This Saturday, the 2020 series of Britain's Got Talent reaches its climax with the delayed final and they are making sure to go out with a bang with an all star spectacular performance from three of the biggest musicals in the West End.
The companies of Les Miserables - The Staged Concert, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins will be uniting for a one off special performance. 60 performers will be coming together in the performance. They include Michael Ball, Matt Lucas, Carrie Hope Fletcher and John Owen-Jones from Les Miserables, KIllian Donnelly from The Phantom of the Opera and Charlie Stemp and Zizi Strallen.
The performance has been organised by Cameron Mackintosh and comes seven months after all three shows had to shut their doors due to the pandemic.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “Britain’s theatrical talent is the best in the world so it is a wonderful opportunity after seven months of enforced lockdown to be invited by Britain’s Got Talent to showcase three of my greatest British musical hits with their fabulous West End casts all bursting to perform again and remind audiences what an unforgettable thrill it is to enjoy the exhilaration of a live show. Several years ago, Susan Boyle Dreamed her Dream and set the world alight and we are both eager and anxious to be told when we can fully reopen again next year so that we can all properly get on with our lives and celebrate the world beating talents of our amazing culture.”
The performance is being used to promote the upcoming CD and DVD release of Les Miserables - The Staged Concert on November 2nd and the cast recording of Mary Poppins which will be released on November 6th.
Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera are the two longest running shows in the West End. This performance will celebrate their 35th and 34th birthdays respectively. While Les Mis and Mary Poppins are due to reopen at an undisclosed date in early 2021, along with Mackintosh's other shows, The Phantom of the Opera may not re-open for a while longer as its home of Her Majesty's Theatre is undergoing a major restoration.
You can catch the performance during the Britain’s Got Talent final this Saturday at 19:30 on ITV.