First casting has been announced for Cinderella at the London Palladium.
The 32 strong cast will be led by Paul O’Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini and Lee Mead as Prince Charming.
The pantomime will also star Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup. The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.
Cinderella opens at the London Palladium on 14th December 2016 (previews from 9th December) and runs until 15th January 2017.
Directed by Michael Harrison and co-directed and choreographed by Andrew Wright, Cinderella is designed by Ian Westbrook with costume designs for O’Grady and Clary by Hugh Durrant.
Lighting is by Ben Cracknell with projections by Duncan Mclean, sound by Gareth Owen, musical supervision & orchestration by Gary Hind, musical direction by Greg Arrowsmith and visual special effects by The Twins FX.