The London Palladium Pantomime will return for a seventh year, with Dawn French and Julian Clary leading the cast in a brand-new production of Jack and the Beanstalk. They will be joined by returning Palladium panto favourites Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot.
London’s GIANT panto will open on Saturday 10 December 2022, featuring lavish new set designs created especially for The London Palladium.
Actor, writer and comedian Dawn French, who made her Pantomime debut as Queen Dragonella in the 2018 production Snow White at The London Palladium, returns this year as Mrs Trot. Dawn is an original member of The Comic Strip and one half of the comedy duo French and Saunders. Dawn’s impressive career spans stage, TV, film and publishing and includes the multi award-winning BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley, Murder Most Horrid, Coraline and Death On The Nile. Earlier this year, she announced her return to the stage with her show Dawn French Is A Huge Twat.
Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Paul Zerdin have starred in pantomimes at The London Palladium since the 2016 production of Cinderella. Gary Wilmot joined the cast in 2017 and together they have performed in Dick Whittington, Snow White at The London Palladium, Goldilocks and the Three Bears as well as Pantoland at The Palladium twice.