See West End shows on BBC's ‘Big Night of Musicals’

Jason Manford hosts the musical theatre event, featuring upcoming West End shows like Aspects of Love and the Temptations musical Ain’t Too Proud.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Get your theatre fix on primetime Saturday night TV with Big Night of Musicals. The Wizard of Oz's Jason Manford hosted Big Night of Musicals at the AO Arena in Manchester on 27 February, and it'll be broadcast on BBC on 25 March.

As part of the event, there was a section dedicated to British theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Find out more about Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals.

After the broadcast, Layton Williams and Samantha Barks will host a two-hour radio show on 26 March, with additional songs.

West End shows in Big Night of Musicals

Big Night of Musicals showcased 13 West End shows and national tours. Helen George performed "Shall We Dance?" from The King and I. The Bodyguard and Shrek tours were also represented with "I Will Always Love You" and "I'm a Believer." Check out all the West End shows below.

Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations

Ahead of the West End premiere, join the Temptations on stage. The quintet performed a mashup of “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Got to Get Next to You.” Ain’t Too Proud starts at the Prince Edward Theatre on 31 March.

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Aspects of Love

Michael Ball took to the AO Arena to sing “Love Changes Everything” from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Aspects of Love begins performances at the Lyric Theatre on 12 May.

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In a UK television exclusive, the West End cast of Hamilton performed “My Shot.” Hamilton is at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Les Misérables

Nathania Ong represented the French revolutionary musical this year, performing “On My Own.” Les Misérables continues at the Sondheim Theatre.

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Mamma Mia!

The AO Arena hosted an ABBA party, courtesy of the Mamma Mia! cast performing the title song and “Dancing Queen.” Mamma Mia! continues at the Novello Theatre.

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The West End Matilda cast performed a mashup of “Naughty,” “Revolting Children,” and “When I Grow Up.” Matilda continues performances at the Cambridge Theatre.

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The paperboys flipped, jumped, and tapped their way as they performed “King of New York.” Newsies continues at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre to 30 July.

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The UK tour cast of Six turned the AO Arena into a raving party with “Haus of Holbein.” Six continues at the Vaudeville Theatre.

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We Will Rock You

Before the Queen musical returns to London, the cast riled up a 21,000-strong crowd with the title song. We Will Rock You is at the London Coliseum from 2 June to 26 August.

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Before playing Elphaba on tour, Laura Pick raised the roof with “Defying Gravity.” Wicked continues at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, with Alexia Khadime and Lucy St Louis.

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Photo credit: Jason Manford in Big Night of Musicals 2022 (Photo courtesy of production)

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