CINDERELLA

Tommy Tinder

Zoe Gail

Patricia Sinnott

Jane Hilary

Syd Railton

PUSS IN BOOTS

Tommy Tinder

BABES IN THE WOOD

Sonnie Hale

Jimmy Jewel

Adele Dixon

HUMPTY DUMPTY

Noele Gordon

Norman Evans

Terry Thomas

Betty Jumel

DICK WHITTINGTON

Frankie Howerd

Warren Mitchell

Sonnie Hale

Vanessa Lee

Richard Hearne

CINDERELLA

Julie Andrews

Max Bygraves

Jon Pertwee

Joan Mann

Adele Dixon

Cyril Wells

Richard Hearne

MOTHER GOOSE

Max Bygraves

Margaret Burton

Richard Hearne

ALADDIN

Norman Wisdom

Sonnie Hale

Valentine Dyall

Fisher Morgan

Stephanie Voss

Gemma Boys

ROBINSON CRUSOE

Arthur Askey

David Whitfield

Tommy Cooper

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Charlie Drake

Bernard Bresslaw

Bruce Forsyth

Edmund Hockridge

HUMPTY DUMPTY

Harry Secombe

Roy Castle

Gary Miller

Sally Smith

Alfred Marks

TURN AGAIN WHITTINGTON

Norman Wisdom

OLD KING COLE

Charlie Drake

PUSS IN BOOTS

Freddie Vaughan

Jimmy Edwards

Joan Regan

Dick Emery

Mike Winters

Bernie Winters

ALADDIN

Cliff Richard

Hank Marvin

Arthur Askey

Una Stubbs

Charlie Cairol

Alan Curtis

The Shadows

BABES IN THE WOOD

Frank Ifield

Sid James

Roy Kinnear
Trcia Money
Alan Curtis

Kenneth Connor

Arthur Askey

Sharon Osbourne

Elaine Paige

David Davenport

CINDERELLA

Cliff Richard

Hank Marvin

Hugh Lloyd

Terry Scott

The Shadows

ROBINSON CRUSOE

Hope & Keen

Engelbert Humperdinck

Jimmy Logan

Arthur Askey

Alan Curtis

Tricia Money

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Jimmy Tarbuck

Ivor Emmanuel

Jean Bayliss

Arthur Askey

Charlie Cairoli

Audrey Jeans

David Davenport

DICK WHITTINGTON

Tommy Steele

Mark Hopkin

Kenneth Connor

Billy Dainty

Alan Curtis

ALADDIN

Cilla Black

Leslie Crowther

Alfred Marks

Terry Scott

Basi Brush

Stacey Gregg

Sheila Bernette

CINDERELLA

Ronnie Corbett

Clodagh Rodgers

Terry Scott

David Kossof

Julian Orchard

Malcolm ROberts

BABES IN THE WOOD

Edward Woodward

Derek Nimmo

Julian Orchard

Bill Maynard

Alan Curtis

Adrienne Posta

Rod Hull

Frankie Howerd & Dora Bryan

JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Frankie Howerd

Dora Bryan

Alfie Bass

Mark Wynter

Elizabeth Larner

Leon Greene

Yootha Joyce & Brian Murphy

CINDERELLA

Richard  O'Sullivan

Yootha Joyce

Brian Murphy

Robert Young

Fiona Fullerton

Roger De Courcey

Deryck Guyler

ALADDIN

Danny La Rue

Dilys Watling

Brian Marshall

Alfred Marks

Wayne Sleep

David Ellen

Dougie Squires

DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT

Jim Davidson

Mollie Sugden

Windsor Davies

Melvyn Hayes

Clive Dunn

Lionel Blair

Victor Spinetti

Jim Davidson as Dick

CINDERELLA
Des O'Connor

Paul Nicholas

Brian Wilde (replaced by  John Junkin for the actual run

Sarah Payne

Anna Neagle

Hope and Keen

Lambert and Ross

BABES IN THE WOOD
Tommy Cannon

Bobby Ball

Barbara Windsor

Cheryl Baker

John Inman

Marti Webb

Peter Howitt

Making up the Fairy Godmother (Amanda Holden)

PRODUCTION SHOTS

2016/17

There was a buzz of panto excitement in 2016 when it was announced that for the first time in 30 years panto was returning to the London Palladium.

