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30 years on, panto returns to London Palladium

Cinderella will run at the Palladium this Christmas
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The London Palladium will host pantomime for the first time in nearly three decades this Christmas.

The 2,296-seat London venue will stage Cinderella later this year, produced by Qdos Entertainment.

It will be the first time the Palladium has hosted the genre since 1987, when it stopped staging annual pantomimes.

The production will be directed by Michael Harrison and Andrew Wright and will run from December 9 to January 15, 2017.

Qdos Entertainment chairman Nick Thomas said the company was “greatly honoured” to be working at the Palladium, “where galaxies of top entertainers have appeared”.

“We are thrilled to be bringing pantomime back following an absence of nearly three decades with a sumptuous production that befits the Palladium’s role as the home of pantomime in London,” he said.

The last pantomime to be staged at the Palladium was Babes in the Wood, starring Barbara Windsor and Rod Hull and Emu.

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