Tag Archives | London Palladium

Wind in the Willows at the Palladium – full cast revealed

Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Simon Lipkin and Craig Mather will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the cast of The Wind in the Willows which will speed into the London Palladium in June. Announcing the new casting details, producer Jamie Hendry also revealed previews would begin ahead of schedule on Friday 16 June (opening […]

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Honeymoon in Vegas The Musical in Concert – London Palladium

Honeymoon in Vegas was performed at the London Palladium. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) once again proved itself to the most exciting new force on the London theatre scene with a spectacular concert staging of Jason Robert Brown’s playful Honeymoon in Vegas at the Palladium. The event – […]

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Honeymoon in Vegas – Maxwell Caulfield and Simon Lipkin join cast

Maxwell Caulfield, Rosemary Ashe, Nicolas Colicos and Simon Lipkin have joined the principal cast for the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert staging of Honeymoon in Vegas at the London Palladium on 12 March. Caulfield (Guys and Dolls), Ashe (Sister Act), Colicos (Annie Get Your Gun) and Lipkin (Guys and Dolls) will join the previously announced […]

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Honeymoon in Vegas – Jason Robert Brown to conduct LMTO concert debut

Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown will be the guest conductor when London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s plays a concert staging of his musical Honeymoon in Vegas next month. A patron of the LMTO, Brown will be the 30-strong orchestra’s first guest conductor when Honeymoon in Vegas receives its UK premiere at the London Palladium on 12 […]

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The Wind in the Willows press launch – London Palladium

The London Palladium will play host to the definitive musical theatre version of Kenneth Grahame’s book The Wind in the Willows this summer, according to producer Jamie Hendry. The musical features music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, who are no strangers to adaptations of classic children’s stories from Honk! and Just So […]

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Broadway in Concert at the London Palladium

Broadway in Concert at the London Palladium. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Having spotted a number of people sporting black Matt Cardle UK tour hoodies in the front rows before curtain up, it was pretty obvious that said Mr Cardle, along with the other performers joining him on the revered London […]

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Wind in the Willows to open at London Palladium in June 2017

The major new musical theatre adaptation of the family classic The Wind in the Willows will speed into the London Palladium in June next year. Adapted for the stage by the high-powered team of Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, The Wind in the Willows received its world premiere at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth […]

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Judy Garland in Concert – London Palladium

Judy Garland in Concert at the London Palladium. Star rating: three and a half stars The London Palladium was buzzing with excitement as Judy Garland fans flocked to see this ‘audio visual spectacular’ celebrating her life. Garland died in London in June 1969. Many of the audience attending this one-night-only event would not have been born then, […]

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Cinderella at the London Palladium – Natasha J Barnes cast in title role

Natasha J Barnes has been cast in title role of Cinderella which arrives at the London Palladium this Christmas. She joins Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville, who will play The Wicked Stepsisters, and the previously announced Paul O’Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). Qdos Entertainment’s production of Cinderella will run at the London Palladium for five […]

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Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries – London Palladium

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries continues at the London Palladium. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ The Scooby-Doo cartoons are a pretty iconic example of 1960s cartoon culture and held in great affection by those who grew up with them. The trouble is that they are now so well known they’ve turned into […]

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Scooby-Doo musical – London cast unmasked

The Mystery Inc. gang has been unmasked ahead of the arrival of Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries at the London Palladium this month. After receiving more than 1,200 casting submissions the production team bringing the hound with a nose for sniffing out spooky mysteries to the West End stage have announced the full cast. Scooby-Doo will be […]

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Judy Garland special event at the London Palladium

The 50th Anniversary of Judy Garland’s iconic London Palladium performance will be celebrated with a special event at the venue on 15 October. The distinctive voice of one of the Golden Age of Hollywood’s biggest stars will be heard once again at the Palladium in a show featuring big screen footage of Garland performing her […]

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Broadway in Concert – Kerry Ellis, Matt Cardle, Lee Mead, Ben Forster and Sophie Evans line up

West End favourite Kerry Ellis will be joined by four stage stars discovered by television talent shows in a glittering celebration of the Broadway musical this November. Broadway in Concert will feature Wicked and We Will Rock You star Ellis alongside X Factor winner Matt Cardle (Memphis); West End leading men Lee Mead (Joseph and […]

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Ramin Karimloo – London Palladium

Ramin Karimloo at the London Palladium. Star rating: three stars ★★★✩✩ Portmanteau words get a bad rap, especially in these times of Brexit, but West End and Broadway performer Ramin Karimloo has coined his own, combining his own personal loves of Broadway and bluegrass music to coin the term ‘Broadgrass’. Karimloo has now released two […]

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Eugenius! – London Palladium

