The event will play at a larger space and feature new performances and interviews, discussion panels, meet and greets, photo and signing opportunities. Produced by Chris Steward and Shanay Holmes, the convention will also bring back the fan cosplay, lip-sync battles, sing-alongs, plus the Theatreland exhibition and marketplace.
Do you suffer from borderline musical theatre obsession? Are you the kind of guy who performs intricate showtune numbers in the shower? Or perharps you’re more into pulling the drapes dramatically to reveal yourself to an embarrassed family audience and some noisy neighbours concerned about the security? Not worry. Here comes the solution for you! Because nothing ever cures addiction as giving you more (and WE DO MEAN more) of the stuff you’re obssessed with. After the outstanding reception in its first year, producers have announced today that MUSICAL CON is coming back to London. And it’s high time you booked!
Visited by over 10,000 fans in 2022, this spectacular event (a bit of a pun intended) reunites lovers of this genre of every sort (viewers, amateurs and professionals) through the whims and thrills of everything that lies in front and behind a big West End production. Highlights from last year’s event included performances of ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked’s four previous Elphabas, glimpses of new musicals such as SuperYou and The Hope Mill Theatre’s Cinderella, a spotlight on Cameron Mackintosh’s first 50 years of shows, interviews with cast and creatives of &Juliet and Back to the Future, cast reunions of In The Heights and Rent and performances by MUSICAL CON ambassadors Trevor Dion Nicholas, Ben Forster, Alice Fearn and many more.
“This convention is something really special. The energy in the room was just insane. The atmosphere was unreal. It was iconic!”, said actor Layton Williams. Produced by Chris Steward and Shanay Holmes of West End Musical Productions, this return will also occupy a larger space and will offer new performances and interviews, discussion panels, meet and greets, photo and signing opportunities with West End stars – apart from a huge selection of workshops, masterclasses and talks run by industry professionals, all of them do be announced in due course. 2023 will also see the comeback of the hugely popular fan cosplay, lip-sync battles, sing-alongs, plus the Theatreland exhibition and marketplace. “This really is for the fans!”, says Holmes. “It’s the convention our community deserves, and we are delighted to be returning in 2023!”.
Musical Con will happen on 21 & 22 October 2023 at ExCel London. Tickets are available on the following link.