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Initial casting has been announced for the London Palladium production of Dick Whittington. Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel. The show will run at the Palladium for five weeks only over the festive season from Saturday 9 December 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018.
Julian Clary returns to the London Palladium following his triumphant success last Christmas as Dandini in Cinderella. Having begun his career as a camp comic thirty years ago, and despite the fervent wishes of the general public, he shows no signs of slowing down. His TV debut came in 1989 with ITV quiz show Trick or Treat and Channel 4's Sticky Moments. Julian Clary is a best-selling author, a regular panelist on Radio 4's Just a Minute and last year toured his one man show The Joy of Mincing.
Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin took the US by storm when he won America's Got Talent, which was swiftly followed by his own residency at the legendary Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Also a household name in the UK, Zerdin has appeared on The Royal Variety Performance no less than three times, was seen on Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show (BBC1) and last year appeared as Buttons in the London Palladium's Cinderella.
Nigel Havers is one of the country's best known actors thanks to his roles in Chariots of Fire, Passage to India, Empire of The Sun, Don't Wait Up and Man Child. More recently his TV credits include Coronation Street and Downton Abbey, whilst his numerous West End appearances include Art, The Importance of Being Earnest, and last year played the Lord Chamberlain in the pantomime Cinderella.
ROSS NOBLE, LESLEY JOSEPH AND HADLEY FRASER LEAD IN MEL BROOKS' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (25 APRIL 2017)
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, the classic comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie, which opens in the West End on Thursday 28 September 2017 at the Garrick Theatre.
Hadley Fraser will play the title role of Dr Frederick Frankenstein, immortalised by Gene Wilder in the 1974 movie. Hadley's widely acclaimed stage credits include Marius in the West End production of Les Miserables, a show to which he returned in the role of Javert. He was in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company for The Winter's Tale and Harlequinade at the Garrick Theatre, and starred alongside Tom Hiddleston in the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, and performed there again in City of Angels, The Vote and Saint Joan.
Ross Noble will play the hilarious role of the hunchbacked, bug-eyed servant Igor. Ross is one of the UK's most original and exciting performers: a stand-up comedian since the age of 15, his countless accolades include Time Out award winner for best live stand-up, Barry Award winner, Perrier Award nominee and several Chortle Awards. Unveiling a new sell-out show every year for the last 20 years, his worldwide travel as a stand-up has been the subject of his own BBC Radio 4 programmes, and he is a regular guest star on TV programmes including Live at the Apollo, QI, Just A Minute, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Have I Got News for You.
Lesley Joseph is Frau Blucher, the forbidding housekeeper to the Frankenstein family estate in Transylvania. Lesley is best known for playing Dorien Green, the neighbour from hell, in the ITV1 sitcom Birds of a Feather, watched at its height by 23 million people. Lesley has a wealth of theatrical experience to her credit; most recently in the 2016 UK tour of Annie, in which she played the role of Miss Hannigan. In 2016, Lesley donned her dancing shoes and sequinned dresses as one of the contestants in Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Anton du Beke.
Dianne Pilkington (Wicked), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, The Sound of Music) and Patrick Clancy (The Producers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) will also feature. The production will play a pre West End season in Newcastle from this August.
2017 OLIVIER AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED (12 APRIL 2017)
The winners of this year's Olivier Awards, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced this weekend at London's Royal Albert Hall.
The biggest awards yet, the ceremony was hosted by Jason Manford. Performers on the night included Gary Barlow and Tim Firth with the company of The Girls and the Women's Institute Choir, Amber Riley from Dreamgirls, Tim Minchin from his musical Groundhog Day and the companies of School Of Rock The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar and Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes. Six-time Tony Award-winner, Audra McDonald, performed exclusively as part of the In Memoriam section.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child collected a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards, overtaking Matilda and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as the most decorated production in the ceremony's history. Jamie Parker, who plays Harry Potter, was named Best Actor while Noma Dumezweni and Anthony Boyle won Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role respectively. The play was also named Virgin Atlantic Best New Play and went on to win the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design and Best Director.
The National Theatre of Scotland's production of Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour, which transfers to the West End in May was named Best New Comedy.
In the musical categories, Groundhog Day, written by Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin, was named Mastercard Best New Musical. Amber Riley, who performed a show-stopping rendition of And I Am Telling You, was named Best Actress in a Musical, while her co-star Adam J Bernard won Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Dreamgirls. Rebecca Trehearn won Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Show Boat, which transferred to the West End from Sheffield Theatres.
Two shows composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber also received awards, with School Of Rock The Musical winning Outstanding Achievement in Music for the three children's bands who play instruments live every night at New London Theatre and Jesus Christ Superstar winning Magic Radio Best Musical Revival.
Kenneth Branagh was this year's recipient of the Special Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to British theatre. Presented by Mark Rylance, he was joined on stage by sixty of the actors who appeared in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at The Garrick season.
This year's ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11 April at 8:00pm. Viewers outside the UK will be able to stream the ceremony at the same time via Facebook and YouKu in China.