NEWS: National Lottery Big Night of Musicals to Air on the BBC

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 have 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 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.

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* tickets (*A £2 Booking Fee Applies),will be available hereon 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.

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.

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.”

To ensure a safe and successful evening, The National Lottery together with the AO Arena, will be putting a number of important measures in place to reassure and protect everyone at the venue. To access the AO Arena on the day, adult audience members will need to show an NHS COVID Pass as proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR or lateral flow test. Masks will be mandatory for anyone over the age of 11. These measures are implemented in accordance with the current advice and guidance from the UK and Local Government and will be continually reviewed.

For further details and to get tickets, National Lottery players should go

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