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Shows and judges announced for West End Flea Market

The event returns this weekend

The cast of Mamma Mia! at last year's West End flea market © Bonnie Britain
The cast of Mamma Mia! at last year’s West End flea market © Bonnie Britain

Acting for Others, the theatrical charity, has announced the lineup of shows participating in this year’s West End Flea Market.

The event will take place on Saturday 18 May at St Paul’s Church and Churchyard in Covent Garden from 10am to 2pm.

West End shows will design stalls tailored to celebrate their productions, with each stall featuring show-themed merchandise, special limited-edition collectables, theatrical memorabilia, signed posters, and special items for auction.

This year, the shows represented include Cabaret, Disney on Stage (including Frozen and The Lion King), Guys and Dolls, Go Live Theatre Projects, Hamilton, Hadestown, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Moulin Rouge!, Mrs Doubtfire, The Phantom of the Opera, Six, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, The Mousetrap, and The Play that Goes Wrong.

Shows hosting a stall will compete for the title of Best Dressed Stall, decided by a panel of starry judges including West End Flea Market regular Christopher Biggins and star of stage and screen, Harriet Thorpe. The West End Charity Football Club will make an appearance, with the star-studded team taking part in a penalty shoot-out throughout the event.

Other highlights include the return of Flea Market favourite psychic Su Pollard, who will be back to tell fortunes. Attendees will have a chance to win VIP tickets to MJ: The Musical in the raffle, along with a tombola full of theatre tokens and theatrical memorabilia.

Stars signing autographs on the day include Luke Bayer, Christina Bianco, Biggins, Lesley Joseph, Bonnie Langford, Thorpe, Dianne Pilkington, and Michael Xavier, with more to be announced leading up to the event.

This year’s Biggins Bargains will take place as an online auction, with the link available on Acting For Others’ social media platforms next week and posted at the market on the day.