List of Royal Variety Performances

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This is a list of Royal Variety Performances, gala evenings held annually in the United Kingdom, which are attended by senior members of the British Royal Family; initially this was always the reigning monarch(s) but in more recent years, the senior members attending have alternated between HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HM The Queen Mother, and HRH The Prince of Wales.

Where no town or city is noted in the venue column in the following table, it means that the venue is situated in London.

No. Date Broadcast Venue Compère Acts Notes Source
RCP01 1 July 1912 N/A Palace Theatre Pipifax and Penlo, Barclay Gammon, The Palace Girls, George H. Chirgwin, The Bogannys, Fanny Fields, Paul Cinquevalli, Harry Tate, Ida Crispi and Fred Farrn Vesta Tilley, La Pia, Little Tich, Arthur Prince, Alfred Lester, Clarice Mayne, Charles Aldrich, George Robey, David Devant, Wilkie Bard, Harry Lauder, Cecilia Loftus. Named the Royal Command Performance; held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by Oswald Stoll. [1]
RVP01 28 July 1919 N/A London Coliseum The Flying Banvards, Ernest Hastings, George Robey and Violet Loraine, Sam Barton, Arthur Prince, Harry Tate, Clarice Mayne, Grock, Du Calion, Ethel Hook. Renamed the Royal Variety Performance; held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. The orchestra was conducted by Edward Elgar. Presented by Oswald Stoll. [2]
RVP02 25 November 1921 N/A The Hippodrome Frederick Sylvester & Co, Norah Blaney and Gwen Farrar, G. S. Melvin, Renee and Godfrey, Malcolm McEachern, Rebla, The Peep Show with Annie Croft, Reginald Sharland, Fred Allandale, Albert Darnley and Mary Gibbs, J. Milton Hayes, Billy Merson, The Five Petleys. The first time that the Royal Variety Performance became an annual event; held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by Oswald Stoll. [3]
RVP03 12 December 1922 N/A The Hippodrome The Flemings, Will Fyffe, Kharum, Du Calion, Lorna and Toots Pound, P. T. Selbit, Muriel George and Earnest Butcher, Tom Webster, Arthur Prince, Harry Weldon, Trix Sisters, The Mirthful Jovers Held in the presence of King George V, Queen Mary and Queen of Norway. Presented by Oswald Stoll. [4]
RVP04 13 December 1923 N/A London Coliseum Bobbie Hind and his all-British Sonara Band, Rupert Hazell, Katrina and Joan, the Griffith Brothers, The Samurai with Lola Karsavina, Sessue Hayakawa, Lewis Gilbert, Ann Trevor and Dora de Winton, Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Brighter London with Billy Merson, Reg Sharland, Eddie Jaye, Bernard Dudley, Laddie Cliff and Rena Hall, Russian Blue Bird Players, Alfred Lester, Loie Fuller Band, Marimba Band, The Disorderly Room with Tom Walls, Ralph Lynn, Tommy Handley, Jamieson Dodd, Cecil Bainbridge and Fred Kemp, Louis Parker, Barclay Gammon. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by Oswald Stoll. [5]
RVP05 12 February 1925 N/A Alhambra Theatre George Hurd, Mr & Mrs Tree, Will Hay, Ethel Hook, J. Milton Hayes, J.W. Jackson's Twelve English Dancers, G. H. Elliott, Will Fyffe, Nervo and Knox, Talbot O'Farrell, Harry Tate and Company. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by Oswald Stoll. [6]
RVP06 27 May 1926 N/A Alhambra Theatre The Twelve Famous Tiller Girls, Dick Henderson, Robb Wilton, Lillian Burgess, Jack Hylton and his famous band, Conn Kenna, Carr & Parr, Bransby Williams, The Houston Sisters, Billy Bennett, Rick Hayes. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. The first Royal Variety Performance to broadcast. The BBC provided live radio coverage. Presented by Oswald Stoll. [7]
RVP07 27 May 1927 N/A Victoria Palace Theatre P.L. Clark, Mona Grey, Norman Long, The Victoria Girls, Jack Edge, Debroy Somers and his band, Albert Whelan, Lily Morris, Georgie Wood, Dolly Harmer, Tom Blacklock, Mr. Flotsam and Mr. Jetsam, The Three Huxster Brothers. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by J.A. Webb. [8]
RVP08 13 December 1928 N/A London Coliseum Larry Kemble, Stanelli & Douglas, The Victoria Girls, A.C. Astor, Lillian Burgess, Noni & Horace, Victor Andre, Clarkson Rose, Anton Dolin, Gracie Fields, Will Hay, Jack Hylton and his band. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by George Black and Val Parnell. [9]
RVP09 22 May 1930 N/A London Palladium Sixteen Palladium Girls, Harry Prescott and his seven Hindustans, Tom Payne and Vera Hilliard, George Clarke, Julian Rose, De Groot with David Bor, Reginald Kilbey & Gillie Potter, Max Wall, Chilton & Thomas, Howell Harger, Naldi, Nervo and Knox, Coram, Odali Careno, Totò, Will Hay with Will Hay Jnr and H. Gordon Saunders, Gaston Palmer, Jack Payne and his BBC band. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by George Black and Val Parnell. [10]
RVP10 11 May 1931 N/A London Palladium P.L. Clark, Mona Grey, Norman Long, The Victoria Girls, Jack Edge, Debroy Somers and his band, Albert Whelan, Lily Morris, Georgie Wood, Dolly Harmer, Tom Blacklock, Mr. Flotsam and Mr. Jetsam, The Three Huxster Brothers. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by George Black. [11]
RVP11 30 May 1932 N/A London Palladium Stetson, Christoper and Columbus, The Bells, Levanda and the Nine Diamonds, Billy Danvers, George Clarke with Madge Aubrey, Flanagan and Allen, Eugene's Magyar band, Jack Buchanan, Will Fyffe, Errol Addison, Iris Kirkwhite, Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold, J. Sherman Fisher's Palladium Girls, Lawrence Tiller Girls, G. S. Melvin, Jasper Maskelyne, Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Hylton and his band, Little Doreen, Harry Champion, Vesta Victoria, Fred Russell, Marie Kendall. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by George Black. [12]
RVP12 22 May 1933 N/A London Palladium The London Palladium Crazy Gang (Nervo and Knox, Flanagan and Allen, Naughton and Gold, Eddie Gray, Billy Caryll, Hilda Mundy, Lawrence Barclay), J. Sherman Fisher's Palladium Girls, Omar, Billy Russell, Geraldo and his Tango Orchestra, Gaston and Andree, the Ganjou Brothers and Juanita Richards with Billy Hendrix, Aline Fournier and Vittorio Togo, Cardini, The Company, The Carlo Medini Six, Wilson, Keppel and Betty, William and Joe Mendel, Billy Bennett, Evelyn Laye, Jack Hobbs, Roy Fox and his band. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by George Black. [13]
RVP13 8 May 1934 N/A London Palladium Kafka, Stanley and Mae Quartette, The Three Bonos, Frank Boston, J. Sherman Fisher's Palladium Girls, The Three Sailors, Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane, Elsie and Doris Waters, Cedric Hardwicke, Osmund Wilson, Cicely Oates, George Robey, Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra, Jack Holland and June Hart, Murray and Mooney, George Clarke, Bert Platt, Alec Dane, Norah Dwyer, Billy Bennett, Jack Hylton and his band. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. Presented by George Black. [14]
