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The 1999 Royal Variety Performance will be held at the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre with a galaxy of top British variety talent and international stars - the first time out of London for 40 years. The performance will be produced by London Weekend Television and will be shown on the ITV network in December. Birmingham Royal Ballet showcases an extract from Slaughter on 10th Avenue
, choreographed by David Bintley. From London's West End theatre there will be excerpts from the hit musicals, Disney's The Lion King, Great Balls of Fire
and Mamma Mia
. The performance will take place in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G.T.T..Performers Barry Manilow, Leann Rimes, The Corrs, Steps, Charlotte Church, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Conley, Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Ken Dodd, Jean Butler, Colin Dunne, Terry Alderton, Paul Zerdin.
Company Birmingham Royal Ballet. Choreographer David Bintley. Director Gavin Taylor. Music Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor Trevor Brown. Producer Martin G Baker (for the ITV Network). Producer Nigel Lythgoe (Excutive).
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