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2007, Liverpool Empire

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3rd December, 2007
The Empire Theatre, Liverpool

To mark the fact that Liverpool was to begin its year as the European City of Culture 2008 (a few weeks later), the Royal Variety Performance visited Liverpool in December 2007, to be amongst the first to congratulate the wonderful City on its fantastic achievement; surprisingly for the first time in Royal Variety history.

Held in the presence of
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
and

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH K.G.,K.T.

Presented by: ITV Productions
Executive Producers: Mark Wells & Sue Andrew
Producer: Glen Middleham
Director: Simon Staffurth
Musical Director: Mike Dixon
Stage Director: Brian Rogers
Choreographer: Ashley Wallen


programme 2007
phillip schofield

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD
Having presented shows such as ‘Going Live!’, ‘Winning Lines’ and ‘Test The Nation’, he is now best known for his continued success hosting ITV’s ‘Dancing On Ice’ and, as one half of the nation’s favourite daytime duo on ITV’s ‘This Morning’.

kate thornton KATE THORNTON
Kate Thornton started her career as a journalist but these days is best known for her work as one of Britain’s most popular television presenters including ‘The X Factor’, ‘Happy Birthday Elton!’ and ‘Avenue of the Stars’ for ITV and ‘Comic Relief’ for BBC One.
heavy cavilary band

THE HEAVY CAVALRY AND CAMBRAI BAND
The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band is one of 23 military bands in the Corps of Army Music and is based in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

seal SEAL
Internationally acclaimed, and three-times Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Seal, has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide
viva lad diva

VIVA LA DIVA
Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell CBE and international opera superstar Katherine Jenkins have united their talents to create a brand-new musical extravaganza - ‘Viva La Diva’.

al murray AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD
Al Murray, The Pub Landlord has quickly become one of the nation’s best-loved comedians after winning The Perrier Award in 1999.
enrique

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
Enrique Iglesias is one of the world’s most successful recording artists, having sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

big howard
BIG HOWARD, LITTLE HOWARD
Howard Read is a British comedian and aspiring song writer best known for his work with his animated sidekick, Little Howard.
hairspray

HAIRSPRAY
Musical theatre legend Michael Ball, comedian and actor Mel Smith and newcomer Leanne Jones star in ‘Hairspray’, based on the 1988 film written and directed by John Waters.

james blunt
JAMES BLUNT
James Blunt swapped a life in the armed forces for a life in music.
russell brand

RUSSELL BRAND
Russell Brand’s unique comic persona combines the stage presence of a rock star with the demeanour of a 19th century rascal..

nat ballett
ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET
English National Ballet is one of the world’s greatest ballet companies. Its original 1950s vision remains the company’s philosophy today.
raymond crowe

RAYMOND CROWE
Raymond Crowe is one of Australia’s finest and most sought after entertainers. After initially learning magic and ventriloquism as a hobby, Raymond went on to study mime with the renowned Madam Zora Semberova.

david jordan DAVID JORDAN
At only 21, singer/songwriter David Jordan is throwing contemporary British pop in exciting new directions. With searing rock guitars, throbbing party rhythms, and blissful melodies.
white widow

MOMIX: THE WHITE WIDOW
Artistic theatre with imaginative body sculptures and virtuoso acrobatics are the trademark of the celebrated performance group MOMIX.

paul potts PAUL POTTS
The rich, powerful and mesmerising voice of rising star Paul Potts has touched the hearts of millions since he won ITV’s talent show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ this year (2007).
kiri

DAME KIRI TE KANAWA
Kiri Te Kanawa gained legendary status almost overnight after her sensational debut as the Countess in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1971.

bon jovi
BON JOVI
DBon Jovi formed in New Jersey in 1983 and have since gone on to become one of the world’s biggest rock bands, selling an incredible 120 million albums worldwide.
lang lang

LANG LANG
Lang Lang has established himself as one of the most outstanding pianists of our time, having demonstrated an extraordinary ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level.

kanye west KANYE WEST
It’s only three years since Kanye West released his debut album ‘College Dropout’ but in that time he has taken the world by storm.
joan rivers

JOAN RIVERS
Joan Rivers is a force of nature! She’s a comedienne; Tony-nominated actress; best-selling author; playwright; columnist; and a highly successful businesswoman.

dany edina DANY DANIEL & EDINA
Dany Daniel & Edina stun audiences around the world with their incredible balancing acts. Dany Lorador was born in Portugal and comes from the renowned Lorador circus family.
teatro

TEATRO
Teatro are being billed as theatreland’s first supergroup and are set to take the world of music by storm. All four members had already achieved outstanding success in the West End or on Broadway.

stephen k amos STEVEN K AMOS
Described as a “comic tour d’force of cheek numbing, tear inducing entertainment”, Stephen K Amos is a supremely warm and wickedly funny comedian.
phillip achille PHILIP ACHILLE
At only 18 years of age, and currently studying a Bmus Hons Degree course at the Royal College of Music in London, Philip Achille is proving to be one of Britain’s finest young musicians.


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