Snow White at the London Palladium
Saturday 28 April 2018
Christmas shows - Panto
Christmas might be months away but casting has already been announced for the London Palladium's spectacular 2018 panto 'Snow White' with Dawn French and Julian Clary among the cast.
Image: QDOS Entertainment (Pantomimes) Ltd
Now you might still be recovering from your over-indulgence during last year's festive season, and maybe booking a panto is not exactly at the top of your current agenda right now.
Nevertheless, we thought you might like to know that panto time is only about 7 months away and we already have listings for a clutch of pantos for 2018.
For those of you new to the art of pantomime, or 'panto' for short, it is a typically British form of stage entertainment that takes place during the festive period from around the beginning of December to the end of January each year, though you'll often find the odd panto popping-up around Easter time too.
In general, they're intended for family audiences - but be aware that a few are for adults only and may contain strong language or material VERY unsuitable for children, so check the age recommendation of a panto before you book tickets for your littlies.
Among the pantos already declared for the 2018 season is the extravaganza that is the London Palladium panto, which this year tackles Snow White.
Julian Clary is back for another year as The Man in the Mirror and is joined by Dawn French as The Wicked Queen, with Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy and Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble.
Further casting is set to be announced, and the show will play at the Palladium from 8 December 2018 to 13 January 2019.
General booking will open in just a few days on 4 May and you'll be able to book through ActDrop - see below for our summary listing for Snow White.
You can check-out our current list of all 2018 pantos here - and we'll be adding lots more in the coming months as London theatres get into the festive mood and declare their pantolific intentions.
So don't forget to call back in the not-too-distant future and see what other pantos will be firing corny lines and swapping genders across the capital this next panto season.
From the same team behind last year's Olivier Award winning pantomime, Snow White will feature all the sparkle, scale and spectacle London has come to expect from the West End's most lavish festive production in a show packed full of laughter, music, special effects and theatrical magic.
Dawn French - The Wicked Queen
Julian Clary - The Man in the Mirror
Paul Zerdin - Muddles
Nigel Havers - The Understudy
Gary Wilmot - Mrs Crumble
Vincent Simone - The King
Flavia Cacace-Mistry - The Queen
Josh Bennett - The Magnificent Seven
Simeon Dyer - The Magnificent Seven
Craig Garner - The Magnificent Seven
Ben Goffe - The Magnificent Seven
Jamie John - The Magnificent Seven
Blake Lisle - The Magnificent Seven
Andrew Martin - The Magnificent Seven
Further casting to be announced
Director: Michael Harrison
Set designer: Ian Westbrook
Costume designer: Hugh Durrant
Musical direction: Gary Hind (and orchestrator)
Lighting: Ben Cracknell
Visual effects: The Twins FX
Production: QDOS ENTERTAINMENT (PANTOMIMES) LTD
From: Saturday 8 December 2018
Closes: Sunday 13 January 2019
Standard: From £29
ActDrop full listing for Snow White