Supporting stars for the exclusive Last Night Of The Proms concert in Lytham have been announced, with Broadway and West End favourite John Owen-Jones joining headline star Alfie Boe.
Also set to appear at Lytham Hall on Sunday, August 28, alongside Lancashire’s acclaimed international singing sensation Alfie Boe, are pop harmony group Monroe and guitarist and singer Edward Rhodes.
John Owen-Jones appearance comes ahead of his sold-old Lowther Pavilion concert the following weekend, giving fans a chance to get a sneak preview ahead of the solo show.
Last Night of The Proms is presented by Lytham Festival directors Cuffe & Taylor and follows the success of their WonderHall festival last summer which saw £153,000 donated to the continued restoration of Lytham Hall from the Russell Watson Proms concert. All money raised from Alfie’s spectacular will also be gifted to the Grade 1 listed venue.
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Both Monroe and Edward Rhodes will be familiar to Lytham audiences, having been part of the town’s Christmas lights switch-on concert last year.
Vocal harmony trio Monroe are critically acclaimed singers who have performed worldwide, and have worked for the BBC, ITV and sung backing vocals for major artists.
Edward Rhodes is 16 years old and has recently completed his GCSEs. He lives in Kirkham and recently played Galileo in We Will Rock You at the Lowther Pavilion.
Peter Taylor said: “We are delighted to add these two talented acts to the bill for our 2022 Last Night Of The Proms concert at Lytham Hall. Monroe are captivating and powerful vocalists, while Edward is an exceptional young singer and guitarist.
“Bringing them together, alongside our headline artist Alfie Boe and special guest John Owen-Jones is very exciting, and it’s going to be a very special evening for everyone involved.”
Lytham Festival Presents Last Night of The Proms will be the first time Alfie has performed on the Lancashire coast since his sell-out Homecoming show at Fleetwood Town FC in 2018.
Speaking about his return, Alfie said: “I cannot wait to get back to perform on homeground. As a proud Lancastrian it will be very special for me and to stand in front of an audience which I am sure will have many familiar faces is just the icing on the cake.”
Alfie’s unmistakable voice has cemented him as Britain’s biggest selling and best loved vocalist of his generation.
A hugely successful recording artist, he has achieved two Number 1 albums and amassed multi-million, multi-platinum record sales. Alfie has conquered the world’s greatest stages and arenas from leading the cast of Les Misérables as Valjean in both the West End and Broadway, the 25th Anniversary Concert and most recently the London Staged Concert, to taking the lead role of Jimmy in The Who’s Classic Quadrophenia, while also wowing audiences in theatre performances including La Bohème, Finding Neverland and Carousel.
Alfie will be joined on the evening by special guest and fellow tenor John Owen-Jones. John too is famous for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in the West End and on Broadway – and still holds claim to being the youngest actor in history to have played the role. He has also played the title role in The Phantom of The Opera more than any other actor in the show’s West End history.
Lytham Hall is managed by the Heritage Trust for the North West and all profit from Last Night Of The Proms will be used for further restoration and projects at the heritage venue.
General manager Peter Anthony said: “We are absolutely thrilled Cuffe and Taylor are bringing yet another world-class artist to our fantastic Lytham Hall.
“The money raised by the Russell Watson concert was an incredible boost to enable our ongoing projects so to know we now have the benefit of an Alfie Boe concert to look forward to this summer is just wonderful.”
Lytham Festival Presents Last Night of The Proms is a picnic proms-style event.