Staff Picks: Our Favourite West End LIVE performances
As West End LIVE prepares to go virtual this weekend in celebration of the performances from previous years, we’ve picked some of our favourite performances throughout the years of this hit festival.
Nick, Marketing Team
I remember seeing Dreamgirls at West End Live before seeing it onstage, and this performance is what really sold it to me. “And I’m Telling You” really is THE only powerhouse tune that you need to listen to right now.
Les Misérables (2019)
Stella, Partnerships Team
These songs take you through the highs and lows of one of the best musicals in the world. No matter what mood I’m in, I can always watch this video and feel uplifted by the great songs and performances.
In The Heights (2016)
Tom, Employee Experience Team
Every time I hear music from this show, I’m reminded how much I love it! This mash up of “96,000” and “Carnival del Barrio” is so full of energy. It makes me impatient for the film to be released later this year!
La Cage Aux Folles (2017)
Sam, Ticketing Team
Before Divina gave us her silver dress and a red wig, before Lola saved Price & Son, and before Jamie New unwrapped their birthday shoes, Zaza was running the show at La Cage Aux Folles.
Fair warning that watching this clip takes you on a YouTube binge of every single performance of “I Am What I Am.”
Kinky Boots (2017)
Jordan, Partnerships Team
This performance from “Kinky Boots” at West End LIVE 2017 is one of my favourites as it shows off Lola and The Angels in full force — as well as their amazing costumes! It’s a catchy pop number that’s packed with sex and sass, performed wonderfully by Simon-Anthony Rhoden.
Half A Sixpence (2017)
Rhianne, Ticketing Team
This performance is just pure, unmitigated joy — a brilliant feel-good number! Stellar dancing and a brilliant tune to boot, what more could you want?!
The Phantom of the Opera (2019)
Susanna, Creative Team
The songs from this magnificent musical always give me shivers, even without out the amazing set, when Christine took off her coat and “The Phantom of The Opera” song began, I still got full on shivers.