The Palace Theatre will host this once-in-a-lifetime event, which will gather over 50 artists as well as an orchestra consisting of some of the finest players in the city. Designed by an award-winning creative team, the show will also include two special performances by the leading cast of the upcoming musicals Back To The Future and Pretty Woman, as well as other memorable renditions.
The promise is once again fulfilled. Over a year after the first lockdown started and the venues were forced to close, the greatest campaign in support of the performing arts will be paying homage to musical theatre in the most unforgettable way. For the first time in history, West End shows will come together to celebrate their magic and richness – all of it given by the talent of a multi award winning creative team, over 50 artists and an orchestra made up of some of the finest musicians in London.
“This is an opportunity for the entire theatrical community in the West End to stand together and celebrate the return of our beloved industry”, said Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton, Aladdin), who will be hosting the event along with Bonnie Langford (9 to 5 the Musical, 42nd Street). “Despite the struggles of the last year, we remain united and doing what we do best – creating art that provides people with an escape. We’re still here, we’re still fighting and we are stronger than ever. I cannot wait to welcome everyone back to the stage, where they belong. It’s going to be a thrilling night”.
In addition to its diverse repertoire, the concert will also feature two performances by Olly Dobson and Aimie Atksinson, stars of the upcoming shows Back to the Future and Pretty Woman, respectively. Among its many musical numbers, the event will include the following renditions: John Owen Jones will play Les Misérables; Aisha Jawando, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical; Marcus Harman, Dear Evan Hansen; Sharan Phull, Everybody’s Taking About Jamie; Laura Pick, Wicked; Lucy St Louis and Rhys Whitfield, The Phantom of the Opera; as well as the cast from The Lion King and Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime, from the Prince of Egypt. The venue’s capacity, on the other hand, has been reduced to comply with COVID-19 Secure guidelines for social distancing, and will also be providing patrons with other measures such as hand sanitation, face coverings, track and trace, contactless tickets, temperature testing and the deep clean and sanitation of the theatre.
The Show Must Go On! will be performed from June 2th to 6th. Last tickets can be purchased on the following link.