Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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The annual London Palladium pantomime has been announced for this year! Join panto favourites Julian Clary, Paul O’Grady, and Nigel Havers in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium from December 7th.
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Booking from 7 December 2019 until 11 January 2020

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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The smash-hit new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's family favourite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to the London Palladium for a second summer season.
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Booking from 2 July 2020 until 6 September 2020
Running Time: 2 hours (including interval)

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:0844 412 4655
Access Booking:0844 412 4648
Group Booking:0844 412 4655
Stage Door:020 7850 8770
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History

Built on the site of a 19th century circus and ice-skating rink, the London Palladium first opened on Boxing Day in 1910 and is well-known for being London's best venue for variety entertainment. In the venue's early years, performances show twice nightly, along with three matinees and a bill including operettas, melodramas, farces and variety turns from famous individuals.

During World War II, the Palladium continued to operate. When an unexploded German mine became stuck above the stage, it was a narrow escape for the building, as the Royal Navy managed to dispose of the bomb.

The London Palladium continues as the regular host of the Royal Variety Performance, after hosting the event around 11 times throughout the 1930's and 40's. Owned by LW Theatres (formerly Really Useful Group), the theatre is also a yearly home to a series of large musicals. In 1945, Val Parnell was appointed Managing Director, presenting big American acts such as Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Liza Minnelli, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

In 1955, the venue introduced Sunday Night at the Palladium, which was broadcast across the UK and continues in on-off performances to this day. The London Palladium's first book musical was Golden Boy (1968), starring Sammy Davis Jr, which paved the way for an endless stream of musical theatre.

When RUG obtained the theatre management in 2000, musicals including The King And I (2000), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002), Scrooge the Musical (2005, 2006 and 2012), The Sound of Music (2006) and Sister Act (2009) played on the stage.

Following a country-wide search for Dorothy, Andrew Lloyd Webber brought The Wizard of Oz (2012) to the stage, starring Danielle Hope as the lucky Dorothy and theatre veteran Michael Crawford. Scrooge the Musical returned in 2013, starring Tommy Steele, followed by an acclaimed West End revival of smash-hit musical A Chorus Line (2013), The Amazing Bubble Man (2014), Barry Humphries' farewell tour Eat, Pray, Laugh! (2014), Harry Hill's flop X Factor musical I Can't Sing (2014), starring a then-unknown Cynthia Erivo and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (2014).

Cats was revived at the London Palladium in 2015, starring Nicole Scherzinger, followed by Beyond Bollywood (2015), Sinatra (2015) and another revival of Cats (2015-2016), starring Beverley Knight. A new cast starred in Whose Line is it Anyway in 2016, whilst one-off concerts played throughout the year. The end of 2016 saw the London Palladium host the first West End pantomime for over three decades. Cinderella starred Natasha J Barnes, Amanda Holden, Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary, Lee Mead and more.

In 2017, the venue continued to play one-off concerts from a variety of musicians and comedians, with Stiles and Drewes' smash-hit production The Wind in the Willows transferring to the venue in the summer, starring Rufus Hound. Pantomime returned at the end of 2017 with a brand new production of Dick Whittington.
2018 saw Broadway's acclaimed production of The King and I transfer to the London Palladium, starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara. Pantomime also returned:  Snow White starred Dawn French.

In 2019, ballet star Sergei Polunin presents a new mixed programme at the venue. Over the summer, the Palladium will host the 50th Anniversary production of Andrew Lloyd Webber favourite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Sheridan Smith and Jason Donovon star, alongside newcomer Jac Yarrow in the title role. In September, Stephen Fry presents his Mythos trilogy.

The Palladium pantomime returns at the end of 2019. Goldilocks and the Three Bears stars Julian Clary, Paul O'Grady, and Matt Baker.

Past Shows

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Mythos A Trilogy: Heroes
(closed 14 Sep 2019)
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Mythos A Trilogy: Men
(closed 14 Sep 2019)
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Mythos A Trilogy: Gods
(closed 13 Sep 2019)

 
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Sergei Polunin
(closed 1 Jun 2019)
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Snow White
(closed 13 Jan 2019)

 
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The King and I
(closed 29 Sep 2018)
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Dick Whittington
(closed 14 Jan 2018)

 
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Cinderella
(closed 15 Jan 2017)
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Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live
(closed 19 Jun 2016)
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Cats
(closed 2 Jan 2016)