Donny Osmond to star in ‘Pantoland at the Palladium’
The variety show will celebrate pantomime over the Christmas season.
Oh yes he is! Donny Osmond will make his West End debut in Pantoland at the Palladium this Christmas, as the celebratory pantomime show returns to the West End for a second year. Pantoland at the Palladium is at the London Palladium from 4 December - 9 Jan. 2022, and Pantoland at the Palladium tickets are on sale now.
Donny Osmond will play the Wizard of Pantomime. Throughout his career, Osmond has sold over 100 million albums thanks to solo careers and performing alongside his brothers, the Osmonds. A new musical about the Osmonds, titled The Osmonds: A New Musical, will begin a nationwide tour in 2022.
Osmond will star alongside veteran London Palladium stars Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Paul Zerdin, who have appeared in every London Palladium pantomime since 2016. Gary Wilmot will also star, alongside Jac Yarrow and Sophie Isaacs. Specialty act Flame Oz will also take part, with special effects from the Twins FX. Precision dance troupe The Tiller Girls will also be highkicking at the Palladium this Christmas.
Pantoland at the Palladium takes a look back at the London Palladium’s pantomime past. Director and producer Michael Harrison said: “Pantoland at The Palladium was originally created for the 2020 season and was sadly cut short due to the tiering system which meant we only played 6 performances to a reduced capacity of just 1000 people per performance. However, the reaction to the show was unlike anything any of us had seen before so the thought of bringing it back as an even bigger and better Christmas extravaganza was too good an idea to resist.”
The Pantoland at the Palladium creative team includes choreography by Karen Bruce, scenic design by Ian Westbrook, costume design by Hugh Durrant, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Gareth Owen.
Pantoland at the Palladium tickets are on sale now.
Photo credit: Donny Osmond (Photo by Lee Cherry)
Article Updated: 8 October 2021