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A Royal Night For 'The Lion King'

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Posted: 11/14/08 at 1:29pm
A Royal Night For 'The Lion King'

The company of Disney's 'The Lion King' have been invited to perform at this years Royal Variety Performance.
Their performance is the first time a West End musical has been invited to perform at the annual gala for a second time. The appearance is to mark the shows 10th anniversary at the Lyceum Theatre. They are the first confirmed artistes for this years annual knees up!

The Royal Variety Performance 2008 will be staged at the London Palladium on Dec 11th

Updated On: 11/14/08 at 01:29 PM
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re: A Royal Night For 'The Lion King'#2
Posted: 11/14/08 at 1:45pm
Zorro will also be joining them at the RVP, there the only two shows I know of performing
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re: A Royal Night For 'The Lion King'#2
Posted: 11/14/08 at 1:55pm
I know there are other shows doing it but the official website isn't giving any names away as yet.
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re: A Royal Night For 'The Lion King'#3
Posted: 11/14/08 at 8:18pm
So far, I reckon that makes The Lion King, Zorro, John Barrowman, George Sampson (from Britain's Got Talent) and Jimmy Tarbuck. I'm going to the Royal Variety Performance for the first time next month - I'm so excited, I've wanted to go ever since I was a kid (a long time ago!)
Updated On: 11/16/08 at 08:18 PM
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Posted: 11/16/08 at 7:46am
Only Men Allowed (The Last Choir Standing winners) are also appearing. The Daily Mail say that Cliff Richard and the Shadows will be topping the bill.
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Posted: 11/16/08 at 7:46am
Only Men Allowed (The Last Choir Standing winners) are also appearing. The Daily Mail say that Cliff Richard and the Shadows will be topping the bill.
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re: A Royal Night For 'The Lion King'#6
Posted: 11/17/08 at 12:38pm
Some more names!

Peter Kay as Geraldine McQueen
George Sampson
Jimmy Carr,
Michael McIntyre
Rhod Gilbert
Armstrong and Miller
Take That
Pussycat Dolls
Rihanna
Leona Lewis
Duffy
Cliff Richard and The Shadows

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re: A Royal Night For 'The Lion King'#7
Posted: 11/18/08 at 11:22am
I remember when the Royal Variety used to be good. I look forward to Zorro, and possibly Lion King. But - we should have Imagine This for example. Shows that need publicity - not The Lion King! Too much reality TV stars and Cliff... how exciting.
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re: A Royal Night For 'The Lion King'#8
Posted: 11/18/08 at 4:39pm
Kerry Ellis will also be appearing with Brian May.