Elaine Paige (Queen Rat), Ashley Banjo and Diversity (The Sultan and his Entourage), Gary Wilmott (Sarah the Cook) and Charlie Stemp (Dick Whittington) will join the previously announced Julian Clary (Spirit of the Bells), Paul Zerdin (Idle Jack) and Nigel Havers (Captain Nigel) in the line-up for Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Dick Whittington. Final casting will be announced at a later date. Dick Whittington will run at the London Palladium for five weeks only over the … [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.
Initial casting is announced for Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Dick Whittington. Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel. Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly. Dick Whittington will run at the London Palladium for five weeks only over the festive season from Saturday 9 December 2017 to Sunday 14 … [Read more...]
Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. He also announced that previews would begin ahead of schedule on Friday 16th June, with opening night on Thursday 29th June. Hendry also unveiled a ticketing initiative where children can see THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS for free at 80 performances over … [Read more...]
It’s not often that a musical theatre buff gets to see a show where the writer of the music and lyrics conducts not only a world-class thirty piece orchestra but an internationally famous cast as well. However, it does happen and last night I was privileged to visit the London Palladium to see the London Musical Theatre Orchestra perform Honeymoon in Vegas under the baton of lyricist/composer Jason Robert Brown. Jack Singer (Arthur Darvill) has a problem. He wants to get married to his … [Read more...]
Following a highly-acclaimed pre-West End engagement, the major new musical The Wind in the Willows will open in the West End at the world-famous London Palladium. Previewing from 17th June 2017, the production will open on 29th June 2017. Leading actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound stars as the amazing Mr Toad with EastEnders and Shrek star Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel. The confirmed company will also include Jenna Boyd, Abigail Brodie, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Nicole Deon, James … [Read more...]
“The amount of sexual innuendo in that show was ridiculous,” came the exit poll verdict from a fellow theatregoer as we filed out of Cinderella at the London Palladium. The age guide for the first panto for many years at this theatre is that it is unsuitable for the under-fives. It was not so much the innuendo itself that leads me to think the age recommendation should be raised by a few years. It was the barrage of questions of the youngest members of the audience gave their parents at the … [Read more...]
Qdos Entertainment’s production of Cinderella runs over the Festive season at the London Palladium for five weeks only to Sunday 15 January 2017, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. The cast comprises Paul O’Grady (Baroness Hardup), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain), Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup), Natasha J Barnes (Cinderella) and Suzie Chard and Wendy Somerville (The … [Read more...]