2007, Liverpool Empire

3rd December, 2007


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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

Performers

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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SEAL

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

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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’.

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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.

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ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

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

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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.

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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.

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JAMES BLUNT

James Blunt swapped a life in the armed forces for a life in music.

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RUSSELL BRAND

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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MOMIX: THE WHITE WIDOW

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

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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).

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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.

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BON JOVI

Bon 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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3rd December, 2007
The Empire Theatre, Liverpool