Hannah Waddingham withdraws from hosting prom at the Royal Albert Hall

Hannah Waddingham will no longer present the Fantasy, Myths and Legends Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, broadcast on the BBC tonight.

Renowned Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Hannah Waddingham, was due to take the stage to present an enchanting evening filled with orchestral masterpieces drawn from the realms of film, television, and gaming.

However due to the ongoing Screen Actors Guild strike, Hannah Waddingham will no longer be hosting. The show will continue as normal.

The captivating repertoire includes iconic titles such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and World of Warcraft. Leading the orchestral enchantment will be the BBC Concert Orchestra, under the baton of their newly appointed Chief Conductor, Anna-Maria Helsing. Joining this magical journey will be Mezzo Soprano Felicity Buckland and The Huddersfield Choral Society.

This mesmerizing Promenade concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and available on Sounds for 30 days.

You’ll also be able to watch on TV with an edited rendition scheduled to to air on Saturday, 2 September at 7:50PM. You can also watch online via BBC iPlayer.

On first being announced, Hannah Waddingham said previously: “I am thrilled to be back at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall after hosting the 2023 Olivier awards here earlier in the year. Having performed at the Proms before, and having played Septa Unella in Game of Thrones I cannot wait to present a programme of some of the most-loved music from the fantasy genre. It’s going to be magical!”

Hannah Waddingham’s previous appearance at the BBC Proms was in 2016 when she serenaded audiences with excerpts from Kiss Me Kate and The Boys from Syracuse alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra. The concert celebrated the finest musical compositions inspired by the timeless works of Shakespeare, both on stage and screen.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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