About the showAfter Olivier Award-nominated success with Snow White in 2018, Qdos Entertainment and the London Palladium’s annual pantomime returns in style with a production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears this Christmas. The classic children’s story gets a star-studded welcome, opening on 7 December 2019.
Expect to find the familiar fairy-tale turned on its head as Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is threatened by an evil ringmaster rival. Enlisting the help of their eccentric friends, the fight to rescue their home and livelihood seems in peril. But anything is possible at the circus, including the arrival of three brilliant bears who might just save the day...
With new characters including ringmasters and a clown, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is sure to be chock-full of jokes, songs and all the dazzling wonder of the circus.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears stars Julian Clary and Paul O’Grady as the good and bad ringmasters; both performers are pantomime regulars. Sophie Isaacs (Heathers) plays Goldilocks, with Matt Baker (The One Show) making his panto debut as Joey the Clown, Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty Barnum, Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy, Janine Duvitski as Mummy Bear, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear and Lauren Stroud as Baby Bear.
Also appearing are circus acts Denise Garcia-Sorta and Massimiliano Medini as the Skating Medinis; magician Phil Hitchcock; Sascha Williams' Rola Bola act (Britain's Got Talent) and Peter Pavlov's Globe of Death act.
The show is directed by Michael Harrison, a well-seasoned professional in the commercial pantomime industry. His previous London Palladium credits include Snow White (2018) and the Olivier Award-winning Dick Whittington (2017).
A sure-fire hit, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a must-see this festive season. With the Palladium’s pantomimes drawing huge crowds every year, expect an extravagant treat for all ages. The production runs for a strictly limited five-week season, from 7 December 2019.
Who Should See It?The London Palladium's pantomimes are a highlight of the festive season, with high production values making this a spectacle for all ages. Children under the age 3 will not be admitted, and please note that the panto special effects will be present, including smoke, bangs, pyrotechnics and strobe lighting.