June 03, 2013, 11:05 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Audiences will get the chance to see excerpts from a new musical by lyricist Tim Rice, From Here To Eternity, and the Menier Chocolate Factory's The Color Purple before they official open when they appear at West End Live, a free showcase of London theatre performed in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2013. Those who want to see the annual event which gives audiences a taste of what they can expect to see at London's West End theatres there are many hotels in London to choose from so visitors can make a weekend of it in the city.
Live performances by the casts of top West End shows like Billy Elliot, The Bodyguard, Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line and Matilda the Musical are given on the Trafalgar Square stage making West End Live one of the best free festivals in London this summer.
There's more free outdoor theatre at The Scoop at More London, the amphitheatre outside the Mayor of London's office, City Hall, where The Pantaloons theatre company perform Sherlock Holmes, giving free evening performances from Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th June. In the fourth week of the free outdoor festival, Merry Opera present The Magic Flute from Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th June 2013, also for free.
But the best free theatre in London this June is the Greenwich +Docklands International Festival (GDIF) which opens on midsummer's day and runs for nine days, from 21st to 29th June 2013. Highlights of London's premier festival of free outdoor performing arts include ĎThe Limbless Knight Ė A Tale of Rights Reignited' (21st to 23rd June 2013) by Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae and co-Artistic Director of the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Other highlights include the extraordinary opening act ĎAs The World Tipped', presented by Wired Aerial Theatre and directed by Nigel Jamieson; ĎFragile' presented by Tilted Productions with performers seeming to be on a rooftop garden; and ĎOne Million' presented by Tangled Feet. The overarching mission of the festival is to recapture the spirit of Olympic London, a mission that the re-opening of the former Olympic Park from July will also help to achieve.
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