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First image released of Cinderella at the London Palladium
First character image released
The first cast photograph of Qdos Entertainment’s production of Cinderella at the London Palladium has been released, showing the lead cast in costume.
From back left to right it includes Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Paul O’Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Lee Mead (Prince Charming) and Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain), and on the front row Paul Zerdin (Buttons) and Natasha J Barnes (Cinderella).
This brand new pantomime will run for five weeks only over the Festive season from 10 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with an official opening on Wednesday 14 December 2016.
The production will mark the first time the historic London Palladium has staged a pantomime in nearly three decades. The venue was once synonymous with annual pantomimes from 1948-1987, with the last production 'Babes in the Wood' starring Dame Barbara Windsor and Cannon & Ball.
Produced by Nick Thomas and Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment, it is directed by Michael Harrison and co-directed and choreographed by Andrew Wright with designs by Ian Westbrook, costume designs for Paul O’Grady and Julian Clary by Hugh Durrant, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, projections by Duncan Mclean, sound by Gareth Owen, musical supervision and orchestration by Gary Hind, musical direction by Greg Arrowsmith and visual special effects by The Twins FX.
Tickets for Cinderella are now on sale.