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It has been announced that pantomime will return to the iconic London Palladium as a new production of Cinderella will run at the venue for a limited Christmas season from 9 December to 15 January 2016.
Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, the production will be the first pantomime in the venue for more than three decades. It will be directed by Qdos Entertainment’s managing director Michael Harrison, and the Olivier nominated choreographer Andrew Wright.
"With an all-star cast this lavish and spectacular production features sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and the unmissable and magical breathtaking moment when Cinderella swaps her rags for a stunning Ball gown and is transported to The Prince’s Ball."
The London Palladium was once synonymous with annual pantomimes from 1948-1987, with the last production 'Babes in the Wood' starring Dame Barbara Windsor and Cannon & Ball. The venue attracted stars such as Julie Andrews, Sir Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and Ronnie Corbett, and this 2016 production is expected to also feature an all-star cast.
Qdos Entertainment Chairman Nick Thomas said of the news:
"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.”
Tickets for the production will be on sale from 10am on Friday 15 April 2016.