Eugenius! was performed at the London Palladium. Rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ A rare phenomenon in the West End, a brand new musical not based on a movie or play nor a famous group’s catalogue of songs, Eugenius! was a one-night only concert of a new show three years in the making. Despite a […]

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Interview – Ramin Karimloo plays the London Palladium

Broadway and West End star RAMIN KARIMLOO will be performing a one-off performance at the London Palladium with his band, Sheytoons, on Saturday 16 July. The concert will feature a mix of musical theatre classics and his own ‘Broadgrass’ (a hybrid style inspired by his love of mainstream country and traditional bluegrass music) songs. Karimloo, […]

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Scooby-Doo heads for the Palladium

The hound with a nose for sniffing out spooky mysteries, Scooby-Doo will be taking centrestage in the West End this summer in a major new family musical. Featuring the much-loved cartoon creation as well as the Mystery Inc. gang of Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries will drive on to the stage […]

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Win a pair of tickets to Eugenius! – starring Warwick Davis

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO EUGENIUS! – STARRING WARWICK DAVIS ‘The wait is over…  Eugenius!, the best new musical for years, is here! Playing for one night only at the London Palladium, featuring an all-star cast led by Warwick Davis.’ Come and be part of the world premiere concert performance at the London Palladium […]

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Palladium debut for Warwick Davis-produced musical

The Warwick Davis-produced new British musical Eugenius will premiere in concert form at the London Palladium next month. Harry Potter and Star Wars favourite Davis will also appear in the show alongside double Olivier Award winner David Bedella (In The Heights, Jerry Springer The Opera), Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, Spamalot) and […]

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Ramin Karimloo plays special one-off show at the London Palladium

Charismatic West End star Ramin Karimloo (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) is to play a special one-night show at the London Palladium on 16 July. The award-winning Iranian-Canadian actor and singer who originated the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, recently completed two […]

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Alexander Armstrong – A Year of Songs Live – London Palladium

Alexander Armstrong – A Year of Songs Live at the London Palladium and touring until 21 February. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ No one appeared more surprised to see Alexander Armstrong headlining at London’s Palladium than Alexander Armstrong himself. Comedian, TV presenter and now chart-topping classical artist, the 44-year-old even quipped that the only reason he’d […]

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School of Rock – The Musical – Lloyd Webber searches for West End cast of kids

The search is on for at least 39 talented youngsters to play the child stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking new show School of Rock – The Musical when it finally arrives in the UK in 2017 (although previous reports suggested autumn 2016). The show, which is based on the hit Jack Black comedy film and […]

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School of Rock – The Musical to open at the London Palladium in autumn 2016

Following its Broadway opening last night at the Winter Garden Theatre, the West End production of School of Rock – The Musical will open at the London Palladium in autumn 2016. Dates for the West End run will be confirmed in the New Year with details of when the production will go on sale. Andrew Lloyd […]

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Casting update for Cats at the London Palladium

As previously announced, Beverley Knight is to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats to play the role of Grizabella. Returning to the London Palladium from 23 October 2015 in a strictly limited 11-week season, Cats is booking to 2 January 2016. The cast joining Beverley Knight (Grizabella) at the Palladium comprises Jack Butterworth (Rumpus/Alonzo), Danielle Cato (Cassandra), Javier Cid (Macavity/Admetus), Luke Cinque-White (Carbucketty), Emma Lee Clark (Bombalurina), Jon-Scott Clark (Bill Bailey), Gabrielle Cocca (Tantomile), Harry Francis (Mungojerrie), Tarryn Gee (Jemima), Evan James (Skimbleshanks), Matt Krzan (Munkustrap), Georgie […]

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Sinatra The Man & His Music – London Palladium

Sinatra The Man & His Music continues at the London Palladium until 10 October. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ However technically impressive Sinatra The Man & His Music turned out to be, it was crucial that this multi-media show succeeded in making an emotional connection with its audience if glowing reviews were to follow. This it […]

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Sinatra The Man & His Music at the London Palladium – exclusive images

Multimedia spectacular Sinatra The Man & His Music, in honour of the great singer’s centenary, opens at the London Palladium tonight and our official photographer Roy Tan has all the latest images of the production (see below). The celebration also marks 65 years to the day since Ol’ Blue Eyes’ first ever performance in the UK at the Palladium back in 1950. […]

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Bruce Forsyth to host An Evening With Liza Minnelli

Bruce Forsyth has been announced as the host who will interview American showbiz legend Liza Minnelli on Sunday 20 September at the London Palladium in An Evening With Liza Minnelli. Forsyth said: “I am absolutely delighted to be spending an evening in the company of one of the truly great entertainers of our age, someone I […]

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Sinatra The Man & His Music at the London Palladium – cast and creative team announced

