It’s the night most musical fans await every year and BBC viewers are in luck as the Big Night of Musicals by the National Lottery is returning once more.

For 2024, the all-singing, dancing and acting extravaganza will feature the likes of theatre stars Beverley Knight, Daniel Mays, Nicole Scherzinger and Alfie Boe.

There will also be performances from 12 of the UK’s West End and touring productions including Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Aladdin, Grease the Musical, Mrs Doubtfire the Musical, The Wizard of Oz, Moulin Rouge! the Musical and so much more.

Line of Duty’s Daniel will take to the stage with Guys & Dolls, Alfie returns to Les Misérables for a special one-off performance and Beverley performs with some of the next generation of musical theatre stars.

Where is the Big Night of Musicals 2024?

Host Jason Manford will return, fresh from his panto stint in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Opera House in Manchester.

But he won’t have too far to go as Big Night of Musicals will be filmed at Manchester’s AO Arena in front of an audience of 12,000 people.

Where can I watch Big Night of Musicals on TV?

Big Night of Musicals 2024 will follow on from Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on Saturday, January 27.

It will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 7.50pm until 9.20pm.

The full summary according to Radio Times says: “Jason Manford hosts a musical celebration from Manchester's AO Arena, with guests including Beverley Knight, Daniel Mays, Nicole Scherzinger and Alfie Boe.

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“Also featured are show-stopping numbers from the casts of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Disney's Aladdin, A Chorus Line, Grease The Musical, Mrs Doubtfire, The Wizard of Oz, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton.

“Plus, an exclusive behind the scenes look at hit British comedy musical Operation Mincemeat, and a preview of the exciting shows coming to theatres this year.”