RVP14 29 October 1935 N/A London Palladium Hannah Wyatt, Jeanne Devereaux, Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold, Flanagan and Allen, Ernie Gerrard, The Six Lias from round about Regent Street, The Diamond Brothers, Joe Jackson, Stanley Holloway, Anton Dolin, Jessie Matthews, J. Sherman Fisher's Palladium Girls, The Western Brothers, Harrison & Fisher, Myles Williams, The Harmony Revellers, Bea Hutten, Syd Railton, Del Foss, Boy Foy, Sandy Powell with Jimmy Fletcher and Joy Jeffries, Three Cossacks, Elsie Carlisle and Sam Browne, Will Mahoney, Arthur Reece, Kate Carney, Gus Elen, Florrie Forde, Harry Champion, Harry Roy and his band. Held in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary in their Silver Jubilee year. It was the last show that King George V attended as he died in January 1936. Presented by George Black. [15]
RVP15 29 October 1937 N/A London Palladium From London Rhapsody, Len Lewis, George Lane, Raymond Newell, Henry Carlisle, Serge Ganjou, Henry Carlisle, Mary Young, Rosarito, George Ganjou, The Gypsy Boys Band, Norman Evans, Florence Desmond, Señor Wences, George Formby, Cicely Courtneidge with the Harry Dennis Dance Sexette and the Sherman Fisher Girls, Max Miller, Jack La Vier, Ethel Revnell and Gracie West, Ralph Reader's Gang Show, The London Palladium Gang Show, Gracie Fields, Will Fyffe. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Presented by George Black. [16]
RVP16 9 November 1938 N/A London Coliseum The Crastonians, The Two Leslies, Murray and Mooney, Evelyn Laye, Renée Houston and Donald Stewart, Ken Davidson and Hugh Forgie, From Running Riot - Richard Hearne and Rosalind Atkinson, The Stuart Morgan Dancers with Lita D'Oray, Harold Hart, William Kat, Jack Payne's Orchestra, Peggy Cochrane, Mary Lee, Betty Kent, Biddy Barton, Teddy Foster, Ronnie Grearder, Rob Ashley, The Dagenham Girl Pipers, Three Aberdonians, Les Allen, Laurie Day, Roy Willis, Will Hatton, Ethel Manners, Elsie and Doris Waters, The John Tiller Girls, the cast of Me and My Girl (Lupino Lane, George Graves, Betty Frankiss and Teddy St. Denis), Jack Barty, George Carney, Claphan and Dwyer, Harry Champion, Kate Carney, Will Fyffe, Florrie Forde, Marie Kendall, Gaston and Andree, Tommy Handley, G. S. Melvin, Talbot O'Farrell, Gillie Porter, Harry Tate, Vesta Victoria, Bransby Williams, Anona Winn. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The last show until after World War II. The finale involving about 150 performers was the biggest ever for a Royal Variety Performance. Presented by George Black. [17]
RVP17 5 November 1945 N/A London Coliseum Roy Mitchell, Jill Manners, The Nine Avalons, Jules Adrian, Grace Spero, Beryl Kaye, Vic Oliver, Maurice Colleano, George Doonan, Will Hay, Douglas Wakefield, Chuck O'Neil, Billy Nicholls, Peter Byrne, Michael Hunt, Billy Nelson, Roy Jeffries, Delya, Sid Field, Jerry Desmonde, Stella Moya, Denise Clifford, Wilson, Keppel and Betty, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Tommy Trinder, Chappie D'Amato, Van Phillips, Reginald Burston. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Presented by Prince Littler. [18]
RVP18 4 November 1946 N/A London Palladium From High Time - The Girls, Tony Hulley, Barbara Bentham, Brent Fields, Billy Castle, Bobby Tranter and Mary Naylor, The Cairoli Brothers, Nat Jackley with Harry Moreny, Dick Beamish, Arthur Vollum, Sammy Curtis, Bob Bromley and his puppets, Terry-Thomas Dance Ensemble with Alan and Blanche Lund, Gil Johnson, the Three Ross Sisters, Halama and Konarski, The Cabana Accordion Six, Nat Mills & Bobby, Robert Lamouret, Arthur Askey, Harry Lester and his Hayseeds, Tessie O'Shea, Charlie Chester, Dick Henderson, Jimmy Jewel, Charlie Naughton, Jimmy Gold, Eddie Gray, El Grenadas and Peter, Jack Jackie, Koba and Kalee, Reggie Redcliffe, Rene Strange, Henri Vadden, Sid Field with Jerry Desmonde, Alfie Dean, The Wallabies and the Palladium Boys & Girls, Ben Warriss, Marianne Lincoln, Oscar Natzka, Band of the Training Ship. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Presented by Val Parnell. [19]
RVP19 3 November 1947 N/A London Palladium Hy Hazell, The Alec Thomas Quartet, Marilyn Hightower, Three Shades, Valerie Tandy, Bobbie Tranter, Tony Hulley, The Three Astaires, Hortobagyi Troupe, Billy Russell, Wilson, Keppel and Betty, Norman Evans, Borrah Minnevitch's Harmonica Rascals, Mervyn Saunders, Mona and Oliver & The Girls, Wally Boag, Bud Flanagan, Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox, Charlie Naughton, Jimmy Gold, Frank Holloway, Willie Carlisle, Freddie Malcom, Jack Durrant, Robert Wilson, The Dagenham Piper Girls, Vic & Joe Crastonian, James Currie's Water Spectacle, Alan Bailey, Terri Carol, Cynthia & Gladys, The Three Garcias, Levanda, Marie Louise, Mariora, Olga Varona, Eva May Wong, Bobbie Kimber, Dolores Gray & Bill Johnson, Laurel and Hardy, The Zoris, Tommy Trinder, Gracie Fields. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Presented by Val Parnell. [20]
RVP20 1 November 1948 N/A London Palladium The Blackpool Tower Circusettes, The Cromwells, Kirsta and Kristel, The Myrons, Warren Latona and Sparks, Charlie Chester and his Radio Gang, Daphne Kiernander, Sky High Corps De Ballet, Jayne and Adam Di Gatano, The Colstons, Nicholas Brothers, The 24 John Tiller Girls, Ted Ray, Sid Field, George and Bert Bernard, Stewart McPherson, Randolph Sutton, Nellie Wallace, Billy Danvers, Ella Shields, Talbot O'Farrell, Gertie Gitana, G. H. Elliott, Ted Heath and his Band, Derek Roy, The Radio Revellers, The Melachrino Strings, Julie Andrews, The Luton Girls Choir, The Great Alexander Troupe, Arthur Askey, Buster Shaver and his trio of Lilliputians, The Crazy Gang, Danny Kaye, The Skyrockets Orchestra. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Presented by Val Parnell. [21]
RVP21 7 November 1949 N/A London Coliseum John Sanger, Arthur Bell, Eric Coates, Phil Parke, Johnny Lockwood, Les Charlivels, Joy Nichols, Michael Bentine, Bill Johnson, Peter Cavanagh, Marilyn Hightower, Elsa and Waldo, Peggy Ryan and Ray McDonald, The Tiller Girls, Reginald Dixon, Band of the Royal Marines, Harvey, The Seven Ashtons, Wilfred Pickles, Dolores Gray, Borrah Minnevitch's Harmonica Rascals featuring Johnny Puleo, Maurice Chevalier, Noele Gordon, Ted Ray. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth accompanied by Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. Presented by Alec Shanks. [22]
RVP22 13 November 1950 N/A London Palladium Tommy Trinder, Sheila Matthews, The 20 John Tiller Girls, The Three Bentley Sisters, The Debonairs, Terrys Juveniles, Norman and Ladd, Max Bygraves, Billy Cotton and his Band, Frankie Howerd, The Five Smith Brothers, Kaye Ballard, Helen Gallagher, Carole Lynne, Allan Jones, The Merry Macs, Gracie Fields, The George Mitchell Glee Club, Jonathan Lucas, David Lober, Donald Peers, Jack Benny, Dinah Shore, Binnie Hale, Nat Jackley, Naughton and Gold, Max Wall, Nervo and Knox, Max Miller, Flanagan and Allen, The Band that Jack Built. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Presented by Val Parnell. [23]
