Explore London’s West End from your home on May 16
Seeing a show in London’s West End is a special experience for many reasons, but one of them is the centuries-old story surrounding the dozens of theaters. Where can you find out more about these legendary performance venues? Enter Neil Maxfield, owner of The West End Musical Walking Tour. It takes tourists to the famous theater district to discover fascinating architecture, anecdotes and historical figures from the 1700s to today.
Playbill Experiences is collaborating with Maxfield by taking his tours online to present them virtually. This week on May 16, Maxfield will bring stories to the public on topics such as failed assassinations, ghosts and scandals. He’ll also share fun facts about contemporary musicals that transport audiences to Greek Island weddings, watch little ones turn into kings, and more!
When not leading tourists into the Theater District, Maxfield also plays cabaret in the West End. His last was titled Rodgers and Hammerstein collaborations, which he also performed online last year with his sold-out cabaret Ready to wear.
Maxfield has performed from a young age and has appeared on the West End’s two biggest stages: Theater Royal Drury Lane and The London Palladium. He won first prize in two national singing competitions for musical theater and spent many years as a professional solo artist and performer, toured a musical performance in the north of the UK and performed shows in the West End.