Tickets for the “All the Queen’s Horses” extravaganza in May are selling fast, with the Saturday night show sold out

The equestrian world is getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee with what’s being billed as “Britain’s biggest outdoor theatrical performance” of the year.

On three nights from 16 May, 1,000 horses and 2,000 performers will put on a theatrical display against the back-drop of a floodlit Windsor Castle.

The Saturday night performance is already sold out, so people wishing to attend the show on other nights should book their tickets soon.

The organisers say the event is “more Broadway than horse show“.

“The show will celebrate the Queen’s involvement with horses over the 50 years of her reign, ” said spokeswoman for the organisers, Candy Burnyeat.”The highlight will be the Gold State Coach which was used in the 1953 Coronation.”

The event combines equestrian theatrical performance from a range of disciplines with film, music and fashion to take the audience through periods of the Queen’s reign.

Representatives of the Queen’s own horses will also be there.

The 12 acts of the extravaganza will be voiced by a cast of actors including Sir Derek Jacobi, Prunella Scales, Edward Woodward and Robert Hardy.

The show will be on BBC television on 2 June.

Tickets range in price from £35-£75 are available by calling (tel: 0870 121 5370) or visiting the website www.allthequeenshorses.co.uk

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