Elaine Paige, Ashley Banjo & Diversity, Gary Wilmot and Charlie Stemp join Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin and Nigel Havers in the cast of Dick Whittington, playing for a strictly limited five-week festive run at the London Palladium from Saturday 9 December 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018.
Multi-award-winning actor, producer, and broadcaster Elaine Paige returns to pantomime after more than 50 years to play Queen Rat. Her previous West End credits include Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Follies, to name just a few. Elaine quickly took to Twitter following the announcement explaining that she is ‘so excited’ to star in her first panto since 1966!
Ashley Banjo is the founder and leader of innovative dance group Diversity (winners of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2009). Ashley and Diversity will star as The Sultan and his entourage!
Gary Wilmot is set to star as Sarah the Cook. Gary’s theatre credits include Big The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many more! Wilmot is also starring as Badger in The Wind in the Willows, opening at the London Palladium later this month.
Award-winning Charlie Stemp currently plays the lead role in Half a Sixpence, which completes its West End run at the Noel Coward Theatre this September. Charlie will take the title role of Dick Whittington. Previous theatre credits include Wicked at the Apollo Victoria and the international tour of Mamma Mia!
Dick Whittington will be produced by Nick Thomas and Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment – the team behind last year’s London Palladium production of Cinderella, which was nominated for two Olivier awards!
A seasonal must-see for all ages, don’t miss your chance to visit the West End this Christmas for some fabulous festive fun. Book tickets for Dick Whittington today.