West End hoping for £2m boost from free festival

THE success of a free theatre festival in Leicester Square is expected to give the West End a £2m boost. Crowds of 250,000 flocked to West End LIVE to see some of the biggest names in musical theatre spread over two fun filled days of entertainment.
Highlights of the festival included performances from Sheridan Smith as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and Patina Miller as Delores in Sister Act as well as stars from shows including Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You and Dirty Dancing.
The show, which is organised by Westminster Council and is now in its sixth year, was so popular that some eager visitors started queuing at 4am to ensure they got the best spots to watch the shows.

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