Wednesday, November 16

Details of 2011 Royal Variety Show

This year’s Royal Variety Performance will again be hosted by comedai Peter Kay and held at the Lowry’s Lyric Theatre in  Salford Quays Manchester on Monday, 5th December 2011 in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and her husband Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. 

The show will be broadcast on ITV which earlier this year secured the rights to broadcast the event for the next ten years. It is usually on television on the following Saturday which is the 10th December but no details have yet been released.

 Performers lined up to take part include the legendary Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow (who is doing a short UK concert tour next year), Nicole Scherzinger, Pixie Lott , Cee Lo Green, Il Divo, magicians Penn and Teller, comedians Jason Manford, Greg Davies and Tim Minchin, singer Jai McDowall (the winning act from Britain’s Got Talent) and the cast of the West End show Singin’ In The Rain which played to sell out houses in Chichester earlier this year and is due to open at the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue next February.

The money raised will help maintain Brinsworth House in Twickenham which is the entertainers’ retirement and nursing home which is run by the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund.

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