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Royal Variety Performance 2011 - Thank you!

Royal Variety Performance Official Website 08.12.2011 13.00


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On behalf of the EABF, Laurie Mansfield and  Giles Cooper, would like to thank the hundreds of people involved with this year's Royal Variety Performance, which was held at The Lowry in Salford on Monday night, 5th December.

They would particularly like to thank the outstanding production team at ITV who produced a fantastic night of entertainment. Their ability to successfully overcome a small technical difficulty in the second half and conclude a fabulous night, proved beyond doubt their abilities in 'live event' broadcasting as being second to none. The stage sets, the quality of the acts, the choreography and the stage management of over 2000 performers was truly breath-taking and indeed, ground-breaking. A huge vote of thanks must go to John Kaye Cooper, Lee Connolly, Fiona Clark, Christian Fletcher, Paul Kirrage, Mark Wagman and Amanda George.

Our Events team at the EABF are also due special recognition; huge thanks to Carol Fowler, Lorraine Crowther and Cathryn Tomlinson.

The hundreds of  staff at the Lowry were also absolutely outstanding, and their professionalism in accommodating such a unique show was a real testament to their skills in running a world-class theatre and venue. Many thanks to Tony Smith and Sally Anderson.

The EABF would also particularly like to thank Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, KCVO, CB, ADC(P) for their attendance on the night. Their presence was hugely appreciated by all concerned and we were all so pleased to hear how much they enjoyed themselves.

The 2.5hrs show will be broadcast on ITV1 on Wednesday 14th December from 7.30pm.

For exclusive pictures from the night, please visit our ARCHIVE PAGES by clicking here.

Lastly, but by no means least, thank you to all of the outstanding acts who performed on the night giving their services free of charge, including (in alphabetical order):

BASE BERLIN


TONY BENNETT


THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE


GREG DAVIES


IL DIVO


OMID DJALILI


DRUMMING ENSEMBLE
(featuring Stomp, Royal Marines Corps, Kodo, The Dhol Foundation & 3Run)


DAVID GARRETT


CEE LO GREEN


JIMEOIN


PETER KAY


LEONA LEWIS


PIXIE LOTT


JASON MANFORD


BARRY MANILOW


JAI McDOWALL


TIM MINCHIN


PENN & TELLER


Cast of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
(featuring Nicole Scherzinger)


NICOLE SCHERZINGER


Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
(featuring Adam Cooper)


ROLANDO VILLAZON


HAYLEY WESTENRA


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