When Morgan Freeman graced the Oxford Union with his presence in 2015, he told the audience, perhaps half-jokingly, that The Shawshank Redemption was a box office flop partly because ‘shawshank redemption’ didn’t exactly roll off the tongue, and people would say ‘shanksham’ or ‘shimshock’. Here, in Snow White at the London Palladium, a seemingly long scene involving Queen Dragonella (Dawn French) acting as an intermediary between The Man In The Mirror (Julian Clary) and Muddles and Sam (both … [Read more...]
Disney's Beauty And The Beast at the London Palladium
Bonjour! Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, returns to London for a strictly limited season.
This beloved ‘tale as old as time’ has been brought to life on stage like never before, with all the charm and elegance audiences expect from Belle and her Beast. 25 years after its Olivier Award-winning West End debut, members of the original creative team have reunited on this new production featuring all of the spellbinding songs of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice including Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest and, of course, Beauty and the Beast.
The film version of the multiple Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM has become the biggest theatre event in cinemas of 2018 following yesterday’s (29th November 2018) screenings around the world. The production is expected to take $2.5m at the box office. In the UK the film reached the number one spot, with more than double the box office of the next film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. More … [Read more...]
Michael Harrison and The Really Useful Group are pleased to announce that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first major musical collaboration by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is to be re-imagined in a brand new production at the iconic London Palladium in the summer of 2019. Opening on Wednesday 26 June, the new production will have an entirely new creative team to be announced soon. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will play a strictly limited 11 week summer … [Read more...]
Qdos Entertainment previously announced that Charlie Stemp will return to the London Palladium to play The Prince in this year’s Pantomime, Snow White at the London Palladium along with Danielle Hope who will play the title role of Snow White. They join the previously announced Dawn French as The Wicked Queen, Julian Clary as The Man in The Mirror, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble with Vincent and Flavia as The King and The Queen for this … [Read more...]
Camelot at The Palladium on 6th October was a very enjoyable one night concert to celebrate the centenary of Alan Jay Lerner. Directed by Shaun Kerrison and produced by Clive Chenery on its single stage were the many part performers as well as the sixteen fine singers of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra chorus and the orchestra itself conducted by Freddie Tapner. There was no set and no costume changes, Arthur was wearing a suit and tie, Guenevere a long glittering dress. The vitality of … [Read more...]
If a production of The King and I so wanted, it could have the ‘March of the Royal Siamese Children’ go on and on, demonstrating that the King of Siam really did have as many children as he claimed to have had, sleeping with a substantial number of women based at his court. Here, in this production transferred to the London Palladium from New York’s Lincoln Center Theater, the King (Ken Watanabe) tells Anna Leonowens (Kelli O’Hara), a newly arrived schoolteacher, that she will only be tutoring … [Read more...]
Tipped to be London's theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I comes to London's iconic Palladium in Spring 2018. Starring the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O'Hara and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. Fresh from London's critical smash hit production of Oslo, director Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team of Catherine … [Read more...]