RVP23 29 October 1951 N/A Victoria Palace Theatre The Gang and 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray, The Cavendish Singers, The John Tiller Girls, Erica Yorke, The Victoria Palace Girls, The Marie De Vere Dancers, Vera Lynn, Harry Secombe, The Wiere Brothers, Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra, Tony Fayne, David Evans, Richard Murdoch, Kenneth Horne, Arthur English, Sally Ann Howes, Jimmy Edwards, Florence Desmond, Norman Evans, Alan and Blanche Lund, Pearl Primus and her Company, Hoops - The Boys, Joaquin Pérez Fernandes and his Latin American Company, The Mary De Vere Dancers, Johnny Hutch and the Seven Volants, Sam Browne and his Singers, The Keyboard Quintette, Carroll Gibbons, Billy Thorburn, Ivor Moreton and Davy Kaye, Charlie Kunz, Patricia Morison, Barbara Bruce, Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold, Bud Flanagan, Miklos Gafni, Vera Lynn and Michael Dalton, Frances Day, Florence Desmond, Sally Ann Howes, Adelaide Hall, Sylvia Peters, Carole Lynne, Valerie Tandy, Anona Winn, Chesney Allen, Jimmy Gold, Gracie Fields, George Mitchell Choir, Jack Radcliffe, Cicely Courtneidge. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth accompanied by Princess Margaret. King George VI was too ill to attend. Presented by Jack Hylton. [24]
RVP24 3 November 1952 N/A London Palladium The Victoria Palace Tiller Girls, The Three Barbour Brothers, Medlock and Marlowe, Crompton, Three Monarchs, Tony Hancock, Billy Cotton and his Band, Norman Wisdom, Winifred Atwell, Vic Oliver, Beverley Sisters, Deep River Boys, Billie Worth, Jeff Warren, Donald Burr, The Crazy Gang, Gracie Fields with the Ilford Girls Choir and the George Carden Ensemble, Warren, Latona and Sparks, Rob Murray, Terry-Thomas, Gerry Brereton, John Ellison, George Cameron, Ted Ray, Beniamino Gigli, Arthur Askey, Max Bygraves, Zoe Gail, Reginald Dixon, Patricia Kirkwood, Jimmy Edwards, Jack Jackson, Vera Lynn, Jewel and Warriss, Josef Locke, Joy Nichols, Fred Russell, Maurice Chevalier, Ian Wallace, The Band of the Coldstream Guards. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh - the first time they attended together. Presented by Val Parnell. [25]
RVP25 2 November 1953 N/A London Coliseum Peter Knight's Merry Makers, Harry Dawson, Jean Campbell, Pearl Carr, Dick James, Mackenzie Reid and Dorothy Elizabeth Webb, Alfred Marks, Edmund Hockridge, Tommy Cooper, Eve Boswell, Jack Warner, Stubby Kaye with members of the cast of Guys and Dolls, Jo, Jac and Joni, Anne Shelton, Max Bygraves, Sheila O'Neill and Veit Bethke, Danya and Alvarez, Gloria Nord, Len Liggett and Pam Murray with members from the Corps de Ballet and the Empire Pool Festival Choir, John Tiller Girls, Ethel Revnell, Henry Cotton, Jimmy James, Ronnie Ronalde, Vivian Blaine, Jimmy Edwards, Eamonn Andrews. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Prince Littler. [26]
RVP26 1 November 1954 N/A London Palladium Fay Lenore and the Palladium Boys & Girls, Schaller Brothers, George Mitchell Choir, Jimmy Wheeler, Eric Robinson Orchestra & Singers, Eddie Calvert, Joan Turner, Richard Hearne, Howard Keel, Chesney Allen, Arthur Askey, Max Bygraves, Bud Flanagan, Billy Russell, Donald B. Stewart, Brian Reece, Harry Green, Katie Boyle, Jack Hylton, Al Read, Norman Wisdom, Gillian Moran, Herbert Hare, Florence and Frederic, The Crazy Gang with Paul Cutts and Shirley Eaton, David Whitfield, Frankie Laine, Jack Parnell and his Orchestra, Ted Heath and his music, Dawn White and her Glamazons, John Tiller Girls, Rudy Horn, Noël Coward, Diana Churchill, Jack Buchanan, Joan Sims, Frankie Howerd, Gladys Cooper, Binnie Hale, Peter Sellers, Donald Wolfit, Elsie Randolph, Thora Hird, Leslie Henson, Dick Bentley, Michael Denison, Nigel Patrick, Thorley Walters, Anthony Steel, Brian Reece, Walter Crisham, Bruce Trent, Peggy Cummins, Shirley Eaton, Dulcie Gray, Shani Wallis, Bob Hope with Moira Lister, Jerry Desmonde and the Hope Repertory Company. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Val Parnell. [27]
RVP27 13 April 1955 N/A Opera House Theatre, Blackpool Reginald Dixon, Lupino Lane, George Truzzi, Peter Glaze, Kenneth Sandford, Pamela Bromley, Vera Day, The John Tiller Girls, The Victoria Palace Girls and Boys, Kathryn Moore, The Flying De Pauls, The Barbour Brothers and Jean, The Amandis, The Crazy Gang, Morecambe and Wise, Bill Waddington, Josephine Anne, The Showgirls, Arthur Askey, Geraldo and his Orchestra, Jewel and Warriss, Littlewoods Girls Choir, Joan Regan, Alma Cogan, Five Smith Brothers, George Formby, 1st Battalion The Liverpool Scottish (T.A.) (Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders), Beryl Grey with John Field, Jack Tripp with the John Tiller Girls, children from the Blackpool Tower Ballet, Charlie Cairoli with Paul, Wilfred and Mabel (Pickles), Albert Modley, Flanagan and Allen, Eddie Fisher with the BBC Northern Orchestra, Al Read. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. The first Royal Variety Performance to be held outside of London. Presented by Jack Hylton. [28]
RVP28 7 November 1955 N/A Victoria Palace Theatre Tommy Trinder, Latona, Graham and Chandel, The Victoria Palace Boys and Girls, Dave King and Julia Channing, The Crazy Gang, Ruby Murray, Benny Hill with Olivia Dale, Jeremy Hawk and Ronnie Brody, Patricia Kirkwood with Robert Beatty, Douglas Byng, George Carden, Walter Crisham, John Gregson, Bobby Howes, Hugh McDermott, Terence Morgan and Brian Reece, Cyril Stapleton with the BBC Show Band and The Stargazers, Lena Horne, John Warner, Eleanor Drew, Dorothy Reynolds, Newton Blick, Yvonne Coulette, James Cairncross, Michael Meacham, Christine Finn, Michael Aldridge, Pat Heywood, Joe Greig, Bob Harris, Johnnie Ray, Robert Dhery, Colette Brosset, Jacques Legras, Christian Duvalein, Pierre Olaf and Company, Alfred Drake, George Jessel, Doretta Morrow and Company, Leslie Henson, Jimmy Edwards, Richard Attenborough, Diana Dors, Edmund Willard, Bruce Seton, Emrys Jones, Lupino Lane, The Chinese Classical Theatre Company, Moscow State Folk Dance Company. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Jack Hylton. [29]
RVP29 18 November 1957 N/A London Palladium Bob Monkhouse The Kaye Sisters, Max Bygraves, The George Carden Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers, The Goofers, Jimmy Logan, Harry Secombe with the Morriston Orpheus Choir, The Crazy Gang, Leo De Lyon, Gracie Fields, Dickie Henderson, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Ralph Reader and his Gang Show, Judy Garland, Jimmy Brooks, Bud Flanagan, Ben Lyon, Jerry Desmonde, Alfred Marks, Brian Reece, Mario Lanza, Norrie Paramor's Big Ben Banjo Band, Ronnie Hilton, Dickie Valentine, Malcolm Vaughan, Teddy Johnson, Dennis Lotis, Frankie Vaughan, David Whitfield, Herschel Henlere, Arthur Askey and Vera Lynn, Alicia Markova, Alma Cogan, The John Tiller Girls, Tommy Cooper, Winifred Atwell, Tommy Steele and his Steelmen. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Val Parnell. [30]
