The West End Musical Brunch is created and run by Neighbourhood Events whose previous events include this summer’s sell-out immersive Rent cinema experience featuring the 20th-anniversary cast. This Christmas sees them launch a 3 month weekly themed Frozen Island cinema experience in Covent Garden.
The brunch promises theatre fans five hours (12-5pm) of non-stop hits from the musicals kicking off with 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco and cocktails and a two-course meal. What a way to start your weekend! Before the show there are characters walking around interacting with guests, a caricaturist and a chance to be papped on the red carpet with Sir Webber himself! Attendees can try themed dare cards and complete musical dares throughout the evening.
After brunch, it’s time for the main event. The host bursts into song supported by an ensemble of dancers aptly named the West End Wendy’s before introducing the brightest stars of some of the biggest shows in town. The winter line up is packed with talent and attendees will get a chance to get up close and personal with stars from the biggest shows including leads from Wicked, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Thriller, Grease, Rent, 5 Guys Named Moe, Little Shop Of Horrors, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Motown and more. Once the show is finished and the tables are cleared ticket holders get their chance to put on a show of their own with a cast of friends to the biggest uptempo musical theatre hits.
The sample menu includes an abundance of breakfast pastries, muffins and granola pots followed by beef or vegetarian sliders with fries but is subject to change. The majority of dates are scheduled to take place at the prestigious Cafe De Paris which has a longstanding relationship with the musical theatre world including hosting the Whatsonstage awards.
Highlights include a Halloween Special on 27 October, a Christmas Special on 15 December and A Greatest Showman Special on 29 December
The season kicks off on 6 October and the final show in the season is on 16 March. Tickets from £20