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