The cream of music, comedy and theatre will come together in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, at the iconic London Palladium, for the 82nd annual Royal Variety Performance – as the Palladium itself celebrates a very special birthday this year, reaching its 100th anniversary on 26th December.
Introducing the acts in his own inimitable style will be this year’s host, award-winning comedian Michael McIntyre.
Commenting on the star-studded line-up, Michael said: “I am unbelievably excited to be hosting The Royal Variety Performance this year at the London Palladium in its centenary year.”
The Wizard Of Oz leading lady Danielle Hope – who will make her West End debut at the London Palladium next year, when she takes to the stage as Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of the iconic show – will deliver what is sure to be an enchanting performance. Danielle won the role of Dorothy in this year’s BBC1 search for a new West End star, Over The Rainbow.
Take That will be performing on the show as a five-piece for the first time since 1994, treating fans to two songs.
Cheryl Cole will take to the stage with an exclusive performance of The Flood, taken from her second number one solo album.
Urban trio N-Dubz will be rapping for the Royals, as they make their Variety Performance debut.
An all-star comedy line-up includes routines from Liverpool’s king of comedy John Bishop; Edinburgh Fringe Festival Best Newcomer, Sarah Millican; new funniest kid on the block, Jack Whitehall and everyone’s favourite East End geezer, Micky Flanagan.
Britain’s Got Talent winners Spellbound, double Gold medallists at this year’s Acrobatic Gymnastic Championships, will perform a spectacular brand new routine.
The people’s tenor Russell Watson will deliver a powerful performance of ‘Parla Piu Piano’, best known as the love theme from The Godfather, while the Chelsea Pensioners will give a heart warming rendition of ‘If You Were The Only Girl (In The World)’.
Other performers include Daniel Whiston, top-class ice-skater and two-time winner of Dancing On Ice, with his magical skating and flying routine.
The Royal Variety Performance is an annual charity event in aid of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. It will be shown on BBC One in December.
For ticket information, visit the Royal Variety Performance website.
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