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Full casting announced for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group have confirmed the full casting for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, following the previous announcements that Sheridan Smith will star as The Narrator, Jason Donovan will return to the show as Pharaoh, and that Jac Yarrow will mark his professional debut as Joseph.

 Today’s announcement completes casting for the new production at the world-famous London Palladium, where the production will play a strictly limited 11-week season from Thursday 27 June (Press Night: Thursday 11 July 2019).

 Michael Pickering will play Simeon and Richard Carson will be Reuben. Joining them will be Femi Akinfolarin, Casey Al-Shaqsy, JR Ballantyne, Lydia Bannister, Thalia Burt, Michael Cortez, Vanessa Fisher, Ahmed Hamad, Blythe Jandoo, Matt Krzan, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Billy Mitchell, Georgina Parkinson, Emily Ann Potter, Matthew Rowland, Harriet Samuel-Grey, Carl Spencer, Joshua Steel, Hannah Taylor and Jack Wilcox.

The cast will also include a rotating children’s ensemble, featuring Rihana Akhtar, Mia Byers, Angel Clark, Aoife Connelly, Oliver Crouch, Jacob Dennison, Anna De Oliviera, Tilly Doherty, Nessa Eriksson, Dara Gleeson, Sean Gordon, Maci Hughes, Isabelle Jones, Dino Karakostas, Jamie Kenly, Jaxon Knopf, Olivia Leask, Olivia McNulty, Indiphile Mbonzongwana, Jack Meredith, Chloe Muldowny, Keanna-Skye O’Quinn, Regan Parker, Devon Pomeroy, Etienne Ragoo, Olivia Seagrove, Tom Skoines, Nina Stevenson, Jandice Stewart, Mia Walsh, Luca Willemburg and Sacha Yarwood.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by Laurence Connor (School of Rock Miss Saigon). Laurence will be joined on the creative team by Choreographer JoAnn M HunterMorgan Large who will design the set and costumes, Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell and Sound Designer Gareth Owen.

Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international number one tours, and productions in over 80 countries as far afield as Austria and Zimbabwe and from Israel to Peru! The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will DoClose Every Door To MeJacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph.

Told entirely through song with the help of the NarratorJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.

 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is produced by Michael Harrison.

Jason Donovan will return to the London Palladium in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Today Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group announced that Jason Donovan will return to the London Palladium in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to star as the Pharaoh.

Jason made his defining stage performance as the title character of Joseph in the 1990s, also at the London Palladium, in a sold-out 18-month run which produced a No.1 single and best-selling soundtrack album. It remains one of the most successful revivals of all time. Jason now returns to the show as Pharaoh, who rocks ‘Song of the King’ in the iconic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, soon to be re-imagined in this brand new production.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will play a strictly limited 11-week season from Thursday 27 June (Press Night: Thursday 11 July 2019).

Jason joins Sheridan Smith, with the double Olivier Award winning actress recently announced as The Narrator. Casting for the role of Joseph is to be announced soon.

Jason commented: “You never know the measure of a moment until it becomes a memory, and what a moment that was for me. Joseph was a ground breaker in 1991, and what a blast it will be to be back on the prestigious Palladium stage and be part of it all again with a brand new cast in this re-imagined 2019 production. I’m looking forward to breathing new life into Pharaoh and I’m so relieved he doesn’t wear a loin cloth!

Jason became an international star with the role of Scott Robinson in Neighbours. The series went on to become one of the highest-rating shows in the UK, which led to Jason’s association and huge success with acclaimed producers, Stock, Aitken and Waterman. His debut album Ten Good Reasons was the biggest selling album of 1989, with career sales of 13 million albums and 4 UK No.1 singles.

Following his Olivier-nominated portrayal of Joseph, he has gone on to star in The Rocky Horror ShowChitty Chitty Bang BangPriscillaAnnie Get Your GunThe Sound of MusicThe King’s Speechand Million Dollar Quartet. On television he has featured in I’m A Celebrity and Strictly Come DancingWho Do You Think You AreITV’s Superstar and Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. Jason also appeared in ITV’s drama Echo Beach and he continues to play sell-out tours across the country.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by Laurence Connor (School of Rock Miss Saigon). Laurence will be joined on the creative team by Choreographer JoAnn M Hunter,Morgan Large who will design the set and costumes, Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell and Sound Designer Gareth Owen.

Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international number one tours, and productions in over 80 countries as far afield as Austria and Zimbabwe and from Israel to Peru! The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will DoClose Every Door To MeJacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph.

Told entirely through song with the help of the NarratorJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.

 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is produced by Michael Harrison.

Sheridan Smith returns to the West End in new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith

Today Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group have announced that BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning actress Sheridan Smith will return to the West End this summer in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.

Sheridan will play The Narrator, as the iconic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is re-imagined in a brand new production. The production will play a strictly limited 11-week season from Thursday 27 June (Press Night: Thursday 11 July 2019).

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by Laurence Connor. Laurence’s credits include the acclaimed London production of School of Rock and the Tony-Award nominated production on Broadway, the recent London productions of Miss Saigon and Chess, the international arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and he is also the Co-Director of the new version of Les Misérables which has enjoyed worldwide success including Broadway, UK and US tours.

Laurence will be joined on the creative team by Choreographer JoAnn M Hunter (who has 20 Broadway shows to her credit, including School of Rock and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever), the award-winning Morgan Large who will design the set and costumes, Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell and Sound Designer Gareth Owen.

Double Olivier Award winning Sheridan Smith is Britain’s most captivating young actress. She made her TV debut in 1999 in ITV’s comedy series Dark Ages and went on to become a renowned household name on the long running cult series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. Her other TV credits include her starring role in Mrs Biggs, for which she was named Best Actress at the 2013 BAFTA TV Awards and was nominated for an International EMMY, and winning the National TV Award for her highly acclaimed portrayal of British icon Cilla Black in ITV’s 3-part drama Cilla, for which she was also nominated for her second BAFTA and International EMMY. Her most recent TV project was the ITV Primetime Drama Cleaning Up.

Her film credits include HysteriaTower BlockQuartet and Universal’s The Huntsman and Winter’s War.

Sheridan made her stage debut at the Donmar Warehouse in Into the Woods, and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses in UK theatre. She earned her first Olivier Award Nomination for her performance in Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End, and in 2009 was awarded her first Olivier Award for her role of ‘Elle Woods’ in the West End production of Legally Blonde the Musical. She also won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her role of ‘Doris’ in Flare Path. Most recently Sheridan enjoyed a highly celebrated run at The Savoy Theatre in Funny Girl, playing ‘Fanny Brice’, a role last played by Barbara Streisand.

Released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. The multi-award-winning show, which began life as a small-scale school concert, has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international number one tours, and productions in over 80 countries as far afield as Austria and Zimbabwe and from Israel to Peru! The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will DoClose Every Door To MeJacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph.

Told entirely through song with the help of the NarratorJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.

 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is produced by Michael Harrison.

The King and I Film Release Reaches Number One At Cinema Box Office

The King And I

The film version of the multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM has become the biggest theatre event in cinemas of 2018 following yesterday’s (29 November) screenings around the world. The production is expected to take $2.5m at the box office. In the UK the film reached the number one spot, with more than double the box office of the next film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

More than 135,000 movie goers packed into cinemas across the globe to watch THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM – filmed on stage at the iconic London Palladium.  Such has been the demand for tickets, Trafalgar Releasing has scheduled encore screenings both in the UK and globally throughout December.

 Producer Howard Panter says: “The response from cinema audiences around the world has been phenomenal.  And I’m delighted that THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM is now the biggest theatre event in cinemas of the year, taking the number one position at the Box Office.  The demand for tickets has been so huge that we have scheduled many more encore screenings of the film all over the world – giving an even greater number of people the opportunity to enjoy this lavish award-winning production.”

