All-star pantomime returns to the London Palladium for Christmas
The star-studded show is set to celebrate the very best of British pantomime.
Pantomime back at the London Palladium for Christmas? Oh yes it is!
Qdos Entertainment and LW Theatres have announced that Pantoland at the Palladium will play in the West End over the festive season, celebrating the very best of pantomime and comedy. Performances will run for three weeks, from 12 Dec. 2020 - 3 Jan. 2021.
The upcoming production marks the fifth consecutive year that pantomime has been performed at the London Palladium. This year’s show will commemorate pantomimes gone by, as well as brand new tricks written especially for the show.
Julian Clary will lead Pantoland at the Palladium; starring in previous Palladium pantomimes including Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The cast will also feature Charlie Stemp and Jac Yarrow, who are both nominated for best actor in a musical at the 2020 Olivier Awards.
Ahead of Pantoland at the Palladium, director Michael Harrison said: “There is no doubt producing a show of this size and scale is a risk - but it is a risk we have to take. This is not a long term fix, nor a solution to the tragic situation our industry is in, it simply provides a sticking plaster on a very big theatrical wound as we hopefully prepare for full openings in 2021. As well as bringing our wonderful audiences back, we want to play our part in the rehabilitation of London’s vibrant West End. The production is made possible by the sheer goodwill, determination and courage of so many people.”
Pantoland at the Palladium is choreographed by Karen Bruce, scenic design by Ian Westbrook, costume design by Hugh Durrant, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Gareth Owen and composer and orchestrator Gary Hind.
This year’s Palladium pantomime is supported by the National Lottery, who will buy seats that need to remain empty in a new creative initiative.
Photo credit: (Artwork courtesy of Pantoland at the Palladium)