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West End Live hopes to return for 2021, organisers announce

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It’s hoped West End Live will be able to return this year after 2020’s show was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Usually taking place in June, West End Live is a free outdoor theatre event taking place in the centre of London at Trafalgar Square.

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Running over a weekend, the show features performances from the casts of the West End’s biggest musicals and musical theatre stars.

In a post on social media today (10 May) organisers announced they were hoping to stage the concert later in 2021.

“We’re hoping to run West End LIVE this year,” they wrote on Instagram. “It won’t take place in June but once the Government’s roadmap for social distancing restrictions is announced we’ll let you know more details.”

The news comes after London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced “biggest domestic tourism campaign the capital has ever seen”.

Khan said: “Today I am at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe to launch Let’s Do London – the biggest domestic tourism campaign London has ever seen to champion our businesses, cultural institutions and attractions that have suffered so much during the pandemic. This is about getting the message out to Londoners and people across the country that our capital stands ready to entertain, inspire and enthral once again.

“Our new campaign is bringing together many of the capital’s leading organisations and venues to offer an unparalleled experience for anyone visiting the capital throughout the year. With restrictions on international travel likely to continue this year, Londoners and visitors from the UK have a unique opportunity to experience all the capital has to offer without the queues. In doing so you’ll be providing vital support for our world-leading venues as they start to re-open and need our help more than ever.”

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