babies The Musical, La Bamba!, Crazy For You, Death Note: The Musical, Divas, Glory Ride, The Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical, The Little Big Things, Lizzie The Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Operation Mincemeat, Ride, The SpongeBob Musical, A Strange Loop, Tarantino Live, Then, Now & Next, The Time Travellers Wife and The Wizard Of Oz.

Here’s our run-down of the video highlights of the two days.

West End Live – Saturday 17 June 2023

11 am – Disney’s Frozen and The Lion King

11.20am – Wicked

11.25am – The Wizard of Oz

11.35am – Moulin Rouge! The Musical

11.40am – Grease The Musical

11.50am – Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

12 midday – Crazy For You

12.10pm – Cabaret

12.20pm – The Book Of Mormon

12.30pm – The Phantom of the Opera

12.45pm – Les Misérables

12.55pm – Hamilton

1.05pm – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

1.20pm – Aspects of Love

1.30pm – Jersey Boys

1.40pm – Operation Mincemeat

1.50pm – Mamma Mia!

2pm – Glory Ride

2.10pm – The Choir of Man

2.25pm – Six

2.40pm – Divas London

2.50pm – Magic Mike Live

2.55pm – Roles We’ll Never Play

3.10pm – RSC’S Matilda The Musical

3.20pm – The Little Big Things

3.25pm – Annie Get Your Gun

3.40pm – La Bamba!

3.50pm – Vocal Xtr3me

4.05pm – Khiyon Hursey in Concert

4.10pm – I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

4.20pm – Then, Now & Next

4.30pm – Lizzie The Musical

4.40pm – Hiba Elchikhe

4.50pm – Finale (Led by Tim Minchin)

West End Live – Sunday 18 June 2023

12 midday – Heathers The Musical

12.15pm – 42nd Street

12.25pm – A Strange Loop

12.35pm – Tarantino Live

12.45pm – RSC’S Matilda The Musical

12.55pm – Ain’t Too Proud

1.05pm – Idiot’s Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical

1.10pm – We Will Rock You

1.15pm – Back to the Future The Musical

1.25pm – Lucie Jones

1.35pm – Death Note: The Musical

1.45pm – La Bamba!

1.55pm – The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical

2.10pm – The Choir of Man

2.25pm – Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

2.40pm – Magic Mike Live

2.45pm – Queenz: The Show With Balls

3.05pm – The Barricade Boys

3.20pm – The Little Big Things

3.25pm – Treason

3.35pm – Babies The Musical

3.40pm – Ride

3.55pm – The SpongeBob Musical

4pm – Trevor Dion Nicholas

4.05pm – Leanne Jones

4.10pm – Rachel Tucker

4.20pm – Westway Music Presents

4.45pm – G4

West End Live 2023 – A-Z of Shows

42nd Street
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life And Times Of The Temptations
Aspects Of Love
Back To The Future The Musical
La Bamba!
The Barricade Boys
The Book Of Mormon
The Choir Of Man
Crazy For You
Death Note: The Musical
Disney’s Frozen
Glory Ride
Grease The Musical
Heathers The Musical
I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical
Jersey Boys
The Lion King
Magic Mike Live
Mamma Mia!
RSC’s Matilda The Musical
Les Misérables
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Operation Mincemeat
The Phantom Of The Opera
Queenz: The Show With Balls!
Roles We’ll Never Play
Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical
The SpongeBob Musical
A Strange Loop
Tarantino Live
Then, Now & Next
The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
We Will Rock You
The Wizard Of Oz

👤 📅20 June 2023

📷 Main photo: West End Live 2023. Photo by Pamela Raith Photography

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