Regent Street’s Christmas Lights Brought to Life by Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
On Sunday 16 November, the festive season officially begins as Take That’s Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald switch on the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb themed Christmas Lights on London’s world famous Regent Street.
London’s Heart Breakfast presenters Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton will host the event, and will be joined on stage by fellow Heart presenters including Mark Wright, Jason Donovan, Jenni Falconer, Toby Anstis and JK and Lucy.
The show will kick off at 4pm with live performances from the one of the UK’s biggest boy bands Union J, stunning singer/songwriter Jessie Ware, plus the West End smash hit musical The Jersey Boys and, from Britain’s Got Talent, The Jack Pack.
The official switch on will take place at 5pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Although not performing themselves, Take That have the ultimate privilege of flicking the switch to help launch Christmas across London.
Secret of the Tomb, the third film in the Night at the Museum series, sees Ben Stiller taking his cast of living artefacts – among them Robin Williams’ Teddy Roosevelt, in one of the actor’s final roles before his death in August 2014, and Owen Wilson’s cowboy Jedidiah – to London. There Stiller heads to the British Museum to find out why the magic is draining from his beloved Museum of Natural History in New York.
As well as Museum regulars Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan, new additions to the cast include Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect) as a museum security guard and former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens as the dashing Sir Lancelot. The film will also mark one of the final screen appearances of Mickey Rooney, who died in April 2014, reprising his role as night watchman Gus.
Director Shawn Levy, who directed the original Night at the Museum and its sequel Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, also returns for this third instalment, as does Crystal the Monkey, who plays Dexter, the mischievous thieving capuchin who was a memorable player in the first two films.