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Dick Whittington to be the London Palladium's 2017 pantomime

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QDOS Entertainment have announced that they will return to the London Palladium over the Festive Season in 2017 with Dick Whittington.

On the return of pantomime to the Palladium, Qdos Entertainment Chairman Nick Thomas said:

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the exceptional response that our production of Cinderella has received – the show has now broken the Box Office record for the highest grossing week in the West End. We couldn’t resist Really Useful Theatres invitation to return to the iconic home of pantomime for a second year and look forward to revealing more about Dick Whittington and its cast in the New Year”.

Qdos Entertainment’s run of Cinderella, which opened earlier this month, continues at the Palladium until January 15, 2017.

The production – directed by Michael Harrison and co-directed and choreographed by Andrew Wright – has a cast including Paul O’Grady as Baroness Hardup, Julian Clary as Dandini, Amanda Holden as The Fairy Godmother, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain, Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup, Natasha J Barnes as Cinderella and Suzie Chard and Wendy Somerville as The Wicked Stepsisters.

As the world’s biggest pantomime producer, over the past 34 years Qdos Entertainment has established itself as one of the largest entertainment companies in Europe. Over the past three decades the pantomime giant, owned by Nick Thomas, has staged 649 pantomimes and this season expects over 1.6 million people will see one of its shows.

Tickets for Dick Whittington, which begins on December 9, 2017, are on sale now at

Also at the London Palladium: The Wind in the Willows (June 17 to September 9, 2017).