RVP30 3 November 1958 N/A London Coliseum Talk of the Town Girls and Boys, The Stargazers, Yana and Max Bygraves, Shirley Ambrose, Margo Mitchell, Dawn Hughes, Terry James, Mary Mitchell, Gloria Kaye, Judith Harvey, Fay Laurie, Jane Burton, Christine Pocket, Jacqueline Warrell, Helen Wright, Gloria Davidson, Doreen Hermitage, Joan Jemison, Paddy James, Joyce White, Ruth Lawson, Roy Genson, Robert Lamont, Ray Tanva, Ian Kaye, Bill Harvey, Willie Martin, Karl Morley, Boyd MacKenzie, Peter Elliott, Paul Christian, The King Brothers, The Mudlarks, Beverley Sisters, The Charlivels, Tony Hancock, Cyril Stapleton and his Show Band, Frankie Vaughan, Bruce Forsyth, Bernard Bresslaw, Antonio and his Spanish Ballet Company, Roy Castle, Harry Secombe, Harry Worth, Lynette Ray, Hattie Jacques, Max Russell, G. H. Elliott, Hetty King, The George Carden Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers, The Ford Motor Works Military Band, The Dior Dancers, Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra, The Mecca Formation Dancers, David Nixon, Charlie Drake, Pat Boone, Mantovani, Adele Leigh, Eartha Kitt, Kenneth More, Norman Wisdom, Jerry Desmonde, Pip Hinton, Marion Grimaldi, Pamela Gale, Felix Felton, Terence Cooper, June Bronhill, Thomas Round, Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Stanley Holloway. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bernard Delfont. [31]
RVP31 23 June 1959 N/A Palace Theatre, Manchester Tommy Trinder Paddy Glyn, The Eight Mitchell Singers, The 20 John Tiller Girls, The Pietro Brothers, Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard, Harry Robertson, Lord Rockingham's XI, Cherry Wainer, Benny Hill, Al Read with Jimmy Clitheroe, Jean Louis Bert and Ilonka, The Dior Dancers, Belinda Wright, Jelke Yuresha, Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss, Roy Castle, BBC Northern Dance Orchestra with Sheila Buxton, Russ Conway, Ronnie Hilton, Jill Day, Marion Ryan, Dickie Henderson, Dora Bryan, Aileen Cochrane, Anne Shelton, Terry Wilson, Blackpool Tower Ballroom Children's Ballet, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass, Bill Fraser, Ted Lune, Norman Rossington, Liberace, Arthur Askey, The Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen MotherPresented by Bruce Forsyth. [32]
RVP32 16 May 1960 22 May 1960
ATV
Victoria Palace Theatre Jack Hylton Max Bygraves, Nat King Cole, Russ Conway, Billy Cotton and his Band, The Crazy Gang, Sonia Rees, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lonnie Donegan, Diana Dors, Jimmy Edwards, Adam Faith, Bud Flanagan, Benny Hill, Robert Horton, Frankie Howerd, Hattie Jacques, Liberace, Vera Lynn, Bob Monkhouse, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tiller Girls, Norman Wisdom, Harry Worth, Ivor Emmanuel. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bruce Forsyth. ATV television presentation by Bill Ward. [33]
RVP33 12 November 1961 12 November 1961
ATV
Prince of Wales Theatre Bruce Forsyth Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball & The Temperance Seven, Shirley Bassey, Jack Benny, George Burns, Lionel Blair, Max Bygraves, Maurice Chevalier, The Crazy Gang, Sammy Davis, Jr., Arthur Haynes, The McGuire Sisters, Morecambe and Wise, Nina & Frederik, Andy Stewart, Frankie Vaughan. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Bernard Delfont. ATV television presentation by Bill Ward. [34]
RVP34 29 April 1962 4 November 1962
BBC TV
London Palladium Norman Vaughan The Black and White Minstrels, Rudy Cardenas, Rosemary Clooney, Dickie Henderson, Frank Ifield, Eartha Kitt, Cleo Laine, Johnny Dankworth, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Harry Secombe, Andy Stewart, Sophie Tucker, Mike & Bernie Winters Bob Hope with Edie Adams. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bernard Delfont. BBC Television presentation by Duncan Wood. [35]
RVP35 4 November 1963 10 November 1963
ATV
Prince of Wales Theatre Dickie Henderson Harry Secombe (Television Presentation), The Clark Brothers, Luis Alberto del Paraná, Los Paraguayos, Charlie Drake, Tessa Davies, Susan Maughan, The Beatles, Dickie Henderson, Francis Brunn, Buddy Greco, Nadia Nerina, The Sleeping Beauty Cast, Joe Loss & His Orchestra, Larry Gretton, Ross MacManus, Rose Brennan, The Billy Petch Dancers, Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Pinky & Perky, Jan & Vlasta Dalibor, Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Michael Flanders, Donald Swann, Marlene Dietrich, Tommy Steele, & West End Half a Sixpence Cast, Harry Secombe & Pickwick Cast. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Bernard Delfont. ATV television presentation by Bill Ward. [36]
RVP36 2 November 1964 8 November 1964
BBC1
London Palladium David Jacobs The John Tiller Girls, Tommy Cooper, The Bachelors, Gil Dova, Cilla Black, Millicent Martin, Kathy Kirby, Brenda Lee, Dennis Spicer, Morecambe and Wise, Gracie Fields, The Moiseyev Dance Company, Ralph Reader's Gang Show, Jimmy Tarbuck, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Bob Newhart, Lena Horne with the Chico Hamilton Quartette. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Presented by Bernard Delfont. BBC Television production by Duncan Wood. [37]
RVP37 8 November 1965 ATV London Palladium Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Jack Benny, Max Bygraves, The Carmenas, The Dave Clark Five, Peter Cook, Ken Dodd, Johnny Hallyday, Arthur Haynes, Hope and Keen, Frank Ifield, The Kaye Sisters, Neville King, Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Sellers, Dusty Springfield, Sylvie Vartan. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bernard Delfont. ATV television presentation by Bill Ward. [38]
RVP38 14 November 1966 BBC1 London Palladium Frank Sinatra The Bachelors, Bal Caron Trio, Gilbert Bécaud, The World Cup winning England football team, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jack Douglas, Hugh Forgie, Christopher Gable, Nadia Nerina, Juliette Gréco, Frankie Howerd, Jerry Lewis, Kenneth McKellar, Henry Mancini, Marvo and Dolores, Matt Monro, Wayne Newton, The Pietro Brothers, Gene Pitney, The Seekers, Tommy Steele. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Des O' Connor. BBC Television presentation by Bill Cotton with introduction by David Jacobs. [39]
RVP39 13 November 1967 London Palladium Dickie Henderson The Bluebell Girls, Tanya, Rolf Harris, Lulu, Sandie Shaw, Val Doonican, Tommy Cooper, Romanian National Dance Company and Orchestra, The Rockin' Berries, Ken Dodd, Vikki Carr, Mireille Mathieu, Tom Jones, Bob Hope. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bernard Delfont. [40]
RVP40 18 November 1968 London Palladium Frank Sinatra Aimi MacDonald and Lionel Blair, Arthur Askey, Valente Valente, Morecambe and Wise, Sacha Distel, Czechoslovakian State Song and Dance Ensemble, Ted Rogers, Manitas de Plata and Company, Engelbert Humperdinck, Agnes O'Connell's London Irish Girl Pipers, Val Doonican, Petula Clark, Ron Moody, Andre Tahon and Company, Diana Ross and The Supremes. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother accompanied by Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and the Earl of Snowdon. Presented by Des O' Connor. [41]
