The Atkinson Commemorates D-Day 70 Years On

The Atkinson Commemorates D-Day 70 Years On

On Friday 6 June at 8pm The Atkinson marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day

This sell out show of the BBC Radio 2′s D-Day concert at The Royal Albert Hall will be streamed live to The Atkinson.

The D-Day operation during World War II was the largest amphibious invasion in world history and marked the beginning of the end of the war.

Hosts Jeremy Vine, Dermot O’Leary and Louise Minchin will re-tell the D-Day story alongside a cast of actors led by Patrick Stewart.

Katherine Jenkins will perform a virtual duet with Dame Vera Lynn.

Other performers include Beverley Knight, The Military Wives Choir and Seth Lakeman, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and musicians from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Artillery Band and Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.

‘D-Day 70 Years On’ – experience The Royal Albert Hall atmosphere at The Atkinson.

Support the service charities with profits donated to The Royal British Legion, SSAFA and SkillForce.

Tickets for D-Day 70 Years On are £10 and are on sale now and are available online at or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.





D-Day 70 Years On – Live from The Royal Albert Hall

Friday 6 June


Tickets: £10


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.




The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 |

About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.


Posted on 15 May 2014 under General news

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