Musical Con, the UK’s first ever musical theatre fan convention, announce over 20 additional special guests.
The convention, which is taking place at ExCeL London in October, will bring thousands of musical theatre fans and enthusiasts together under one roof for the first time. This weekend-long celebration of musicals sold out almost immediately after launching in April and after increasing the size of the event twice, the convention now boasts an attendance of over 10,000 fans and enthusiasts over the weekend.
Joining 40 special guests previously announced and participating in singing masterclasses, dance workshops, and autograph and photo opportunities are over 20 additional guests including Adam Garcia, David Bedella, Louise Dearman, Miriam Teak Lee, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Courtney Bowman, Collette Guitart, Shaka Macfarlane, Joel Montague, Jordan Shaw, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Michael Duke, Craig Gallivan and Hannah Lowther. They are joined by leading creatives including co-writer of Six Toby Marlow, Heathers choreographer Gary Lloyd and Rent choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves.
A wonderland for musical theatre fans, the convention will give fans the opportunity to meet the stars, celebrate the shows, and learn from the pros. A full schedule and many more special guests will be announced on the run up to the convention including exciting show spotlights, previews of new shows, cast reunions, discussion panels, Q&As and unique performances.
Hundreds of fans have already submitted entries to the cosplay competition, Star Of Musical Con talent search and Lip Sync Battle. There will be a Theatreland featuring photo opportunities with a number of West End shows, a marketplace full of stalls and exhibitors from all facets of the world of musical theatre.
Co-founder of West End Musical Productions Chris Steward, says, We wanted to create an event that would bring the whole community together under one roof for the first time. To celebrate the shows, the stars and the creatives that make the magic happen, but also to celebrate each other. Without an audience, there can be no theatre. This is for the fans.