RVP41 10 November 1969 16 November 1969 London Palladium Tommy Cooper Des O'Connor, The Veterans, Roy Castle, Cilla Black, Danny La Rue, Shari Lewis, Harry Secombe, Ginger Rogers, Buddy Rich, Moira Anderson, Scènes de ballet, Ronnie Corbett, Mireille Mathieu, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, Frankie Howerd, Johnnie Spence and his Orchestra, The Mike Sammes Singers, Tom Jones. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bruce Forsyth. [42]
RVP42 10 November 1970 15 November 1970 London Palladium Tommy Cooper The Pamela Devis Dancers, Max Bygraves, Peter Noone & Herman's Hermits, Freddie Starr, Rostal and Schaefer, Sandy Powell, Kay White, Max Again, Bob Dixon, Dionne Warwick, The Doriss Girls, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Leslie Crowther, The Black light theatre of Prague, Caterina Valente, Marty Feldman, Andy Williams. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Des O' Connor. [43]
RVP43 15 November 1971 21 November 1971 London Palladium Cilla Black The Young Generation, The Villams, Bruce Forsyth, Dailey and Wayne, The Stupids, Lovelace Watkins, Norman Collier, Hughie Green, The Little Angels of Korea, Jack Parnell and his Orchestra, The New Seekers, The New Dollys, Ken Goodwin, Sacha Distel, Stéphane Grappelli, Tommy Cooper, Shirley Bassey. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Presented by Bruce Forsyth. [44]
RVP44 30 October 1972 5 November 1972 London Palladium Eric Morecambe Los Diablos Del Bombo, Dickie Henderson, Mike Yarwood, Elton John, Danny La Rue, Liberace, Trio Hoganas, Rod Hull and Emu, The Jackson 5, Jack Jones, Ken Dodd, Warren Mitchell, Tony Booth, Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols, Carol Channing. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Dickie Henderson. [45]
RVP45 26 November 1973 2 December 1973
ATV
London Palladium Eric Morecambe Shaw Taylor (Television Presentation), Dougie Squires' Second Generation, Dick Emery, Francis Van Dyke, Cliff Richard, Phillipe Genty & Company, Les Dawson, Rudolf Nureyev, Lynn Seymour, José Luis Moreno, Peters & Lee, Ronnie Corbett, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Dick Emery. [46]
RVP46 18 November 1974 24 November 1974 London Palladium Noele Gordon Noele Gordon, A Salute to Vaudeville, Ted Rogers, The Hungarian State Dance Company, Billy Dainty, Josephine Baker, Paul Melba, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Paper Lace, George Carl, Roy Castle, Perry Como, Jack Parnell and his Orchestra. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Bernard Delfont. [47]
RVP47 10 November 1975 16 November 1975 London Palladium Des O' Connor Bruce Forsyth, KwaZulu, Kris Kemo, Dad's Army, Count Basie Orchestra, Larry Parker, Michael Crawford and the cast of Billy, Dukes and Lee, Ruth Welting, Telly Savalas, Charles Aznavour, Rhos Male Voice Choir, Harry Secombe, Vera Lynn. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bruce Forsyth. [48]
RVP48 15 November 1976 15 November 1976 London Palladium Bernard Delfont Lionel Blair, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Los Reales Del Paraguay, Roger De Courcey, Lena Zavaroni, Arthur Mitchell, Gilbert Bécaud, Tom O'Connor, Dawson Chance, Wayne King, Mike Yarwood, Shirley Bassey. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Max Bygraves. The first Royal Variety Performance to be televised live. [49]
RVP49 21 November 1977 29 November 1977 London Palladium Bernard Delfont Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Paul Anka, Pam Ayres, Harry Belafonte, Brotherhood of Man, Tommy Cooper, Alan King, Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, John Williams, Little and Large, Shirley MacLaine, Jim Henson's Muppets, Rudolf Nureyev, Jack Parnell. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Lew Grade and Bob Hope. The Silver Jubilee Royal Variety Gala. [50]
RVP50 13 November 1978 13 November 1978 London Palladium David Jacobs Arthur Askey, Lionel Blair, Leslie Crowther, Bobby Crush, Charlie Drake, Cyril Fletcher, Rolf Harris, John Inman, David Nixon, Beverley Sisters, Marti Caine, Wendy Craig, Sandra Dickinson, Esther Rantzen, Dilys Watling, June Whitfield, Pepe and his friends, Paul Daniels, Harry Secombe, The King Sisters, Mary O'Hara, Showaddywaddy, Danny La Rue, The Krankies, Andy Stewart, Moira Anderson, Scottish Ballet, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Max Bygraves, The Kaye Sisters, The Nolan Sisters, Anne Shelton, Wayne Sleep, Lesley Collier, Diane Langton, Max Boyce, Gracie Fields. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Bernard Delfont and Louis Benjamin. [51]
RVP51 10 November 1979 2 December 1979 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Elaine Stritch, Jim Davidson, James Galway, Red Buttons, Ned Sherrin, Millicent Martin, David Kernan, Julia McKenzie, Marti Caine, Elisabeth Welch, Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket, Noel Edmonds, Amii Stewart, Boney M., Bill Haley & His Comets, Bernie Clifton, Vladimir Vasiliev and Ekaterina Maximova, Pas de deux, Les Dawson, Yul Brynner, Carol Channing and Virginia McKenna. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Louis Benjamin. Carol Channing was not listed in the program, nor is she listed on the EABF website, however her presence is verified by video of the program posted to YouTube. [52]
RVP52 17 November 1980 23 November 1980 London Palladium The Joe Loss Orchestra, Una Stubbs and Lionel Blair, Roy Hudd, Arthur Askey, Chesney Allen and Billy Dainty, Charlie Chester, Charlie Drake, Arthur English, Cyril Fletcher, Richard Murdoch, Sandy Powell, Tommy Trinder, Ben Warriss, Paul Squires, Bruce Forsyth, Grace Kennedy, Sheena Easton, Rowan Atkinson, Wall Street Crash, Harry Worth, Cleo Laine, Henry Mancini, Peggy Lee, Victor Borge, Aretha Franklin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Larry Hagman, Danny Kaye. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Louis Benjamin. [53]
RVP53 17 November 1981 29 November 1981
ATV
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Andrew Lloyd Webber Shaw Taylor (Television Presentation), Robert Hardy (Introduction), Thais Clark, Vernel Bagneris, Ylvia Williams, Topsy Chapman, Patti Boulaye, Pearly Gates, Precious Wilson, The Clark Brothers, Kenny Lynch, Jim Davidson, Lenny Henry, Patrick Moore, Itzhak Perlman, John Inman, Henry Cooper, Tim Rice, Lonnie Donegan, Marty Wilde, Acker Bilk, The Searchers, Donovan, Lulu, Mike Yarwood, Suzanne Danielle, Alvin Stardust, Adam & The Ants, The Shadows, Cliff Richard, Cambridge Buskers, Anita Harris, Jimmy Tarbuck, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephanie Lawrence, Julian Lloyd Webber, Elaine Paige, Leslie Caron, Mireille Mathieu, Moulin Rouge Can-Can Dancers. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Presented by Joe Black. [54]
