Pantomime is coming to the London Palladium in 2020 with a variety special playing to socially distanced audiences.
The originally planned production, rumoured to be Jack And The Beanstalk, has been postponed with a new show Pantoland, replacing it.
Pantoland will play the London Palladium for a limited season between 12 December and 3 January.
The show will feature an all star cast including Elaine Paige, Palladium regular Julian Clary, dance group Diversity, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Charlie Stemp and Jac Yarrow. They’ll be joined by special guest Beverley Knight.
The variety spectacular will celebrate pantomime with comedy, magic and show stopping song and dance numbers.
Tickets are available to book online now from palladiumpantomime.com
Capacity at the London Palladium has been reduced by half to allow for social distancing with other safety guidelines in place.
Director and Producer Michael Harrison said: “Pantoland at The Palladium promises to be a spectacular and exciting celebration of this wonderful art form that has been so devastated and decimated by [the pandemic.
“There is no doubt producing a show of this size and scale is a risk – but it is a risk we have to take. This is not a long term fix, nor a solution to the tragic situation our industry is in, it simply provides a sticking plaster on a very big theatrical wound as we hopefully prepare for full openings in 2021.
“As well as bringing our wonderful audiences back, we want to play our part in the rehabilitation of London’s vibrant West End. The production is made possible by the sheer goodwill, determination and courage of so many people – thanks to them over 200 people will now have jobs over Christmas.”