London Palladium


09 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

The first panto at the Palladium since 1987 will star Natasha J Barnes, who recently stood in as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.


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“An all-star cast, family friendly comedy and fabulous production values mark pantomime's triumphant return to the Palladium.”

Paul Vale (The Stage)

“Heavy on stars... getting every ounce of hard work out of every one... A treasure chest, a packed stockingful of silly treats.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“The glorious combination of Clary's exceptionally dirty innuendos and O'Grady's withering stare... The two leads are a delight.”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“What a joy... A star-studded cast, a large ensemble, fabulous costumes and a live orchestra make for a magnificent entertainment”

Veronica Lee (Daily Mail, ES, Arts Desk)

“There are certainly faults with this disarmingly excessive production, but doing things by halves is not one of them.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Feels much like an old-fashioned variety show... splendid comic turns from O’Grady, Zerdin and, best of all, Julian Clary.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Clary walks away with the show... No shortage of spectacle.. Mums and Dads will have an awful lot of explaining to do afterwards”

West End Whingers

“Really not one for the kids... Barnes makes for a bright and appealing Cinders... Clary’s costumes are the best in Pantoland.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Without doubt, the filthiest panto I’ve ever seen. It’s less a show for all the family than for highly sophisticated grownups.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Smutty innuendo... A panto that doesn’t put children at the heart of its desire to please is wasting its effort and energies.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Fairly awful... The sort of wit and invention lavished on the actual story by London’s proper pantos is completely absent.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

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