Queen Elizabeth will be honored with a special celebration at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
The show, which will be hosted by comedian Lee Mack, will return to London’s Royal Albert Hall later this year with senior members of the royal family in attendance on December 1 following the monarch’s death in September at 96. years.
Iconic songwriter Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Take That singer Gary Barlow and choirmaster Gareth Malone will be joined by members of the London Youth Choir for a performance of ‘Sing’ in honor of the late Queen.
Nile Rodgers and Chic, George Ezra, Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill and Eurovision star Sam Ryder will also perform, while Rita Wilson and Gregory Porter will perform as a duo.
Meanwhile, the cast of ‘Cabaret’ will perform and Disney’s Broadway musical ‘Newsies’, opening in London later this month, will take the stage with an excerpt from the show.
Cirque Du Soleil will also take the stage with an exhibition of the group’s latest show ‘Kurios’.
The Lightning Seeds, Frank Skinner and David Baddiel will perform their football anthem ‘Three Lions’ after announcing plans to rewrite the song as a Christmas song with a new video reflecting the Lioness’ victory at Euro 2022 and the World Cup. this month. in Qatar.
Comedians Al Murray, Maisie Adam, Omid Djalili and this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Axel Blake are also in the line-up.
Giles Cooper, Chairman of Royal Variety Charity, commented: “The support of ticket sales for the performance means that Royal Variety Charity continues to thrive, even given the current economic climate felt by many across the charitable world.”
And presenter Mack, who stars in the BBC sitcom ‘Not Going Out’, joked: “I was actually going to buy tickets to this year’s Royal Variety Performance, so it’s not only a real honor to be asked being the host, it also saved me a few pounds.
“Now I just have to work out the logistics of putting on these brilliant acts and also running back to my seat to see them.”