RVP54 8 November 1982 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Richard Harris, Chris Power and Howard Keel, Helen Gelzer, Anna Dawson, Tony Adams, The Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate King, Roy Hudd, Christopher Timothy, Louis Benjamin, Peter Glaze, Tommy Godfrey, Billy Gray, Lesley Collier, David Wall, Richard Stilgoe, Don Smoothey, Ami McDonald, Ruth Madoc, Isla St Clair, Kenneth Connor, Leslie Crowther, Billy Dainty, John Inman, Pete Murray, Bernie Winters, Karen Kay, Suzanne Danielle, Joyce Blair, John Hanson, Gloria Hunniford, Jan Leeming, Esther Rantzen, Vince Hill, Diane Langton, Lorna Dallas, Dennis Waterman, Liz Robertson, Topol, Wall Street Crash, Anton Rodgers, Bonnie Langford, Sylvester McCoy, Michael Praed, Chris Langham, Peter Skellern, James Casey, Roy Castle, Eli Woods, George Cole, Pamela Stephenson, Tim Curry, Sheena Easton, Moira Anderson, Bucks Fizz, Victor Spinetti, Amanda Redman, Robert Longden, Jack Jones, Angela Rippon, Millicent Martin, Ethel Merman. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Joe Black. [55]
RVP55 7 November 1983 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Scott Sherrin, Gillian Gregory, Gene Kelly, Royal Ballet School, Bonnie Langford, The Frank and Kay Mercer Latin American Formation Team, The Jukebox Company, Steve Merritt, Michael Barrymore, Wayne Sleep, Graham Fletcher, Fred Evans, Tony Kemp, Sarah Kennedy, Billy Dainty, Monica Mason, Merle Park and David Wall, Kelly Monteith, Sheila White, Grace Kennedy, Clarke Peters, Finola Hughes, The Roly Polys, Paul Henry, Sheila O'Neill, Gemma Craven, James Smillie, Julia McKenzie, Twiggy, Tommy Tune, Diana Moran, The British Amateur Gymnastics Team, Rock Steady Crew, George Carl, The Dancin' Company, Natalia Makarova, Anthony Dowell. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Presented by Joe Black. [56]
RVP56 19 November 1984 Victoria Palace Theatre Leslie Crowther, Billy Dainty, Paul Nicholas, Bernie Winters, Jimmy Cricket, The Dancers, Mr Magoo, Brian Andro, Stuart Fell, The Acrobats, Anthony Gatto, Keith Harris, Denis Norden, The Bell Ringers, Les Dennis and Dustin Gee, Angharad Rees, Matthew Kelly, Charlie Drake, Russell Grant, Frank Finlay, Simon Callow, Eileen Atkins, Jean Marsh, Harvey and the Wallbangers, Paul Eddington, The Tillers, Ronnie Corbett, On Your Toes, Roy Hudd, Terry Wogan, James Galway, Henry Mancini, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, David Jacobs, Howard Keel, Paul Daniels, Members of the cast of Me and My Girl. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Joe Black. [57]
RVP57 7 November 1985 1 December 1985 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Babes on Broadway, Show Boat, Gary Wilmot, The Screen Goddesses (Sarah Payne, Rula Lenska, Gloria Hunniford and Stephanie Lawrence), Louis Benjamin, Jean Simmons, Guys and Dolls (David Healy, Betsy Brantley and Norman Rossington), On the Town (Tim Flavin, Graham Fletcher, Peter Alex-Newton and Elisabeth Welch), Triplets (Michael Aspel, Jan Leeming, Russell Harty), 42nd Street (Philip Gould, Alice Faye, Roy Castle and Fred Evans), Doreen Wells and Tudor Davies, Ron Moody, Sarah Brightman, Norman Wisdom, Su Pollard, Joan Collins, Roni Page, Steve Devereaux, Celeste Holm and Paul Nicholas, Frankie Vaughan and Barbara King, Martin Shaw and Simon Bowman, Liz Robertson, Gigi (Beryl Reid, Amanda Waring, Geoffrey Burridge), Dennis Waterman and Maureen Lipman, José Carreras. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Rolf Harris. [58]
RVP58 24 November 1986 BBC1 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Peter Ustinov Alan Randall, Su Pollard and Ruth Madoc, Kit and The Widow, Marti Webb, Bob Monkhouse, Marti Caine, Angela Rippon, Petula Clark, Rory Bremner, Peking Opera, Victoria Wood, The Bluebells, Carolyn Pickles, Stéphane Grappelli, Nana Mouskouri, Victor Borge, Frank Carson, Valerie Masterson, Max Bygraves, Lulu, Michael Davis, Ronnie Corbett, Paul Nicholas, Lesley Collier, Stephen Jefferies, Peggy Spencer, Latin American Formation Team, Cyd Charisse, Simon Howe, Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Ken Dodd, Huddersfield Choral Society, Val Doonican, Gloria Hunniford, Aled Jones. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Rolf Harris. [59]
RVP59 23 November 1987 29 November 1987
LWT
London Palladium Anthony Newley Anthony Newley, The Alan Harding Dancers, Jessica Martin, Gary Wilmot, Peter Goodwright, Hilary O'Neil, Allan Stewart, Bernie Winters, Leslie Crowther, George Carl, Bobby Davro, Johnny Logan, Les Dawson, The Roly Polys, Danny La Rue, Dolores Gray, Cannon & Ball, Eartha Kitt, Richard Branson, Hale & Pace, James Galway, Jimmy Tarbuck, Kenny Lynch, Shirley Bassey, Five Star, Ronn Lucas, Les Misérables (Dudu Fisher, Kaho Shimada & Michael McGuire), Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Mel Tormé, George Shearing, Michael Barrymore, Sarah Brightman, Mike Yarwood, Johnnie Ray, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Secombe, Tom Jones. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by LWT. [60]
RVP60 24 November 1988 BBC1 London Palladium Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller, The Chongqing Troupe, Brian Conley, Kylie Minogue, The cast of Neighbours, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, Cliff Richard, the cast of Only Fools and Horses (David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Buster Merryfield), The cast of Bread, Jackie Mason, Julio Iglesias, Bananarama, a-ha, The Golden Girls, Bob Monkhouse, Russ Abbot, Bella Emberg, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by BBC Television. [61]
RVP61 20 November 1989 25 November 1989
ITV
London Palladium Sir John Mills Michael Ball, David Essex, Rosemarie Ford, Paul Nicholas, Lisa Waddingham, George Marshall, the cast of Coronation Street, Chris de Burgh, Nigel Kennedy, Freddie Starr, Melvyn Bragg, Frank Bruno, Harry Carpenter, David Frost, Hinge and Bracket, Diana Rigg, Selina Scott, Kenny Seagrove, Edward Woodward, Tina Turner, Northern Ballet Theatre, Elayne Boosler, Joe Longthorne, Julian Lloyd Webber, the cast of Folies Bergère, The Argentine Gauchos, Lance Burton, Jerry Lewis, Janet Jackson. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Bruce Forsyth. [62]
RVP62 19 July 1990 BBC1 London Palladium Sir John Gielgud Sir John Mills, Wayne Dobson, Janet Jackson, Sir John Gielgud, Lisa Maxwell, Hayley Mills, Lionel Blair, Jeffrey Holland, Angharad Rees, Christopher Cazenove, Robert Meadmore, Bonnie Langford, Anneka Rice, Mark Curry, Jonathon Morris, Anita Harris, Jill Gascoine, Band of the Grenadier Guards, Geraldine McEwan, Wayne Sleep, Stephen Fry, Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray, Marilyn Hill-Smith, Arthur Davies, James Galway, Bernie Winters, Leslie Crowther, Simon Cadell, Patricia Hodge, Robert Hardy, Dame Vera Lynn, Howard Keel, Willard White, Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Rowan Atkinson, Cliff Richard, Sir Richard Attenborough, Darcey Bussell, Irek Mukhamedov, Elaine Paige, Plácido Domingo. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. Billed as "A Royal Birthday Gala" to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen Mother. Presented by BBC Entertainment. [63]
RVP63 4 March 1991 30 November 1991
ITV
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane A full presentation of the West End musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Presented by Cameron Mackintosh. [64]
RVP64 7 December 1992 12 December 1992
BBC1
