The first details for the 2019 pantomime at London’s Palladium Theatre have been announced.
Produced by Qdos Entertainment, this year’s show will be a unique retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
A teaser reads: “Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang…”
The cast will star Paul O’Grady who returns to the London Palladium to play The Evil Ringmaster.
Joining O’Grady and making his Palladium Panto debut will be BBC TV presenter Matt Baker as Joey the Clown who will star alongside season regulars, comedian Julian Clary as The Ringmaster, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear and Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty Barnum.
Joining the cast will also be a series of speciality acts including internationally renowned illusionist Phil Hitchcock and The Skating Medini (Asia and Dylan Medini) – a dynamic high-speed roller-skating act from one of Italy’s oldest circus families.
Joining them will be Sascha Williams – ‘Rola Bola’ and from the Belli Family Circus in Germany and Europe’s youngest stunt rider Peter Pavlov and the ‘Globe of Speed’.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears plays at the London Palladium between Saturday 7 December 2019 for a strictly limited 5-week run until Sunday 12 January 2020.
Tickets went on general sale Friday 31 May 2019 with full and final casting to be announced at a later date.