West End LIVE in association with MasterCard took place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2014. Celebrating its tenth year, this annual event – the largest event of its type in the world – was organised by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre and offered free family entertainment from London’s top theatre productions and performers.
This year looked like another record-breaking weekend with huge crowds gathering for special live performances from some of the West End’s biggest shows.
West End LIVE regulars returning this year included Billy Elliot the Musical, The Bodyguard, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Let It Be, Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Stomp, Thriller Live and Wicked.
The Commitments launched the festivities on Saturday and were be joined by a number of other West End LIVE debuts over the weekend including 20th Century Boy – The Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Forbidden Broadway, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Lord of the Dance, Miss Saigon and The Pajama Game.
Also making their West End LIVE debut was the Royal Opera House Chorus, led by renowned singer and conductor Plácido Domingo, concluding Saturday’s festivities by performing a selection of favourite opera classics.
Just feast your eyes on a selection of images from the West End LIVE weekend taken by Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer ROY TAN.