Dominion Theatre Leslie Caron The cast of Cats, Kiki Dee with Ria Jones, Jacqui Scott, Philip Gould, Paul Gyngell, Brian Conley, Phillip Schofield and the children of Ocklynge Junior School & Kentwood Junior School Choirs, Reva Rice and Lon Satton, Jimmy Tarbuck, Chinese State Circus, Chris Tarrant, Gloria Estefan, Steve Coogan, Jim Bailey, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, Barry Manilow, Michael Ball, London Community Gospel Choir, Jim Tavaré, The Nigel Kennedy Ensemble, Sharon Gless, Mike Michaels, Tim Rice, Montserrat Caballé, Rita Rudner, Tom Conti, Bolshoi Ballet with Yuri Klevtsov and Nadezhda Gracheva, Gloria Hunniford, Michael Crawford with the London Choral Society. Held in the presence of The Prince and Princess of Wales. Presented by BBC Entertainment. [65]
RVP65 15 November 1993 20 November 1993
ITV
Dominion Theatre Rolf Harris Grease with Craig McLachlan and Debbie Gibson, Cilla Black, Frank Carson, Jim Henson's Muppets, Right Said Fred, Lesley Garrett, Brian Conley, Simon Drake, Grigorovich Ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre, Bee Gees, Forever Plaid, Bradley Walsh, Darren Day, Joe Pasquale, Lulu, Pickwick with Sir Harry Secombe and Roy Castle, Michael Barrymore, London Community Gospel Choir. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Cilla Black for ITV. [66]
RVP66 28 November 1994 3 December 1994
BBC1
Dominion Theatre Cilla Black Bruce Forsyth, Ria Jones, Laine Theatre Arts Dancers, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts Choir, Ronnie Corbett, The Passing Zone, Lulu, Billy Pearce, the cast of Oliver!, Dame Shirley Bassey, Gary Wilmot, Jim Tavare, Gareth Rowan, Clive Anderson, Angela Gheorghiu, Viviana Durante and Zoltan Solymosi, Frank Skinner, Tony Bennett, Terry Wogan, the cast of Riverdance, Take That. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales. Presented by Brian Conley. [67]
RVP67 20 November 1995 25 November 1995
ITV
Dominion Theatre Bruce Forsyth Carol Kenyon, Bruce Forsyth, Allan Stewart, Robson & Jerome, The Pendragons, Mack & Mabel, Alistair McGowan, Marvin Hamlisch, Bob Downe, Elaine Paige, Cirque du Soleil, Hale and Pace, the cast of Riverdance, Joe Pasquale, Jolson - Brian Conley, Cliff Richard. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Presented by Des O Connor. [68]
RVP68 28 October 1996 10 November 1996
BBC1
Dominion Theatre Des O'Connor Bob Monkhouse, Moscow State Circus, David Strassman, Eternal, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson, Robson & Jerome, Steve Coogan, Victor Borge, Joaquín Cortés, Brian Conley, Jim Davidson, Vik and Fabrini, Darcey Bussell and Jonathon Cope, Joan Rivers, Martin Guerre, Jackie Mason, Tom Jones, the cast of The Brittas Empire. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales. Presented by Brian Conley. [69]
RVP69 1 December 1997 6 December 1997
ITV
Victoria Palace Theatre Des O'Connor Chicago featuring Ruthie Henshall, Henry Goodman, Ute Lemper and Nigel Planer, Joe Pasquale, Enya, Barbara Cook and Michael Ball, Darius Matthews and Daddy's Little Princess, Jonathan Ross, Andy Leach, Stephen Mulhern, Alan Brazil & the Four Poster Beds, Andy Ford, Lydia Griffiths, Vladimir, Fame – The Musical, Dr Trevor James, Andi Peters, Spice Girls, Aleggria House Troupe, Harry Hill, Michael Bolton, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake featuring Adam Cooper and Scott Ambler, Jim Davidson, Celine Dion. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Ernie Wise. [70]
RVP70 28 October 1998 20 December 1998
BBC One
Lyceum Theatre Paulette Ivory, Laine Theatre Arts Dancers, Lily Savage, B*Witched, Peter Kay, Ulrika Jonsson, Eclipse, Oklahoma!, Jim Tavaré, Martine McCutcheon, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Barry Manilow, Annie - the Musical, Phil Cool, Boyzone, Rambert Dance Company, Ennio Marchetto, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu, Stomp, Spice Girls. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales. Presented by Brian Conley. [71]
RVP71 1 December 1999 4 December 1999
ITV
Birmingham Hippodrome Brian Conley The Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Jean Butler and Colin Dunne, The Corrs, Steps, Bradley Walsh, Billy Geraghty, Paul Zerdin, Charlotte Church, Ed Byrne, Westlife, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ken Dodd, The Shaolin Monks, Terry Alderton, Andrea Bocelli, LeAnn Rimes, Nigel Parkinson, Barry Manilow, Cliff Richard. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Presented by Joe Pasquale for ITV. [72]
RVP72 5 December 2000 17 December 2000
BBC One
Dominion Theatre Ben Elton Hey Pachuco - Martin Crewes and the RVP Dancers, Jane McDonald, Ben Elton, Kylie Minogue, Blast! (musical), Jane Horrocks, Julian Clary, Martin Clunes, Omagh Community youth choir, Mark Williams, Cirque du Soleil, Tim Vine, Ronan Keating, The King and I, Elaine Paige, Notre Dame de Paris, Ronnie Corbett, Dame Shirley Bassey, African Footprint, Richard Stilgoe and Peter Skellern, Star for a Night - Celestine Walcott-Gordon, Bryn Terfel, Dominic Holland, Lionel Richie, The Beautiful Game, Westlife. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales. Presented by Brian Conley. [73]
RVP73 26 November 2001 28 November 2001
ITV
Dominion Theatre Julian Clary, Hear'Say, Jethro, Cher, Anatoliy Zalevsky, Adam Watkiss, Samantha Mumba, Vinnie Jones, Charlotte Church and Robert Meadmore, Alessandro Safina, Denise van Outen, Donny Osmond, Jon Culshaw, Craig David, The Full Monty, Cirque du Soleil, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, The Corrs, Russell Watson, Jennifer Lopez, Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Jackie Mason, Elton John. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. Presented by Granada Television for ITV. [74]
RVP74 2 December 2002 15 December 2002
BBC One
Apollo Theatre Bond the legend, Will Young, Liberty X, Paul Zerdin, Brian Conley, Stomp, Men in Coats, Diana Krall and Natalie Cole, Bombay Dreams, Jimmy Carr, Kylie Minogue, Our House, Lee Mack, Elaine Stritch, Contact, Omid Djalili, Enrique Iglesias, Bob Monkhouse, Gareth Gates, Ronan Keating, Anastacia. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales. Presented by Shania Twain. [75]
RVP75 24 November 2003 26 November 2003
ITV
Edinburgh Festival Theatre Cat Deeley Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, Scottish Power Pipe Band, The Drambuie Kirklston Pipe Band, Laine Theatre Arts Dancers, Flur na H-alba, Rachel Stevens, Ronnie Corbett, Daniel Bedingfield, The Oriental Swan (Hua Wong, Chen Wen and Wen Xiaoyan), Busted, Danny Bhoy, Hayley Westenra, Donny Osmond, Gloria Estefan, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Jamie Cullum, Katie Melua, Cirque du Soleil, Westlife, Luciano Pavarotti. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. The performance was televised later and was produced by Granada Television for ITV by Jeff Thacker (Producer), Stuart McDonald (Director), Trevor Brown (Musical Director), and Keith Lascelles (Production Manager). The first Royal Variety Performance to be held in Scotland. [76]
