The production will take the audience on a gallop through history, from Elizabeth I to the present day.
With moments of humour, great theatricality, pomp and pageantry, this will be a spectacle like none other. Leading the narrative will be The Queen’s Players, a group of actors and artists especially brought together for the event and based on the travelling players of the Elizabethan period. With well-known actors and presenters a part of the troupe, the audience will be in safe hands as the show unfurls.
The Celebration will see more than 500 horses and 1000 performers create a 90-minute piece of spellbinding arena theatre that will include actors and artists, musicians, international military displays from the Commonwealth, Europe and our own Armed Forces, dancers and global equestrian displays.
Music will be arranged and composed for the National Symphony Orchestra by Debbie Wiseman OBE, who has topped the Classical Charts with her album Kings and Queens.
The Production is the fourth in a series of events hosted by Royal Windsor Horse Show which have covered the Golden Jubilee, the Diamond Jubilee and The Queen’s 90th Birthday, for which the same production company won a BAFTA.
Full information about the Show will be available in late autumn.
Well-known actors, artists and broadcasters perform each night and the music will be played live by a 60-piece orchestra, over 90 minutes and all beneath the lit ramparts of Windsor Castle.
It will be light-hearted, respectful and, above all, a joyful show. The gallop through the story of Great Britain and the world will narrate history over five centuries and the Kings, Queens, significant events and the colourful people along the way. Above all, it will be a signal tribute to a monarch who means so much, to so many people all over the world.
The host of The Platinum Jubilee Celebration is the 79-year-old Royal Windsor Horse Show, which Her Majesty has attended every year since 1943.
In 2012, the same arena staged The Diamond Jubilee Pageant and in 2016 it staged The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.