Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WEST END LIVE DRAWS OVER HALF A MILLION VISITORS TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE

Casts from Top West End shows Billy Elliot and Matilda the Musical take part

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - June 20th, 2013 - West End LIVE returns to London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2013 showcasing the best of London's West End theatre live and for free in the iconic setting of Trafalgar Square. Two days of the finest entertainment the West End has to offer, all of it completely free. For visitors coming to the city for the free festival there are many London hotels nearby to choose from.

West End musicals, live bands and a wonderful array of interactive exhibits from many of London's top museums, galleries and cultural institutions are all part of West End LIVE.

A stage in Trafalgar Square is put up especially for the occasion, featuring live performances by the casts of top West End shows like Billy Elliot, The Bodyguard, Jersey Boys, Let It Be, Once: A New Musical, and Matilda the Musical.

West End LIVE also offers a preview of two new musicals which don't open until later in the year - the Menier Chocolate Factory's 'The Color Purple' which begins on 5th July, and Tim Rice's 'From Here To Eternity' which previews from 30thSeptember 2013 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

London attractions including The Science Museum and London Film Museum are organising further free activities and exhibits during the weekend which is expected to attract over half a million people to Trafalgar Square.

West End Live is organised by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre and takes place on Saturday 22nd June from 11am to 6pm and Sunday 23rd June from 12noon to 6pm.

For information on all events and activities in London this summer, including more free events at Trafalgar Square visit the website LondonTown.com where full listings on these and other events are given. For visitors coming from outside London the website gives a wide choice of accommodationto suit all budgets and requirements.

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