Staged by QDOS Entertainment, Cinderella ran from 9th December 2016 for a 5 week run ending on 15th January 2017 at the London Palladium. It was described as the most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all presented on the West End’s most famous stage with an all-star lavish cast in a spectacular production. Commenting on the return of panto to the Palladium, Qdos’ Chairman Nick Thomas said:

 

“Given the rich history of the London Palladium, where galaxies of top entertainers have appeared in traditional family pantomime, Qdos Entertainment is greatly honoured to have been invited to stage Cinderella at this iconic theatre.

“We are thrilled to be bringing pantomime back following an absence of nearly three decades with a sumptuous production that befits The Palladium's role as the home of pantomime in London."

 

The creative team:
Executive Producer – Nick Thomas
Executive Producer  & Director – Michael Harrison
Co-Director & Choreographer – Andrew Wright
Set Design – Ian Westbrook
Costume Design – Hugh Durrant & Mike Coltman
Lighting Design – Ben Cracknell
Projection Design – Duncan McLean
Sound Design – Gareth Owen
Musical Supervisor & Orchestrator –Gary Hind
Musical Director – Greg Arrowsmith
Visual Special Effects – The Twins FX
Casting Director -  Jonathan Kiley

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2018/19
First came Cinders, then came Dick and then in the 3rd year of the new era of Palladium panto's came....The fairest panto of them all......
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2019/20 Goldilocks & The Three Bears

On the 24th May 2019 Qdos Entertainment today announced that Paul O’Grady was to return to the London Palladium in Goldilocks and the Three Bears to play The Evil Ringmaster.  The casr also comprises of Matt Baker as Joey the Clown, Julian Clary as The Ringmaster, Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear and Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty Barnum. 

 

Speciality acts appearing include internationally renowned illusionist Phil Hitchcock, The Skating Medini (Asia and Dylan Medini) - a dynamic high-speed roller-skating act from one of Italy’s oldest circus families, Sascha Williams - ‘Rola Bola’, from the Belli Family Circus in Germany and Europe’s youngest stunt rider Peter Pavlov and the ‘Globe of Speed’.

 

Performances begin at the London Palladium on Saturday 7 December 2019 for a strictly limited 5-week run until Sunday 12 January 2020.  Public booking opens on Friday 31 May 2019.  

 

Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang… Roll up, roll up to see panto join the circus, and be swept away by a London Palladium spectacular that’s just right at the home of pantomime!

 

Returning for the fourth year and once again produced by the Olivier award-winning team and directed by Michael Harrison, choreography will be by Karen Bruce, set design will be by Ian Westbrook, with a returning team of costume designers including Hugh Durrant, visual special effects by The Twins FX, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Gareth Owen and original music by Gary Hind.

 

Best known as host of BBC Radio 2’s The Paul O’Grady Show and for helping rescue dogs in For the Love of Dogs - not to mention his acid-tongued creation Lily Savage – Paul O’Grady is returning to the London Palladium following his performance as The Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella, which reintroduced pantomime to the iconic venue in 2016.

 

Matt Baker who will make his Palladium Panto debut is best known on television as a presenter of The One Show and Countryfile on BBC1. Previously he presented Blue Peter and was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing.  He has been seen on stage as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

 

Julian Clary returns to the London Palladium for the fourth year having previously played The Man in the Mirror in last year’s Snow White at the London Palladium, The Spirit of the Bells in Dick Whittington and Dandini in Cinderella. 

 

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has previously appeared at the Palladium as Muddles in last year’s Snow White at the London Palladium, Idle Jack in Dick Whittington and as Buttons in Cinderella.

 

Nigel Havers played The Understudy in the 2019 production of Snow White at the London Palladium, Captain Nigel in Dick Whittingtonand Lord Chamberlain in Cinderella, all at the London Palladium.

 

Gary Wilmot’s played Mrs Crumble in last year’s Palladium pantomime Snow White at the London Palladium and was also seem in the previous year’s Dick Whittington.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is produced by Nick Thomas and Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment. Nick Thomas is the founder and Chairman of Qdos Entertainment Group, one of the largest entertainment companies in Europe and is the UK’s second largest regional theatre and concert hall operator.  Michael Harrison has previously produced over 100 pantomimes for Qdos Entertainment where he is also Managing Director.  As a producer in the West End his credits include the imminent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, Gypsy, The Bodyguard, Annie and Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.

On 26th September 2019 further star casting was announced with Janine Duvitski added to the line up.

Final casting was confirmed on 10th October 2019 with Sophie Isaccs confirmed as Goldilocks and Lauren Stroud as Baby Bear. The ensemble were also confirmed and cast shots in character and the official poster was finally released.