 Trafalgar Releasings Marc Allenby says: “We are thrilled to have produced and distributed this incredible production, having watched it come to life on the big screen and seen the amazing reaction from audiences around the world. It’s been fantastic to add The King and I to our roster of musical theatre this year alongside An American in Paris and Funny Girl.”

 This majestic production, directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, first opened on Broadway in 2015 for a critically acclaimed 16 month run at The Lincoln Center Theater, this was followed by an unprecedented record-breaking sold out USA tour.  The show then transferred to the London Palladium in June this year, with the three original Broadway lead actors reprising their starring roles – Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for The King and IKelli O’HaraTony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for The King and IRuthie Ann Miles.

 The London production drew huge critical acclaim, played to packed houses, received nightly standing ovations and smashed box office records – including the biggest grossing week in the London Palladium’s history, taking £1,058,317.50 for an eight performance week.

 Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.  With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

What the press have said about The King And I cinema version:

“The screened version of this year’s Palladium run brings a completely new perspective to the show, not only delivering a true reflection of the live experience, but enhancing it beyond expectations”

BroadwayWorld.com

 “A superlative capture of a splendid production brings the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic to a new audience” 

Sydney Arts Guide

 “Rendered in high definition and featuring the best seats in the house, the presentation is faultless”

Modmove.com

 

Final four weeks of THE KING AND I at the London Palladium

THE KING AND I
THE KING AND I

THE KING AND I

The multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I currently enjoying huge success will end its limited engagement at the London Palladium on Saturday 29 September.

The final four weeks of performances is the very last chance for audiences to see the three original Broadway leading actors reprising their starring roles – Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for The King and IKelli O’Hara as Anna, Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as The King and Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for The King and I) and Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang.

Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, the 16-week season of this unmissable, lavish and majestic production has smashed box office records – including the biggest grossing eight performance week in the London Palladium’s history, taking £1,058,317.50 – played to packed houses and received standing ovations at every performance.  Such has been the demand for tickets, an extra five matinees have been added to the performance schedule.

The critics have heaped praise on “the big glitzy musical of the summer” (Metro) too. The Times awarded the show “Five stars for a sumptuous King and I” declaring it “a hit” and urging its readers to “book now”.  The Daily Telegraph concurred proclaiming the show “looks and sounds ravishing”.  Another five stars from the Sunday Express and huge plaudits for Kelli O’Hara “who gives one of the most deeply felt, gloriously sung performances seen on the musical stage”. The Financial Times agreed, describing O’Hara’s performance as “simply spellbinding”.  Ken Watanabe and his “powerhouse” (The Times) performance as The King was also lauded by the Evening Standard for its “thunderous charisma”.  While the Daily Mail “’left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music”.

Producer Howard Panter says: “The response from London audiences to this multi award-winning production of The King and I has been unprecedented.  Critical plaudits, Box Office records and standing ovations at every show – we have enjoyed them all.  But to have the three original Broadway stars – Kelli, Ken and Ruthie – reprising their roles in the West End in one of the greatest musicals of all time is a very rare treat indeed. The final four weeks throughout September will be the last chance to see this incredible trio of fine actors on stage at the world-famous London Palladium – this really is musical theatre at its very best.”

The Palladium production also stars the multi-award-winning actor, and star of one of Japan’s most popular television series JIN, Takao Osawa as The Kralahome and Dean John-Wilson and Na-Young Jeon as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim. The role of Lady Thiang is shared between Ruthie Ann Miles and Naoko Mori.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.  With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, THE KING AND I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

Following the London season, a film version of the production will be released in cinemas around the world by Trafalgar Releasing. THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM,filmed on stage at the Palladium, will open in cinemas for one night only on 29 November.  Tickets are on sale now.

WHAT THE UK PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE KING AND I:

Five stars for a sumptuous King and I.  Book Now.  It’s a hit”

★★★★★

The Times

 

“The evening belongs to Kelli O’Hara”

★★★★★

Sunday Express

 

“We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music – joyous!”

★★★★

Daily Mail

 

“Looks and sounds ravishing.  Complete rapture”

★★★★

Daily Telegraph

 

“Simply spellbounding!”

