The Knights Of Music performed at The Royal Concert Hall Nottingham on Thursday 27th April 2017.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Phillip Schofield, the presenter of ITV’s This Morning programme hosted The Knights Of Music at the Royal Concert Hall last night, which celebrated the legendary Knights and Dames of the entertainment industry who have transformed the face of music, film and theatre.

The evening began with a band of very talented musicians playing a mash up of songs which introduced the cast of six singers, including producer Simon Schofield. With the evening off to a lively start, the crowd screamed to welcome the ‘Silver Fox’ to the stage.

With his charming and congenial manner, he introduced the songs of Sir Elton John as the singers danced their way through a medley of songs which included I’m Still Standing, Rocket Man, and Crocodile Rock before they finished this upbeat section with a delightful Circle Of Life.

To recognise Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice’s contribution to the music industry, Jesus Christ Superstar and Music Of The Night filled the auditorium, whilst Sophie Evans recalled her time playing Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz by paying homage to Dame Julie Andrews with an outstanding version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. My Favourite Things was brought to life with the superb piano playing by musical supervisor, James Harrison.

Other songs reflected the careers of Sir Rod Stewart, Sir George Martin and Dame Shirley Bassey before the audience were singing, clapping and even swaying to Sir Tom Jones’ Sex Bomb.

No tribute would have been complete without a nod to Les Miserables and singers, Liam Doyle, Andy Coxon, Laura Tebbutt and Emily Brooks did it proud with a medley that included the highlight of the show; On My Own and One More day which brought the first standing ovation of the evening.

Not to be outdone, Phillip Schofield performed Any Dream Will Do as well as Close Every Door from Joseph and even pulled on his multi coloured coat to the absolute delight of this appreciative crowd.

What this evening had shown was that we are surrounded by talent, not just by the writers of these memorable songs but by the cast who last night did them all, very proud.