West End stars are to take part in a series of musical drive-in concerts.
From the team behind West End Musical Brunch, the West End Musical Drive-In will take place Saturdays at The Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water, Harbet Road in London, N18 3QQ.
West End Musical Drive In concerts line up
October 10 will feature Jamie Muscato (West Side Story, Heathers), Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen), Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) and Caroline Kay (The Space Between Us).
October 17 Musical powerhouses Louise Dearman (Wicked) and Rachel Tucker (Wicked; Come From Away) reunite for the first time since their escapades in the Emerald City.
October 24 will see Aimie Atkinson (Six; Pretty Woman) headline with Emma Kingston (Evita; In The Heights) and T’shan Williams (Heathers; The Colour Purple).
October 31 Lucie Jones (Waitress; Rent) will headline the season finale on the 31st October with a Halloween special starring Cedric Neal (Motown; The Voice), Kelly Agbowu (Waitress, Les Miserables), Jon Robyns (Les Misérables; Avenue Q) and hosted by Shanay Holmes (Rent; The Bodyguard).
Get tickets and more information online via www.westendmusicaldrivein.co.uk
Here’s a run down of past concerts…
July 25, Kerry Ellis (Wicked; We Will Rock You), Alice Fearn (Wicked; Come From Away) and Jon Robyns (Les Miserables; Hamilton) perform at the launch event.
August 8 will see theatre legend John Owen-Jones (Phantom of the Opera; Les Misérables) with special guests Sophie Evans (Wicked; BBC’s Over The Rainbow) and Oliver Saville (Wicked; CATS).
August 29 will feature Layton Williams (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; RENT) with his Jamie cast mates Noah Thomas, Emily Kenwright, Adam Lee Taylor, Zahra Jones and Rachel Seirian as well as X factor finalist Shan Ako (Les Misérables) and Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six).
September 5 sees the queens of six – Courtney Bowman, Maddie Bulleyment, Collette Guitart, Sophie Isaacs, Vicki Manser, Shekinah McFarlane, Natalie May Paris, Jarneia Richard-Noel, Courtney Stapleton, Jen Caldwell, Cassandra Lee, Zara MacIntosh, Hana Stewart, Lauren Byrne, Danielle Steers, Cherelle Jay and Lauren Drew – will be performing songs from their favourite musicals.
September 12 more queens of Six, Courtney Bowman, Maddie Bulleyment, Collette Guitart, Sophie Isaacs, Vicki Manser, Shekinah McFarlane, Grace Mouat, Natalie Paris, Jarneia Richard-Noel, Courtney Stapleton and Jodie Steele will be performing songs from several different musicals.
September 19 Trevor Dion-Nicholas (Hamilton, Aladdin), Hiba Elchikhe (Aladdin, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) and Matthew Croke (Aladdin, Wicked) will be performing.
September 26 A trio of much-loved Elphabas, Alice Fearn, Emma Hatton and Laura Pick unite with recent-Glinda, Sophie Evans, to defy gravity.
October 3 We Will Rock You stars will reunite with Lauren Samuels (We Will Rock You, Over The Rainbow, Grease, Bend It Like Beckham), Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, We Will Rock You), Jenny O’Leary (We Will Rock You, Rent, Les Miserables, Heathers) and Amy Bartolomeo (We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell).
October 4 A special screening of Godspell’s 50th anniversary concert together with live performances from Jodie Steele (SIX; Heathers), Danyl Johnson (The X Factor finalist), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Tina, The Musical; Our House), John Barr (The Story of Bart; Tommy), Sally Ann Triplett (Mamma Mia!; Viva Forever), Matthew Croke (Aladdin), and Alison Jiear (Jerry Springer: The Opera).
Each event will feature live performances from multiple West End stars, showcasing songs from a wide range of musicals. The performers will be live on stage, whilst also being projected onto three huge screens, with sound played directly into the cars via the radio.
Every car will have a dedicated space with room to get out and enjoy the performances while maintaining social distancing.
Further protective measures include scanning tickets through windows, contactless payments and additional on-site facilities and sanitisation.