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Book tickets to hit musicals showcased at West End Live

Don’t miss the newest shows to take over the capital.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

If you’re a musical theatre fan, you probably know of West End Live. The weekend long msuical theatre event sees the West End community come together, and dozens of shows perform small excerpts to entice audiences to see the full productions.

As well as long-running West End musicals like The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera, and Come From Away taking part, West End Live 2022 included performances from upcoming London shows over the weekend. Get a sneak look at upcoming West End musicals and book your tickets now.

The Choir of Man

Thousands of audience members were invited to the West End’s happy hour, thanks to The Choir of Man. Ahead of its second engagement at the Arts Theatre, The Choir of Man gave audiences a tease at West End Live, performing “Some Nights” by F.U.N and “Wake Me Up” by Avicii. The Choir of Man even teamed up with the Six queens to perform “Heart of Stone.” Read a The Choir of Man review on London Theatre.

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South Pacific

West End Live may show off the newest musicals around, but there’s plenty of time for the classics too. Ahead of a summer season at Sadler’s Wells, South Pacific gave London audiences a sneak preview by performing a medley of hits from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Only West End Live could have Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, and Emmeline Pankhurst in one place at the same time. The historical pop musical fuses important events with a powerful storyline to put women centre stage. Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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Sister Act

With an all-star cast including Beverley Knight, Keala Settle, and Jennifer Saunders, Sister Act is sure to be one of the shows of the year. West End Live audiences got a first listen to the show, as Lizzie Bea sung “The Life I Never Had.”

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Millennials

A musical all about Millennials? Yes, social media, relationships, and avocados all come together in this hit musical, soon to take over The Other Palace studio. Luke Bayer performed a solo number to represent Millennials at West End Live. Find out more about Millennials in London.

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Chess

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane will be home to a stellar West End concert series all summer long. Chess begins the concert series, and at West End Live, audiences saw Tim Howar perform “One Night in Bangkok” and Laura Tebbitt and Emma Hatton duet “ I Know Him So Well.”

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Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots only left the West End in 2019, and now it’s back in concert form. Two cast members took to the stage to perform solos: Courtney Bowman sings “History of Wrong Guys” and Matt Willis performs “Step One.”

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Treason

Hamilton’s all about Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Six tells of us Henry VIII’s sextet of wives. And now there’s a new historical musical on the block, as Treason follows the events leading up to the foiled Gunpowder Plot. Listen to a first preview of Treason music before seeing the Treason concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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Wicked

Wicked isn't a new West End musical. Millions of West End theatregoers have flocked to the Apollo Victoria Theatre to see Elphaba fly and discover how she became the Wicked Witch of the West. However, West End Live allowed audiences to hear a new Elphaba/Glinda pairing. Lucie Jones plays Elphaba and Helen Woolf is Glinda. Find out more about Wicked in London.

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Cabaret

The multi Olivier-winning Cabaret revival also shone at West End Live. Sally Bowles understudy Emily Benjamin performed the title song from the Kander and Ebb musical. Find out more about Cabaret in London.

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Photo credit: Six and The Choir of Man (Photo still courtesy of West End Live video)

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