RVP76 14 December 2004 BBC One London Coliseum Shane Richie Shane Richie, Natasha Kaplinsky, Funny Girls, Jamelia, Jimmy Carr, Brian McFadden and Delta Goodrem, Round the Horne Revisited, Girls Aloud, The Producers, Josh Groban, Ennio Marchetto, Michael Bublé, Lemar, Elton John, Billy Elliot the Musical, Dara Ó Briain, Royal Variety Dancers and Capital Voices, Denise van Outen, David Omer and Yamil Borges, Will Smith, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Gwen Stefani, Liza Minnelli, English National Opera, Cliff Richard. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales. Presented by Brian Conley. [77]
RVP77 21 November 2005 11 December 2005
ITV
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Michael Parkinson and Sharon Osbourne "Seventy-six Trombones" led by Bradley Walsh, Blue Man Group, Katherine Jenkins, Catherine Tate, Charlotte Church, David Walliams, Guys and Dolls, The Skating Willers, Il Divo, Alan Carr, Will Young, Funny Girls, Andre Portasio, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, Nicola Benedetti, Tomasz Reichelt, Caesar Twins, Dave Spikey, McFly, Andrea Bocelli and Bryn Terfel, Dame Shirley Bassey. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Joe Pasquale for ITV. [78]
RVP78 4 December 2006 12 December 2006
BBC One
London Coliseum John Barrowman with The Puppini Sisters and Capital Voices, the cast of Spamalot, Omid Djalili, the cast of The Sound of Music, Sugababes, Meat Loaf, Jamelia, David and Dania, Jason Byrne, Take That, the cast of Wicked, Barry Manilow, the cast of Avenue Q, James Morrison, Jump, Ken Dodd, Rod Stewart, Michael McIntyre. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Presented By Sharon Osbourne. [79]
RVP79 3 December 2007 9 December 2007
ITV
Liverpool Empire Theatre Phillip Schofield and Kate Thornton The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band, Seal, Viva la Diva (Katherine Jenkins and Darcey Bussell), Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Enrique Iglesias, Big Howard, Little Howard, the cast of Hairspray, James Blunt, Russell Brand, English National Ballet, Raymond Crowe, David Jordan, MOMIX - The White Widow, Paul Potts, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Bon Jovi, Lang Lang, Kanye West, Joan Rivers, Dany Daniel & Edina, Teatro, Stephen K. Amos, Philip Achille, Jimmy Tarbuck, Natasha Day. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. The performance was televised on 9 December and was produced for ITV by Executive Producer Sue Andrews and Mark Wells, Producer Glen Middleham and Director Simon Staffurth. [80]
RVP80 11 December 2008 17 December 2008
BBC One
London Palladium Tess Daly, Graham Norton, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emma Bunton, Mathew Horne, James Corden, Tom Daley, Myleene Klass, Jimmy Tarbuck, Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Josh Hartnett, Rebecca Adlington, Brendan Fraser, Christine Bleakley, Adrian Chiles, Connie Fisher, John Barrowman, Pete Waterman, Nicki Chapman, Neil Fox and Peter Kay Jimmy Carr, Brian May and Kerry Ellis, John Barrowman, Josh Groban, Leona Lewis, Rhod Gilbert, Rihanna, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Armstrong and Miller, The Pussycat Dolls, Naturally 7, Duffy, Take That, Only Men Aloud!, George Sampson, Michael McIntyre, Geraldine McQueen, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, the West End casts of Jersey Boys, La Cage Aux Folles, The Lion King and Zorro. 80th Anniversary - held in the presence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The performance was televised on 17 December and was produced for the BBC by Executive Producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt, Senior Producer Dominic Smith and Producer Helen Tumbridge. [81]
RVP81 7 December 2009 16 December 2009
ITV
Opera House Theatre, Blackpool Peter Kay Michael Bublé, Alexandra Burke, Hal Cruttenden, Miley Cyrus, Diversity, Adam Hills, Lady Gaga, Bob Golding as Eric Morecambe, Roy Walker[1] Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Katherine Jenkins, Paddy McGuinness, Jason Manford, Pilobolus featuring the music of David Poe, Mika, Bette Midler accompanied by Jake Shimabukuro, André Rieu, Faryl Smith and The Soldiers, Paul Zerdin, the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band, the cast of Sister Act the Musical, with Whoopi Goldberg and the cast of Here Come the Girls (Anastacia, Lulu and Chaka Khan). Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. The first Royal Variety Performance to be staged in Blackpool since 1955.[2] Ticket sales had to be suspended early due to overwhelming demand. [82]
RVP82 9 December 2010 16 December 2010
BBC One
London Palladium Michael McIntyre Adele, John Bishop, Susan Boyle, Chelsea Pensioners, Cheryl Cole, Jamie Cullum & Rumer, Ray Davies & Paloma Faith, Micky Flanagan, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Kylie Minogue, N-Dubz, Spelbound, Take That, Russell Watson & The Royal Ballet, Daniel Whiston, Jack Whitehall and the casts of Les Misérables and The Wizard of Oz. Tickets sold out. Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. [83]
RVP83 5 December 2011 14 December 2011
ITV
The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester Peter Kay Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Cee Lo Green, Jason Manford, Pixie Lott, Jai McDowall, Leona Lewis, Hayley Westenra, Penn & Teller, Nicole Scherzinger, Greg Davies, Jimeoin, Tim Minchin, David Garrett, Omid Djalili, Sam Wills (as The Boy With Tape on his Face), Ramin Karimloo, Simon Bowman, John Owen-Jones, and Il Divo. Held in the presence of The Princess Royal. First ever staging at The Lowry Theatre. [84][85]
RVP84 19 November 2012 3 December 2012
ITV
Royal Albert Hall David Walliams Robbie Williams, Heather Headley, Kylie Minogue, Bruce Forsyth, Girls Aloud, Rod Stewart, One Direction, Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Neil Diamond, Ashleigh and Pudsey, Rhod Gilbert, Bill Bailey, Jimmy Tarbuck, Ronnie Corbett, and Matilda the Musical. Held in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. First time held at the Royal Albert Hall and the largest audience ever for a Royal Variety. [86]
RVP85 25 November 2013 9 December 2013
ITV
London Palladium John Bishop Olly Murs, Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Attraction, Dame Edna Everage, the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical, Bryn Terfel, Jessie J, Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Carr, Torvill and Dean, Chas & Dave, the cast of I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical, Caro Emerald, Flavia Cacace, Gareth Malone & Voices, Hal Cruttenden, Jason Byrne, John Newman, Rizzle Kicks, Seann Walsh and the cast of Stephen Ward the Musical Held in the presence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. [87]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Although both Bob Golding and Roy Walker performed, neither act was shown on the subsequent televised show
  2. ^ "Royal Variety Performance 2009". Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 

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