82nd Annual Royal Variety Performance Set for Dec. 9; Performers Announced

News   82nd Annual Royal Variety Performance Set for Dec. 9; Performers Announced
A mix of artists from the worlds of music, comedy and theatre will join forces Dec. 9 for the 82nd annual Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium.

Host Michael McIntyre
Host Michael McIntyre

Comedian Michael McIntyre will host the annual event, which will be attended by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. In a statement McIntyre said, "I am unbelievably excited to be hosting The Royal Variety Performance this year at the London Palladium in its centenary year."

The evening will feature "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.

Performers will also include Take That; Cheryl Cole; Urban trio N-Dubz; comedians John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Micky Flanagan; Britain's Got Talent winners Spellbound; the people's tenor Russell Watson; the Chelsea Pensioners; and Daniel Whiston.

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.

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