Alfie to top bill at Proms night

Alfie Boe
Alfie Boe

IT’S time to Bring Him Home!

Fleetwood’s West End superstar Alfie Boe will return to the Fylde coast to headline next year’s Last Night of the Proms event on Lytham Green.

The tenor, best-known for his starring role as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, will headline the event on Saturday, August 4, following on from the huge success of Katherine Jenkins this summer.

A spokesman for Proms’ organisers Cuffe & Taylor said: “We put a lot of love and attention into who the local people would want to see, before we set upon our quest to secure world-class artists.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing Alfie Boe to his neighbouring home town, for a spectacular evening.

“Lytham Proms is growing year-upon-year, and 2012 is already promising to be a great weekend of music.

“Until now the headline acts have been fantastic female artists, but now we feel it is time for the male artists to shine, and who better than a local musical sensation like Alfie.”

Following the success of his appearance in the Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert, Alfie – a former TVR car worker – has continued to play the lead role of Jean Valjean at the Queens Theatre, in the West End, London.

The encore from the show, “Bring Him Home”, then became Alfie’s signature piece.

His new album “Alfie”, is released later this month.

n Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, through Ticketline. For one week only they are at a discount price of £32.50.

You can buy them by visiting www.ticketline.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991.

Cuffe & Taylor is now securing artists for the rest of the Proms weekend and hope to reveal more names before Christmas.