The Earl and Countess of Wessex will Attend the Royal Variety Performance



Royal Albert Hall, London

Thursday 1st December, 2022

The Earl and Countess of Wessex will attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Thursday, 1st December 2022. This will be the fourth time the Royal Variety Performance has been held at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Royal Variety Performance takes place every year, either in London or in a theatre around the country. The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was patron throughout her reign. The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers in the UK who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or challenging times.

The 2022 Royal Variety Performance will be the 95th to take place. The first was held in 1912 at the Palace Theatre, London, attended by Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary.

The evening will be hosted by Lee Mack and will include performances from Nile Rogers & Chic, George Ezra, Ellie Goulding, Sam Ryder, Becky Hill, the cast of the musical Cabaret and the cast of Cirque du Soleil. The evening will also feature a duet by Rita Wilson and Gregory Porter, a rendition of Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and The Lightning Seeds’ hit ‘Three Lions’, as well as a special collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gary Barlow, Gareth Malone and members of the London Youth choir.

In 2022, the Royal Variety Charity has continued to support members of the entertainment industry with a nationwide grants scheme, assisting those who have found this past year particularly challenging. The Royal Variety Charity also continues to manage its own care home, Brinsworth House in Twickenham. The nursing and care staff ensure that the home remains a place of safety, peace, and happiness for retired members of the entertainment industry. Over the past year, the home has been upgraded with newly refurbished rooms for residents and staff, all supported by the ticket sales for the Royal Variety Performance.

On the night, Their Royal Highnesses will meet performers as well as Royal Variety Charity and ITV executives, both before and after the show.

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