London's Musical Con announces line up of musical theatre legends for October event

Musical Con, the UK's official Musical Theatre fan convention which returns to Excel London on 21 & 22 October for its second year, has announced further special guests forming this year’s line up.

Added to the line-up are theatre legends, composer of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, Claude-Michel Schönberg, legendary choreographer and this year's recipient of the Special Recognition award at the Olivier Awards, Dame Arlene Phillips (Starlight Express, Grease, Guys & Dolls), and lyricist and composer of fan favourite's Heathers, Legally Blonde and Bat Boy, Laurence O'Keefe.

Other notable stars and creatives announced include Matt Henry MBE (Kinky Boots, The Drifters Girl), John McCrea (Cabaret, Everybody's Talking About Jamie), Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, Cats, Waitress), Divina De Campo (Spongebob Squarepants, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Rob Madge (My Son’s A Queer, But What Can You Do?), director and Sheffield Crucible Artistic Director Rob Hastie (Operation Mincemeat, Miss Saigon, Standing At The Sky's Edge), casting director Stuart Burt (Cabaret, Miss Saigon, Standing At the Sky's Edge), designer Ben Stones (Operation Mincemeat, Miss Saigon, Standing At The Sky's Edge), director Anthony Lau (Miss Saigon), writers Jake Brunger & Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical), and choreographer Mark Smith (The Little Big Things).

Claude-Michel Schönberg said: “Musical Con is helping musical theatre to be understood, appreciated and celebrated by audiences as never before. I am delighted to be part of it and my hope is we will inspire the next generation of young people to work with us in the most wonderful industry in the world.”

More information and tickets here.

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