Dawn French and Julian Clary to star in Jack and the Beanstalk panto at London Palladium

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Dawn French and Julian Clary will star in Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium Pantomime this festive season.

The pantomime will run at the venue for a limited five-week season from Saturday, 10 December 2022 to Sunday, 15 January 2023.


Dawn French and Julian Clary will lead the cast in a brand-new production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Also on the cast is Alexandra Burke alongside returning Palladium panto favourites Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot with further casting to be revealed.

Dawn French said: “Roll up! Roll up! Much merriment and happiness and downright cheek and cheeks going to be happening onstage at The Palladium this Christmas with a brand spanky new Panto at last!

“We’ve waited two years to bring you Jack & The Beanstalk and I’m deblimminlighted to be part of it. See you there folks!”

Michael Harrison, Producer and Director said: “I’m thrilled to be welcoming Dawn French back to our panto, and can’t wait to be working with Julian, Paul, Nigel and Gary on what promises to be our biggest show yet!

“Jack and The Beanstalk marks the return of a full-scale spectacle to our Palladium Christmas season, and we’ve been working on new designs for the show over the past two years. We’ll be announcing more cast later in the year, and can’t wait to be back with all the glitz and glamour we know our audiences love.”

The production will feature lavish new set designs from Mark Walters and costume designs from Hugh Durrant created especially for The London Palladium.

Choreography is by Karen Bruce, with lighting designs by Ben Cracknell, sound designs by Gareth Owen and composition and orchestrations by Gary Hind

Priority booking opens at 10AM on Monday 28 February 2022 (sign up at with public booking opening Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 10AM.

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