Some of the best creative talents in theatre have been involved in bringing the multimedia spectacular Sinatra The Man & His Music to the London Palladium in honour of the great singer’s centenary. This official celebration of Frank Sinatra’s centenary year opens on 10 July, marking 65 years to the day since Ol’ Blue Eyes’ first ever performance in the UK at the […]

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Beverley Knight to star as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium

Beverley Knight is to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats to play the role of Grizabella. Returning to the London Palladium from 23 October 2015, Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical will run for a ten-week season until 2 January 2016. Tickets are from £20 with top price seats at £59.50 and children’s tickets at half price for Monday to Thursday performances. Beverley Knight said: “To be […]

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Liza Minnelli interviewed at London Palladium show in September

Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA, is to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood movie greats Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger by getting up-close and personal with her British fans […]

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Beyond Bollywood – London Palladium

Beyond Bollywood continues at the London Palladium until 27 June. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ The ‘dream team’ has certainly been assembled for Beyond Bollywood with Rajeev Goswami as a creative triple threat (director, writer and choreographer), lyrics by Irfan Siddiqui and original score composed by Salim-Sulaiman. This gathering of experienced and successful Bollywood figures means expectations are […]

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Cats – London Palladium

Cats is booking at the London Palladium until 25 April 2015. Star rating: 4 stars **** While I appreciate the position that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats – famously inspired by T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – holds in musical theatre history (the originality of its concept and the special place it has in many a theatregoer’s heart), […]

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Beyond Bollywood musical heads for Palladium in May

Beyond Bollywood, described as a ‘monsoon of emotion that brings the fire, heat and desire of Indian dance direct to the heart of London’, receives its UK premiere at the London Palladium from 8 May to 27 June (the UK press night is 11 May). In the quest of fulfilling her mother’s dying wish, Shaily Shergill leaves behind her home in Munich to journey […]

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Cats – London Palladium

Cats is booking at the London Palladium Booking until 28 February. It is 12 years since Cats departed the West End, and John Napier’s rubbish-tip turned its last revolve at the New London Theatre. Now it is back, minus the revolving stage, but with a set that spills out into the stalls and the circle, through which Spandex-clad dancers […]

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Cats at the London Palladium – full cast revealed

As previously announced, Nicole Scherzinger will make her West End stage debut as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking show Cats. The musical returns to the West End for a strictly limited run at the London Palladium from 6 December 2014 (press night is on 11 December). Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the original creative team – director Trevor Nunn, associate director and […]

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Sinatra 100 celebration set for London Palladium

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Albert ‘Frank’ Sinatra and to celebrate this momentous occasion, The Ministry of Entertainment Ltd is presenting the world premiere of Sinatra 100 (opening on Friday 20 March 2015 and running to Saturday 25 April), five weeks of performances by the biggest stars in the world, […]

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Lloyd Webber reworks Cats for London Palladium season

When Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats returns to the West End for a limited 12-week run from 6 December at the London Palladium in December, the composer will have rewritten the music for at least two of T.S. Eliot’s iconic poems – ‘The Rum Tum Tugger’ and ‘Growltiger’s Last Stand’. In fact, having revisited Eliot’s words for […]

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I Can’t Sing! – London Palladium

I Can’t Sing! continues at the London Palladium. Unless you have been living in a bubble for the last ten years then you can’t fail to have noticed the strangle-hold that Simon Cowell has over the entertainment industry. Depending on how you rate him, he has either killed or cured Saturday night television with the reinvention […]

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I Can’t Sing – the X Factor musical – a sneak peek

Any opening of a West End musical is a much-anticipated event, but the buzz around Harry Hill and Steve Brown’s new X Factor musical I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium has reached a new level, not least because of reported technical problems during previews. However, while the audience attending an evening performance on 17 […]

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Stephen Ward at the Royal Variety Performance

Last night at the London Palladium, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber introduced Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward) and Charlotte Spencer (Christine Keeler) performing The Side of the Sky at the Royal Variety Performance, from the forthcoming West End production of Stephen Ward. At the end of the evening, Lloyd Webber, Hanson and Spencer were greeted by Prince Charles. The Royal […]

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London’s A Chorus Line closes in August

Producers have today announced that the revival of A Chorus Line at the London Palladium will close on Saturday, 31st August. Plans are currently being finalised for a European tour which will give audiences in Germany, Holland, France and beyond the chance to see the London production, prior to a UK tour beginning in autumn […]

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Kerry Ellis in Concert, sublimely enjoyable

  Kerry Ellis in Concert, reviewed at the London Palladium. It takes a big presence to host a concert at the London Palladium, one of the West End’s larger auditoriums, and make it feel like an intimate cabaret gig. Kerry Ellis uses the combination of a phenomenally powerful voice and self-effacing humility to do just that. […]

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