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”Big Night of Musicals 2023” – watch our preview of the BBC broadcast

The UK and Ireland touring cast of Six
The UK and Ireland touring cast of Six
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This weekend will mark the BBC broadcast of Big Night of Musicals 2023, airing on Saturday 25 March from 7:50pm on BBC One. There will also be a BBC Radio 2 show, hosted by Samantha Barks and Layton Williams, on Sunday 26 March from 8pm.

But if you’re keen to whet your appetites for the huge arena event, which was recorded at Manchester’s AO Arena last month, we were on hand at the venue to chat to a star-studded line-up of stagey performers ahead of the show.

Check out our special preview:

West End and touring productions represented in the show include Hamilton, The King and I, Aspects of Love, Matilda The Musical, We Will Rock You, Disney’s Newsies, Six, Ain’t Too Proud, Shrek The Musical, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, The Bodyguard, and Wicked.

Tickets for a number of these shows at venues across the country are on sale below.

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The King and I

Closed: 29 April 2023

The King and I

Closed: 20 May 2023

The King and I

Closed: 01 April 2023

The King and I

Closed: 13 May 2023

The Bodyguard

Closed: 15 April 2023

The Bodyguard

Closed: 03 June 2023

The Bodyguard

Closed: 25 March 2023

Hamilton

Closed: 24 February 2024

Wicked

Closed: 25 February 2024

Wicked

Closed: 14 January 2024

We Will Rock You

Closed: 27 August 2023

Ain’t Too Proud

Closed: 17 September 2023

The Bodyguard

Closed: 09 December 2023

The Bodyguard

Closed: 02 December 2023

The Bodyguard

Closed: 28 October 2023

Aspects of Love

Closed: 19 August 2023

Shrek – The Musical

Closed: 02 December 2023

Shrek – The Musical

Closed: 04 November 2023

Shrek – The Musical

Closed: 10 February 2024

Shrek – The Musical

Closed: 30 September 2023

Shrek – The Musical

Final performance: 03 March 2024

Shrek – The Musical

Closed: 12 August 2023