After a record breaking on-sale in November, the producers of The Show Must Go On Live! have today announced 18 West End shows and an all-star musical theatre cast coming together for a unique one-off concert in the biggest West End celebration this summer. The show will run for seven performances only from 2 – 6 June 2021 at The Palace Theatre. Tickets are still available but grab them fast before they sell out completely. (Like many people, we snapped up tickets when the original Autumn date was announced, and are very excited to finally get into the theatre for a night of stagey magic!)
All shows which appear on the iconic The Show Must Go On! design will be performing alongside Pretty Woman and a West End debut performance from Back To The Future. This will be the first time in history these West End musicals will come together for one night of pure joyous entertainment which celebrates the wealth of talent in London and includes a multi award winning creative team, over 50 performers and an orchestra made up of some of the finest musicians in London. The concert will be hosted by musical theatre legends, Bonnie Langford (9 to 5 the Musical, 42nd Street) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton, Aladdin).
The full line-up for the concert sees Aisha Jawando in a performance from Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Marcus Harman in a performance from Dear Evan Hansen, Sharan Phull in a performance from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Collette Guitart and Hana Stewart who will alternate in a performance from SIX, Trevor Dion Nicholas in a performance from Hamilton, Dom Simpson and Tom Xander in a performance from The Book of Mormon, Laura Pick in a performance from Wicked, Tilly-Raye Bayer, Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Carly Thoms in a performance from Matilda The Musical, Jordan Luke Gage in a performance from & Juliet, John Owen Jones in a performance from Les Misérables, cast members in a performance from The Lion King, Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime in a performance from The Prince of Egypt, Alice Fearn in a performance from Come From Away, Lucy St Louis and Rhys Whitfield in a performance from The Phantom Of The Opera, Zizi Strallen in a performance from Mary Poppins and Mazz Murray in a performance from Mamma Mia!. The line up is completed by Olly Dobson in a performance from Back to the Future The Musical and Aimie Atkinson in a performance from Pretty Woman The Musical. There will also be a choir of 16 which is made up of Musical Theatre 2020 graduates.
The concert will open with a brand-new number written by West End musical writing duo Stiles & Drewe called ‘The Show Must Go On!’ (what else?!) which celebrates the theatre industry in these current times.
The multi-award winning creative team includes: Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, In The Heights) and Anna Fox (Guess How Much I love You), who will direct the concert, Stephen Brooker (Mary Poppins, Les Misérables) as musical supervisor, set design by Soutra Gilmour (Cyrano de Bergerac, &Juliet), lighting design by Howard Hudson (&Juliet, 9 to 5 The Musical). Sound design by Adam Fisher (The Last Five Years, Miss Saigon), video design by Fray Studio (Frozen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) and Stuart Morley as musical director (We Will Rock You, Only Fools and Horses).
The Show Must Go On Live! at The Palace Theatre is produced by Chris Marcus & Damien Stanton for the Theatre Support Fund+ with Executive Producers, Jack Maple & Brian Zeilinger-Goode for MZG Theatre Productions.
Capacity at the Palace Theatre has been reduced to comply with COVID-19 Secure guidelines for social distancing plus robust risk mitigation. In addition to hand sanitation, face coverings and track and trace, other measures will include contactless tickets, temperature testing and the deep clean and sanitation of the theatre.
Full details and tickets can be purchased from www.theshowmustgoonlive.com