THEATRE REVIEW: Pantoland at the Palladium starring Julian Clary, Beverley Knight, Elaine Paige & Diversity

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHEN?: 12/12/20, runs to 3/1/21 RUNTIME: 135 minutes (including 30-minute interval)

WHERE?: London Palladium UPDATE: Lockdown means this production closed early with its last performance  15/12/20

We’ve never seen Julian Clary cry before but at the standing ovation when this socially distanced production is so rapturously received at its 1st official preview he appears to be on the verge of tears.

  • Read on for reasons including why this production is a triumph in this pandemic year

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THEATRE REVIEW: Mary Poppins starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHERE? Prince Edward Theatre RUNTIME: 170 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 23/10, press night 13/11, runs to 29/3/20

This production is a revival of the show which ran at this very venue for more than three years and closed in January 2008 after winning a Tony and two Oliviers including Best Actress for then-titular star Laura Michelle Kelly.

  • Read on for reasons including how Zizi Strallen fares as Mary Poppins

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THEATRE REVIEW: Snow White starring Julian Clary, Dawn French & Charlie Stemp at the Palladium

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE? Palladium RUN TIME: 2 hours and 45 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

WHEN?: 9/12/18 (matinee), press night 12/12/18, runs to 13/1/19

This year this annual pantomime extravaganza at London’s iconic Palladium won the Best Entertainment and Family Olivier Award.

  • Read on for reasons including how king of innuendo Julian Clary is once again the show’s star

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