The National Lottery has announced that best-selling musicals Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, & Juliet, Waitress and Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical has been added to the already stellar list of West End shows performing at The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals on 24 January 2022.
The latest musicals join previously confirmed performances from FROZEN the Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, Disney’s The Lion King, Back to the Future, The Drifters Girl, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock, Bat Out Of Hell, Dreamgirls and Beauty and the Beast, which will feature in a unique Disney medley.
The one-of-a-kind night of musicals spectacular at Manchester’s AO Arena, which will air on BBC One on Saturday 29 January 2022, will capture the magic of theatre and also shine a light on the difference it makes within communities. Thanks to National Lottery players, over 2,000 theatres across the country have been supported through the Covid crisis, with a total of £228M of funding going to the arts.
Greater Manchester-born actor and comedian, Jason Manford who will be hosting the event, said, “It’s fantastic to see such a positive response after the first ticket release. It’s been a very difficult 20 months for the theatre industry and I hope that as many National Lottery players as possible will be able to join this National Lottery musical spectacular. The event promises to be a brilliant show full of celebration, featuring some of the best musicals on right now.”
Following an extremely successful launch announcement last month, when the initial batch of tickets sold out in just 15 minutes, The National Lottery will now be releasing 3,000 additional tickets for National Lottery players to watch the show in person and see first-hand the biggest shows from the world of theatre.
The free* (*Please note that although the tickets are free, a £2 booking fee applies per ticket and proof of purchase of a National Lottery product is required. )Tickets, which will be available here on a first-come, first-served basis from 9am on Friday, 7 January 2022, will offer audience members the unique opportunity to see performances from West End and touring musicals all under one roof and on one night.