Julian Clary is to star in the world premiere of Le Grand Mort, written specially for him by four-time Olivier Award-nominated Stephen Clark, who died last year.
Fresh from Half a Sixpence, Charlie Stemp will join Elaine Paige and Gary Wilmot, along with the previously announced Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin and Nigel Havers in Dick Whittington, this year’s Christmas pantomime at the London Palladium.
Following the success of Cinderella last year, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Paul Zerdin will return to the London Palladium for this Christmas’ West End pantomime, Dick Whittington.
The final line-up of guest presenters have been announced for this year’s Olivier Awards, which take place this Sunday 9 April 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall.
If you don’t, you are not in the panto zone, and as O’Grady’s ever alarming Lily Savage would put it, “shaddup, if I wanted your opinion I’d slap it out of ya.” For this really is the mother-lode of pantomime: heavy on stars but, more importantly, getting every ounce of hard work out of every one of them, mercilessly.
This isn’t an exhaustive list because there’ll be a panto somewhere in practically every postcode come December, but it is a rundown of your options – financial and artistic – for a special Christmas outing. I’ve averaged six pantomimes in recent years, so am already adopting the ‘brace’ position …
Natasha J Barnes (who will play the title role of Cinderella), Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville (who will play The Wicked Stepsisters) complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas.
Amanda Holden will play The Fairy Godmother in Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of CINDERELLA, which will run at the London Palladium for five weeks only over the Festive season from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016.
Initial casting is announced today for Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of CINDERELLA. The 32 strong cast will be led by Paul O’Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup. The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.
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