★★★★

Financial Times

 

“Without doubt the big, glitzy musical of the summer!”

 Metro

 

“Fit for a King!”

 Daily Express

 

Listings Information

LONDON PALLADIUM

Tickets: £15 – £75, Premium Seating available

Box Office: 020 7087 7755

 

Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm

Extra matinee performances at 2pm on 6, 13, 20, 27 September

No performance on 4, 11, 18 September

 

On Monday 17 September and Wednesday 26 September (matinee performance) Ms Kelli O’Hara will not be appearing and Ms Annalene Beechey will be playing Anna Leonowens.

 

On Thursday 6, 13, 20 & 27 September (evening performances) Mr Ken Watanabe will not be appearing and Mr Takao Osawa will be playing The King of Siam. At these performances Mr Kok-Hwa Lie will be playing the Kralahome.

 

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THE KING AND I – New Casting & Extended Booking Period Announcement

King and I
King and I

King and I © Paul Kolnik

Ruthie Ann Miles will reprise her Tony Award winning and critically acclaimed Broadway role of Lady Thiang in the West End production of THE KING AND I, which opens at the London Palladium on 21 June (Press Night 3 July). She will join fellow Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara (Anna) and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in the Broadway transfer of the multi award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical.

 THE KING AND I has today also announced an extended booking period due to unprecedented demand for tickets until 8 September, which will now see the West End engagement of this classic love story run into the autumn.  Already one of the fastest selling productions of 2018, this booking extension proves the love that London audiences have for THE KING AND I and, much like it’s acclaimed 16 month run at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater and record-breaking sold out USA tour, it’s tipped to be the must see musical of this year.

 Ruthie Ann Miles originated the role of Imelda Marcos in the prestigious Public Theater production of Here Lies Love, for which she received the Lucille Lortel Award and the Theatre World Award. (The musical transferred to the National Theatre in 2014 playing to critical acclaim).  For her heartwarming portrayal of Lady Thiang, the King’s chief wife in THE KING AND Ishe won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. The New York Times said that Miles’ rendition of the iconic song ‘Something Wonderful’ could be the show’s anthem.  Miles, like her lead co-stars, will be making her West End debut when the critically acclaimed musical opens in London later this year.

 Acclaimed Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher will direct the production, hot on the heels of his work on The Lincoln Center Theater’s World Premiere of J.T. Rogers’ smash hit play Oslo, which opened on Broadway and then transferred via the National Theatre to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre in October last year to rave reviews. He, along with the celebrated creative team behind the award-winning production of South Pacific and the soon-to-open Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady, will reunite to bring this majestic production to life at the London Palladium.  

With music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, this masterpiece – one of their finest works – boasts a score featuring such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We DanceI Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful.   Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.

LISTINGS  INFORMATION

LONDON PALLADIUM

Previews: From 21 June 2018

Press Night: 3 July 2018 at 7pm

Tickets: £15 – £75, Premium Seating available

Box Office: 020 7087 7755

Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm

Website: KingandIMusical.co.uk

Twitter: @KingandIWestEnd

Facebook: @KingandIWestEnd

Instagram: @KingandIWestEnd

 

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First Look: Dick Whittington at the London Palladium

Final Casting for Dick Whittington 2017 Palladium Pantomime

Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Emma Williams and Lukus Alexander complete the principle casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas playing the role of Alice Fitzwarren and Eileen the Cat respectively.  They will join the previously announced Julian Clary (Spirit of the Bells), Elaine Paige (Queen Rat), Ashley Banjo (The Sultan) and Diversity (The Sultan’s Special Advisors), Paul Zerdin (Idle Jack), Nigel Havers (Captain Nigel), Gary Wilmot (Sarah the Cook) and Charlie Stemp (Dick Whittington).

Dick Whittington will run at the London Palladium for five weeks only over the festive season from Saturday 9 December 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018, with press night on Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 7pm.

