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THE BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS RETURNS TO BBC ONE, HOSTED BY JASON MANFORD

For the third year running, Big Night Of Musicals will be staged by The National Lottery at the AO Arena Manchester on Monday 22 February, bringing together the biggest shows from the world of theatre for a spectacular celebration.



Hosted by comedian, presenter and singer Jason Manford, the arena audience and viewers at home are set to enjoy performances from some of the bestselling West End Musicals and touring shows.



The spectacular show will bring together some of the biggest musicals from across the UK and the unique opportunity to see performances from incredible West End and touring musicals under one roof.


Taking to the stage this year are  Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Grease, A Chorus Line, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Hadestown, and Guys and Dolls. Plus Hamilton, Disney’s Aladdin, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Mrs Doubtfire.




As well as the programme on BBC One, performances will also be broadcast in a special show on BBC Radio 2 which will feature exclusive backstage access and interviews with the stars taking part on the night.



Suzy Klein, Head of Arts and Classical Music TV, says: ”I’m delighted the BBC is able to bring another great night showcasing the very best of performance arts and British theatre, straight to viewers in the comfort of their own homes."


The show will also feature a guest star appearance from Beverley Knight.


Transmission details will be announced in due course.



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