When Phantoms walk the streets and Cats cosplayers crowd the Elizabeth line singing ‘One Day More’, you know what time it is. MUSICAL CON, the West End’s official musical theatre fan convention, is back with over 70 West End stars joining fans at the ExCeL London on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2023.
Over 10,000 musical theatre fans united for last year’s sold out event and MUSICAL CON, the ultimate celebration for musical theatre, is already shaping up to be even bigger and better this year.
Special guests announced include superstar ambassadors Aimee Atkinson, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Sophie Evans, Alice Fearn, Ben Forster, Shanay Holmes, Lucie Jones, Jon Robyns, Jodie Steele, Miriam Teak Lee & Layton Williams. This year, the convention will also feature stars of the big screen, with special appearances from blockbuster movie Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical’s Alisha Weir (Matilda) and Meesha Garbett (Red Beret Girl).
The star-studded line up also includes Michael Ahomka-Lindsay, Bronte Barbe, Courtney Bowman, Tom Francis, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Dom Hartley Harris, Holly Anne Hull, Cassidy Janson, Aisha Jawando, Hannah Lowther, Grace Mout, Natalie May Paris, Josh Piterman, SVN, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Michael Xavier and many more. A complete list of the 2023 guests announced so far is available on the event website, with plenty more stars, creatives and industry professionals to be announced later in the year.
This year fans will once again be treated to a jam-packed programme of special performances and interviews on the Main Stage, a Backstage Theatre for talks and panels, Stage Door meet and greets with photo and signing opportunities and a vast selection of workshops & masterclasses where fans can learn from the pros.
Once again thousands of like-minded musical theatre fanatics will take centre stage with the return of the hugely popular cosplay, competitions, singalongs and fan meets. Theatreland will be back with unique exhibits and photo opportunities from shows and the Marketplace where fans can purchase a whole host of musical theatre treasures from independent creators. There will also be an exciting new feature this year, with a pop-up cinema showing non-stop musical films, from modern-day hits to everyone’s favourite classics.