Back in February, I have the pleasure of visiting Ellen’s Stardust Diner in New York and it was an amazing experience and much cheaper than a Broadway show. So when I heard about the West End Musical Brunch, I knew it was going to be special. However, this is different from a diner, as London and the West End do things a bit differently.
You can expect all the glitz and glamour of West End theatres in one action-packed day of quality entertainment, food, and bottomless booze (because apparently, you can’t brunch without it these days). Produced by themed immersive experience specialist Neighbourhood Events and hosted at secret locations in the heart of theatreland, the West End Musical Brunch truly is a themed brunch like no other.
The brunch promises theatre fans five hours of non-stop hits from the musicals kicking off with 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco and cocktails and a two-course meal. Even before the show begins you’ll see characters walking around interacting with guests, a caricaturist and a chance to be papped on the red carpet with Sir Webber himself (so we are told)! Attendees can try themed dare cards and complete musical dares throughout the event.
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.
Oh, and we should probably mention the food. The sample menu includes loads of breakfast pastries, muffins and granola pots followed by beef or vegetarian sliders with fries. Most of the dates are scheduled up until April 2019 will be taking place at the prestigious Cafe De Paris which has a longstanding relationship with the musical theatre world including hosting the Whatsonstage awards.
For more info and dates visit their website