Dick Whittington is produced by Nick Thomas and Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment, the team behind last year’s twice Olivier-nominated London Palladium production of Cinderella, which broke box office records for the highest grossing week in West End theatre history. Dick Whittington is written by Alan McHugh, directed by Michael Harrison, choreographed by Karen Bruce with musical supervision and orchestrations by Gary Hind, lighting by Ben Cracknell, set designs by Ian Westbrook, 3D Creations, costumes by Hugh Durrant, visual special effects by The Twins FX, projection design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gareth Owen.

Emma Williams completes an award-winning run as Helen Walsingham in Half A Sixpence at the Noël Coward Theatre tomorrow having also played the role at Chichester Festival Theatre alongside Charlie Stemp. She returns to the Palladium where she made her West End debut as Truly Scrumptious in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Her other theatre credits include Mrs Henderson Presents at the Noël Coward Theatre, Zorro at Garrick Theatre and Love Story for Chichester Festival Theatre as well as in the West End.  Her television credits include Silent Witness, Casualty, Bleak HouseDoctors, Marple: The Body in the Library, Heartbeat and Where the Heart Is.

Lukus Alexander’s recent theatre credits include the UK Tour of The Who’s TommyDick McWhittington at the SECC, Glasgow, Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Guys and Dolls at Cambridge Arts Theatre and Doctor Atomicat the London Coliseum.

As the world’s biggest pantomime producer, over the past 35 years Qdos Entertainment has established itself as one of the largest entertainment companies in Europe. Over the past three decades the pantomime giant has staged 684 pantomimes and this season expects over two million people will see one of its shows this season.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Theatre:                           London Palladium, Argyll St, London W1F 7TF

Dates:                              9 December 2017 – 14 January 2018

Press night:                       13 December 2017 at 7pm

Box Office:                        0844 874 0667 (no booking fee)

All ticket prices include a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy

Website:                           www.DickWhittingtonPalladium.com

Twitter:                            @DWhittingtonLDN

Last chance to see The Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium until 2 September

West End musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will end its strictly limited summer season at the London Palladium on Saturday 2 September. Based on Kenneth Grahame’s treasured novel, the production opened on 29 June, brought to the stage by producer Jamie Hendry in a new adaptation with book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

It stars Rufus Hound as the amazing Mr Toad, Simon Lipkin as Ratty, Craig Mather as Mole, Neil McDermott as Chief Weasel, with Denise Welch as Mrs Otter and Gary Wilmot as Badger.

This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.

Featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, exuberant choreography and a gloriously British score, The Wind in the Willows brings an explosion of anarchy, humour and heart to the world-famous London Palladium.

The full company includes Chris Aukett, Rosanna Bates, Joel Baylis, Jenna BoydAbigail Brodie,Jorell Coiffic-KamallNicole DeonEmilie du Leslay, Joshua Gannon, James GantEvan JamesMichael LarcombeBethany LinsdellRyan PidgenAdam VaughanGeorgie Westalland Natalie Woods.

Tickets are available from £15. Kids go free at every performance until 2 September, subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. No additional booking fees or charges are applied to tickets booked viawww.WillowsMusical.com. The original cast recording is now available to buy here.

Produced by Jamie Hendry, MJE Productions and Josh Gilinski, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh with choreography by Aletta Collins, set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owen, wig and makeup design by Linda McKnight, orchestrations by Chris Jahnke and David Shrubsole and musical supervision by Simon Lee.

LISTINGS

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
The London Palladium
Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF

Booking Until:
Saturday 2 September 2017

Performance schedule:
Monday at 7pm
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm

Tuesday & Saturday at 2:30pm

August Performance schedule:
Additional matinees Thursday at 2.30pm on 17 and 24 August
No Wednesday evening performances on 16 and 23 August

Tickets from:
£15 *NO BOOKING FEES*

Kids Go Free:                         
Subject to availability, valid all performances until 2 September. Band A, B and D only. 1 Free Kids ticket (16 and under) with every full price Adult ticket and up to 2 additional Kids (16 and under) at half price. Excludes tickets already purchased.

Book online: www.WillowsMusical.com
Book by phone: 0844 874 0665
Groups: 0844 412 4650
Website:  www.WillowsMusical.com 
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