Award-winning entertainer, actor and presenter, Bradley Walsh hosted this year’s Royal Variety Performance at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.
The event feature featured a night of spectacular entertainment, showcasing international stars, world-class theatre, sensational singers and hilarious comedy acts.
Watch The Royal Variety Performance 2023 online
- Release date: 17 December 2023
- Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Country restrictions: Currently available in the UK only
As ever, the Royal Variety provided an audience with Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel of Sweden.
The headline act of the 2023 Royal Variety Performance was the multi-award-winning, legendary superstar Cher. Cher graced the stage with a performance from her new Christmas album, adding a festive flair to the evening.
Celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Disney Theatrical presented an extraordinary medley, featuring performances from the casts of iconic shows like The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin, Hercules and Beauty & The Beast.
The lineup included an array of music stars: pop-rock band McFly, celebrating their 20th Anniversary; Rick Astley, a Glastonbury favourite; pop sensation Zara Larsson; Paloma Faith with her latest single; and the phenomenal Hannah Waddingham, accompanied by the ENO chorus.
A highlight of the evening was a collaboration between world-class pianist Lang Lang and the 14-year-old prodigy Lucy, winner of Channel 4’s The Piano. Melanie C was also there, performing a special tribute to theatre producer Bill Kenwright.
Other performances included the cast of the new West End musical The Little Big Things, the West End casts from Crazy For You, Beverley Knight with the cast of Sister Act, the Argentinian dance troupe Malevo, Derren Brown’s Unbelievable and Britain’s Got Talent winner Viggo Venn, introduced by Simon Cowell. Stand-up comedy was represented by Tom Allen, Rosie Jones, Ellie Taylor and Simon Brodkin.
The National Anthem was led by The Fanfare Trumpeters of The Band of the Welsh Guards, accompanied by the National Youth Choir.
The Royal Variety Performance was staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, supporting those in the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.