The London Palladium rolled out its red carpet on Monday 18 November for the recording of this year’s Royal Variety Performance. Gravity Media was onsite at the venue, supporting ITV with an EVS record solution, backed up with Harding FPA for compliance.
Comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan took the helm, marking the first time in 11 years that more than one person has presented the show. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honour, and the evening included performances from Lewis Capaldi, Robbie Williams and the cast of Mary Poppins.
Since its inception in 1960, the Royal Variety Performance has been watched by over 150 million people worldwide, making it the most successful and longest-running entertainment show in the world. The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, raising money to support hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health or hard times.
This year’s show will be broadcast in December.