Spotlight on… West End Live 2019
Reviewed by Sarah Jessica Darley, courtesy of www.onstageblog.comWhat is it like to attend West End Live and not just watch the performances on YouTube via OfficialLondonTheatre? This is a question I have asked myself many times over the years, but, as of the 22nd and 23rd June this year, I finally have my answer. Before getting too deep into my thoughts upon attending this amazing event, I must admit that my experience is somewhat filtered from the norm. I was fortunate to have been granted priority access, in the form of a semi-horrendous, neon-orange wristband, which allowed me to skip the queues and enter Trafalgar Square before the general public. From scrolling through #WestEndLIVE on Twitter, I know that (especially on the Saturday) queuing was ridiculous, poorly handled, and often required you to be waiting for upwards of three hours before the gates opened to guarantee a decent spot. Although I am a little guilty that I didn’t have to queue and was probably infringing upon the view of someone who had, having such a wonderful view of the stage throughout the weekend was something I would never have traded.
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