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A Royal Variety performance

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AnninGlos Report 5 Dec 2012 10:16

Use your imagination. The latest one, some liked and some didn't, some found it boring. If you had to put together a Royal Variety Performance in front of Her Majesty the Queen, who would you have in it.?

You'd need at least two comperes and about 12-15 mixed acts. To make it more realistic, use living performers.


AnnCardiff Report 5 Dec 2012 11:15

living performers - so that's Brucie out of the picture then :-D :-D


PollyinBrum Report 5 Dec 2012 11:39

AnnC I am am just signing off to go to lunch with the ladies from my keep-fit class I am laughing so much I will have to share this ...

Hugs to you dear Ann for making me laugh :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 5 Dec 2012 11:43

So no ideas then? Not meant to be a thread to knock the present performers and comperes, just wondered if you could do better.


AnninGlos Report 5 Dec 2012 15:20

Well I tried!!!


PricklyHolly Report 5 Dec 2012 15:45

It's a good idea..........i just haven't got time to think about it at the moment.

I'm deffo having Brucie though!!



PricklyHolly Report 5 Dec 2012 15:47

and...............Take That.



AnnCardiff Report 5 Dec 2012 16:01

still thinking Ann X


ButtercupFields Report 5 Dec 2012 16:15

Presenters: Peter Kaye and Kenneth Branagh


AnninGlos Report 5 Dec 2012 16:30

OK I have had a go, putting me money where me mouth is.

Sir Terry Wogan
Graham Norton

Joe McEldery

Anton du Beke and Erin Boag
Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace
Strictly ballroom including the Argentinian Tango

Faryl Smith

Michael Macintyre

Only Men Aloud

The Military Wives Choir

Jonathan and Charlotte

John Bishop

Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Evelyn Glennie Percussionist

Royal Marine band drummers

Sir Tom Jones


JustJohn Report 5 Dec 2012 17:24

This performance is for the benefit of HM, not the public.

So I hope HM will read these ideas and comment herself.

I would have thought that her favourites would be entertainers she has given high honours to.

Dame Shirley, Sir Brucie, Lord Dickie, Dame Vera, Prince Philip, Sir Gary Barlow........ :-D ;-)


AnninGlos Report 5 Dec 2012 17:35

OK John, then come up with a programme.


JustJohn Report 5 Dec 2012 18:40


Lord Attenborough, more titles than HRH
James Davidson, OBE


Wyn Calvin, MBE (panto dame)
Sir Bruce Forsyth, CBE (dancer)
Sir Thomas Woodward, OBE (singer)
Dame Vera Lynn (acrobat)
Petula Clark. CBE (still very nice)

Is that enough, Ann? Programme shaping up well, I think :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 5 Dec 2012 18:47

Ann, I've been trying to think ( lol) but not come up with anything as yet, however I went to google to see what performers were in their 'heyday' when the Queen was young ...thinking along the lines of that we all have favourites from our youth and a 'revival' of some of those acts by younger artistes might be nice ( for example I remember my mum saying she and a friend went to see Jack Buchanan and Jessie Matthews when they were in their late teens I believe).

In googling I came across quite by chance this very interesting site about where I was born :-) so thankyou!


JustJohn Report 5 Dec 2012 18:56

Rose That is a good thought. Webster Booth and Anna Ziegler could be revived by The Proclaimers, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers by Ashleigh and Pudsey. Gracie Fields by Charlotte Church.

Mind is now racing with ideas :-D


PricklyHolly Report 5 Dec 2012 19:06

I'm still finking!!



Cooper Report 5 Dec 2012 19:50

Right here goes :-D


Dame Edna Emerge
Rob Brydon


Joules Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Band


Peter Kaye


Sir Brucie

Brian May and Roger Taylor


The Horrible Histories gang (good for the younger viewers)

The cast of the loin king

Susan Boyle



AnnCardiff Report 5 Dec 2012 20:15

the loin king and Edna Emerge - is this some king of alternative comedy you've got going here? mind, second thoughts the loin king sounds quite interesting :-D

I'm thinking

Comperes - Paul Merton and Claudia Winkleman


Peter Kaye
Catherine Tate
Only Men Aloud
Kevin Briggs
Gavin and Stacey sketch
Flavia and Vincent - Argentine Tango
Susan Boyle
Excerpt from Les Miserables
Abba tribute
Alfie Boe
Tom Jones
Pendyrus Male Choir


AnnCardiff Report 5 Dec 2012 20:16

do not want

Katherine sugarsweet Jenkins
Michael nauseating McIntyre


PricklyHolly Report 5 Dec 2012 20:20

I am online shopping............. :-S :-S :-S

I will be back>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>