SIR BRUCE FORSYTH Announces 'Bruce Live' Show at Royal Albert Hall - May 2012

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Thursday 3rd May 2012

23rd November 2011 - In the Spring of 2012, Sir Bruce Forsyth will have been working in show business for 70 years. To celebrate the occasion, he returns to the London stage for the first time in more than a decade in a spectacular one-off performance of comedy and music at The Royal Albert Hall.

Says Bruce “I can’t believe it’s been such a long time since I last did what I love best – working to a live theatre audience. It’s how I started and what I did for so many, many years. Television is great but for me as a performer nothing compares to a live theatre show.”

Bruce will be accompanied by an orchestra under the direction of Strictly Come Dancing’s Dave Arch and the show will feature songs from his critically acclaimed EMI album, “These Are My Favourites”.

Tickets are on sale now priced £30 - £65 (subject to booking fee) at or

Bruce Forsyth is one of the U.K.’s most loved and durable stars and has now been in showbusiness for eight decades! It is a career begun very young when, in the middle of World War Two, he left school and aged 14 began performing professionally billed as “Boy Bruce The Might Atom”. Sixteen years later in 1958, he became an “overnight” star when he was chosen to host “Sunday Night At The London Palladium” and for fifty years he has remained one of the most influential and popular performers on British television. In 1998 he was awarded the O.B.E., in 2006, the C.B.E. and in 2011 a Knighthood for his services to the entertainment industry. In 2008, as well as celebrating his 80th birthday, Bruce was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship, the highest accolade the Academy can bestow. In 2011 he presents Series 9 of Strictly Come Dancing and returns to his musical roots with the release of his album “(These are) My Favourites” on EMI.

Little Me (Original London Cast) 1964, Travelling Music Show 1978, One Man Show (Winter Garden New York & Huntington Hartford Los Angeles 1979), London Palladium numerous, plus extensive tours UK, New Zealand & Australia).

Star 1968 (with Julie Andrews), Can Heironymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness 1969, Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1971, The Seven Deadly Sins 1971, Pavlova 1984.

Series include: Sunday Night At The London Palladium 1958-63, Piccadilly Spectaculars, Bruce Forsyth Show (ATV), The Generation Game (BBC 1971-77 and 1990-94), Bruce’s Big Night (LWT 1978), Play Your Cards Right (LWT 1980-87, 1994-99) Slingers Day (Thames 1985-6), Hollywood Or Bust (Thames 1984), Hot Streak (ABC USA 1984), You Bet! (LWT 1987-89), Takeover Bid (BBC 1990-91), Bruce’s Guest Night (BBC 1992-93), Bruce’s Price Is Right (ITV 1994 - 00), Tonight At The London Palladium (ITV 2000), Didn’t They Do Well (BBC1 2004), Strictly Come Dancing BBC1 2004-
Numerous specials include: The Canterville Ghost, Bruce Meets The Girls, Bruce And More Girls, The Forsyth Follies, The Muppet Show, The Entertainers (with Rita Moreno), Sammy and Bruce (with Sammy Davis Jnr.), The Mating Season, Sunday Night At The London Palladium 70th Birthday Special, Bruce and Ronnie (with Ronnie Corbett) An Audience With Bruce Forsyth, Bruce Forsyth On Bruce Forsyth, Brucie Goes To China, Bruce Goes Dancing, Bruce On Vegas, Who Do You Think You Are and twelve Royal Variety Shows as compere or star.

Include: Daily Mirror National TV Award 1961, Variety Club Showbusiness Personality Of The Year 1975, TV Times Favourite Male TV Personality 1975, 1976 and 1977, The Sun TV Personality Of The Year 1976 and 1977, TV Times Favourite Game Show Host 1984, BBC TV Personality Of The Year 1991, British Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 1995, Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award 1997, Top Television Personality Radio Times 75th Anniversary readers award, 1998. Lifetime Achievement Award Comic Heritage 2002, BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award 2004, Loaded Laftas Lifetime Achievement 2006, BAFTA Fellowship 2008, Special Recognition National TV Awards 2011.