Concerts To Catch

By Alex Kingston

Thursday 14th March 2024

In London’s vibrant West End, we offer diverse activities. Whether going to a museum or taking in a show, there’s no shortage of things to do! However, attending a concert is a vital pastime everyone must experience at least once. The West End hosts various exciting musical performances, frequently starring renowned performers. Some play for one night only, meaning they are once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

If you want to spend your afternoon or evening at a West End concert, we’ve got you covered!

Wild About You – 25th March-26th March

Wild About You is an exhilarating new musical, making its West End debut in concert form later this month! This gripping tale tells the story of Olivia, a befuddled girl in the hospital with limited memory. Desperately digging through her complicated past to seek out the future, she eventually gains clarity on what once was. Upon reaching this moment, she sets out to find her son, moving Heaven and Earth.

Beyond its exciting premise, Wild About You has drawn a lot of hype due its all-star cast. This star-studded performance will star acting legend Eric McCormack, known to many for his starring role in the hit American sitcom Will & Grace. Wild About You marks McCormack’s London stage debut, further adding to sky-high expectations for this rare theatrical event.

Tickets for Wild About You can be bought from £18 here: https://tickets.westend.com/book/1G2BJ-wild-about-you-a-new-musical-in-concert/

Pippin: 50th Anniversary Concert – 1st– 2nd April 

They’ve got magic to do, just for you! Pippin is one of theatreland’s most iconic musicals, revived numerous times in London and New York. This year, the show celebrates its 50th anniversary, and it will be commemorating the occasion with a concert production at the London Palladium!

With an iconic musical score by Stephen Schwartz, the production will feature classic songs like ‘Corner of The Sky’ and ‘Simply Joys.’ Whether you hear these songs for the first or hundredth time, they will undoubtedly blow you away.

This unique concert will star Alex Newell as the Leading Player, who recently won a Tony Award for their breathtaking performance in the Broadway musical Shucked. A 20-piece orchestra and 50-person choir will join Newell in what is set to be a truly unforgettable evening.

Tickets for Pippin: 50th Anniversary Concert can be bought from £30 here: https://tickets.westend.com/book/1G2GU-pippin/

Your Lie in April – 8th-9th April

The producers behind Death Note the Musical in Concert are returning to the West End with a vengeance, this time with Your Lie in April. Based on one of the greatest romantic stories in manga history, this iconic comic will burst from the page onto the stage!

The adaptation depicts the touching tale of young piano prodigy Kōsei Arima. Following his mother’s death, Kōsei begins to lose his love for piano playing and falls into a crisis. His life turns around, however, when he meets violinist Kaori Miyazoni, whose friendship slowly inspires him to bring music back into his life. This rousing romance story will warmly melt even the coldest of hearts.

Tickets for Your Lie in April can be bought from £30 here: https://tickets.westend.com/book/1G2BG-your-lie-in-april-the-musical-in-concert/

Lucie Jones in Concert – 12th May

Lucie Jones is among Britain’s most talented singers and musical theatre actresses. She will be familiar to most London theatregoers for having tackled various iconic roles, including Fantine in Les Misérables, Elphaba in Wicked, and Jenna in Waitress. Beyond her theatrical credits, many will recognise her for representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Jones will also be known to people for having competed in the live shows on The X Factor in 2009.

For just one day only, Jones will perform at London’s Cadogan Hall. She will perform two shows, one at 2:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. Both performances are quickly selling out, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Tickets for Lucie Jones in Concert can be bought from £26 here: https://tickets.westend.com/book/1FZV4-lucie-jones-in-concert/

Queen by Candlelight – 21st May

Queen is often considered one of the best rock bands of all time, and for good reason. They established a colossal legacy for themselves, profoundly impacting the music industry and wider popular culture. With hits like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ their songs remain iconic. They are estimated to have sold between 250 and 300 million records, making them one of the best-selling music artists in history.

This one-of-a-kind concert will showcase Queen’s greatest hits in ways you have never heard before. Featuring a talented cast of West End performers and accompanied by a live rock band, the varied combination of talents on display will astonish you!

Tickets for Queen by Candlelight can be bought from £42 here: https://tickets.westend.com/book/1G2P2-concerts-by-candlelight-queen/

 

Meat Loaf by Candlelight – 9th July

Last but by no means least, the West End will offer a night of Meat Loaf classics at the Adelphi Theatre in July! Often considered a rock opera legend, Meat Loaf is responsible for some of the all-time greatest music. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide in a career lasting six decades. This stellar concert will pay tribute to his greatest hits, including ‘Bat Out of Hell’ and ‘Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.’

The show will feature a live cast of West End performers and a sensational live rock band. Many featured cast members starred in Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, so they are no strangers to performing Meat Loaf’s top tracks.

So, get ready to rock ‘n’ roll at a concert that is bound to be Paradise by the Adelphi Lights!

Tickets for Meat Loaf by Candlelight can be bought from £42 here: https://tickets.westend.com/book/1G2P0-concerts-by-candlelight-meat-loaf/