Cinderella promises to sparkle with a starry cast this Christmas

Cinderella promises to sparkle with a starry cast this Christmas

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The initial casting has been announced for Cinderella at the London Palladium… Paul Grady will lead the cast as the Wicked Stepmother

Cinderella’s initial casting has been announced

Joining Paul Grady in the 32-strong cast will be Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead playing Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers playing Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.

Who will be taking the roles of Cinderella, the Ugly Sisters and the Fairy Godmother, has yet to be announced.

The eagerly awaited Christmas pantomime of Cinderella is running for five weeks at the London Palladium, from Friday 9 December, 2016, until Sunday 15 January, 2017.

The show is directed by Michael Harrison and is co-directed and choreographed by Andrew Wright. This London Palladium production of the timeless fairy-tale is produced by Michael Harrison and Nick Thomas for Qdos Entertainment.

Paul Grady needs little introduction. The much-loved television personality is best known for being the host of the Paul O’Grady Show and, of course, Lily Savage, the outspoken drag queen character that riveted him to fame. We’d be hard pushed not to agree that quick-witted chat show host will make a fabulous Wicked Stepmother.

Julian Clary is also no stranger to the theatrical limelight, starting his career in entertainment as a camp comic some thirty years ago – another apropos addition to the colourful commotion that promises to unfold on stage in this pantomime production of Cinderella!

Lee Mead is another familiar face on the London stage, after winning Any Dream Will Do in 2007 and taking the role of Joseph on the West End.

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, Britain’s much-loved actor Nigel Havers and the ‘show business legend’ Count Arthur Strong, will all ensure this special Christmas production of the ultimate story of rags to riches is a festive show that families simply can’t afford to miss.

The rest of the cast for the forthcoming production of Cinderella is due to be announced shortly.

You can buy tickets to see Cinderella at the London Palladium from Shows In London.