More than 500 horses will feature in a special celebration held in the private grounds of Windsor Castle to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Tickets for the celebration, which will take place from 12-15 May next year, go on sale at 12pm today (Wednesday 22 September).

The production will take the audience on a ‘gallop through history’, from Elizabeth I to the present day. 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.

There will be over 1,000 performers taking part in a 90-minute piece of theatre, including actors and artists, musicians, international military displays from the Commonwealth and Europe, British Armed Forces, dancers and global equestrian displays.

Music will be arranged and composed for the National Symphony Orchestra by Debbie Wiseman OBE, who recently topped the Classical Charts with her album Kings and Queens.

“Without giving too much away at this early stage, we have secured some of the best equestrian, military and musical displays from here and around the world to feature in this huge production. We are also very excited by The Queen’s Players and have had indications of commitment from some great names, that we will release in the near future,” said Simon Brooks-Ward, the celebration’s director and producer.

The performance will take place to a live audience of over 5,000 on all four nights and be broadcasted on ITV on Sunday 15 May.

“It is a real honour to be the home of this Platinum Jubilee Celebration as we bring this unique production to ITV and ITV Hub,” said Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV. “We know the audience is going to see something very special as we host what is certain to be a memorable gala event.”

The show takes place in the same arena used by Royal Windsor Horse Show during the day and is the fourth in a series of events at the same venue that have marked significant moments in the life of HM The Queen, including The Golden Jubilee Pageant, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant and The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, which won a BAFTA for the Best Live Event in 2016.

The latter raised £1.2 million for military, Commonwealth and equestrian charities, patronised by Her Majesty. It is hope the 2022 celebration will surpass this figure.

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