I started attending West End Live back in 2009 and haven’t missed it once since then. It is such a great event and a fabulous opportunity for the West End to shine. It started our rather small in Leicester Square and has grown tremendously over the years. This year there must haven been around 15.000 people. Trafalgar Square (the home of West End Live since 2011) was packed! Thankfully the weather wasn’t too bad – apart from those few nasty but short showers on the Sunday. 39 West End Shows appeared throughout the weekend. A truly fantastic line up and a great way for people to see little snippets of all the different shows in town.
I had a wonderful time on both days. Personal favourites have to be Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Rock of Ages and Singing in the rain. However, all shows did really well and it was amazing to see so many talented people on the big stage on Saturday and Sunday.
I really enjoyed the West End Stars section on the Sunday as well. Such a good idea to give a few West End performers the chance to perform their own music in front of a big audience. Alex Gaumond was definitely my highlight – I urge all of you to download his single “Here I am” from ITunes.
In case you couldn’t be part of the fun this time make sure you are there next year. It’s been getting better and better since I started going in 2009 and I’m certain West End Live 2013 will be a weekend not to be missed!
Here are a few snaps taken throughout the weekend. As always, please don’t use them anywhere else without credit (and ask me first please).