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Barry Gibb & the Band - Royal Variety Event - London 06.12. 2016

 
David Williams has been announced as presenter of The Royal Variety Performance 2016.

The Comedian, actor and children’s author David Walliams is to host The Royal Variety Performance 2016 in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince Of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, from one of the most iconic and well loved live venues in the UK, the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.
David will introduce the legendary Barry Gibb and Sting, superstarsGary Barlow  and Robbie Williams, the award winning Sheridan Smith and Emeli Sandé, plus this years magical Britain’s Got Talent winner Lance Corporal Richard Jones.
The cast of The Beatles Cirque Du Soleil’s LOVE show will be flying in from Las Vegas for a special anniversary performance, there will also be sneak previews from the casts of Gershwin’s classic musical An American In Paris and Gary Barlow’s The Girls which both open in the West End early next year.
Diversity return to the stage where they first auditioned for BGT and there is comedy from Joe Lycett, Alan Davies and Rob Beckett.
 
 
 

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“New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones)”
Written by Barry and Robin Gibb (1967)
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