Aled Jones and Bradley Walsh are the latest stars set to appear in tribute to Dame Vera Lynn at the London Palladium for Forces’ Sweetheart’s 100th birthday…
The producers of 100: A Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn are delighted to announce that classical singing sensation Aled Jones MBE and Britain’s TV star Bradley Walsh are the latest and final names set to star in an exclusive show in honour of the Forces’ Sweetheart next month.
The all-star variety show, which will be held for one night only on Saturday, March 18 at the famous London Palladium, will tell the story of Dame Vera Lynn’s incredible career from when she started performing professionally at just seven years old, through the war years and right up to the current day.
Directed by the award-winning and royal approved Dougie Squires, and with all music performed by The Royal Air Force Squadronaires & Salon Orchestra of the RAF, the show features a whole host of respected celebrities from the stage, screen and musical industry.
Alongside Aled Jones and Bradley Walsh, artistes include Russell Watson, Alexander Armstrong, Anthony Andrews, Simon Callow, Wayne Sleep, Brian Blessed OBE, Alan Titchmarsh MBE, Dame Esther Rantzen, Sir Tim Rice, Anne Reid MBE, Pam St Clement, Su Pollard, Blake, Hayley Westenra, Anita Harris, Hannah Gordon, Bonnie Langford, Clare Teal, Una Stubbs, Allan Stewart and Beau Dermott (Matilda in the West End).
The Chelsea Pensioners, Pearlie Kings and Queens of London, Swingtime Sweethearts, 1960s Tiller Girls, Young and Second Generation Dancers, Maida Vale Singers and young performers from all over the UK are also set to appear in the tribute show for Dame Vera.
Tickets for the show start at £50 and are available from www.dameveralynn100.com. Proceeds will be donated to The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity which supports children with cerebral palsy and other motor-learning disabilities.
Dame Vera commented:
To have reached my hundredth year is in itself an achievement – with all the many memories that one collects over the years, the different places and the wonderful people one meets and the many, many fans from across the world who have supported me.
The show on March 18th will be a wonderful evening, as many of my dear friends from the business will be performing and I am delighted that it is helping to raise vital funds for my charity – The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity – which supports children with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties, a cause I have been involved with since 1955.
The Palladium holds very special memories for me, and I am thrilled that the Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra, The Squadronaires, will be there as my late husband was a founding member.”